Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Factory Operation and Automation IFF have developed RIWEA, a robot that checks the rotor blades of wind turbines.
It’s a term that’s being increasingly bandied around by politicians and commentators – clean coal; but one that even that some coal industry representative bodies are hesitant to use as it confuses consumers.
Alcatraz Cruises in the USA has introduced the Hornblower Hybrid, the first multi-hulled hybrid passenger vessel in the country.
Lake Turkana Wind Power consortium (LTWP) has announced plans to supply 300 megawatts of green power to Kenya’s mains electricity grid.
Leader of the Australian Greens, Bob Brown, has called on the Australian government to assist those losing their jobs in mining by re-skilling them for careers in cleaner energy alternatives.
With the $8000 solar power rebate for households with incomes under $100,000 ending in less than 6 months, then to be replaced by the solar credits program, increasing numbers of solar buyers groups are being formed in order to get the best deal for their members on grid connected solar energy systems.
In these somewhat gloomy economic times, the renewable energy sector continues to be a hotbed of activity and offers the promise of playing an integral part of stimulating economies.
General Motors recently unveiled another electric car concept; a luxury model called the Cadillac Converj that draws part of its power from solar energy.
Suntech Power Holdings, the world’s largest solar panel manufacturer announced today the supply of 5 megawatts of Suntech solar energy modules for a 10 megawatt solar farm to power Masdar City in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE in Germany recently announced the achievement of a record efficiency of 41.1% for the conversion of sunlight into electricity