Even though they admit that the road ahead is fraught with danger and difficulty, industry experts are still confident that the price of solar will be competitive within the next 10 years. When this long-awaited day finally comes, I wonder if the industry will be adequately prepared?
The major difference between the financial and the energy world is that our current energy capital IS NOT replaceable; it is by it's very nature "non-renewable". As a result, our job as managers of our planet's energy portfolio is to create an "energy balance sheet" that has the proper mix of fossil fuels and renewable energy sources.
The Universal Automobile (UA) is a "public domain" vehicle used by subscribers; it is powered by batteries which can be automatically trickle-charged using "charging mats" deployed across preferred downtown locations designated as "UA Parking Areas" , or alternatively, their batteries can be quickly exchanged at traditional gasoline stations converted to accommodate automatic "swapping"..
Zonnewater developed a desalination unit based on solar energy (95% thermal and 5% photovoltaic or wind energy), suited for coastal areas with an average temperature of 30 degrees Celsius. The prototype is a small one cubic meter greenhouse-type construction that produces 40 litres of water per day.
The engine is running smoother, quieter, and although veggie is supposed to have 6% less BTU, performance and mileage do not seem to be affected. Emissions definately have been affected positively. No black smoke and the exhaust smells better.
Grey water reuse offers a wonderful opportunity for us to maintain the sort of gardens we want, without wasting a single drop of precious drinking water.
For the ultimate "positive" holiday shopping experience, give a green present that is good for the Earth and good for the recipient.
Electric vehicle and renewable energy firm signs intent with leading hispanic executive to manage government relations, public affairs and Caribbean/Latin American distribution.
Carmanah Signs is suppling $650,000 in LED edge-lit illuminated point-of-purchase signs to a large Canadian retailer. LED-based signs are a 'green' lighting technology that use up to 90% less electricity consumption than neon or fluorescent while offering improved brightness and crisper detail.
Will Emergency Personnel be able to find your house?
The U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) presented the 2004 Paul Rappaport Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Award to Robert "Bud" Annan, who oversaw government-sponsored research into solar energy for more than 20 years.
Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center in Falls Village, CT is hosting a biodiesel workshop including demonstration of the Appleseed Biodiesel Processor.
Everyone is used to solar hot water systems with collectors on the roof. Imagine a solar hot water system with NOTHING on the roof, and that operates 24 hours a day...
Next funding round to target finance, policy and regulation projects
The Nextek product increases system efficiency, provides backup lighting, and eliminates the need for a complex, sometimes costly, utility interconnect agreement.
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