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

Nissan’s pop-up exhibition enables visitors to experience the future of mobility and pay for parking with electricity

Nissan’s new exhibition centre, aimed at promoting the use of EVs, is enabling visitors with electric vehicles to pay for their parking with electricity from their cars. Described as an interactive exhibition and entertainment facility, Nissan Pavilion opened up last month near Nissan’s headquarters in Yokohama. The 10,000-square-metre, zero-emission Pavilion is outfitted with solar panels and supplied with renewable hydroelectric power. The 10,000-square-metre exhibition space, … Continue reading Nissan’s pop-up exhibition enables visitors to experience the future of mobility and pay for parking with electricity

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

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