Plants are the original solar power generators, turning the sun’s rays into energy through the process we all learned about in biology class: photosynthesis. So, when we think of solar power, we should be thinking about plants instead of solar panels.
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You may hear quite often that “the only reason solar is so cheap is because China is dumping cells. ”Let me correct it. Here is the price, as of February 2015, of solar modules, per watt sold in Europe. SE Asia (Malaysia, mostly) is cheapest. China is next. Japan, Korea, and Germany are slightly above […]
An industrial carbon dioxide recycling plant is being developed by Canadian scientists that could one day suck CO2 out of the atmosphere and convert it into a zero-carbon e-diesel fuel. Developed by tech start-up Carbon Engineering and partly funded by Bill Gates, the system will essentially do the job of trees, but in places unable to host them, […]
The Tesla brand is a perfect example of the current trend of the best designed products come with a hefty price point. Elon Musk understands that many people make great sacrifices to purchase one of Tesla’s incredible sexy electric cars. Now in an attempt to ease the burden, and perhaps expand their market share, Tesla unveiled plans for […]
On July 9th, Denmark’s wind farms produced 116% of national electricity demands, and according to The Guardian, that figure had risen to 140% by the next morning, allowing the country to export power to Norway, German, and Sweden.
This week Kenya set in motion the construction of Africa’s biggest wind power farm, near Laisamis, 550km north of Kenya’s capital Nairobi.
Imagine never having to plug in your cell phone again, or technology that continuously keeps your electronic car battery running, technology that can wirelessly power our devices on the go would change our world.
Trillions of dollars will be invested in renewable energy over the next 25 years. This will drive some of the most profound changes yet in how humans get their electricity. That’s according to a new forecast by Bloomberg New Energy Finance that plots out global power markets to 2040.
Futurist Thomas Frey: Having just returned from a trip to Alaska, it occurred to me that most of the 660,000 sq miles of this beautiful state will never be habitable until a more complete off-grid solution is found. In Alaska, they’ve already figured out how to turn every one of their 3 million lakes into […]
Showing no signs of slowing, the global solar boom that began a decade ago could triple the generating capacity installed worldwide by 2020.