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solar energy: photovoltaic and solar-thermal generation and storage

Renewable solar energy: photovoltaic and solar-thermal generation and storage. Developments in battery, transmission and energy politics



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worlds largest floating solar power plant

In China, the city of Huainan in the Anhui province, the 40-megawatt solar power plant facility was created by PV inverter manufacturer Sungrow Power Supply Co.   Poetic? The lake is sited over a former coal mining area. Incidentally, there are many species of fish that are happy to live in shade.  Full story:  china floating solar-power plant Related: renewable energy storage ,

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Solar PV - clean energy, wobbly finance

Mixed news on solar generation of electricity On the one hand, buyers of homes are steering clear of homes with leased solar PV panels on the roof, because of uncertainty and complications surrounding the owners of the panels - a private company, and the guarantors of the tariffs - government. It's hardly news that a week is a long time in politics, so a twenty five year guarantee of feed in

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batteries, debt, environment, internet, renewable energy, solar, solar storage,
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Know thyself ... or wound others

Even in the tiny, quiet town of Smogdale, UpNorth County, in the UQ (the Untidy Queendom of Little England), the traffic congestion is getting so bad that Kevin the builder has a problem. Despite being a couple of inches short of 7 feet tall, well built and notoriously energetic, he doesn't want to carry his tools 200 yards from his van to his house every day after work. He doesn't want to carry

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being, consciousness, fiction, projection, psychology, satire, solar, wisdom,
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Solar energy to produce hydrocarbons from climate change pollutants

Recent breakthroughs in semiconductor physics have produced the possibility of using solar energy (photovoltaic generation) to capture CO2 (carbon dioxide) from the atmosphere, but, most importantly, to do so where it is being produced by industrial use of carbon based fuels which currently contribute to climate change pollution. Using DC electricity to electrolyse water into Hydrogen and

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climate change, environment, pollutants, renewable energy, solar,
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solar renewable energy, biodiversity and wildlife combine

full title: solar renewable energy, biodiversity and wildlife combine in green roof venture Today I discovered a very fine video from a 'green roofing' company that goes way beyond the analytical limitations of specialism to achieve many goals at once.  Nathalie Baumann and Dusty Gedge have collaborated to produce this report:  watch-greenroofs-walls-world-virtual-summit-2015-video

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biodiversity, building, renewable energy, solar, wildlife,
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Renewable Energy success - USA projections to 2040

Renewable energy to surpass coal and nuclear by 2030  Renewable energy is expected to surpass nuclear power by 2020 and coal by 2028 to become the second largest source of U.S. electricity generation after natural gas. Renewable energy projections - USA 2000 - 2040 Renewable energy (including wind, solar, geothermal, biomass, and hydro-power) share of U.S. electricity generation

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environment, miscellany 1, renewable energy, solar, wind power,
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energy policy for a sane species

Imagine that the human race was capable of consideration for others, rationality and honesty. What would the world's energy supply look like? The most recent estimate of global energy consumption is for 2013 - 5.67 10^20 joules A kilowatt hour is 1000 x 60 x 60 joules = 3,600,000 joules = 3.6 10^6 joules. So energy consumption is approximately 2.10^14 kilowatt hours per year. For those

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environment, politics, psychology, renewable energy, solar,
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Greenland ice sheet shrinking

On radio news: Environmental problems due to global warming in Greenland. A climate change report that the ice sheet that covers Greenland is melting much faster than in 2000, further exacerbating man-made environment degradation :- The team used weather data, satellite readings and models of ice sheet behaviour to analyse the annual loss of 273 thousand million tonnes of ice. Melting of

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climate change, environment, global warming, Greenland, miscellany 1, solar,
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1.2 gigawatt offshore wind farm

Currently the world's largest offshore wind farm has been given the go ahead in the North Sea, 75 miles east of Hull, England. The 1.2 gigawatt (1,200,000 kilowatts) is expected to generate enough power for one million homes. Wind power is crucial for the UK, as we experience more wind in the winter when solar power is minimal. The Danish firm Dong Energy is investing in the project, and

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Solar power inverters - efficiency and self-reliance

Tata, the car manufacturer (and more) and one of the first to make a budget electric car, now has an offshoot called Tata Power Solar. It is releasing a solar PV unit that stores electricity from PhotoVoltaic panels in batteries to power an inverter (to mains AC) to replace the domestic mains when there is a power cut. This is designed for helping customers in remote and poor areas where

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environment, photos, photovoltaic, renewable energy, solar,
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new solar thermal material

A new solid state material has been developed that stores daylight in a solid state form (like batteries) without the need for expensive batteries.  It can be triggered to release the energy as heat on demand, so simple applications such as harvesting energy during the day to heat the building after dusk are proposed Research is proposed that explores extending the lifetime of storage (

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environment, physics, popular science, renewable energy, solar, solar storage,
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Li-air batteries - electric car prospects

With environmentally friendly fans of electric cars bouyed by the performance of Li-Ion batteries and the increasing installation of PV (photo-voltaic) cells on residential roofs and industrial premises, the outlook is now even brighter with the advent of Li-air batteries. BMW i3 2013 electric car The new BMW i3 claiming a 100 mile range is due to go on sale in September 2013. BMW predicts

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electric vehicles, environment, photos, renewable energy, solar, solar storage,
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Solar PV progress

The Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy has published a report on the problems of merging large scale PV (photovoltaic) solar energy generation with existing AC (alternating current) distribution systems (like to your home and businesses). Dependence on PV to a large extent causes problems associated with daylight being limited, which is easy to manage (other sources of energy are timed

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environment, photos, photovoltaic, renewable energy, solar,
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Renewable energy storage

A 5 megawatt Li-Ion battery storage facility has been opened in Oregon, U.S.A. It is only a demonstration project, as the cost of storing excess energy from renewable sources such as solar and wind generation is still not a practical solution. This demonstration is part of a micro-grid - a local grid that stores energy for the local community, and it can even provide power when the national grid

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batteries, environment, gardens, photovoltaic, renewable energy, solar, solar storage,
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Solar farms in Egypt

Annual Solar Energy input to Earth With an average level of solar radiation between 2,000 to 3,200 kWh per square metre a year, Egypt has significant potential for solar energy. To date, however, uptake of solar projects has been slow because of high capital costs, but the country has recently moved to expand its solar capacity. 3,000 kWh over 365 days would power a well-designed, energy

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Egypt, environment, featured, photos, renewable energy, solar, solar storage, sustainability,
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