Renewable Energy – Page 3 – GBRI
 

The 659-megawatt Walney Extension in the Irish Sea is world’s largest offshore wind farm that covers an area of 145 sq km. Located off the coast of Cumbria, England, this massive 87 turbine facility cost £1bn and can generate enough renewable energy to power almost 600,000 UK homes. Matthew Wright, UK managing director, said: “The north west region […]

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University of Newcastle physicist Paul Dastoor has developed revolutionary organic solar cells printed on an ultra lightweight material similar in texture to a potato chip packet, that too at a cost of less than $10 per square meter. Dastoor has been working on the technology for more than a decade, but has now begun a 200 square-meter […]

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In an attempt to fight climate change and minimize its carbon footprint, Facebook announced on Tuesday that it plans to cut its greenhouse gas emission by 75% and is working on making its global operations run on 100% renewable power by the end of 2020. On similar lines, Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted over the weekend that […]

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The sea horse-shaped Greek island of Tilos, nestled between Rhodes and Kos, is all set to become the first Mediterranean island to run totally on solar and wind power. As soon as the blades of its 800-kilowatt wind turbine start turning, the island will produce enough renewable power to meet the energy requirements of its 3,000 summer residents. […]

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India’s Power Minister R. K. Singh told reporters that the country is all set to breach the 175 GW renewable energy target set in 2015, hopefully touching renewable power capacity of 225 GW by March 2022. Speaking at a press conference in New Delhi this week, R. K Singh said the rate of progress on energy over the […]

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A new study has found that if the world became warmer by 1.5 degree Celsius due to climate change, it would bring stronger winds and as a result, more wind power. The study undertaken by the British Antarctic Survey, the University of Oxford and the University of Bristol aimed to find out the effect warmer […]

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In the month of March, Portugal generated enough renewable energy to meet the entire nation’s power requirements. This new record is proof of the fact that the country is quite serious about meeting its goal of becoming a carbon neutral nation by 2040. The national grid operator said that Portugal’s average renewable generation exceeded 103% […]

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A new study has found that last year, global investment in solar power was more than in any other energy technology. China was proclaimed world leader in solar and renewable investment. Also, the world installed more new solar capacity than all other energy sources combined – fossil fuels included. The report, a collaboration between the United Nations […]

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In December last year, Tesla installed the world’s largest and most powerful battery system in South Australia that impressed the world with its spectacular performance during a power outage. Now, the company is vying to build another massive Powerpack system in Colorado for Xcel Energy Inc., an electric utility operating in eight Western and Midwestern […]

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Budweiser might have fallen from the top slot as America’s favorite beer, but the company is right up there as far as commitment to renewables is concerned. The beer manufacturer has announced that it will switch all of its US beer brewing to renewable electricity and is even launching a new label this spring that indicates that […]

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