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China roars ahead with renewables

Despite being the world’s biggest greenhouse gas emitter, China is increasing its renewable sources of energy- Image: Fernando Tomás China’s National Energy Administration (NEA) has just released some remarkable data on the addition of new electric generating capacity in 2013. China’s electric power system has been ... keep reading

Written by John Matthew and Hao Tan- The Conversation in December 2013, about Biofuels & Alternative Energy, Climate Change, Coal & Oil, Emissions, Green energy, Solar

PV for everyone, IKEA makes solar accessible.

IKEA is now offering ’off the shelf’ solar power packages to UK consumers, in a move that could help to mainstream domestic solar power systems. It is the first major retailer to offer a comprehensive home photovoltaic installation service, having teamed up with Hanergy, a thin-film PV supplier, to produce ... keep reading

Written by Sejal Patel in November 2013, about Alternative, Cohousing, & Off-Grid Living, Clean Technologies, Energy Saving, Industry & Business, Solar

Small US power companies discover solar

One of New York’s largest utilities will save $84 million by paying developers to put solar panels on the roofs of buildings. And it's not alone, Maria Galucci from Inside Climate News reports. A handful of U.S. utilities have discovered they can save money by encouraging small ... keep reading

Written by Maria Galucci in November 2013, about Biofuels & Alternative Energy, Solar

Annual Solar Installs Beat Wind For First Time

Bloomberg New Energy Finance reports that solar power capacity installed around the world this year will beat wind for the first time driven by stronger policy support in key markets "Photovoltaic plants will add about 36.7 gigawatts globally in 2013 and wind farms 35.5 gigawatts, or almost 25 ... keep reading

Written by Celsias in September 2013, about Clean Technologies, Design, Economics, Industry & Business, Solar

Thinking Outside the Bubble

Financial bubbles can wreak havoc on industries (think dot com) or commodities (like gold). Investor excitement builds, asset prices skyrocket, and eventually enthusiasm gives way to a crash, wiping out huge amounts of value practically overnight. In short, the bubble bursts. It’s time we extended this framework to a ... keep reading

Written by Alex Colman/Solar Mosaic in September 2013, about Carbon Sequestration, Climate Change, Solar

Solar Surprise Reveals New Pathway for Clean Energy

  Like so many civilization-changing discoveries – penicillin, radioactivity, X-rays and smallpox vaccinations – a new twist on solar energy production, uncovered by Penn State researchers, suggests that in the not-so-distant future, solar energy will be not only more efficient, but more affordable than it is today.   This is saying quite a lot ... keep reading

Written by Jeanne Roberts in September 2013, about Clean Technologies, Education, Finance & Money, Solar (1 comment)

Germany's Energy Research Funding Sees Massive Increase

Bloomberg reports that Germany has  increased spending on energy research 77 percent in the past seven years, benefiting mainly renewable-power and efficiency projects as the country shuts nuclear reactors. The government spent 708 million euros ($938 million) on research and development of energy technologies last year, up from 399 million ... keep reading

Written by via Bloomberg in August 2013, about Clean Technologies, Climate Change, Finance & Money, Politics & Government, Solar

Sainsbury's Hits Renewables Milestone with 100,000 Solar Panels

Sainsbury's has installed 100,000 photovoltaic solar panels across 210 stores, retaining its status as the largest multi-roof solar panel operator in Europe.   According to Sainsbury's, the panels, enough to cover 35 football pitches, will help it reduce total CO2 emissions by an estimated 9,785 tonnes per ... keep reading

Written by Edie/Leigh Stringer in July 2013, about Design, Economics, Energy Saving, Industry & Business, Solar

Sao Paulo Sets 70 Per Cent Renewables Target

The largest state in Brazil plans to generate almost 70 per cent of its electricity from renewables by 2020. The government of Sao Paulo has launched an energy plan which roadmaps the development of the state’s energy mix and highlights how it plans to utilise more renewables. The plan ... keep reading

Written by Power Engineering International in July 2013, about Clean Technologies, Emissions, Politics & Government, Solar

Nivea's Solar Ad Charger

Nivea's new paper thin solar panel for recharging your phone at the beach  Appearing in Veja Rio magazine, the advert was created for Nivea to promote its sunscreen range to those heading to the country’s famous beaches.As well as providing a unique practical feature for readers of ... keep reading

Written by Celsias in July 2013, about Consumerism, Lifestyle & Behavior, Solar

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