Posts tagged: wind power

Germany Breaks Green Energy Record by Generating 35% of Power from Renewables in First Half of 2017

By: Markus Wacket, Erik Kirschbaum Germany raised the proportion of its power produced by renewable energy to 35 percent in the first half of 2017 from 33 percent the previous year, according to the BEE renewable energy association. Germany is aiming to phase out its nuclear power plants by 2022. Its renewable energy has been rising steadily over the last two decades […]

Study Demonstrates a Better Way to Store Renewable Energy

In an effort to find better ways to store renewable energy, physicists at the University of Arkansas, in collaboration with a scientist at the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology, have shown that antiferroelectrics can provide high energy density. The findings may lead to storage devices that improve the efficiency of wind and solar power. […]

Are Green Energy Technologies Actually Realistic and Cost Effective for the Busy Modern Family?

We can notice the growth of green energy technology use both in homes and several establishments. As we move forward to a world of high technology and energy conservation, we can say, a great number of people are joining the green energy revolution. However, many people still ask, is renewable energy cost effective and truly […]

In Germany, Solar Panels are Transforming Home Life and Offering Energy Independence

By: Anmar Frangoul In Germany, something of an energy transition is taking place. In 2016, renewables made up 29 percent of gross electricity generation, with wind power, biomass and solar photovoltaics leading the way. Now, a number of German households are looking to harness the power of the sun and gain energy independence by combining […]

UW Professors Tap New Possibilities for Solar Power

By: Heather Richards Four professors at the University of Wyoming expected their research on solar panels and solar car batteries to increase energy efficiency by about 4 percent. They were a little off. Adding magnesium atoms to solar cells boosted energy conversion by an average of 300 percent, according to their research, recently published in […]