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From Mobile Solar Computer Classrooms to Novel Baobab Products: Green Entrepreneurship is Thriving Across Africa and Beyond

by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)  (Sep. 10, 2014)

Nairobi plays host to one of the largest gatherings of start-up social and environmental enterprises ever, as 41 green entrepreneurs are celebrated at the 2014 SEED Awards Africa Symposium, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) announced today. The SEED Awards identify and support innovative social and environmental start-up enterprises ...

Getting a charge out of water droplets

by MIT - Massachusetts Institute of Technology  (Jul. 14, 2014)

Original story at MIT News Last year, MIT researchers discovered that when water droplets spontaneously jump away from superhydrophobic surfaces during condensation, they can gain electric charge in the process. Now, the same team has demonstrated that this process can generate small amounts of electricity that might be ...

KYOCERA Solar Modules Tapped by Sierra Nevada to Power New Brewery in Mills River, NC

by Kyocera Solar, Inc.  (Jul. 30, 2014)

Nearly everyone enjoys a good beer now and again. A delicious beer sustainably brewed with renewable energy that pours down from the sun might make that happy hour indulgence even more enjoyable. Kyocera Solar Inc. announced today that Sundance Power Systems Inc. has installed 650 kilowatts (DC) of high-quality Kyocera solar modules on Sierra ...

DSM inaugurates Solar Technologies Demonstration Center in India

by DSM Somos  (Sep. 30, 2014)

Royal DSM, the global Life Sciences and Materials Sciences Company, today inaugurated its Solar Technologies Demonstration Center at its DSM Engineering Plastics facility in Pune, India. This state-of-the-art solar technology center has been built to demonstrate and showcase the performance of DSM's innovations in solar technology and will also ...

Solar ammonia process may spur fertiliser revolution

by SciDev.Net  (Sep. 4, 2014)

Low-energy ways to make ammonia — a vital constituent of fertiliser — could enable developing countries to manufacture their own fertiliser instead of importing it. One such technology published last month (8 ...

GE’s Wind PowerUp* to Increase Power Output at Five European Wind Farms

by General Electric  (Sep. 24, 2014)

First Customized Software-enabled Platform PowerUp Services to be Installed in Germany and Romania PowerUp Services to Enhance Installed Base, Provide Up To Five Percent Higher Annual Energy Production (AEP) Today, GE (NYSE: GE) announced European wind farm operators ENERTRAG AG and Monsson Group have selected GE’s ...

Swiss unveil new solar plane for global flight

by Associated Press  (Apr. 9, 2014)

The Swiss-made airplane built for the first round-the-world solar flight has wings longer than a Boeing 747 jumbo jet yet weighs only about as much as a large car. The Solar Impulse 2, unveiled to the world Wednesday at Switzerland's Payerne Air Force Base, is a bigger and better version of the single-seater prototype that first took flight five ...

Solar Power Leader Barbados to Host World Environment Day 2014

by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)  (May 8, 2014)

Barbados, a Caribbean island at the cutting edge of the fight against climate change, will host this year's World Environment Day (WED) global celebrations on 5 June 2014, according to a joint announcement made today by the government of Barbados and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). The theme for this year's celebrations is "Small ...

HBRE Wind Power Company Selects GE Turbines for Vietnam’s Tay Nguyen Wind Farm

by General Electric  (Sep. 24, 2014)

Memorandum of understanding to continue development of wind power in Vietnam GE to help HBRE to undertake wind engineering analyses, analyze site layout, and assess constructability GE (NYSE: GE) and HBRE Wind Power Company Ltd. (HBRE) have recently signed a memorandum of understanding for cooperation in developing the Tay Nguyen wind farm in ...

GE’s Natural Gas-Fueled Technology Chosen to Power the Coldwater BPU Peaking Plant

by General Electric  (Sep. 16, 2014)

GE’s Distributed Power business (NYSE: GE) announced today that its low-emissions reciprocating engine technology has been chosen by Michigan South Central Power Agency (MSCPA) to replace outdated diesel units to meet the energy capacity needs for the city of Coldwater. The peaking project corresponds with the expansion of Mastronardi ...

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