Archive for October, 2013
Africa has tremendous potential to utilize renewable energy sources. More than half of the continent’s billion residents live without access to power and now that has the potential to change.
The 48 sub-Saharan countries have a combined installed power capacity of only 68 gigawatts (GW), roughly equal to the capacity of Spain, whose population is less …Read More
Straw from agriculture could help address future energy needs, a new study published in the journal Applied Energy suggests.
Led by researchers from the Helmholtz Center for Environmental Research, Thueringian Regional Institute for Agriculture (TLL) and German Biomass Research Center, the report found that of the 30 million tons of cereal straw produced nationally every year, …Read More
With summer gone and fall quickly passing, most local gardeners are taking in their last crop of the season. However, a new type of garden is gathering hype this season: A solar garden.
A local group is looking to start up a solar garden in Harvard, Massachusetts. Chelmsford residents will be able to buy “shares” in …Read More
Residential solar power has become increasingly affordable over the past few years as an environmentally friendly, cost-saving alternative to traditionally sources of energy. But even as costs have lowered, the price for solar installations still remains too high for low-income communities. GRID Alternatives, a solar installation non-profit, takes great measures to bring green opportunities to …Read More
According to the most recent issue of the “Monthly Energy Review” by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), with data through June 30 2013, renewable energy sources – i.e., biofuels, biomass, hydropower, geothermal, solar, and wind – provided 9.8% of U.S. energy consumption and 11.8% of domestic energy production for the first half of the …Read More