Posts tagged: solar energy

Malls, Schools Lead in use of Solar Energy

By: Nduku Muema More people are awakening to the fact that powering, heating and cooling homes and offices using conventional energy is expensive. This realisation has seen renewable energy gain popularity. The world is also gearing towards ensuring access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all. Solar power is one type of renewable […]

Amazon Turns Warehouse Roofs into Solar Power Stations

Fifteen warehouses with solar panels will crank out 41 megawatts of power — and mean you won’t have to pay as much for Amazon services. The solar bug has bitten Amazon. The e-commerce behemoth said Thursday it’s installing solar panels on 15 fulfillment centers this year, enough to generate up to 41 megawatts of power, […]

Solar panels Make Morocco’s Mosques a Model for Green Energy

Renewable energy is becoming increasingly viable worldwide. But how can governments spread the message to the public? In Morocco, the authorities have been looking to religion for the answer. Revving engines and hooting horns – sounds from Marrakesh’s busy street filter up to the rooftop of one of the Moroccan city’s biggest mosques. The mosaic-decorated, […]

SaskPower Moving Forward with 10 MW Solar Energy Project

By: David Giles SaskPower is going ahead with a utility sized solar energy project, the only one outside of Ontario. The Crown corporation has announced plans for a 10 megawatt (MW) project to be located somewhere in Saskatchewan. “This solar power project is part of our government’s commitment to reach 50 per cent renewable energy […]

China Announces It Now Produces More Solar Power Than Anyone

By: Mike Wehner China takes a lot of flak when it comes to environmentalism. Some of the most striking images to come out of the country in recent years show cities smothered in smog and citizens wearing masks to protect themselves from the barely breathable air. But China is making some big strides in the realm of […]