Browsing the "clean energy" Tag

This Portable Generator is Pedal-Powered

January 13th, 2014 | by Derek Markham

If you’ve ever thought that you’d like to own an electricity generating bicycle, well, guess what, now you can. Pedal Power — as the concept has been dubbed — will give consumers the means to create electricity using nothing but their own muscle&hellip


80% Zero Carbon Energy by 2040: What Will it Take?

May 3rd, 2013 | by Priti Ambani

Currently 80% of the energy we produce comes from carbon emitting sources. Woolard spoke of the need to reverse that equation so that 80% will come from zero carbon emitting sources by 2040. What will it take


DESERTEC Foundation Begins Work on Asian Super Grid for Renewable Energy

January 2nd, 2013 | by Pattie Kettle

The DESERTEC Concept is a development by a network of scientists, politicians, and economists from around the Mediterranean. The sole goal is to provide climate protection, energy security and development by generating sustainable power from the sites where renewable energy sources are most abundant. Energy is available in abundance and we have the technology to use it


LG to Install 100MW Solar Project in Mexico

November 12th, 2012 | by Veronica French

Mexico’s Ecology and Sustainable Development Commission (CEDES) has established an agreement with Korean conglomerate LG Corp to install a 100 MW solar park in the state of Sonora


Saudi Arabia Taxes Gasoline to Research Solar Energy

October 10th, 2012 | by Guest Contributor

The use of renewable and clean energy is taking a boom in America, but it is a process that will take decades. But nowadays, other countries are taking advantage of those opportunities and Saudi Arabia has joined the movement of investing in clean energies, especially solar energy


Crowdfunding Can and WILL Boost Clean Energy

October 3rd, 2012 | by Guest Contributor

There has been a lot of recent buzz about both crowdfunding and clean energy. Crowdfunding as the way startups are created in the near future and clean energy as the sustainable method for perpetual energy sufficiency. When brought together, these two could create powerful momentum, which would propel clean energy forward much faster than we have seen it today.


Solar Mosaic: Solar Crowdfunding with Payback

August 6th, 2012 | by Guest Contributor

In Oakland, CA the Asian Resource Center has attempted to go solar for over 10 years. Now, with the help of Solar Mosaic, they are the beaming hosts for the first community-funded solar project in Oakland. All of the organizations in the ARC address a number of social issues in the areas of affordable health care, sustainable housing, youth programs, environmental justice, and more. With the support of Solar Mosaic, they can add solar power to their repertoire. This particular project is projected to save the ARC more than $100,000.00 with its implementation


Is ‘Resourceful’ The New ‘Green’?

July 27th, 2012 | by Guest Contributor

It’s getting harder for businesses to avoid the ‘green’ word – but in the current economic climate, the pressure is rising to consider the ‘red’ and the ‘black’ above all else. Consumers are increasingly seeking out companies that show their environmental stripes, whilst also offering a good deal and demonstrating prudence. Commercial solar is the classic example of resourcefulness in action. It is the intelligent choice of businesses looking to reduce their outgoings, stabilise their cash flow, diversify their income, and attract a new customer base. As an ‘eco’ measure, it is subject to the usual laws of business and capitalist forces that ensure you combine going green with meeting efficiency and investment targets


Vestas Supplies New Wind Farm in Mexico

July 20th, 2012 | by Veronica French

Grupo Dragon recently placed an order for 28 wind turbines from Danish manufacturer, Vestas, for the new Los Altos wind farm in Jalisco, Mexico. Los Altos will be Mexico’s largest wind project after the one in the Isthmus of Tehuantepec. The project will have a total capacity of 50.4 MW, and is expected to reach completion by the second half of 2013.


Luther College and Decorah, Iowa, Partner to Bring Clean Energy To Residents

July 19th, 2012 | by Priti Ambani

The Energy Department's new video series, "Energy in Our Community," features small communities throughout the country that are striving to become more sustainable, are investing in the green economy, and are bringing the benefits of clean energy to local residents and workers. Iowa's Luther College is becoming a model for its community in Decorah, Iowa, on reducing energy waste and by deploying clean, renewable energy projects campus-wide


Cheap Pay-As-You Go Solar for Developing Countries

June 14th, 2012 | by Priti Ambani

When you switch on a light- you have power! Quite literally. The power to connect, to use modern technology, listen to music, run advance cooking appliances. But the same power also ends itself to some very basic needs like plain and simple light- to read, study, cook. More than half a billion in sub-saharain Africa lack grid power and spend more on fuel than most developed nations in terms of salary percentages. The issue with renewables: upfront costs and Eight19 is solving this problem through an innovative pay-as-you-go solar


It’s Official: Mexico Enacts Climate Change Law

April 24th, 2012 | by Guest Contributor

The Mexican Senate unanimously passed the General Climate Change Law last Thursday evening, 19th of May, making it the first developing country to pass a law with comprehensive long-term objectives for combating climate change. Mexico’s General Climate Change Law outlines the following goals: A reduction in carbon emissions by 50% by 2050. 35% of Mexico’s electricity comes from renewable energy sources by 2024. The establishment of the National Institute of Ecology and Climate Change, a research and development institution. The creation of a foundation for raising and channeling public, private, national and international financial resources for carrying out relevant projects


Mexico’s First 50 MW Solar Power Plant in the Works

April 11th, 2012 | by Guest Contributor

SolFocus announced the launch of Mexico’s first 50 MW solar power plant in Baja California, a joint project between Mexico’s Grupo Musa, and US-based Synergy Technologies and SolFocus. Though Mexico’s renewable energy sector has historically focused more on wind energy, the launch of this new solar power plant opens the doors to new solar energy investments in Mexico



Back to Top ↑