Posts tagged: Sustainable energy

Researchers Generate Clean Energy using Bacteria-Powered Solar Panel

Researchers have taken the next step in the evolution of bacteria-powered energy. For the first time ever, researchers connected nine biological-solar (bio-solar) cells into a bio-solar panel. Then they continuously produced electricity from the panel and generated the most wattage of any existing small-scale bio-solar cells – 5.59 microwatts. “Once a functional bio-solar panel becomes […]

Ugandan mayor: My district will be 100% renewable by 2020

The mayor of Kasese’s ambitious plan for his region’s renewables programme aims to improve living standards and public health My desire to set a 100% renewable by 2020 goal was strongly motivated by the alarming climate-induced degradation of the snowcapped Rwenzori mountains, from which the communities here derive their livelihood, water supply and identity. The […]

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Like AirBnB for solar power, Yeloha lets you use other people’s rooftops for energy

By: Kelly Hodgkins Boston-based startup Yeloha has a novel idea for expanding solar power in cities — sharing. We already share apartments, cars, and bikes, so why not solar panels, too. Instead of using a central solar source like SolarPerks, Yeloha crowdsources the technology by connecting individuals together and encouraging them to share in the […]

Short’s Brewery gets ‘Greener’ with Solar Panels

ANTRIM CO. — Brewery business is booming and now Short’s Brewery in Elk Rapids is taking a new step in creating an environmentally friendly factor. The brewery had a ribbon cutting to celebrate more than 140 new solar panels on top its production facilities. They also were given a check from the USDA for more […]

Solar-powered Charging Station benefits Students, Environment

By Sara Samora It was another sunny day on campus when Jawad Khalid, a civil engineering graduate student, noticed his phone needed to charge. He had forgotten his charger, so Khalid walked up to a charging station in front of the Philip Guthrie Hoffman Hall. He switched charging plugs a couple of times, but finally stuck with one […]