The idea is to take entire cities off the grid, saving money on upgrading outdated poles and lines that are vulnerable to wind, storms and brush fires. It is part of Western Power's "modular grid" and effectively spells the end of the old model built on large centralised generation that has dominated the Australian electricity system for decades
The sheep are fed, the farmers are paid, and the solar producers can tend to their vegetation without the use of lawnmowers and weed killers - which sometimes struggle to get under the panels and consume fossil fuels - or herbicides. USDA is now funding a project to support solar grazing.
The recycling industry for electric car batteries is slowly taking off, but it is difficult to get car manufacturers to use recycled materials. Generally, people have the impression that recycled material is not as good as new material. The results of a new study show that batteries with recycled cathodes can be as good or even better.
Five years ago, South Australia experienced a catastrophic power outage triggered by severe storms. At the time, many blamed renewable energy, but South Australia has since continued to invest massively in green power. Today, the power grids there are very stable - despite or because of renewables?
French President Emmanuel Macron has unveiled a 30 billion euro investment plan to modernise the country's economy. The largest area of announced investment is in the energy sector, with eight billion euros. The country continues to place great hopes in the nuclear sector, which alone can count on one billion euros from the investment package.
The country continues to place great hopes in the nuclear sector, which alone can count on one billion euros from the investment package. …
A new study has found that only 50% of the world's roofs would need to be covered with solar panels to meet the world's annual electricity needs.
Asia, North America, Europe are potential hotspots for rooftop solar power generation. Storing solar power is expensive, so it can be difficult to use solar efficiently in areas with varying conditions.
A fully electrified household clearly offers a more cost-effective future for all. We sometimes forget how much energy is wasted in the production and burning of fossil fuels - around two thirds - and Castles and Cars notes that the average household's energy consumption could be cut from 102 kWh a day to just 37 kWh.
The DNA of the traditional energy system is anything but user-friendly. As a highly regulated "essential service," the electricity industry has long thought itself special. We make sure the lights are on" and similar sayings. That's not true, of course. But try telling them that.
For companies to truly transform their business, it is important to move beyond traditional energy management methods and business practices and embrace the latest technologies and solutions to achieve bold and measurable decarbonization results. Some of the most effective solutions for climate protection - such as microgrids - are less well known.