Solar Energy – GBRI
 

Almost one-fifth of Singapore’s future power supply might come from quite an unexpected place – the desert outside Tennant Creek in northern Australia. A group of Australian developers are building world’s largest solar plant worth $20 billion here known as the Sun Cable. If developed as planned, a 10-gigawatt-capacity array of panels will be spread […]

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Finally, the falling cost of renewables in the US and a drastic drop in the popularity of coal have led to the renewables generating more electricity than coal for the first time ever in the month of April. According to government sources, wind and solar generated 23% of electricity in April against coal’s 20%. April […]

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A new research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) journal has indicated that huge floating solar farms comprising of around 70 circular solar ‘islands’, covering an area of roughly one square kilometer, could help reduce carbon emissions and our dependence on fossil fuels drastically. These solar panels would help convert carbon dioxide in […]

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More than 70% of India’s energy demand is fulfilled by fossil fuels, coal in particular. With the continuing rise in demand for electricity, the country’s dependence on coal is only expected to increase. However, India is currently witnessing a major shift in its energy pattern. According to the International Energy Agency, for the first time India’s investment […]

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Almost a year after Walmart partnered with C2 Energy Capital, LLC to install 13 solar projects in South Carolina, the retail giant has once again entered into a commercial solar agreement with the clean energy developer to provide solar power at Walmart’s stores in five states. These 46 power purchase agreements (PPAs) are part of the Walmart’s goal to […]

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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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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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We already have windows with transparent solar cells that are capable of generating electricity. And then, of course, there are tinted windows on cars and buildings that shut out excessive sunlight and boost cooling. Now Chinese scientists have invented a new material that can both block the sun and produce power. They predict that windows outfitted […]

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Solar power generation is reaching new highs in the UK, thanks to the recent warm weather and sunny days. In fact, over the weekend, solar power briefly overtook gas as the country’s top source of electricity. For about an hour on Saturday afternoon, solar panels across the country’s rooftops and fields were the number one source […]

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Tesla’s ambitious project to launch the world’s biggest virtual power plant involving installation of solar panels and batteries on 50,000 homes in South Australia may soon become a reality. The deal was struck in February this year between Tesla CEO Elon Musk and former South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill, but was on the verge of getting scrapped […]

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