Random Thoughts from this Year's Renewable Energy Fair

Reducing one's energy overhead costs relatively little and produces a revenue stream that appreciates over time. Replacing one's energy infrastructure with on-site renewable systems, in contrast, will require a sizable up-front financial commitment relative to what it will produce over time.

Renewable Energy Markets Worldwide 2015 Driven by Climate Change

Nanotechnology is undoubtedly one of the key technologies which will influence energy efficiency

SMALL ELECTRIC VEHICLES IMPROVE LIVABILITY

A second generation of Personal Vehicles is being created with performance and range similar to its ancestors, while meeting the priorities of a society re-defining the meaning of community.

Solar Heating in Saskatchewan in the Winter

The research showed that these panels will work in northern climates. The system was operated over a one month period in February and March when temperatures were at times lower than -20 C.

SOLAR PONDS FOR RESIDENCES AND SMALL BUSINESSES

This article does not pretend to be an exhaustive dissertation on solar ponds, but it should be enough to wet the appetite of anyone who is searching for a relatively simple almost passive way of collecting the sun's heat and energy.

The Air Car

At the moment, four models have been made: a car, a taxi (5 passengers), a Pick-Up truck and a van. The final selling price will be approximately 5.500 pounds.

The Half Program

The Half Program has proven to be a very good investment - we spent a total of $7,525 for all the energy reduction projects, and we are saving $4,007 per year in energy costs!

Will the UK House Building Industry rise to the Carbon Challenge?

The Government recently announced the launch of their "Carbon Challenge" which aims to create five zero carbon or near carbon developments throughout the UK in order to provide working examples to the building industry. The idea is to encourage house builders to implement good building practices in order to meet the 2016 CO2 emissions targets.

Your Swimming Pool is an Energy Hog

Most pool owners know that you don't need to run your filter as much in the winter as you do during the summer months. When the water is cold, bacteria and algae don't do much, and you can get away with running your pump less.

£14 Billion Tidal Barrage Proposed for Severn Estuary

Following the Energy White Paper released on 23rd May 2007, The Renewable Energy Centre announces its support for the Government's decision to once again consider the benefits of tidal power, but also voices its concerns about the environmental implications of the proposed Severn Barrage.

Grid-connected solar project to be profitable without subsidies

Market and environmental factors are driving the improvement of PV systems technologies and a new residential project is proving their large-scale economic viability.

The Global Bioenergy Partnership

The purpose of the Global Bioenergy Partnership is to provide a mechanism for Partners to organize, coordinate and implement targeted international research, development, demonstration and commercial activities related to production, delivery, conversion and use of biomass for energy

Tired of Waiting for Hot Water?

The ready-for-retrofit Comfort System is a one-pump, one-valve combo that's typically installed in an existing home by a professional, usually within a couple hours - without the need to install a return line to the water heater.

Changing America's Economic Lifeblood from Oil to Ingenuity

We can change the lifeblood of our economy from oil to ingenuity. It is that way in communications. It was that way with transportation. Open rights of way to innovation. Ingenuity will flourish or fail based on the value created minus the cost to compete.

China's Solar Energy Industry: Polysilicon 2007-2011

China's 2005 Renewable Energy Law called for the country to increase its renewable energy consumption to 10 percent of the total by 2020. Without sufficient supply of domestic polysilicon, this goal, as well as solar cell export goals, will be difficult to meet.

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