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Britain’s the Orkney Islands being used as a laboratory to learn how to make all the components of a fully renewable energy network function together

Britain’s the Orkney Islands being used as a laboratory to learn how to make all the components of a fully renewable energy network function together

Steve Hanley writes on the CleanTechnica website that there are a lot of pieces to the puzzle to fit together before we can be completely dependent on renewable energy. Well, they are trying on the Orkney Islands. What are your views?   Orkney Islands Are Key To Renewable Energy In The UK There’s theory and … Continue reading

Understanding the energy transition in Texas

Understanding the energy transition in Texas

Texas is one of those interesting regions where there are competing views of the energy system and the energy transition. Steve Hanley discusses latest developments in an article on the CleanTechnica website.   Renewable Energy Advocates Learn To Not Say “Climate Change” In Texas Renewable energy, particularly wind power, has been hugely successful in Texas, … Continue reading

Combining renewable energy and low-cost thermal storage to deliver heat for high-temperature industrial processes

Combining renewable energy and low-cost thermal storage to deliver heat for high-temperature industrial processes

It is encouraging to see a news item on the phys.org website about a new technique by researchers at the University of South Australia to reduce industrial emissions through deploying renewable energy technologies and low-cost thermal storage.   Renewable energy solution for industrial heat applications Researchers at the University of South Australia have developed a … Continue reading

Novel wind and solar energy-harvesting flags

Novel wind and solar energy-harvesting flags

The University of Manchester has announced on the eurekalert website about newly developed energy harvesting flags that are capable of powering remote sensors and small-scale portable electronics which can be used for environmental sensing such as to monitor pollution, sound levels and heat for example. The aim of the study is to allow cheap and … Continue reading