Tagged: Alternative energy

A new efficiency record for solar panels 0

A new efficiency record for solar panels

To EcoGeek : ” Semprius, a startup company manufacturing tiny concentrated solar cells that forgo any cooling systems has achieved a truly amazing leap in solar cell efficiency. “ This is truly exciting as...

China unveils huge wind energy plans 0

China unveils huge wind energy plans

Here are some great news for climate and quite bad news for America and Europe : China unveiled last week massive wind energy plans. The People’s Republic is willing to seriously expand the renewable...

Solar to account for a third of energy by 2060 1

Solar to account for a third of energy by 2060

According to an International Energy Agency official, a third of ALL global energy needs could be answered by solar energies within the next five decades. (photovoltaic, concentrated and thermal) And this could be a...

Marine energy could add up to 240 GW by 2050 0

Marine energy could add up to 240 GW by 2050

Here is my latest post on CleanTechies, this time on wave and tidal energies : “According to a new study by the Carbon Trust up to 240 GW of capacity of marine energy could...

Hydrogen: A dream or delusion? 0

Hydrogen: A dream or delusion?

This is the title of an interesting article at GreenTech Media. Here are some essential quotes of it : ” Hydrogen. In green technology circles, just mentioning the word is enough to start an...

Iceland may help power Europe with geothermal 0

Iceland may help power Europe with geothermal

Despite its recent economic harshness, Iceland is rich as it is located on one of the world’s best geothermal hot spots. The potential is so large they are thinking about exporting electricity to neighboring...

Over 7,800 MW of geothermal power for the USA 0

Over 7,800 MW of geothermal power for the USA

Geothermal energy is seldom mentioned among renewable energies as solar and wind energies get the lion’s share of the news. However, geothermal is one of the rare sources that can deliver electricity 24/7. To...