Thursday, January 18, 2018

Batteries Full of Renewable Energy Could Spell the End for Fossil Fuels

Commercial and domestic battery storage is on the rise, moving energy off the grid and into our homes By: Oliver Bennett After the UK government’s scrapping of renewable-energy subsidies in 2016, it sometimes seems as if green-energy initiatives were in retreat. In fact, the opposite is true: in 2017, the renewables sector was up eight […]


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Monday, January 15, 2018

Onshore Wind Power Now as Affordable as Any Other Source, Solar to Halve by 2020

The cost of generating power from onshore wind has fallen by around a quarter since 2010, with solar photovoltaic (PV) electricity costs falling by 73 per cent in that time, according to new cost analysis from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). The report also highlights that solar PV costs are expected to halve by 2020. The best onshore wind and solar PV projects could be delivering electricity for an equivalent of USD 3 cents per kilowatt hour (kWh), or less within the next two years.

from Renewable Energy Focus - Latest News http://www.renewableenergyfocus.com/view/47447/onshore-wind-power-now-as-affordable-as-any-other-source-solar-to-halve-by-2020/

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Making Solar Energy More Efficient

With global warming an ever-present worry, renewable energy — particularly solar power — is a burgeoning field. Now, two doctoral students in the School of Architecture & Design (Arc/D) have demonstrated methods of optimizing the capture of sunlight in experiments at the Center for Design Research. Green-roof boost Mohammed Alshayeb started by asking himself what […]


from THE GREEN ENERGY BLOG http://thegreenenergyblog.com/uncategorized/making-solar-energy-more-efficient

Friday, January 12, 2018

Decoupled Algae-Powered Solar Cell Has Promise for Rural Communities

Cambridge team separates charge generation and power delivery in algae solar cells, enabling energy storage function While most research into photovoltaic technology focuses on mineral-based mechanisms, from crystalline silicon to the promising perovskite materials, there are other possibilities. One of these exploits the most successful type of solar energy generation, photosynthesis, which has been powering […]


from THE GREEN ENERGY BLOG http://thegreenenergyblog.com/uncategorized/decoupled-algae-powered-solar-cell-has-promise-for-rural-communities

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Can Green Gas Help Us Meet Energy Targets?

The need to make the transition to a low-carbon economy means using all the renewable technologies in our toolbox. While wind and solar power often gain the most attention, and investment, it’s important to recognise the potential contribution from all sources, including bioenergy. For example, anaerobic digestion (AD) plants across the UK already have enough capacity […]


from THE GREEN ENERGY BLOG http://thegreenenergyblog.com/uncategorized/can-green-gas-help-us-meet-energy-targets

Monday, January 8, 2018

Solar 4 RV’s Unique Service Wins Award

By: Kate Dodd “OH GOODNESS, we have to go get up on stage.” Those were the words of Trish Chapallaz, who was sitting with her husband at the Optus My Business Awards, when she found out they’d won the Australian Retail Business of the Year. The couple owns Solar 4RVs, a specialist business providing solar […]


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