Since this month, the Nuclear Research and Consulting Group (NRG) has been testing a ThoriumMolton Salt Reactor (TMSR) in Petten, the Netherlands. It is the start of the first of several experiments in a test reactor with the goal to produce data that will support the TMSR development.
Since the early seventies, the NRG researchers have been the first to investigate the possibilities of a molten salt reactor with Thorium instead of Uranium.
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority has announced a comprehensive plan to significantly increase investment in renewable energy projects.
Announcing its annual budget, the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) stated that it will float tenders worth Dh 27 billion (US$7.35 billion) to set up renewable energy projects. The projects are expected to be commissioned through the independent power producers model.
The Authority did not give any details for the likely renewable energy projects that will be pursued. However, among the largest tenders would be for the next phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum solar power park.
The first large phase of the solar park, with 200 MW capacity, is being constructed by ACWA Power-led consortium. Another tender for 800 MW capacity has attracted interest from global project developers, and the winner of this phase is expected to be announced soon.
DEWA plans to increase the total capacity of the solar park to 3 GW by 2030, so a number of tenders are expected to be issued. The Authority is expected to develop other renewable energy and clean energy projects.
Dubai has set a target to increase the share of renewable energy in its total energy mix to 7% by 2020. The medium-term and long-term targets for renewable energy share are 25% by 2030 and 75% by 2050.
different technologies can be used for micro-CHP, including stirling engines, rankine engines, internal combustion engines, and fuel cells.
Fuel cell based micro CHP units in homes and commercial buildings can help the electricity grid assimilate more renewables according to the Technical University of Denmark.
Scientists published a report explaining the need to create a market for electricity services to draw new technologies such as micro CHP into wider use and accelerate the cost reduction needed for general consumer uptake. Read More
Behold the incredible, gorgeous future of energy production.
Researchers at the Idaho National Laboratory are close to the production of a super-thin solar film that would be cost-effective, imprinted on flexible materials, and would be able to harvest solar energy even after sunset!
Behold the incredible, gorgeous future of energy production. Read More
Less than 10% of rural populations in Sub-Saharan Africa have access to electricity
Much has changed over the last ten years or so since the renewable power boom began. At the start of the boom, renewable power costswere very expensive and high quality developers were hard to find. Nowadays good core development expertise is available and capital costs have dropped dramatically. Read More
Scotland is changing towards renewables. Renewable energy is getting bigger than nuclear power in the green country. Records show renewables generated 32% more electricity than any other single source. Read More
An atlas of pollution: the world in carbon dioxide emissions
This Renewable Energy Policy Report 2014 presents an in-depth analysis of the renewable energy policies across the major countries in North and South America namely the US, Canada, Argentina, Brazil and Mexico.
It also presents the major renewable policy frameworks in place in some of the major states in the US and Canada.
solar and utility/on grid electricity hybrid system charge controller/ regulator for street lamp
In general terms, grid extensión is recommended only where it is the most cost-effective solution; mini-grids should be implemented at village scale where the cost of grid extension is not affordable; and stand-alone systems are suitable for remote areas with very low demand potential and scattered loads. Read More
China leads the global PV market, followed by Japan and the United States
The International Energy Agency (IEA) reports that solar energy is growing fast. Mainly due to the technological developments and the announced policy on CO2. As a result, the share of solar energy (renewable energy) may be greater in 2050 than any of the shares of fossil energy, wind power and nuclear energy. More than a quarter of the electricity will be Sun Power in 2050. Especially by an increasing amout of solar panels installed by consumers and industries. Read More