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Energy support measures and their impact on innovation in the renewable energy sector in Europe

by European Environment Agency (EEA)  (Dec. 15, 2014)

Governments support energy production and consumption in order to meet social, economic and environmental objectives, and they have been doing so for decades. In times of economic crisis, public budgets and household incomes come under pressure. At the same time, countries need to kick‑start their economies by creating new employment ...

Can the Solar Hourglass serve as a CSP landmark?

by CSP Today - part of the FC Business Intelligence Ltd group  (Nov. 11, 2014)

A CSP project proposal has won first place in the 2014 Land Art Generator Initiative (LAGI) competition, but can the design make it beyond paper? By Heba Hashem October was an eventful month for Santiago Muros Cortés. The Argentina-based architect impressed the jury in Copenhagen with his plan for a Solar Hourglass that ...

Haiti Sustainable Energy Roadmap. Harnessing Domestic Energy Resources to Build a Reliable, Affordable, and Climate - Compatible Electricity System

by Worldwatch Institute  (Nov. 25, 2014)

Haiti’s electricity sector stands at a crossroads. Haiti depends on imported petroleum for 85% of its electricity generation, diverting 7 percent of its annual gross domestic product to importing fuel. Still, only 25% of the Haitian population has regular access to electricity, bringing barriers to advances in economic opportunity, health, ...

FEMP Publishes Aspinall Courthouse - Case Study

by US Department of Energy  (Nov. 17, 2014)

The Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) announces the publication of Aspinall Courthouse: GSA’s Historic Preservation and Net-Zero Renovation. This case study documents the effort of the U.S. General Services ...

Eco-Brella: prototype development of the umbrella as harvester of solar and wind energies

by Inderscience Publishers  (Nov. 4, 2014)

The familiar umbrella has been redesigned for power harvesting from renewable energy sources resulting in the Eco-Brella . Several engineering technologies are utilised: aerodynamics for fin design, mechatronics for power management, materials for thermoelectric and solar film, CAD for the layout, and heat transfer for human comfort. The ...

A Cleaner Energy Future

by ASTM International  (Oct. 16, 2014)

As renewable energy plays an increasingly important role in the world’s energy portfolio, the standards of ASTM International Committee E44 are helping to pave the way for innovation in clean energy sources. A growing population and improving living standards around the world are causing significant increases in energy demand and ...

The Burning Facts About Solar

by Greenshine New Energy LLC  (Jun. 9, 2014)

Did you know that solar Energy comes in different forms?  As we all know, the development of solar energy is important because of its great contribution to our electricity sources. We might even think that it is just a simple development that deals about replacing and becoming one of the alternatives for our electricity sources that we can ...

Solar Energy: The Next Big Thing

by Greenshine New Energy LLC  (May 23, 2014)

Despite the introduction of solar power in the early 1900’s as an incredible possible substitute of energy generation. It was only the previous decade that marked the biggest boost for this industry as statistics show that residents around the world are finally ready to embrace this technology. With a constant increase in the demand for ...

Solar Energy – Proving Advantageous for Your Business

by Vista Solar  (Oct. 10, 2014)

Energy costs constitute a sizeable part of operational costs for any commercial establishment, whether it is a public or a private enterprise. If a firm invests in solar energy, it not only contributes towards decreasing carbon footprint, but also helps create a better world for forthcoming generations. Though, in the initial years, an investment ...

Environmental Issue of Solar Energy

by Greenshine New Energy LLC  (Jun. 26, 2014)

In today’s modernized society, demands of the usage of energy are increasing due to the uprising development of new inventions and technologies that requires electricity. Energy consumption is increasing also due to the growth of the population. Right now, as people have developed solar energy as one of the main alternatives for the shortage ...

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