The Oregon Solar Highway Program seeks to further the use of solar energy in greening the nation’s grid, adding value to the existing public right of way, and supplying clean, renewable, home-grown energy to Oregonians.
In 2008, the Solar Highway Project in Oregon (USA) was one of the first eye catcher world wide. Right now, there are a lot of examples of PV along the highways that power grids.
Because of the project’s high visibility, the team also took more extreme security measures than most projects need. A fence with razor wire and a motion detector surround the panels, protecting them from theft and graffiti. The 594-module, 104 kW project costed about $12.50 per W – about 50 percent higher than the average price for commercial projects installed that year in the state.
Of the 315 million people who are expected to gain access to electricity in Africa’s rural areas by 2040, it is predicted that only 30% will gain access to national grid-connected electricity
A new report from former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s Africa Progress Panel has called for a “significant boost” in investment to help African governments and their partners to “bridge the continent’s huge energy gap.”
In the future, private households will be capable of contributing to the stabilization of the power grid by enabling better integration of renewable energies.
TenneT and Sonnen are pioneering the networking of storage batteries with blockchain technology in order to stabilize the power grid.
Private households and owners of electric cars charged at these households, will be capable of contributing to the stabilization of the power grid by enabling better integration of renewable energies. Read More
There is about a 300 000 volt (V) potential difference between the Earth’s surface and the electrosphere, which gives an average electric field strength of about 6 V/metre (m) throughout the atmosphere. Near the surface, the fine-weather electric field strength is about 100 V/m..” Average height of a man is 6 feet or 2 meters so 100 V/m x 2 meters = 200 Volts 6 feet off the ground.
A black electromagnetic energy receiving antenna absorbs all electromagnetic radiation and doesn’t reflect at all.
Pure clean energy with a simple antenna. Is that possible? It seems to be.
The Egyptians used it 2000 years ago. We did it when our TV was still for free. But we seem to have forgotten it. Read More
Leading in alternative energies supports the kind of sustainable economic development and cost savings for our homeowners and businesses that we need.” – Mayor Emanuel
More than 900 government buildings in Chicago will shift their electricity use to “100% renewable energy” by 2025 under an ambitious mayoral plan that contrasts sharply with President Donald Trump’s retreat on environmental issues.
Three scientific breakthroughs will enable us to quickly reduce these emissions according to venture investor Bill Joy.
It can not be missed: we have to combat our CO2 emissions to stop climate change.
We have some news: Three scientific breakthroughs will enable us to quickly reduce these emissions according to venture investor Bill Joy. A pre-publication – including an update of the companies he mentions. Read More
IRENA will enable the sharing of expertise, exchange of best practices, and development of innovative approaches to accelerate power sector transformation through integrating higher shares of renewable energy in energy supply and energy use and improving energy efficiency.
These high ambition countries are collaborating to accelerate the transition to a sustainable energy future.
China, Denmark, Germany, Indonesia, Mexico, Morocco, and the United Arab Emirates, agreed to work together to establish an Energy Transition Coalition in the course of this year.
Renewable energy now accounts for 24% of global power generation and 16% of primary energy supply. To achieve decarbonisation, the report states that, by 2050, renewables should be 80% of power generation and 65% of total primary energy supply.
Irena (International Renewable Energy Agency) concluded in a new study that is possible to produce CO2-free global energy in 2060. According to Irena, by 2050 it would by possible to decrease emissions by 70%.
From a press release by IRENA
‘(…) Global energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions can be reduced by 70% by 2050 and completely phased-out by 2060 with a net positive economic outlook, according to new findings released today by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Perspectives for the Energy Transition: Investment Needs for a Low-Carbon Energy Transition, launched on the occasion of the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue, presents the case that increased deployment of renewable energy and energy efficiency in G20 countries and globally can achieve the emissions reductions needed to keep global temperature rise to no more than two-degrees Celsius, avoiding the most severe impacts of climate change.
In the transition period, storage and transportation of fossil fuels such as gasoline, diesel and kerosene will grow. International cargo flows remain important als long as societies still can not fully rely on green alternatives.
“IKEA Group investments into wind and solar energy generation contribute to the shift to a low carbon economy, and from a business perspective, help to secure our future as we become energy independent.” – Steve Howard, Chief Sustainability Officer, IKEA Group
87 of the world’s leading companies are now members of RE100.
Together they have a creating demand for around 107 Terawatt hours (TWh) of renewable electricity – around the same amount of power consumed by the United Arab Emirates or The Netherlands. Read More
Wattway, part of the France Colas constructions company, announced that four SolarRoad pilots will be built around the world in 2017.
Bloomberg December 4th:
(…) Colas SA, a French engineering firm, has designed rugged solar panels, capable of withstanding the weight of an 18-wheeler truck, that they’re now building into road surfaces. After nearly five years of research and laboratory tests, they’re constructing 100 outdoor test sites and plan to commercialize the technology in early 2018. (…/) Read More