Category Archives for "Alternative Energy"

Sunflower-Shaped Solar Concentrators Produce Electricity & Fresh Water…

IBM Research and Swiss solar technology company Airlight Energy have released an amazing 10 meter high solar structure that resembles a sunflower, capable of producing electricity and water. The High Concentration PhotoVoltaic Thermal (HCPVT) system concentrates the sun’s energy by up to 2,000 times, converting 80 percent of it into usable energy.  The machines generate up to […]

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Solar Panel Prices Hit An All Time Low – 25% Drop In Just 5 Months…

People’s perceptions and minimal use of solar power as their main source of electricity could now be positively changing, as prices have plummeted and are intending to stay low. Entering into a new era of clean energy production, the previous few months have brought us increasingly low prices for the renewable energy source, and it […]

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Pakistani Parliament Is The First In The World To Go Fully Solar…

Earlier in 2016, the Pakistani Parliament became the first in the world to become completely powered by solar energy. The panels installed in the house produce 80 MW of electricity, 62 MW of which are consumed by the National Assembly and 18 MW that are contributed to the national grid. The Parliamentary speaker, Ayaz Sadiq, announced the […]

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Renewable Energy Is About To Get Supersized…

Investors are pouring money into supergrids, which can carry electricity generated by huge but remote wind and solar farms across national borders. Get ready for the supergrid… A new report from Navigant Research finds that investment in supergrids—large-scale power networks that could carry energy from wind and solar farms and across international borders—will hit $10.2 billion […]

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The New Green Roof – Solar Panels That Change Color…

A Boston start-up hopes to persuade people to go solar by making photovoltaic panels more aesthetically appealing… When it comes to solar panels, the industry has long embraced Henry Ford’s sale pitch for the Model T: You can have any color as long as it’s black. Now a Boston start-up has developed a technology to […]

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This Amazing Fabric Can Generate Electricity From Sunlight & Movement…

Engineers at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Chongqing University, and the Chinese Academy of Sciences have developed a fabric that is capable of producing electricity from sunlight and from friction, including wind. Getting power from both (or either) is a huge leap forward in lightweight, wearable power production. Engineer, Zhong Lin Wang, from George Tech, explains “here, […]

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