Posts Tagged Solar Power

Climate Solutions: Is It Feasible to Remove Enough CO2 from the Air?…

Yale Environment 360 interviews the chair of a US scientific panel regarding technologies for removing CO2 from the atmosphere…  Read the interview here: https://e360.yale.edu/features/negative-emissions-is-it-feasible-to-remove-co2-from-the-air Advertisements

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What is Sustainable Transportation…

Sustainable or Green transportation uses renewable energy sources rather than fossil fuels. It has a very low impact on the environment. Conserve-energy-future.com takes a brief look at green transportation here: https://www.conserve-energy-future.com/sustainable-transportation.php

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Threatened Nations Aim for 100 Percent Renewables… 

Global renewable energy update from climatecentral.org: Threatened Nations Aim for 100 Percent Renewables

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These Solar Panels Can Pull Drinking Water Straight From the Air… 

Summary from futurism.com: By absorbing and treating water vapor from the air, each Source solar panel can produce 5 liters of water per day with the ability to store up to 30 liters for emergencies…  Read the article here for details: These Solar Panels Can Pull Drinking Water Straight From the Air

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These solar-powered machines can provide an entire village’s water supply… 

Some solar power technology news from grendz.com: These solar-powered machines can provide an entire village’s water supply

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Turning Sunlight into Fuel… 

Intro: In one hour, the Earth receives enough energy from the sun to meet all of mankind’s energy needs for one year. Yet the world uses little more than one percent of the sun’s energy for our electricity needs. A major obstacle to being able to tap into the full potential of solar energy is […]

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Did you know spinning solar cells generate 20 times more electricity than flat photovoltaics?… 

Interesting article from grendz.com : Did you know spinning solar cells generate 20 times more electricity than flat photovoltaics?

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All About Solar Power – The Green Optimistic…

Solar power is undeniably the way of the future for energy. It allows us to harness a free, everlasting power source and convert it to electricity in order keep our modern lives comfortable and pollution-free… Source (the Green Optimistic): All About Solar Power – The Green Optimistic Photo: The Green Optimistic – Solar Photovoltaic Cells

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Giant ‘Hole’ in Sun Is 50 Earths Wide…

The sun has sprung a leak: A hole in the topmost layer of the sun and its magnetic field, the size of 50 Earths, is letting loose an ultrafast solar wind that has kicked off several nights of auroras down on Earth…  (image from msn.com) Read the rest of the article here: Giant ‘Hole’ in […]

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New French Law Passed: All New Rooftops Must Be Covered With Plants Or Solar Panels…

A new law that was passed that mandates that new buildings in commercial lots need to have either plants or solar panels on the roof. Having a garden on your roof sounds like a paradise, one that’s easily obtainable and should be happening all over the world. Plants create an isolating effect to help reduce the energy […]

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The World’s First Solar Road Is Producing More Energy Than Expected…

Source: thinkprogress.org In its first six months of existence, the world’s first solar road is performing even better than developers thought. The road, which opened in the Netherlands in November of last year, has produced more than 3,000 kilowatt-hours of energy — enough to power a single small household for one year… Read more here: […]

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Protecting biodiversity in the Caribbean…

In the following article published by ‘ipsnews.net’ (Q&A: “Protect Your Biodiversity”), IPS correspondent Desmond Brown chats with Richard Huber, chief of the Sustainable Communities, Hazard Risk, and Climate Change Section of the Department of Sustainable Development of the Organisation of American States (OAS), about renewable energy and energy efficiency. Read some excerpts from the interview here: Q&A: “Protect Your […]

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Will New Technologies Give Critical Boost to Solar Power? by Cheryl Katz: Yale Environment 360…

from yale environment 360… Promising new technologies, including more efficient photovoltaic cells that can harvest energy across the light spectrum, have the potential to dramatically increase solar power generation in the next two decades. But major hurdles remain. Will New Technologies Give Critical Boost to Solar Power? by Cheryl Katz: Yale Environment 360.

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Caribbean Walks the Talk on Clean Energy Policy – Inter Press Service…

Source: ipsnews.net… “BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Jan 28 2014 (IPS) – Despite having an abundance of wind and sunshine, Caribbean countries have found that going green is requiring significant shifts in policy, and most importantly, significant financing. But despite these challenges, they are not daunted. Barbados, for instance, which spends an estimated 400 million dollars annually on […]

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Chemists Use Chlorophyll From Plants to Create Solar Cells, LEDs, etc. …

(Source: dailyfusion.net) “Researchers from Aalto University and the University of Helsinki are developing nanostructures in which chlorophyll is bound to synthetic materials. Chlorophyll is a true gift of nature to photonics, as it absorbs the wavelengths of blue and red color from sunlight very efficiently. The research project utilizes chlorophyll extracted from green plants. Docent […]

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10 Ideas to Generate Green Energy – The Green Optimistic…

From The Green Optimistic “We keep publishing stories on how to generate renewable energy, which tell us about investments worth millions. Scientific research, energy companies as well as governmental institutions come up with great solutions at very large scales. Of course, the materializing of all these projects and discussions might take a while, so let’s […]

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Do solar panels use more energy than they generate? | MNN – Mother Nature Network…

Many ecocentric thinkers get quite excited about the installation of solar panels for their homes and the application of solar power as opposed to other traditional forms of energy. But does anyone consider the fact that this same energy goes into the manufacture of these environmentally favoured systems. Practically every aspect of solar panel manufacture […]

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Global Renewable Energy On Track to Soon Eclipse Natural Gas, Nuclear

From National Geographic, Daily News: “The future appears to be bright for renewable energy sources like solar, wind, and water. In fact, power generation from such renewables will exceed that of gas and nuclear by 2016, according to a report published Wednesday by the International Energy Agency (IEA)…” See details below: Global Renewable Energy On Track to […]

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