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Solar Wind Bridge – Eco-friendly Energy

In the not too distant future we may be utilizing our bridges and highways as energy producers – at least that’s what visionary Italian designers Francesco Colarossi, Luisa Saracino and Giovanna Saracino foresee. They recently submitted their Solar Wind bridge design to the Italian Solar Park South design competition. The competition asked designers to envision […]

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Google: renewable energy is a long-term effort

WASHINGTON — Google Inc has not given up on its goal of making renewable energy cheaper than coal for consumers but it is not predicting victory soon, its director of green business operations said. “We are still moving forward,” said Rick Needham, in an interview at the company’s office in Washington. “I think that is an […]

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Can renewable energy power the entire globe?

A new study says that the world could completely run on renewable, sustainable energy by 2030. It is no secret that the energy output from “alternative” sources like the sun, wind and water is astronomical. Living in a world “addicted” to energy, harnessing such power would be a world-changing event, and for the better. The […]

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Renewable Energy: A World Review

Renewable energy is so named because it is derived from such natural raw materials which do not get exhausted; for instance, sunlight, air, rain water, tides and geothermal energy. Renewable energy consumed in 2008 was around 19%. New renewables such as modern biomass, small hydro etc. delivered around 3% energy. The most leading is the […]

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Coastal winds power a remote region

Video: A Nigerian seeks to solve Mozambique’s energy problems with sun, wind and car parts. Source: GlobalPost Renewable energy such as wind and solar are low-impact, clean technologies.  The initial cost of wind and solar energy installations is quite high but the savings in electricity bills usually result in a relatively quick pay-off (in South […]

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Quantum Dots Could Boost Solar Efficiency by 100%

Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin are hot on the heels of a discovery that could more than double the efficiency of solar cells. The trick is to use tiny nanoscale crystals called quantum dots to capture more of the available energy in sunlight, including energy at the high end of the scale.  […]

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Four-Year Plan for Green Cape

The provincial government plans to have 15 percent of all electricity used in the Western Cape generated from renewable energy sources – like wind, wave and solar – by 2014. It also aims to reduce electricity use in selected schools and hospitals by between 5 and 10 percent, and to reduce the provincial product-to-carbon emission […]

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Green Power Island – A renewable energy haven for Denmark

Renewable energy island to generate renewable energy from sun, wind and biomass. With a focus on the abundant wind energy in Denmark, Copenhagen-based architectural firm Gottlieb Paludan has proposed an innovative design for renewable energy storage called the Green Power Island. The country already generates a decent percentage of electricity using the wind and the […]

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Indian Wind Energy Giant Suzlon Could Invest $1.6 Billion in UK Factory

India’s largest wind turbine manufacturer Suzlon Energy is in talks with British officials to invest $1.57 billion to build a wind turbine manufacturing facility. While the details about the talks are still sketchy, such an investment makes perfect sense for the company. Sulzon Energy (NSE:SUZLON) bought European wind energy major RePower in December 2009 to […]

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