Posts tagged: Solar power

Swedish Solar Brings Solar In To Replace Shutters

By: Steve Hanley Rooftop solar is great, but it’s not ideal for every home or business. Sometimes the roof faces the wrong way or has the wrong slant. Sometimes the roof is just too small and the owner wants to add more solar panels to cover more electricity usage. Swedish Solar of Orlando, Florida, has a solution. […]

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Solar Panels to Help Cut Office Tower’s Energy Costs by 80 Per Cent

‘Edmonton has a great amount of sunlight. The panels get sunlight the entire day.’ A narrow building on a single lot across from MacEwan University is in the architectural limelight for its innovative, energy-efficient design. Dubbed the Edge, the 10-storey office tower on 107th Street and 104th Avenue has a south-facing wall with 500 solar […]

Scientists Use Solar Power to Produce Hydrogen from Biomass

By: Anmar Frangoul Scientists at the University of Cambridge have developed a technique that uses solar power to produce clean hydrogen from biomass. In a news release on Tuesday the university said that up until now lignocellulose – the main component of plant biomass – had only been converted into hydrogen via a gasification process that […]

New Research Could Turn Water Into the Fuel of Tomorrow

By: Dom Galeon WATER FOR FUEL Over the past decades, fossil fuels have become the backbone of the world’s industries. They have also been the number one cause of man-made climate change. Fortunately, things are beginning to change, as fossil fuels are on the decline thanks to the rise of renewable energy sources. An alternative energy source […]

Solar Batteries ‘Exploding’ in Popularity with Uptake to Triple in 2017

By: Amy Bainbridge and Rebecca Armitage The first national audit of batteries that store solar power shows almost 7,000 were installed in Australian homes last year — and that’s predicted to triple this year. Warwick Johnston from solar consultancy SunWiz carried out the audit by speaking to manufacturers and suppliers. “There was a significant fall in […]