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Top 6 shifts coming soon to energy markets near you

June 26th, 2015 at 8:23 am » Comments Off

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.



Global solar market could triple in the next 5 years

June 22nd, 2015 at 1:52 pm » Comments Off

Showing no signs of slowing, the global solar boom that began a decade ago could triple the generating capacity installed worldwide by 2020.  



India raised solar goal five-fold, will install more solar than Germany

June 18th, 2015 at 10:46 pm » Comments Off

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Indian Cabinet recently approved increasing the country’s solar target five times to a goal of reaching 100 gigawatts, up from 20 GW, by 2022.  



Japan’s giant floating solar power stations

June 17th, 2015 at 4:45 pm » Comments Off

Japan got serious about investing in renewable energy after the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster by becoming one of the world leaders in solar power. But the nation faced a problem in its solar efforts: a lack of suitable land.  



Stanford engineers’ plan for converting U.S. to 100% clean, renewable energy by 2050

June 15th, 2015 at 2:32 pm » Comments Off

Engineers from Stanford have developed a state-by-state plan to convert U.S. to 100% clean, renewable energy by 2050.  



Honda’s smart house for the Future

June 10th, 2015 at 4:10 pm » Comments Off

An innovative eco-friendly, energy efficient lab, Honda’s smart house is able to generate its own power as a solution to living off the grid.  



The leapfrogging continent

June 8th, 2015 at 2:40 pm » Comments Off

In the dusty khaki scrubland of South Africa’s inhospitable Northern Cape province, brightly polished mirrors flash light across the landscape as they rotate slowly to follow the sun, producing electricity for 80,000 homes.  



JAXA: Space sail producing energy

June 2nd, 2015 at 3:46 pm » Comments Off

Japan’s main space agency has said that they have successfully deployed a space sail 770 kilometers above the earth and that it has started producing power.  



The Ecocapsule is a new super green micro dwelling

June 1st, 2015 at 7:56 pm » Comments Off

Nice Architect, a Slovakian company, has created the ecocapsule, a new kind of super green micro dwelling.  The ecocapsule is powered by a built-in wind turbine and solar cells, and its egg-like shape allows the collection of rainwater and dew.  



Record for black silicon solar cell efficiency now 22.1%

May 23rd, 2015 at 9:56 pm » Comments Off

As certified by Fraunhofer ISE CalLab, researchers have obtained the record-breaking efficiency of 22.1% on nanostructured silicon solar cells.  



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