While solar power and wind energy are overwhelmingly green by general comparison when it comes to power generation, considerable amounts of water are also needed for the most (currently) cost-efficient type of large-scale solar farms
While still considerably more expensive than CFL bulbs, LED lighting offer some advantages over CFL; particularly for solar power system owners.
While concentrated photovoltaic technology is widespread; a new Israeli solar farm combines it with a water-based cooling system that not only dramatically boosts solar cell efficiency, but also provides hot water suitable for use in homes.
Spain’s Abengoa Solar has commenced operation of the new PS20 solar power plant located at the Solúcar Platform, near Seville in Spain.
Lockheed Martin is undertaking a USD $400 million contract to construct a prototype of a solar powered airship for the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and Air Force.
The ‘Victoria – The Green Jobs State: Seizing The Opportunities’ document uses a series of case studies to demonstrate that more over 25,000 new jobs could be be generated in just five industries in Victoria while delivering substantial greenhouse gas emission reductions.
In an announcement late last week, the UK government proposed sweeping changes that would see the construction of any new coal based power stations require a Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) component.
A solar industry source in Tasmania reported on the weekend that in Tasmania, RRPGP funding for off grid wind and solar power systems has been halted.
While the solar industry in Australia is generally populated by ethical companies that have a genuine passion for the products they sell, the explosion of low quality equipment coupled with financial incentives have seen some fly-by-night operations set up shop to take advantage of consumers; offering deals that seem too good to be true – and in many cases, indeed they are.
While energy storage has always posed somewhat of a challenge when the sun isn’t shining and the wind isn’t blowing; a technology showing promise is using solar power and wind energy to help generate farts, or more accurately, methane.