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A cost-effective battery that stores surplus wind and solar power a step closer to reality

October 8th, 2015 at 5:30 pm » Comments Off

A home battery that is cheap, durable, safe and as big as you like that could store solar or wind power is closer to reality. Harvard University researchers report that they have tested a “flow battery” that uses cheap and abundant chemical elements, can be operated with plastic components, will not catch fire and can […]

Wind energy output in Denmark just exceeded national demand

July 14th, 2015 at 5:08 pm » Comments Off

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.  

Kenya to generate a fifth of its power with Africa’s biggest wind energy farm

July 13th, 2015 at 8:19 pm » Comments Off

This week Kenya set in motion the construction of Africa’s biggest wind power farm, near Laisamis, 550km north of Kenya’s capital Nairobi.  

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.  

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.  

Aquion Energy’s battery helps solar and wind power operate in remote locations

November 29th, 2014 at 8:26 am » Comments Off

A battery module built at Aquion’s plant in Pennsylvania. A new kind of battery that stores energy from solar and wind power cheaply and cleanly has hit the market. It is by far the cheapest of a new generation of large, long-lived batteries that could make it possible to rely heavily on intermittent, renewable energy […]

100% of the world’s power could be supplied by renewables by 2050

October 29th, 2014 at 11:54 am » Comments Off

Even though wind power uses up to 14 times more iron, the world wins on a switch to low-carbon energy. A global low-carbon energy economy could actually double electricity supply by 2050, while also reducing air and water pollution, according to new research. The first ever global life-cycle assessment of clean energy sources shows that […]

Solar and wind prices plunge below fossil fuel prices

October 13th, 2014 at 1:07 pm » Comments Off

Renewable energy shows an average price decline over the last 5 years of 78% for utility scale solar and 58% for wind. Lazard, an asset management firm, has a fascinating new analysis of renewable and other energy prices out. There are a huge number of insights in this, from an outside analyst whose primary interest is financial. […]

We are headed into an era of unlimited and free clean energy

September 29th, 2014 at 12:21 pm » Comments Off

Inexpensive renewable sources will provide more energy than the world needs in less than 20 years. Leading consultants were skeptical about cellular phones in the 1980′s. McKinsey & Co. noted that the handsets were heavy, batteries didn’t last long, coverage was patchy, and the cost per minute was exorbitant. It predicted that in 20 years the total […]

Wildpoldsried, Germany produces 500% of its energy from renewable sources

September 22nd, 2014 at 11:30 am » Comments Off

Wildpoldsried produces 500% more energy than it needs. Wildpoldsried, Germany, a Bavarian village of about 2,600 residents, is leading the way in Germany’s extraordinary renewable energy transformation. The village has invested in a holistic range of renewable energy projects over the past 17 years that include 4,983 kWp of photovoltaics, five biogas facilities, 11 wind turbines and a hydropower system. As a result, the village […]

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