Are Solar Panels Recyclable?

April 6, 2017 by  
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Solar power is now the fastest-growing energy source. In fact, an estimated 500,000 solar panels were installed globally every day in 2015. A typical American home requires 28 to 34 solar panels to produce 100 percent of its energy consumption. As…

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In Germany, Renewable Energy Surpasses Nuclear and Coal Energy For First Time

December 19, 2011 by  
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In 2011, Germany finally saw their renewable energy production top that of almost all other sources of energy, including nuclear, hard-coal and gas-fired power plants.  The only other energy generation source greater than the renewable energy mix was lignite-fired power. According to a report from German utility BDEW, renewable energy accounted for 20 percent of the country’s total energy output, up from 16.4 percent last year.  Lignite-fired output produced 24.6 percent of the electricity. Nuclear power is dropping off in the country since Chancellor Merkel closed the eight oldest reactors this past year after the Fukushima catastrophe.  Nuclear represented 17.4 percent of the country’s electricity load, down from 22.4 percent last year and the country plans to step away from the energy source completely by 2022. via Bloomberg Businessweek

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Sahara Solar Breeder Project Will Turn Desert Into Energy Source

November 24, 2010 by  
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The Sahara Solar Breeder Project is currently being developed by scientists from leading universities in Japan, and will use the world’s biggest desert as its main energy source. The idea behind the initiative is to build silicon manufacturing and solar power plants in the desert, in turn using the power generated from these plants to build even more silicon and power plants in a “breeding” process.

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Department of Energy Awards $19 Million to Modernize National Grid

November 24, 2010 by  
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The Department of Energy (DOE) has announced that it will invest $19 million in five seperate projects, each aimed at optimizing the country’s national grid. The DOE said that the smart grid projects will create a ‘leaner and more efficient, reliable, resilient and responsive’ grid. Read the rest of Department of Energy Awards $19 Million to Modernize National Grid http://www.inhabitat.com/wp-admin/ohttp://www.inhabitat.com/wp-admin/options-general.php?page=better_feedptions-general.php?page=better_feed Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: ABB Inc , Areva T&D , Boeing Company , department national grid , doe national grid , Inc

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Designer Makes 200 Miles Trek In Solar-Powered Wheelchair

November 24, 2010 by  
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The United Arab Emirates is famous for a lot of things – exotic hotels, the tallest building in the world and its ample quantities of sunlight. It’s therefore not a huge to surprise to learn that a solar powered wheelchair has been developed in the UAE

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China Developing “Combustible Ice” as New Energy Source

March 11, 2010 by  
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Last September, China discovered a large reserve of “combustible ice” on the tundra of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. “Combustible ice” is essentially frozen natural gas – a natural gas hydrate, and is one of the newest energy sources to be discovered

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News From Mother Jones: Coal in Decline, Why Lawns Suck, Eco Apps for Your iPhone

January 21, 2010 by  
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Hello, TreeHuggers. Here’s a sampling of the goings on over at Mother Jones ‘ Blue Marble blog: Black is the New Green : Petroleum News has launched a new publication, Greening of Oil –“a science-based publication…scrutinizing what is being done to make hydrocarbons a more earth-friendly energy source,” according to its mission statement.

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Awesome Science Kit Teaches Kids About Renewable Energy…But Requires AA Batteries?

November 5, 2009 by  
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Image via Hammacher Schlemer If I were nine years old again, I’d soooo ask for this for Christmas. It’s a learning toy centered on renewable energy. The mad scientist-looking device teaches kids about different types of renewable energy sources, how effective each type of energy source is, energy storage, and even teaches them how to reduce energy consumption at home.

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