Florida Energy Company Abandons Nuclear Power Plants in Favour of Solar Farms for energy

This announcement could be another nail in the coffin for American nuclear power Nuclear power is not doing well in the United States. Recently, nuclear reactor manufacturer Westinghouse declared bankruptcy, and nuclear plants under construction in South Carolina and Georgia that were planning to use Westinghouse reactors now have uncertain futures. Just this Tuesday, Duke […]

Australia’s biggest wind farm comes to the Sunshine State Queensland Australia

By 2019, 123 turbines will be spinning 453MW of energy at Coopers Gap Wind Farm, between Kingaroy and Dalby in Queensland. The announcement on August 17 of Australia’s biggest wind farm is the result of creative collaboration and supple engineering solutions. GE will supply and install 123 turbines for the farm,  owned  by the Powering […]

Chile Generates Such Excessive Solar Power That It Just Gives the Extra Away

It sounds like a treat, but is it bad news for the energy industry. Chile has so much solar energy that the price of solar frequently drops to zero, which is great news for consumers but frustrating for energy companies and investors. Under President Michelle Bachelet, Chile has been aggressively expanding its solar energy generation, […]

China & it’s World’s Largest Floating Solar Farm gets switched on

Floating on a lake over a collapsed coal mine, the power station in Anhui province can produce 40 megawatts of energy. Last week, workers switched on a solar energy plant capable of producing 40 megawatts of power, which floats on a manmade lake in China’s Anhui province near the city of Huainan, reports Sarah Zheng at […]

One of world’s largest solar plants plan to produce …You guessed it.. oil

A rendering of the 36 glass modules containing the solar-powered steam flooding system being built in Oman. In a real case of strange bedfellows, one of the largest solar plants in the world is being built in Oman to boil water for use in oil production rather than to generate electricity. The plant, dubbed Miraah […]

Solar-powered smart outdoor pole keeps commuters powered-up and surfing

The Mito was designed by Art Lebedev studio at the request of Verisun Smartphones have made it easier than ever to keep occupied while commuting, but all it takes is a dead battery to make for a tedious waiting game. A recently installed piece of street furniture in the Turkish city of Istanbul, however, lets […]

How smart is the solar Smart Plan?

The solar Smart Plan is a simple way to get predictable low daytime solar energy rates for $0 upfront. From how it works to how it helps you save, here are the smartest parts of the solar Smart Plan. Solar Smart Plan simplified. The solar Smart Plan is different to­­ buying a solar system outright […]

World’s Largest Solar Plant Sets Itself on Fire

Improperly aligned mirrors redirected the sun’s rays at the wrong spot. The Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System, a concentrated solar thermal in California and the world’s largest solar thermal power station, suffered a small fire on one of its three boiler towers Thursday, according to the Associated Press. The fire caused the boiler tower to be shut down while […]

Modern Off-Grid Lighting Could Create Two Million Jobs in Developing World

Tue, 07/19/2016 – 3:59pm 3 Comments by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Many households in impoverished regions around the world are starting to shift away from inefficient and polluting fuel-based lighting—such as candles, firewood, and kerosene lanterns—to solar-LED systems. While this trend has tremendous environmental benefits, a new study by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) […]

‘It’s the end of energy and transportation as we know it’: View info & video with Tony Seba here.

Changing the automotive industry ‘Mild hybridisation’ the way forward for manufacturers needing to build greener cars. Within just 15 years conventional energy production and transport will have been rendered obsolete by the revolution taking place in batteries, solar power and electric cars. The startling thesis by energy disruption guru and Stanford University lecturer Tony Seba has been around for […]