30,000 Solar Panels Installed Every Hour

30,000 solar panels will be installed every hour around the world over the next 5 years according to a new report from the International Energy Agency (IEA). The IEA has revised its forecasts out to 2021 after 500,000 solar panels were installed each day around the world last year. Wind power also grew at a […]

Sonnen Deploys Battery Storage In Affordable Housing

Sonnen energy storage has been implemented at the McKnight Lane Affordable Housing Development in Vermont, USA; helping to transform a trailer park into a an energy resilient community. Consisting of fourteen energy efficient homes, McKnight Lane is the first net-zero, low-income rental housing development in the country. Each home has a 6 kW rooftop solar […]

Ethanol From Carbon Dioxide Made (Relatively) Easy

In what’s been dubbed a “twist of fate” discovery, scientists at the U.S. Oak Ridge National Laboratory have created a catalyst capable of turning carbon dioxide into ethanol. It’s a process that could provide a viable long-term storage solution for sources of renewable energy such as wind and solar power. The ORNL team used a […]

Renewable Energy In Cities – IRENA Report

Making up 65 per cent of global energy use and 70 per cent of anthropogenic carbon emissions, cities must play a crucial role in the shift to a low-carbon economy says IRENA. A new report from IRENA focuses on best practice gleaned from thousands of cities around the world making up 60% of global energy […]

Solar Panel That Extracts Water From The Air

Source is a “drinking water solar panel” that produces clean, fresh water and delivers it directly to a tap. Arizona company Zero Mass Water is rolling out technology that extracts water from the air and condenses it, with all equipment powered by the sun. The project is being supported by the Clinton Foundation. According to […]

40 Free Electric Vehicle Charging Stations For Adelaide

At least 40 new electric vehicle charging stations will be available on streets of the City of Adelaide next year – and EV owners will be able to use them free of charge. An initiative of Adelaide City Council, the stations will add to the existing four EV chargers already in the CBD. The announcement […]

Weed Terminator – Solar Powered Agbot II

This Australian battery and solar-powered agricultural robot could help farmers save a bundle in the ongoing war against weeds – a battle that costs the sector $1.3 billion dollars a year. Designed by Queensland University of Technology (QUT) with funding support from the Queensland Government, Agbot II uses myriad sensors, software and other electronics to […]

India Tops 1GW Of Rooftop Solar

Half of India’s now 1,020MW of rooftop solar capacity has been installed in the last 12 months according to Bridge To India – but clouds are gathering on the horizon. The consultancy firm says the nation has added 513 MW of rooftop solar over the year to September 30. A map (PDF) also recently published […]

Wind Power To Feature Heavily In World’s Energy Mix

Wind power could provide 20 percent of the world’s electricity supply by 2030 as nations begin curbing carbon emissions in line with commitments made at last year’s Paris Climate Summit. According to a new report from the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), big decreases in the price of renewable energies like wind and solar over […]

Solar Means Business In The USA

Target leads businesses in the USA going solar states a new report from the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) – the first time it has reached the no.1 spot. The retailer now has 147.5 megawatts of installed solar capacity and is continuing to work towards a goal of having installed solar panels on 500 stores […]