Uncategorized Records tumble as solar PV dominates UK bank holiday power supply | Solar Power Portal

Records tumble as solar PV dominates UK bank holiday power supply | Solar Power Portal

The bank holiday sunshine helped solar PV become the UK’s dominant source of electricity for three hours on Sunday afternoon. Data compiled by Drax Electricity Insights shows that between 12:15pm and 3:15pm on Sunday, the country’s solar fleet generated more power than any other generation source, including gas. During that period solar contributed between 8.4GW …

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Uncategorized California First in the Nation to Require Solar on New Homes | Sierra Club

California First in the Nation to Require Solar on New Homes | Sierra Club

You know how governmental bodies are always promising to do some virtuous thing at some conveniently far-off future date? Back in 2007, that California Energy Commission set a goal that all new residential construction in the state would be “net-zero” by 2020—that is, that new homes would create at least as much energy as they …

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Uncategorized The Hemisphere’s Biggest Solar Plant Is in Mexico, Not the U.S. – Truthdig

The Hemisphere’s Biggest Solar Plant Is in Mexico, Not the U.S. – Truthdig

Juan Cole The Hemisphere’s Biggest Solar Plant Is in Mexico, Not the U.S. Mexico wants to produce 43% of its electricity from renewables by 2024, in only 6 years. It has 58 new power plants planned, the majority of them solar and the rest wind. Toward that end, in December it opened the Villanueva solar farm …

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Uncategorized Clean energy sector swings Republican with U.S. campaign donations

Clean energy sector swings Republican with U.S. campaign donations

(Reuters) – U.S. solar and wind energy companies have donated far more money to Republicans than Democrats in congressional races this election cycle, according to a Reuters analysis of campaign finance data, an unprecedented tilt to the right for an industry long associated with the environmental left. While the money is modest compared with that …

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Uncategorized California to require solar panels on most new homes

California to require solar panels on most new homes

There’s no question that solar power is entering the mainstream, but California is about to give it a giant boost. The state’s Energy Commission is expected to approve new energy standards that would require solar panels on the roofs of nearly all new homes, condos and apartment buildings from 2020 onward. There will be exemptions …

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Uncategorized Wind – Scottish marine survey and coastal consultancy launches new US subsidiary – Renewable Energy Magazine, at the heart of clean energy journalism

Wind – Scottish marine survey and coastal consultancy launches new US subsidiary – Renewable Energy Magazine, at the heart of clean energy journalism

wind Scottish marine survey and coastal consultancy launches new US subsidiary Robin Whitlock Partrac Ltd has announced the launch of its US subsidiary, Partrac GeoMarine, Inc, to coincide with the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) 2018 to be held in Houston from April 30 – May 3. The new offices of Partrac Geomarine in Houston, Texas …

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Uncategorized Microsoft makes largest corporate solar deal in U.S. history, buying 315 MW from 750,000 solar panels – GeekWire

Microsoft makes largest corporate solar deal in U.S. history, buying 315 MW from 750,000 solar panels – GeekWire

Microsoft just announced what it calls “the single largest corporate purchase of solar energy ever in the United States,” buying 315 megawatts from two new solar projects in Virginia as part of its ongoing effort to power its global data centers with renewable energy. The power will come from 750,000 solar panels spread across 2,000 …

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Uncategorized Low-tech, affordable solutions to improve water quality – Science Bulletin

Low-tech, affordable solutions to improve water quality – Science Bulletin

Most of us are used to turning on a tap and water coming out. We rarely question whether this will happen or whether the water is clean enough to bathe in or drink. Though the process of maintaining water quality is practically invisible to most of us, removing bacteria and contaminants from water requires a …

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Uncategorized Natural Power doubles up on wind farm acquisitions for Greenbacker | | Owne Tech

Natural Power doubles up on wind farm acquisitions for Greenbacker | | Owne Tech

Natural Power doubles up on wind farm acquisitions for Greenbacker admin Gaming14 Views Herbal Energy supplied technical due diligence evaluations on behalf of Greenbacker Renewable Power Co. LLC on two fresh wind plant acquisitions, Georgia Mountain Wind Farm in Vermont, and Wagner Wind in California. The unbiased opinions incorporated turbine era evaluations, turbine, blade and …

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Uncategorized mathis ruhl designs a self-sufficient vessel that runs on wind power

mathis ruhl designs a self-sufficient vessel that runs on wind power

sea and wind are intimately associated, essentially in the yachting spectrum. a ship has to deal with these elements and it can be the plaything of their power, but also can take benefit from their energy. ancient civilizations were smart enough to achieve this balance. through his design, mathis ruhl encourages naval design to be smart …

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