2nd Google Green Powered Data Center

2nd Google Green Powered Data Center

27 Giga watt Hour green power for the Google data center, Eemshaven Netherlands

Google has signed its second power purchase agreement with Eneco, one of the Netherlands’ leading electricity providers, for all the electricity produced from the country’s largest solar park for the internet behemoth’s new data center.

  • In November of 2014, the two companies revealed that Google’s newest data center in Eemshaven in the Netherlands would be completely powered by renewable electricity from the get-go, thanks to a PPA for all the electricity produced from an Eneco wind farm in Delfzijl, near Eemshaven.
  • The Google data center was the “fourth hyper efficient facility in Europe” and the PPA was the third for Google signed in Europe in an 18 month period.

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Dutch Airports shifting to Wind Power

Dutch Airports shifting to wind power

art of the deal between Royal Schiphol Group and Eneco is that all electricity should come from newly built wind farms on Dutch dominions.

From the 1st of 2018, all major Dutch airports will significantly improve sustainability of their operations by completely shifting to wind power for the supply of their electricity.

All airports part of Royal Schiphol Group are participating:

  1. Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
  2. Rotterdam The Hague Airport
  3. Eindhoven Airport
  4. Lelystad Airport

Together, these handle almost all civil aviation flights arriving or departing in the Netherlands, transporting 70 million passengers and almost 1.7 million tonnes of cargo in 2016. Read More

10 Amazing Wind Turbines

10 WIND TURBINE DESIGNS

The Magenn Air Rotor System (MARS) is the next generation of wind turbines with cost and performance advantages over existing systems. Follow this link for details.

This Top 10 amazing Wind Turbines is for shore where ‘Art meets Technology’.

These wind turbines are beautiful and practical works of art that pay back daily. For households, offices, industrie.

Placed at free windy places it’s a great contribution to the urban smart grid. Read More

Floating Power Plant

Floating power plant

The platform rotation is secured via the high wave absorption of 60-80% of the inherent energy in the waves.

This Floating Power Plant is targeting 
20GW, corresponding to €50bn potential revenue. The Power Plant is offshore proof and grid connected.

Denmark is convinced that this wind- and water energy plant is a significant step forward in world challenge to change into renewables. Read More

Invelox wind turbine, does it work?

Invelox wind turbine

In April, three generators will be placed in the narrowest part of the funnel: the place where the wind blows six times as hard, according to inventor Daryoush Allaei.

The Invelox wind turbine on the roof looks like a Vuvuzela, popular and hated at the World Cup in South Africa in 2010.

Michael Dubelaar hopes that it will be an alternative to the classical wind turbines. Recently, NedPowerSWH has installed a prototype.  Read More

Wind Power Hub North Sea

Wind Power Hub North Sea

TenneT’s thinking is based on an island with a modular structure, with each module covering approximately 6 km². This is big enough to provide space for connecting roughly 30 GW of offshore wind capacity. The island will be expandable by adding one or two modules of 6 km² each

An Energy Hub in the middle of the North Sea? Tennet launched a vision building an island as a hub, for wind power in the middle of the North Sea which will provide all neighboring countries green energy.

By connecting wind farms with a total capacity of over 30 gigawatts, the efficiency and costs will benefit the participating countries.

This plan was presented by TenneT last week. TenneT is the national high-voltage grid operator in the Netherlands and in a part of Germany. Read More

10 decisive energy trends

10 decisive energy trends

Solar panels modules decrease by 20% at every doubling capacity. By 2025 solar panels will be the cheapest form of electricity in many parts of the world.

10 decisive energy trends and drastically changing energy realities. That’s what DNV GL reports in its Technology Outlook 2025.

Note: this is not a futuristic prediction. It’s a picture of the impact of trends that have already been deployed, trends that will provide a new energy reality. Read More

FerrisWheel: the Future Windmill

FerrisWheel: the Future Windmill

The power of this design is the building with an open eye. The hole will generate renewable energy by water drops circulating in an electric field.

Dutch WindWheel has released an architecture design for the wind turbine of the future: the FerrisWheel.

FerrisWheel design:

  • The windmill is 174 meters high
  • The hole in the middle ensures renewable energy with water drops
  • The building will generate solar power
  • In the building is enough space for apartments and hotels

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Danish World Record: 42% electricity is wind power

wind mill park at the North Sea

Wind mill park at the North Sea

Denmark has established a world record: in 2015 42.1% of all electricity was generated by wind power.

The Danish government is a strong advocate of wind energy.

In 2020, the Danish goal is to produces 50% of the electricity by wind turbines. This goal will be achieved before. Read More

Japanese breakthrough triples wind power

The Wind Lens could deliver five times more power than conventional turbines

The Wind Lens could deliver even five times more power than conventional turbines

Japanese researchers have created a technology called “Wind Lens” that at least triples the potential output of a wind turbine

The Wind Lens is a source of renewable energy that Japan has been introducing since the earthquake and tsunami of 2011.

