Category: renewable energy

Barbados Makes Push for Renewable Energy | | T…

Barbados Makes Push for Renewable Energy | | The Washington Informer

By Oswald T. Brown
Barbados’ minister of energy and water resources is pushing for 100 percent renewable energy in the nation, saying that the next breakthrough in the area of renewable resources could be from Barbados.

The minister, Wilfred Abrahams, issued the clarion call during the opening ceremony of the inaugural Energy Expo at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre last we…

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Iceland Blends Renewable Energy into the Lands…

Iceland Blends Renewable Energy into the Landscape – THE DIRT

By Jared Green

Icelandic landscape / Landsvirkjun

Iceland, a land of glaciers and volcanos found directly over the Mid-Atlantic ridge, is entirely powered by renewable energy. More than 70 percent of the country’s energy comes from hydro power, while the rest is from geothermal sources — the incredible heat found just below the surface caused by red-hot subterranean lava fields. As the…

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Do we get what the planet is telling us? | rat…

Do we get what the planet is telling us? | rationaldebate

It’s been an important few weeks for the planet. We have had the most recent report from the IPCC. It makes salutary reading for policymakers and for each of us individually. At the same time, at the very same time unbelievably, the UK has given the go-ahead for fracking in Lancashire against considerable public protest and against the wishes of the local authority concerned.

Democracy also has…

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Kenya goes all out for renewable energy – Chib…

Kenya goes all out for renewable energy – Chibuisi Ikwuagwu’s Blog

Kenya goes all out for renewable energy

Kenya has taken less than a decade to make giant strides in its energy sector. Key to this are two iconic renewable energy projects that have benefited from the decisive support of the African Development Bank: Turkana Wind Farm and Menengai Geothermal Power Station.

The figures speak for themselves – the nationwide electrification rate in Kenya has leapt from 28% in 2013 to more than 60% in…

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NantEnergy’s zinc-air battery could power Afri…

NantEnergy’s zinc-air battery could power Africa’s homes — Quartz Africa

By Yomi Kazeem

One key to making electricity more efficient across the world is figuring out power storage. In recent years, lithium-ion batteries have overtaken lead-acid batteries as the industry-wide standard. But that might be set to change thanks to a new milestone in power storage innovation: zinc-air batteries

NantEnergy, a US energy company, has announced the development of a…

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How a ‘solar battery’ could bring electricity …

How a ‘solar battery’ could bring electricity to rural areas – A ‘solar flow’ battery could “Harvest (energy) in the Daytime and Provide Electricity in the Evening « Great Things from Small Things .. Nanotechnology Innovation

by Nanoneophyte

New solar flow battery with a 14.1 percent efficiency. Photo: David Tenenbaum, UW-Madison

Solar energy is becoming more and more popular as prices drop, yet a home powered by the Sun isn’t free from the grid because solar panels don’t store energy for later. Now, researchers have refined a device that can both harvest andstore solar energy, and they hope it will one day bring…

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Unlimited Energy- Are Oceans the Key to Future…

Unlimited Energy- Are Oceans the Key to Future? | Curiosity Alive

Are oceans the key to future?

We live on this beautiful blue planet called Earth made of 3/4th of oceans, and yet we use mostly energy sources largely obtained from the remaining ¼th lands and from deep buried wells of natural gas and crude oil. Oceans are there from millions of years on earth, and they will till the end of earth, so that means free energy for all the people on Earth, right?

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Energy Storage with Concrete Blocks | Robert M…

Energy Storage with Concrete Blocks | Robert McGrath’s Blog

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It’s gravity, man!

OK, this is a good one.

What’s the biggest unsolved problem in renewable energy?  It’s energy storage. Solar and wind power are great, but we need smooth, continuous supply, even when the wind is quiet and at night.  Battery technology continues to improve, but remains expensive and often fragile.

Batteries generally use electrochemical processes to absorb…

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Off-Grid Renewable Energy is the Way to Go | G…

Off-Grid Renewable Energy is the Way to Go | GAAD THINKS

By GAADSBLOG

from 1.3GW in 2008 to 4.3 GW in 2017

Southeast Asia Market Analysis man on boat solar panels

Growth of off-grid renewables in Asia increased to 4.3 GW in 2017 from 1.3 GW in 2008. Photo c/o http://www.irena.org 

The number of people served by off-grid renewables around the world has increased six-fold since 2011 as there are roughly 133 million people enjoying renewables in remote areas in 2016 according to International Renewable…

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Switching to Green Electricity – The Carbon Ne…

Switching to Green Electricity – The Carbon Negative Family

By CATHERINE GRACEY

One of the fastest and easiest ways that we can reduce our emissions is by being aware of the electricity that we use and where it comes from. As a nation, Australia is heavily reliant on fossil fuels for electricity, which provided 83.7% of our electricity in 2016 compared to renewable sources at 16.3%. We live in Victoria, which isn’t exactly dazzling in converting to…

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