Sunday, July 31, 2016

Net-zero Egg Barn with Solar Energy Opens in Alberta

High-tech egg farm will test a variety of technologies to cut carbon footprint By: Kyle Bakx The Brant Hutterite Colony in southern Alberta is trying to do something that has never been done before — it aims to produce roughly 13,000 eggs a day while creating no net greenhouse gas emissions. The colony of 105 people recently cut the ribbon on Canada’s […]


Saturday, July 30, 2016

Global grid-connected energy storage capacity to double in 2016, IHS Markit says

Global grid-connected energy storage capacity will surge to 21 GWh by 2025, according to new findings from IHS Market.

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Friday, July 29, 2016

Vienna International Airport installs PV system

IBC SOLAR Austria has installed two PV systems with a capacity of 509 kWp on the roof of Vienna International Airport.

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Massive Solar Powered Drone Takes Flight

A full-scale version of Facebook’s huge Aquila solar powered drone has successfully completed its first test flight in Yuma, Arizona. We first reported on Aquila back in August last year. The unmanned airplane has a wingspan of around 42 metres – the same as a Boeing 737 – which is covered by solar cells. Far […]


Thursday, July 28, 2016

Siemens secures follow-up onshore wind project in Australia

Siemens has been awarded a contract to supply, install and commission 32 wind turbines, each with a capacity of 3.2 megawatts and a rotor diameter of 113 meters, for the Hornsdale Stage 2 onshore wind farm in South Australia.

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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Vattenfall to fund Scottish offshore wind farm

Vattenfall has announced its decision to invest more than £300 million to build Scotland’s largest offshore wind test and demonstration facility.

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Solar Impulse Completes Historic Round-the-World Trip

The first round-the-world solar powered flight has been completed, after the Solar Impulse aircraft touched down in Abu Dhabi. Bertrand Piccard piloted the plane for a final time, steering it safely from the Egyptian capital Cairo to the UAE. He has been taking turns at the controls with Swiss compatriot Andre Borschberg, with the mission […]


Monday, July 25, 2016

ViZn Energy Systems and Alpha Energy announce partnership to use zinc redox technology for turnkey energy storage solutions

ViZn Energy Systems Inc., a leading provider of zinc and iron chemistry-based flow battery energy storage systems for utilities and microgrids, has announced that it has entered into a strategic partnership with Alpha Energy to offer turnkey energy storage solutions for large behind-the-meter, grid edge, and utility-scale front-of-the-meter applications.

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Better-Looking Solar Solutions on the Horizon

Technology is making, or will soon make, solar power easier to use and more efficient—both on your home and on the go By: Ed Perratore For the Shingle Set Love the idea of going solar but hate the look of those shiny black boxes on the roof? New solar cells designed to look and perform […]


Saturday, July 23, 2016

Bavarian Village Pioneers Clean Energy Revolution

By: Pauline Curtet A row of wind turbines towers on the edge of the picturesque Bavarian village of Wildpoldsried, population 2,600, where rolling meadows meet pine forests and Alpine peaks line the horizon. “I love them,” says Thomas Pfluger, a local resident, gazing at the windmills jutting out above the tree-tops. “To look at them, […]