AuREUS: New material made from waste crop, which converts UV light into renewable energy, wins a James Dyson award

A new material, made from waste crop which converts UV light into renewable energy, is among the winners of the 2020 James Dyson Award. The James Dyson Award’s first ever Sustainability Award winner is tackling the challenge of how to more effectively generate renewable energy from light and upcycling waste in the process. With the aim of addressing shortcomings in solar energy production – such … Continue reading AuREUS: New material made from waste crop, which converts UV light into renewable energy, wins a James Dyson award

Wales’ only thermal spring could power local primary school under proposed plans

Wales’ only thermal spring could be used to heat rooms at a local primary school in Taff’s Well near Cardiff. Water from the thermal spring in the village of Taff’s Well could be used as a renewable energy source to heat Ffynnon Taf Primary School, under a planned project which would cost around £3million. Taffs Well thermal spring, which runs constantly at 21C (70F), flows … Continue reading Wales’ only thermal spring could power local primary school under proposed plans

Anpetu Wi: Standing Rock Sioux Tribe developing a wind farm to provide clean energy for generations

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is developing a wind farm, the first of its kind on an Indian reservation in North Dakota. The 235-megawatt wind farm will support the Tribe’s essential needs such as schools, roads, health care and housing development on a reservation that straddles North and South Dakota. About 60 turbines are slated to dot the Porcupine Hills, between Fort Yates and Porcupine … Continue reading Anpetu Wi: Standing Rock Sioux Tribe developing a wind farm to provide clean energy for generations

Kitepower: Pioneering kite-designed, airborne wind energy system can reduce the cost of wind energy

Netherlands-based startup Kitepower has developed an airborne wind energy system which uses 90% less material than wind turbines and can significantly reduce the cost of wind energy. Unlike conventional wind turbines, the Kitepower system does not require resource-intensive towers or heavy foundations and is thus easy to transport and deploy. The system, whose design follows that of a recreational kite, is able to harness stronger … Continue reading Kitepower: Pioneering kite-designed, airborne wind energy system can reduce the cost of wind energy

Solar companies finding ways to adapt and make rooftop solar more accessible

Solar energy businesses around the world are finding ways to adapt and make rooftop solar more accessible. While solar companies in the US and Europe have been hit harder by the coronavirus pandemic than other segments of the renewable energy industry, the companies are resilient, as Reuters reveals in the below report. Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief. She writes about lifestyle including … Continue reading Solar companies finding ways to adapt and make rooftop solar more accessible

Italian homeowners granted free installation of solar panels on rooftops, under Italy’s Relaunch Decree

Homeowners in Italy can now install solar panels on their rooftops for free as part of the Italian government’s Relaunch Decree, which aims to jump-start the country’s economy in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis and its impact. Last month, the Italian government announced it was allocateing €55 billion ($60 billion) in stimulus perks through the Relaunch Decree on Economic Stimulus Measures to help revive … Continue reading Italian homeowners granted free installation of solar panels on rooftops, under Italy’s Relaunch Decree

6 Ways to Maximize Efficiency of Solar Panel — ecogreenlove

As solar technology improves with years, more homeowners are interested in harnessing the power of the Sun. Nowadays, solar energy is getting more affordable, which means more households can benefit from free energy generated with the help of their solar panels. If you are like most homeowners, you want to make the most of the solar system you installed. Fortunately, there are a plethora of … Continue reading 6 Ways to Maximize Efficiency of Solar Panel — ecogreenlove

Alternative Energy Sources to Power your Car [Animated Visual] — ecogreenlove

With growing concerns about the environmental impacts of using gasoline and diesel — including the automotive industry’s carbon dioxide emissions, massive petroleum leaks and destructive mining practices — many drivers, companies and scientists are looking for alternative energy sources to power their personal cars and automotive fleets. Whether you’re considering buying an alternatively powered car or want to decrease your carbon footprint by renting a … Continue reading Alternative Energy Sources to Power your Car [Animated Visual] — ecogreenlove

Power Ledger: Peer-to-peer platform enabling Australians to trade solar energy with their neighbours

Perth-based technology company Power Ledger has created a peer-to-peer solar energy trading platform that allows neighbours to sell excess electricity when they have it and buy more electricity when they need it. They can even donate energy to local community groups and schools. Solar panels on the rooftops of homes across Australia is commonplace. In the last 15 years, more and more households have been … Continue reading Power Ledger: Peer-to-peer platform enabling Australians to trade solar energy with their neighbours

Missouri Botanical Garden helping local residents to learn more about going solar

Missouri Botanical Garden is helping local residents to learn more about going solar. The botanical garden has teamed up with Washington University in Saint Louis and the Midwest Renewable Energy Association for the Grow Solar St. Louis programme. The programme offers information sessions designed to make it easy for local residents who are interested in installing solar at their homes. Prroperty owners throughout the City … Continue reading Missouri Botanical Garden helping local residents to learn more about going solar