China testing feasibility of solar panels integrated in their roads

Keith Bradsher explains in an article on the New York Times website about efforts in China to embed solar panels in highways. He also explains why it is less likely to work in the United States Free Power From Freeways? China Is Testing Roads Paved With Solar Panels On a smoggy afternoon, huge log carriers … Continue reading China testing feasibility of solar panels integrated in their roads

It’s time to reassess the notion of “new energy”

Werner van Zyl, Associate Professor of Chemistry, Lecturer in sustainable energy at the University of KwaZulu-Natal writes that our long-term sustainable energy solution has to focus more on the sun.   All roads to sustainable energy lead to the sun Humans consume 221 tonnes of coal, 1,066 barrels of oil, and 93,000 metric cubes of … Continue reading It’s time to reassess the notion of “new energy”

Impact of California’s boom in solar power

Everyone is fascinated with developments in California to promote sustainable energy. Ian Johnston writes in The Independent that the impact of solar production is leading to negative electricity process. The energy transition is truly underway.   California produced so much solar power, electricity prices just turned negative "Yeah, they're out there havin' fun, In the … Continue reading Impact of California’s boom in solar power

India achieves important milestone in deployment of solar power

India is making important advances as it is taking its energy transition seriously. Sanjay Dutta writes on the ETEnergyworld website from the Economic Times that total installed solar capacity, including rooftop and off-grid projects, has crossed 10 GW.   Big boost for India's power generation: Solar power capacity crosses 10,000 Megawatt Green power is driving … Continue reading India achieves important milestone in deployment of solar power