A First Nations community in British Columbia taking solar power seriously

A First Nations community has created a solar farm that is 100 per cent owned and operated. The Tsilhqot'in project has capacity to power 130-150 homes and help lower cost of living in this remote community. A news item from The Canadian Press on the CBC website explains the latest developments.   Community prepares to … Continue reading A First Nations community in British Columbia taking solar power seriously

Breakthrough in solar energy could turn the average window into a source of heat and store energy

James Pero writes on the Daily Mail website that scientists at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden have made a breakthrough that could turn the average window into a source of heat and store energy captured by the sun's rays for decades   Scientists discover extraordinary way to turn normal windows into emission-free solar panels … Continue reading Breakthrough in solar energy could turn the average window into a source of heat and store energy

Australia planning to export electricity to Singapore from its solar farms

While the Australian government is resisting moving forward in the low carbon energy transition, there are some interesting developments. Adam Morton explains in an article on The Guardian website.   'Just a matter of when': the $20bn plan to power Singapore with Australian solar The desert outside Tennant Creek, deep in the Northern Territory, is … Continue reading Australia planning to export electricity to Singapore from its solar farms

Abu Dhabi home to world’s largest solar power plant

The United Arab Emirates is developing a reputation for sustainable energy. It is encouraging to see the world’s largest solar power plant now in operation.  John Parnell explains in an article on the Forbes website.   World's Largest Solar Power Plant Switched On This is a headline you may well read more than once in … Continue reading Abu Dhabi home to world’s largest solar power plant

In most of the United States, it’s now become cheaper to build a new solar or wind farm than to keep an existing coal plant running

Irina Ivanova writes on the CBS News website about latest developments in the low-carbon energy transition in the US. What are your views?   How wind and solar became America's cheapest energy source the price of renewable energy has been dropping exponentially over the past decade—and shows no sign of reversing. In most of the … Continue reading In most of the United States, it’s now become cheaper to build a new solar or wind farm than to keep an existing coal plant running

Sun-seeking solar farms under development in The Netherlands

Many of us are sun seekers but it is unusual to hear of solar panels that can track the sun. Daniel Boffey explains in an article in The Guardian about in building of 15 floating solar islands in The Netherlands that will possess sunflower-like ability to turn to face the sun.   Dutch engineers build … Continue reading Sun-seeking solar farms under development in The Netherlands

PV combined with batteries see real potential in Jordan and Morocco

Even the world’s most efficient gas technology is falling behind PV combined with batteries, Jason Deign argues in an article on the Green Tech Media website. This is according to a recent study that looked at the markets in the Middle East and Africa. Is this your experience?   Solar-Plus-Storage Beats Combined Cycle Gas in … Continue reading PV combined with batteries see real potential in Jordan and Morocco

The air conditioning challenge in the Mediterranean Basin

Frédéric Dubessy writes on the econostrum.info website about a recent study by the World Bank to address the increasing penetration of air conditioning with the need to promote energy efficiency and reduce energy consumption.   Solar power bringing energy efficiency to Mediterranean air-conditioning Faced with an explosion in the numbers of air-conditioners in the Mediterranean … Continue reading The air conditioning challenge in the Mediterranean Basin

New materials making breakthrough to lower costs of concentrated solar power

The low carbon energy transition needs to deploy more existing technologies but it also needs innovation.  Steve Hanley writes on the Clean Technica website about the impact of new materials to reduce the costs of concentrated solar power, leading to it being cheaper than battery storage.   New Materials Could Make Concentrated Solar Power Cheaper … Continue reading New materials making breakthrough to lower costs of concentrated solar power