Archive for the ‘Renewable Energy’ Category

Pros and Cons of a Desert Solar Power Plant

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With the earth’s natural resources running dry, scientists have started tapping into alternate forms of raw energy, including solar energy derived from the suns’ rays. In addition to being inexpensive, solar energy can act as a suitable alternative to fossil fuels and is extremely eco friendly when compared to the latter.

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5 zero emission rides powered by hydrogen fuel cells

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Hydrogen is the fuel of the future as it is friendly to the environment, unlike other fuel sources that emit harmful gases into the atmosphere to add to global warming. Thus, this clean green source of power is being utilized in some upcoming vehicles that run on hydrogen fuel cells. Check out some of these hydrogen-powered, zero-emission rides being introduced in the auto market. (more…)

The Big Question: Will piezoelectricity ever become a viable source of electricity

 

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The ever increasing demand for power has made us look out for alternate forms of renewable energy like solar power, hydro-electric power, geo-thermal power and wind power etc. One such renewable source of energy that has been gaining popularity over the past few years is the Piezoelectric Technology that generates power from the electromagnetic properties of some minerals found on earth. (more…)

How to use solar power to heat your home

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Using solar energy can lower down your home energy bills to a great extent. In addition, your house will remain free of harmful gases and pollutants that various equipment running on fuels produce. Solar energy can easily be converted to electricity and heat, and can replace your regular gas and electricity sources. There are several ways you may utilize solar power to heat up your home.

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Aussie researchers develop printable A3-sized solar cells

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In what could be considered as a major breakthrough for solar energy and its use in domestic circuits, a team of highly qualified scientists at the Victorian Organic Solar Cell Consortium (VICOSC) in Australia have developed a specialized solar printer that is capable of printing flexible A3 sized (paper size) photovoltaic solar cells.

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The good, the bad and the ugly about nuclear power

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Nuclear energy is probably the world’s largest source of energy that is emission-free. But, there still are various pros and cons that experts have suggested for this form of energy. Those who are advocates of nuclear energy or are against its usage are equally curious to know about these facts in order to make an informed decision about nuclear energy use.

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Everything you need to know about geothermal energy

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Geothermal energy originates from the earth when it gets heated due to the hot rocks present under it or due to the fission of radioactive materials present inside its core. Some places inside the earth get extremely hot and are thus called hot spots. These hot spots cause water to form steam that gets pressurized to come out of the earth in the form of hot springs, and this generated energy is known as geothermal power.

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New MIT Floating Energy Storage looks promising for Offshore Wind

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As true as it could get, renewable energy sources generally tend to get adversely affected due to the intermittent nature of wind and solar power generation. While offshore wind could render sufficient electricity, the intermittency caused by solar energy induces unpredictability as well as mammoth inconvenience. To help solve the intermittency problems of offshore wind, researchers at MIT have recently conceptualized a new approach that could mitigate the problems by rendering floating wind energy storage technology.

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USA opens First Solar Carport ‘Energy-Parking’ Charging Station

First Municipality-owned Solar Powered EV Charging Station in the USA

As part of an endeavor to harmonize with the dreams of a greener tomorrow, economies have unremittingly been pegging away at devising eco-friendly solutions – right from devices that integrate an eco-friendly heart to solar power stations that ensure massive efficiency for a larger community. This time, it’s the town of Lansing that celebrated the Earth Day with the installation of the first municipality-owned solar powered EV charging station in the U.S.

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Scotland opens first ‘Solar Meadow’ to decrease carbon emissions

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Irrespective of what we speak about – the endeavors put forth by today’s avant garde automobiles or the ‘light’ features that are encouraged by today’s high-end gadgets, the exigency of ‘go green’ is rightly reflected by both of them. In a similar objective to ensure environmental sustainability, Scotland has now officially opened its first ‘Solar Meadow’ to decrease carbon emissions by 300,000 kg per year.

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