Imagine: our entire society powered by the quiet “woosh” of a wind turbine. Kyushu University‘s Wind Lens Turbine is one example of the many innovations happening right now that could transform our world in a green world. Read More

2014 record year for renewable energy

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Green power: Global investments reached USD 300 billion. A relatively large proportion of these billions has been done by emerging countries such as Burundi, Kenya, Honduras, Jordan and Uruguay.

According to the Global Status Report 2015 REN21, 2014 was a record year for investments in renewable energy.

Especially in Solar and Wind Energy.

The number of countries have set targets for green energy has risen to 164.  Read More

IKEA plans to invest 1.5 billion euro in Climate Change

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IKEA wants to produce at least 70% of the energy by 2016 and wants to increase it to full energy independence by 2020.

The next five years furniture giant IKEA will spend 1.5 billion euros (1,7 billion USD) to the development of renewable energy and other measures to help tackle climate change

  • 500 million euros (565 million USD) will be given to develop wind energy
  • Another investment of 100 million (112 million USD) will be spend for further development of solar energy
  • People in regions that are hardest hit by global warming will receive 400 million euros (450 million USD)

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Hydrogen Power, Pros & Cons

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Hydrogen fuel cells are highly efficient and less dangerous than gasoline

Hydrogen is the cleanest energy source we know of. In a electric fuel cell electricity is created by combining hydrogen and oxygen.

Without combustion, the only byproducts are water and heath. 

Although hydrogen can be produced from diverse renewable resources already, the main challenge is cost. Most of the cost of creating hydrogen by electrolysis, comes from buying power from the grid. So new research is good for the future of affordable hydrogen.  Read More

Shale Gas, Pros & Cons

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Fracking uses toxic chemicals

Shale gas requires an aggressive method of collection since it is buried deep in the earth under many layers of shale.

The most popular method of collecting shale gas is hydraulic fracking, a relatively new technology, which has become quite controversial. 

Wyoming is the first US state that has reached a settlement on January 26, 2015 with oil and gas frackers. Now they have stricter chemical disclosure rules and have to be more transparent. Read More

Solar Power Pros & Cons

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At this moment, researchers are evendeveloping solar panels who can produce energy at night!

Are there any cons for Solar Power? Yes of course but households can contribute with solar panels on top of their houses and so reduce greenhouse gasses.

But… These systems tend to be small scale and are certainly not the silver bullet to solve our energy challenge. Solar Power would make a huge difference, as one aspect of a multifaceted solution. Read More

Energy from Tar Sands Oil, Pros & Cons

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The discharge that accumulates in highly toxic waste ponds pose a huge threat to wildlife.

In the United States a large supply of oil sands are found in Eastern Utah. These deposits of bitumen or heavy crude oil have the ability to generate about 12 to 19 billion barrels from a number of prominent sites. Canada also has oil reserves op 170 billion barrels. Read More

Fusion Power, Pros & Cons

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Fusion energy has the potential to provide a sustainable solution to European and global energy needs

Is Fusion Power the clean power for the future? Fusion is the process which powers the sun and makes all life on earth possible.

Energy is produced by fusing together light atoms, such as hydrogen, at the extremely high pressures and high temperatures which exist at the centre of the sun (15 million ºC).

At the high temperatures experienced in the sun, gas becomes plasma.  Read More

Wind Energy Pros & Cons

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Extol winds is amongst the first to achieve the stringent GL-2010 guidelines for it 1 MW ‘Ex-55’ model.

Wind energy is one of the oldest sources of power in human history. Wind power was used to pump water for generations.

At this moment there are all kind of wind generators.

From very big stations build on land or sea, to small ones. Mexico introduced a few months ago even an Hybrid Solar / Wind Energy Tower. Read More

Two more breakthrough technologies 2014

BetterWorldSolutions Trending: Booster Program

BetterWorldSolutions gives great new concepts a boost

These advances technologies 2014 solve thorny problems or create powerful new ways of using technology.

They are breakthroughs that will matter for years to come.

 

 

 

More renewable energy and reduce costs

Less than 10% of rural populations in Sub-Saharan Africa have access to electricity

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 costs were 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

Renewable energy has overtaken nuclear in Scotland

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Wave power machine powers 1400 homes in Scotland

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

Geothermal Energy, Pros & Cons

Renewable energy, renewables, geothermal energy, climate changeGeothermal energy is generally considered environmentally friendly. There are a few polluting aspects of harnessing geothermal energy, but these are minor compared to the pollution associated with conventional fuel sources (e.g. coal, fossil fuels).

The carbon footprint of a geothermal power plant is minimal. 

Further development of our geo resources is considered helpful in the fight against global warming.

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Watch this: Hybrid Solar / Wind Energy Tower

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This revolutionary wind/solar energy tower is 2,235 ft high and 1,200 ft width.

Mexico is making history with this hybrid solar & wind energy tower. Have you ever seen this? The simplicity of solar/wind energy’s revolutionary solution lies in its ability to harness the natural power of a downdraft created when water is introduced to hot dry air within the confines of the Company’s patented tower structure. (Video) Read More