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Portuguese Oil Firm Becomes Major Solar Player

Posted: 02.05.2020 no comments

 

Portuguese oil company Galp Energia will become one of the biggest players in Europe’s booming Spanish solar market after closing a €2.2 billion ($2.4 billion) deal for the solar assets of Spanish construction firm ACS.      The deal includes 900 megawatts of operational assets and a pipeline expected to yield a further 2 gigawatts […]

 

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China’s Belt and Road Initiative is Poised to Transform the Clean Energy Industry

Posted: 12.09.2018 no comments

 

Even as the Trump administration has introduced policies to undermine U.S. renewables, China is making a long term pivot that will transform its expansive energy infrastructure. The largest infrastructure project in history, BRI includes a vast economic “belt” made up of six overland corridors and a new “Maritime Silk Road” linking a chain of seaports […]

 

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Nuns on Long Island on Sacred Mission to Save the Planet

Posted: 05.16.2018 no comments

 

The sisters are often consumed with prayer, but their hands are getting down into the earth. In the spiritual place that 100 nuns call home, there is an emphasis on the tangible. The sisters of St. Joseph are now focusing their mission to serve their neighbors on a very near and dear neighbor.   See […]

 

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Hawaii Aims for 100% Renewable Energy, Other States Watching

Posted: 05.09.2018 no comments

 

How to incorporate solar and wind while keeping the electricity grid stable is a key question.   Read the entire article at Scientific American.   When it comes to generating renewable electricity, Hawaii is leading other states in almost every category. It gets 33 percent of its electricity from rooftop solar and has 60 utility-scale renewable energy […]

 

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Collectors Capture Infrared for Energy and Pass Through Solar Spectrum for Agriculture

Posted: 04.22.2018 no comments

 

A Purdue University professor is developing a way for farmers to capture solar energy without blocking the sunlight their crops need.   Read the entire article at Forbes.   The solar collectors being developed by Chemical Engineering Professor Rakesh Agrawal and his colleagues would capture infrared radiation for energy production while letting visible light pass through […]

 

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Tesla Installing World’s Largest Solar Rooftop on Nevada Gigafactory

Posted: 03.12.2018 no comments

 

Tesla is building a massive rooftop solar array on top of its Gigafactory 1 (GF1) outside Sparks, Nevada. Once finished, the 70-megawatt system will be the largest in the world by far. The current record-holder is the comparatively shrimpy 11.5-megawatt array in India that can power 8,000 homes.   Read the entire article at EcoWatch.   The […]

 

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From Oil to Solar: Saudi Arabia Plots a Shift to Renewables

Posted: 02.21.2018 no comments

 

Life in Saudi Arabia has long been defined by the oil that flows from the kingdom. Over decades, the vast wealth it pumped out paid not just for gleaming towers and shopping malls but also for a government sector that employs a majority of working Saudis. Now, Saudi Arabia is trying to tie its future to […]

 

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China is Building Solar Roadways

Posted: 01.12.2018 no comments

 

Transparent concrete sits atop solar cells that charge electric vehicles driving on the road.   Read the original article at electrek.      The Jinan City solar highway is formed with three layers. The top layer is a transparent concrete that has similar structural properties with standard asphalt. The central layer is the solar panels – […]

 

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Babcock Ranch – the First Solar Town in the U.S.

Posted: 12.29.2017 no comments

 

Imagine a community integrated into a nature preserve with 50 miles of hiking and biking trails. From home you can easily walk to town, to a trail head or to a series of lakes. The town is complete with schools and health care facilities as well as community gardens, a five acre farm and a […]

 

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Giant Tunisian Desert Solar Project Aims to Power Europe

Posted: 08.09.2017 no comments

 

Read the entire article at Climate Home.   There has been talk of tapping into the Sahara desert’s vast resources of sunshine to power Europe for years, but little to show for it. Now a massive project in Tunisia is hoping to be the first to make the solar power export dream a reality. Developer TuNur this […]

 

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