Solar-powered irrigation system helps Rwandan farmers to farm more efficiently and sustainably

A startup in Rwanda is bringing new solar-powered irrigation technology to farmers. The high tech solar power plant developed by USAID and Rwandan engineers has enabled polluting diesel fuel pumps to be replaced with solar pumps. In recent times in Rwanda, predictable rains have become scarce, and farmers have become more reliant on irrigation systems to water their crops. By switching to a climate-friendly solution … Continue reading Solar-powered irrigation system helps Rwandan farmers to farm more efficiently and sustainably

Wind turbine blades to be recycled and turned into raw material for use in cement in a US first

Wind turbine blades that have reached the end of their life in the US are to be recycled and turned into raw material for use in cement manufacturing. The recycling initiative, the first of its kind in the US, is a partnership between resource management company Veolia and GE Renewable Energy. Once removed from the wind turbines, the blades – mainly composed of fiberglass – … Continue reading Wind turbine blades to be recycled and turned into raw material for use in cement in a US first

DualSun creates 2-in-1 solar panel that generates electricity and hot water simultaneously

French solar panel manufacturers DualSun are taking solar panels to the next level with the creation of an innovative solar panel that generates electricity and hot water simultaneously for homes and buildings. A regular photovoltaic panel converts 20% of the sun’s energy into electricity while the remaining 80% is lost as heat. DualSun’s hybrid panel captures this heat and transfers it to produce hot water. With … Continue reading DualSun creates 2-in-1 solar panel that generates electricity and hot water simultaneously

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