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The Google-backed clean energy projects around the world [map]

Over the past at least six years Google (s GOOG) has poured more than $1 billion into a Hoover’s Dam worth (2 GW) of clean energy projects, as well …

Pros And Cons Of Solar Energy | Investopedia

With the growing threat of climate change due to the excessive release of carbon emissions, many nations are looking to clean energy alternatives to …

Funding for irrigators to buy renewable energy made available through Clean Energy Finance Corporation - ABC Rural - ABC News

Irrigators, furious with power price rises, are pushing hard to install renewable energy on their farms.<p>To date the financial backing from banks has …

This Lamp Doesn't Need Batteries, Fuel Or Even The Sun

In the vast majority of developing countries without electricity, kerosene lamps are the go-to for seeing in the dark. But kerosene doesn’t burn …

Has load shedding killed off the electric car in Africa? | | IT News Africa – Africa's Technology News Leader

February 17, 2015 • Opinion, Southern Africa, Top Stories<p>A battery-reliant electric car can use more power than all your televisions, computers, air …

Solar heat for an entire town

The international solar industry often gives Denmark envious looks. Large solar thermal heating networks are being built there on a grand scale. Even …

Solar Thermal

Price war brews between Canada, Latin America over oil for U.S. Gulf

A price war is brewing between Canada and Latin America over who will satisfy U.S. Gulf Coast refiners' hunger for heavy oil.<p>The new Seaway Twin pipeline will almost double the amount of heavy Canadian crude coming to Gulf terminals and plants to about 400,000 barrels a day starting in January, …

Apple Said to Be Working with Intelligent Energy on Fuel Cell Technology for Portable Devices

Fuel cell firm Intelligent Energy may be partnering with Apple to introduce fuel cell technology into future MacBooks and other mobile devices claims a report in <i>The Daily Mail</i>. While the tabloid does not have a strong rumor track record, fuel cells have long been discussed as a possible energy …

Solar PV Energy Storage Market To Skyrocket

<b>Published on</b> April 30th, 2013 | <i>by Zachary Shahan</i><p>38<p>April 30th, 2013 by <b>Zachary Shahan</b><p>Energy storage may be the next big thing in cleantech, and in the …

Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) Scheme Consultancy Support Service

• <b>Metering Consultancy –</b> installation and heat metering advice to minimise the chance of delays in the application process or costly re-engineering to …

Wind Power Without The Mills

Vortex Bladeless is a radical company. It wants to completely change the way we get energy from the wind. Think wind stick instead of a massive tower with blades that capture blowing winds.<p>Wind stick. Really. Lest you think I’m mad, I’ve included a picture of this bladeless generator that helps …

Get Ready for $10 Oil

At about $50 a barrel, crude oil prices are down by more than half from their June 2014 peak of $107. They may fall more, perhaps even as low as $10 …

Super-efficient solar cells can power homes in unforgiving areas

Scientists have long talked about black silicon (that is, silicon with nano-sized structures) having the potential to trump conventional solar power, and there's now some proof that this is happening. Aalto University researchers have developed black silicon solar cells that achieve a record 22.1 …

New York's getting 500 solar-powered food carts this summer

Street food is an celebrated (and inescapable) facet of New York City culture but many of those gas-fired mobile food stalls aren't exactly environmentally friendly. "I breathe it in, I get the fumes, I get the smell of the food," Don Ward, a Manhattan shoe shiner who works next to a cart, told the</i> …

Riding the waves: The challenge of harnessing ocean power

<b>No energy source is perfect.</b><p>Fossil fuels emit damaging CO2, wind and solar are variable, nuclear generates radioactive waste, while biomass, depending on the source, can encourage deforestation.<p>On paper, tidal and wave power would appear to be the best solution, using the ferocious force of the …

Hydroelectric Power

“We think we can do better than plants”: New “bionic leaf” makes fuel from sunlight

Scientists have developed a revolutionary new system to harness our planet’s greatest energy source<p>David Biello<p>February 15, 2015 6:00pm (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American.<p>Here's a new way to make fuel from sunlight: starve a microbe nearly to death, then feed it …

National Academy of Sciences

Is the Road to Solar a Solar Road?

If solar power is ever to truly hit the mainstream, we’re going to need a lot more solar panels in a lot more places. Roofs alone won’t do the trick. …

Solar Sisters: How This “Avon Lady” Model Of Solar Distribution Has Taken Off

“This is marginal income, but even at smaller amounts, we know it makes a difference in their lives,” Lucey says. “This is one of the few big cash …

Africa

Africa's Mobile-Sun Revolution

With the arrival of low-cost solar, it's no surprise that the revolution taking place in developing markets these days is rooted in mobile-sun.<p>The transformative potential for mobile communications is upon us in every aspect of life. In the developing world where infrastructure of all types is at a …

Renewable Energy Growing Again in China

China Brings Renewable Energy Growth Back<p>Renewable energy certainly has been in the headlines lately, thanks to <b>Apple</b> (AAPL).<p>The tech giant recently …

EV owners in San Francisco can now recharge their cars off the grid with solar energy

As of today, electric vehicle owners in San Francisco can revitalize their car's battery at any of three off-the-grid charging stations powered entirely by solar energy. For free. The Level 2 charging stations are the work of a company called Envision Solar; San Francisco's Department of the …

Germany Builds A Solar City That Produces Four Times The Energy It Consumes [Video]

When it comes to clean energy, most people in green communities believe the future of power usage will be solar energy. Initially, such a belief …

Clean Energy