ENERGY SKILLS QUEENSLAND GOVERNMENT AUSTRALIA HOLD ENERGY CONFERENCE

ENERGY SKILLS QUEENSLAND TO HAVE ENERGY CONFERENCE More info here >>> http://www.fcci.com.au/2011/08/1246/ Sourced & published by Henry Sapiecha  

SINGAPORE UNIVERSITY APPOINTS SWISS PROFESSOR GRAETZEL AS HEAD OF SCIENTIFIC ADVISORY BOARD @ ENERGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE AT NTU

Solar Pioneer Appointed Head Of Singapore Research Institute Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University (NTU) is hoping that the appointment of Professor Michael Grätzel (often spelled “Graetzel”), will result in advancements in the manufacture of cheaper, more efficient solar cells. The Swiss professor is the pioneer of applying artificial photosynthesis principles to solar technology The University says […]

CITIBANK IN USA TO PROVIDE $50M IN SOLAR POWER LEASES

Sungevity Inks $50 Million Home Solar Power Deal Solar power investment in America continues to defy stock market trends, with US solar power company Sungevity announcing a funding deal with Citigroup Inc. to provide for $50 million in residential solar leases that will allow the company to expand into new territory on the East Coast. […]

CONTRACT AWARDED FOR SOLAR PANELS ON ALL USA COASTGUARD FACILITIES

U.S. Coast Guard’s Solar  Project for rooftops Schneider Electric recently announced it had secured a contract with the United States Coast Guard (USCG) in Puerto Rico to install 2.89 megawatts of solar panels on renovated Coast Guard rooftops over a 13-month period. The company says the rooftop solar rollout, part of its comprehensive $50 million […]

US ARMY TO SET UP OFFICE IN MANAGING $7.1BILLION IN FUTURE RENEWABLE ENERGY PROJECTS

U.S. Army Establishes Energy Initiatives depot The United States’ Army says its many large-scale renewable energy installations would become vital to mission security in the event of failure to the civilian electricity grid. The Army has established a new Energy Initiatives Office (EIO) Task Force to manage an estimated $7.1 billion in investments on future […]

FLOATING SOLAR POWER GENERATING PANELS ON FARM DAMS

Floatovoltaics – Floatation Solar Farms FARM DAMS USED TO FLOAT SOLAR PANELS Farm dams can be put to work to host floating solar farms that not only create clean, renewable electricity, but also reduce water evaporation. One of the criticisms of ground-mount solar farms is the amount of space they occupy. In rural areas, this […]

STANFORD ZENITH SOLAR CAR TO DO SPEED TRIALS IN THE AUSTRALIAN OUTBACK

STANFORD SOLAR CAR CLAIMS TO BE FASTEST SOLAR CAR EVER BUILT The Stanford Solar Car Project has been working for two years on its latest all-solar vehicle, called Xenith, which later this year will travel across the Australian Outback powered by nothing but sunlight. The team says the stanford Xenith is the fastest solar car […]

NEW MATERIAL CONVERTS HEAT DIRECTLY INTO ELECTRICITY

NEW ALLOY CONVERTS HEAT DIRECTLY TO ELECTRICITY The heat given off by electronics, automobile engines, factories and other sources is a potentially huge source of energy, and various technologies are being developed in order to capture that heat, and then convert it into electricity. Thanks to an alloy that was recently developed at the University […]

POWER NUCLEAR REACTORS COULD USE THORIUM AS A SAFER OPTION

THORIUM FOR NUCLEAR REACTORS AS A SAFER OPTION The world’s growing need for energy, the limits of our supply of fossil fuels and concern about the effects of carbon emissions on the environment have all prompted interest in the increased use of nuclear power. Yet the very word “nuclear” carries with it an association of […]

BIKINI TO COLLECT ENERGY AND DRIVE APPLIANCES

BIKINI ATTOL OR BIKINI POWER TO DRIVE GADGETS Those lucky enough to be currently enjoying the Northern Hemisphere summer will no doubt be heading for the beach for a good bronzing as often as possible. These days, of course, the digital device is an important part of the sun worshiper’s kit, and making sure they […]