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In Spain, Solar Energy Storage is Worse Than Nuclear Spillage

In Spain, Solar Energy Storage is Worse Than Nuclear Spillage

Storing solar energy in a battery in Spain is more criminal than spilling radioactive waste. That’s the implied message written between the lines of a recently drafted law poised for fast-track approval by the government of Spain. Proposed fines for residential and SME use of solar energy self-consumption will be as high as €60 million […]

Solar Lights Eradicating Kerosene Lamps in Africa

Solar Lights Eradicating Kerosene Lamps in Africa

Using a unique business model to sell solar lights in rural African off-grid communities, SolarAid aims to eradicate the dangerous and toxic kerosene lamp from Africa by 2020. Working in Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia, and Uganda, the lives of over 10 million people in Africa are being improved through solar technology. Announcing another record-breaking year, […]

How Europe’s Power Grid Handled the Solar Eclipse of 3/20/2015

How Europe’s Power Grid Handled the Solar Eclipse of 3/20/2015

Several months in advance of the March 20, 2015, total solar eclipse, the European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity (ENTSO-E) began evaluating the risk to Europe’s power grid. Because the European power grid incorporates significant solar generation, the risk of negative impact during a solar eclipse needed to be carefully mitigated in order […]

Off-Grid Solar Power vs Grid-Connected Solar Power In The 21st Century

Off-Grid Solar Power vs Grid-Connected Solar Power In The 21st Century

The future in which power company customers transitioning to solar electricity generation can choose to either maintain grid connection or cost-effectively generate off-grid has arrived. The implications of this reality, however, are only just beginning to dawn. Rising on the horizon of a new solar energy era, concerns for stranded assets are keeping power company […]

Egypt Fast Becoming A Hot Renewable Energy Market

Egypt Fast Becoming A Hot Renewable Energy Market

With ample natural resources to supply the renewable energy market, Egypt is finally finding its way to a cleantech future. Plagued with chronic shortages in electricity supply, a new, ambitious wind and solar procurement schedule is propelling the country forward. Released recently by Apricum–The Cleantech Advisory, a renewable energy market briefing anticipates Egypt assuming a […]

Egypt’s Rooftop Solar Energy Plans – Hot or Not?

Egypt’s Rooftop Solar Energy Plans – Hot or Not?

Participating in an initiative to finance rooftop solar power units, National Bank of Egypt (NBE) and Banque Misr are offering loans to citizens in Egypt. As a preliminary stage, the initiative is being offered only within specific areas of Cairo. However, plans include expanding soon into Egypt’s other governorates. Energy Committee Head Magid Eldeen Almanzlaoy […]

Iowa’s Favorite Day is Winds-day

Iowa’s Favorite Day is Winds-day

Combining easy daytrips with collecting photos of warrior wind turbines can be an enjoyable weekend pastime for the whole family. There are so many wind farms in the state of Iowa, that it’s becoming a hot trend. Giant wind turbines are awesome-looking, appealing to all ages. The sheer size of a giant wind turbine can […]