green energy

Scientists pressure cooking micro-algae into bio-fuel for greener economy

April 27, 2010 / No Comments

The outlook for the bio-fuel market worldwide seems cheerfully optimistic with new ways to produce the eco-friendly fuel, regularly hitting the headlines. Several types of algae have been widely explored as a viable source for bio-fuel in the last few decades, however if this one becomes a success then we could soon have farmers growing microalgae ...

Two Solar Panel Companies to Provide Cheap Solutions

March 8, 2010 / No Comments

Two companies that provide solar power systems have decided to expand the availability of solar leases with no down payments. The company Sungevity has just launched a new 10-year residential solar lease, which has no upfront costs.

Sweden Set to Build 2000 Wind Turbines in Ten Years

March 2, 2010 / No Comments

Sweden is set to build 2000 new wind turbines during the next ten years, as a part of its project aimed at dramatically increasing the country's production of renewable energy - this was all revealed in a statement by Enterprise and Energy Minister Maud Olofsson on Tuesday.

New Colorado Bill to Popularize Solar Gardens

January 20, 2010 / No Comments

Green energy is still not very widely available from official government outlets - the best you can do right now is to sign up for green power with your local utility, but that's about it. Colorado is planning on changing that soon though - a state representative from Boulder made a statement announcing plans to introduce a bill legalizing "solar ...

First Solar Opens Power Plant in California

December 21, 2009 / 1 Comment

First Solar, a company that produces solar modules, just opened the largest photovoltaic solar power station in California on Monday. The company have announced plans to replicate this technology, in order to grow its utility business to a larger extent.

Solar Developers Acquire Funding Through Venture Capitalists

December 18, 2009 / No Comments

Two developers of solar projects have managed to get funding for their commercial and utility projects through sources which one wouldn't expect to be so efficient - venture capitalists. Tioga Energy have managed to raise $20 million for their business, which is financing commercial and non-commercial solar installations - for example, on around school and office buildings.

UK Company Makes Breakthrough to Reduce Hybrid Battery Cost Significantly

December 10, 2009 / 1 Comment

A UK research team has made a discovery which allows the production of lithium-ion batteries, with the total production costs going at about a third of what the current batteries cost to make. The discovery is the result of collaboration between QinetiQ, Ricardo - a transport technology company, and the Energy Saving Trust.

YoGen Charges Your Phone With Your Own Energy

December 7, 2009 / No Comments

Solar chargers are great for those who enjoy camping a lot and generally spending lots of time in nature. However, they're not always practical - sometimes you're indoors, others it's cloudy and you can't get enough solar power for your needs. So what do you do then? The answer is YoGen - this nifty little device allows you to generate ...

DOE Offering $100 Million for Revolutionary Energy Technology

December 7, 2009 / No Comments

The Department Of Energy has given a $100 million stimulus to researchers involved in various green energy projects. There are three main projects which are being funded this way, each of them aimed at solving a specific energy-related problem. The three projects are more efficient fuels, capturing carbon dioxide emissions from coal plants, and inventing batteries for electric cars which ...

Data Center Powered Entirely by Wind

December 3, 2009 / No Comments

In Woodstock, Illinois, Other World Computing's laboratory has managed to get 100% of its needed power through wind turbines placed on-site. The turbines used are 39 meters in diameter, with a capacity of 500 kilowatts. The estimated output is around 1,250,000 kilowatt hours (kWh) annually. OWC are running other operations as well, but this one uses about twice as much ...