Posts Tagged ‘solar’

First Major Solar Plant Built In Armenia

Armenia's first-ever major solar power plant went on stream on Friday, with a senior government official predicting the country's growing reliance on renewable sources of energy. The 0.5-megawatt plant has been built by a private company, Energo Invest Holding, in Tsaghkadzor, a resort town 60 kilometers north of Yerevan. View full post on Wind Power […]

In windy Denmark, clouds clearing for solar power

Denmark plans to make wind and solar power projects compete more equally for subsidies, a change that could boost solar panel installations. The Scandinavian country has used its natural windy conditions to take a world-leading position in wind energy, but analysts say current subsidy schemes favor wind at the expense of solar power, for which […]

DOE Study Disappoints Some Solar & Wind Fans

Advocates of renewable energy take issue with a new DOE report and what they perceive to be its negative slant on the intermittent nature of renewables like solar and wind power. A 187-page study released two weeks ago by the Department of Energy is being parsed and debated by industry groups with interests in renewables, […]

Japan looks to combine solar power with mushroom farming

Since the Fukushima disaster, Japan has focused on steering away from nuclear power and toward renewable energy generation, but an obstacle to that has been finding open land that can be used for solar or wind power because much of it is needed for agriculture. The solution, of course, is to combine the two. View […]

Maryville College taking a closer look at data from total solar eclipse

The moon totally covered the sun for just 97 seconds in Maryville on Aug. 21, but analyzing the data gathered that day continues. A team at Maryville College led by physics lecturer Irene Guerinot set up sensors on the sidelines of the football field and took measurements that afternoon from 12:30 – 4:15 p.m. Temperatures […]

Wind and Solar Energy Are Dead Ends

Renewable energy is the way of the future, we are told. It is inevitable. Some renewable energy advocates boldly claim that the world could be powered by renewable energy as early as 2030 with enough government subsidies, that is. View full post on Wind Power News

Tilos, Greece: the first island in the Med to run entirely on wind and solar power

Tiny Tilos, in the Dodecanese, is a pioneering nature reserve. Now, Greece’s ‘green island’ is set to be powered by renewable energy You’re more likely to run into friendly partridges, rare orchids and endangered eagles than people as you trek around Tilos. The entire Dodecanese island is a nature reserve, with more than 150 species […]

The Transformation to Solar Power

He even had Executive Director of Renew Wisconsin Tyler Huebner give a quick presentation on solar power via video chat. MKE 350 hosted Folkman's Hope: The Unstoppable Surge in Solar event at the Riverside Park Urban Ecology Center on May 9. Folkman has produced a video on the Solar Buy movement in Milwaukee along with […]

Jordan launches solar projects to diversify energy resources

Jordan launched on Sunday 12 solar energy power plants with a total capacity of 200 megawatts, state-run Petra news agency reported. The total cost of the projects, launched by King Abdullah II of Jordan, is about 400 million dinars . View full post on Wind Power News

Hamilton County Park Now Powered by Solar Array

In a state that has already cornered the market on wind energy, Little Wall Lake Park has harnessed the power of the sun. “County conservation should be doing renewable projects, especially using our natural resources the way that we do, finding those renewable and natural resources such as the solar is a great opportunity to […]