Californian Desert supplies lots of energy

CSP Plant Mojave Desert by night

CSP Plant Mojave Desert by night (photo: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)

Have a look at this Solar Thermal Plant, located in the Mojave Desert at the California/Nevada border.

The Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System uses 347,000 garage-door-sized mirrors to heat water that powers steam generators.

This CSP-plant is one of the clean energy facilities that helps produce 10% of California state’s electricity.

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Caribbean Island Curacao is changing into desert

Curacao, desert, rainwater, water infrastructure, climate change

The strategy of Curacao is still to discharge the rainwater directly to the ocean as soon as possible. The result: desertification!

The Caribbean Island Curacao is changing into a desert. That’s emergency call is done by Don Martina, former president of the island. 

Don Martina, was invited in the Parliament to talk about the collection and reuse of rainwater. Read More

5 Million US dollars for renewables competition Africa

CO2, Climate Change, Bati, Solar Power, Greenhouse gas, renewable, diesel, India, generator, irrigation

Isn’t it a great thing, to get 25 years worth of power for irrigation, with just 3 years of money spent on diesel / gas powered water pumps?

AccessAfrica, today launched the Access Co-Development Fund (‘ACF’), a US$ 5 million competition designed to bridge the gap between early stage renewable energy projects in Africa and the expertise and funding they require to come to operation. Read More

Restoring Desert Grasslands USA

Desert, green, restoring, USA, Texas, grassland, perma culture, eco system, water, CO2Look at the amazing results Restoring Desert Grasslands in Texas. 

The key to this form of permaculture is: cooperating with each other and with nature for abundant living. Read More

Billion Dollar Desalination Plants, the right answers to California’s Drought?

 

climate change, fresh water, desalination, California

There might be a solutions for the future. A desalination plant which is cost efficient and delivers health, cheap drinking water

Desalination of Pacific Ocean water may prove to be a cheaper solution for California. California is running out of water. Since 2010 progressive drought is rendering the Central Valley, into a desert.

The San Joaquin and Sacramento Rivers are drying up as is the aquifer beneath them. The Colorado River basin no longer meets the freshwater demands of both landowners and city dwellers in the U.S. Southwest. Read More

Agriculture in deserts is possible

salt water, food crisis, desalination, vegetalles, climate change, deserts, world food program

A Saltwater Greenhouse Grows Vegetables In Places Vegetables Won’t Grow

Water is scarce in the desert. And sweet water is even a bigger problem. But not anymore.

Have you ever heard about greenhouses in the desert in which vegetables successful grow, using salt water? No need to desalinate anymore. 

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