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Category Archive: Power Plants

  1. Rayton Solar: New Super-Efficient Solar Panels

    Nov
    19
    2017

    Given the pace at which the renewable energy sector is rising, it is believed that the fossil fuel industry’s days are numbered. Companies are spending billions of dollars in the solar industry and thousands of people are getting work in this area. There are three major hurdles for the solar industry: the costs involved, efficiency, […]

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  2. World’s First Negative Emissions Power Plant

    Nov
    07
    2017

    Scientists have discovered a powerful weapon in the fight against global warming. The world’s first negative emissions power plant has opened in Iceland. With the vital issue of global warming in mind, Iceland has gone beyond zero by developing a power plant that actually removes CO2 from the atmosphere. World’s first power plant that eliminates more CO2 than it produces Researchers at the Swiss […]

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  3. Tesla Is Helping Bring Power Back to Puerto Rico’s Hospital del Niño

    Oct
    25
    2017

    Puerto Rico is still suffering from the devastation that occurred as a result of Hurricane Maria. Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk is doing his part in working to rebuild the country’s power grid, starting with Puerto Rico’s Hospital del Niño. Yesterday, Tesla tweeted out some of the progress the company has made utilizing its Powerwall batteries, […]

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  4. These Innovative Glass Blocks Can Power Buildings

    Aug
    31
    2017

    Our inefficient buildings consume more than 40 percent of the electricity generated across the globe. To generate electricity through a building’s architecture, Tesla created solar tiles last year. Now, a team of researchers from the University of Exeter in the U.K. have created an innovative type of glass block designed to collect solar power and […]

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  5. US Power Grid Holds Up as Solar Eclipse Takes the Spotlight

    Aug
    24
    2017

    On Monday, millions of Americans put on their glasses (hopefully) and took in a rare total eclipse. While 14 states were in the dark for a couple of minutes as the moon covered the sun, the power grid in the United States was put to the test. This was especially true in California where roughly […]

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  6. The World’s Largest Floating Solar Energy Farm is Finally Online

    Jul
    07
    2017

    China, which was one of the worst offenders in the area of carbon emissions, is now a world leader in the adoption of renewables. China is on the way to becoming “green superpower.” Now the world’s largest floating solar plant in the South Anhui Province of China is finally online and generating renewable energy. This […]

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  7. Wave Energy Is The Largest Untapped Energy Source In The World

    Feb
    24
    2017

    According to scientists, the global potential of wave energy is more than 500 GW of renewable energy. Today, wave energy is being developed so that within a few decades it will represent 10% of global energy supply. The current global installed capacity of wind is 360 GW, and solar power is 150 GW. Huge WaveRollers: […]

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  8. Largest Offshore Wind Farm In the United States Secures Approval

    Jan
    30
    2017

    The nation’s largest offshore wind farm, 30 miles southeast of Montauk Point, has secured approval from the Long Island Power Authority. “For all the environmental groups, this project is very exciting and we want to see it be a success story,” says Neal Lewis, executive director of the Sustainability Institute at Molloy College. Operated by […]

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  9. Canadian Solar Inc Agrees to Build Its Largest Power Plant In Japan

    Oct
    14
    2015

    The third-biggest solar-panel producer in the world, Canadian Solar Inc., has announced it will build its largest power plant in Japan. Ontario-based Canadian Solar has a 20-year contract to supply power to Kyushu Electric Power Co. for 36 yen (30 U.S. cents) a kilowatt-hour. The 47-megawatt Mashiki project on the island of Kyushu is expected […]

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  10. Making the Cost of Large-Scale Solar Comparable to Wind-Generated Power

    Sep
    09
    2015

    Large-scale solar farms, specifically up to 10 across Australia, have been given $350 million through grants and loans in order to make the cost of large-scale solar similar to that of wind-generated power. The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (Arena) and the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) decided to fork out the money following the creation […]

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  11. Construction On Vietnam’s First Solar Power Plant Gets Underway

    Aug
    31
    2015

    Over the weekend, construction of Vietnam’s first solar power plant began in the central province of Quang Ngai. The $36.12 million, 19.2-megawatt plant is expected to begin generating power in July of 2016, responsible for bringing 28 million kWh a year to the national grid. The solar energy potential in Vietnam is estimated at 43.9 […]

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  12. California Desert To Receive One Of The World’s Largest Solar Farms

    Aug
    25
    2015

    RRG Renewables received the go-ahead from the US Department of the Interior (DOI) yesterday to proceed with its 485-MW Blythe Mesa solar photovoltaic (PV) project in California. The project, which will be one of the world’s largest solar farms, required the DOI’s clearance because of the fact a 230-kV transmission line is needed to hook […]

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