Posts tagged: Solar power

Why An Oil Company Plans To Build California’s Biggest Solar Energy Project

By: Chris Helman Another step in the ongoing decarbonization of fossil fuels.  The Belridge oil field in the San Joaquin Valley of California has produced about 1.7 billion barrels of heavy crude since its discovery in 1911. Thanks to advances in solar power, its next 500 million barrels will be a little bit greener. Here in the middle of the […]

New Solar Innovation Cuts Costs By 60% While Increasing Efficiency By 24%

By: Josh Davis Solar power isn’t just fantastic for the planet. It’s also a huge opportunity. Fortunately for us – and the planet in particular – industry doesn’t care so much about what governments do in terms of climate change regulations, more whether it can make a profit or save money. From the billions of […]

Scientists Have Created a Concrete Roof That Generates Solar Power

SUNNY OUTLOOK Researchers at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich have developed a new form of ultra-thin, curved roofing that’s capable of producing solar power. The design will allow a residential structure that’s part of the school’s living lab facility, NEST, to generate more energy than it consumes. The roof is made up of several […]

Indigenous Communities Embracing Clean Energy, Creating Thousands of Jobs

National survey shows Indigenous clean energy a money maker By: Margo McDiarmid An increasing number of Indigenous communities are becoming partners in renewable energy projects in Canada and creating thousands of jobs as they do it. A new national survey shows nearly one fifth of the country’s power is provided by facilities fully or partly owned and […]

India Records Highest-Ever Renewable Energy Generation

India generated 10.2 Billion Units (BUs) of electricity from green energy sources including solar, wind, biomass and small hydro — 26 per cent more than 8.1 BUs of renewable energy generated in the same month last year and 17 per cent more than 8.6 Bus generated in the previous month (May 2017), research and ratings […]