Monthly Archives: July 2011

Powering Japan’s future (Wind, Solar, Hydro, Tidal, Geothermal, Biomass)

The pros and cons of Japan’s renewable energy options Last year, Japan produced close to one quadrillion watt-hours of electricity — that’s 1 followed by 15 zeros. The vast majority of that — which translates into one billion megawatt hours … Continue reading

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To Build a Better Grid

SK Telecom Consortium Workers install a solar panel on a household within the Jeju Smart Grid project site. More than 2,000 homes along Jeju’s northeastern coast have been connected to the test grid. JEJU, SOUTH KOREA — Lim Ki-choo has … Continue reading

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Subsidies deadline drives UK solar power boom

Solar power capacity has risen more than 18-fold since last year as homeowners and businesses rush to take advantage of feed-in tariffs The solar panels being installed at the Sun Park in Fen Lane, Conisholme. Photograph: Paul Marriott for Ecotricity … Continue reading

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Partners in Wind Power Bridge a Mideast Divide

When I first sought out Muhammad Salem, he was awaiting the birth of his fourth child, a girl, at Al-Makassed hospital in East Jerusalem. The baby’s name would go through several iterations in the course of the night. First it … Continue reading

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Government to move urgently to close solar incentive loophole

Decc ‘taking action shortly’ on loophole allowing extended solar farms to receive original feed-in tariff after August deadline Decc is ‘taking action shortly’ to close solar loophole. Photograph: Paul Marriott/Paul Marriott for Ecotricity The first steps to close a regulatory … Continue reading

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Wind farms inefficient because they’re in “wrong places”

Renewable energy entrepreneur Graham Brown, who has just raised £4.2m for wind farm development business Burcote Wind, on the need for consistent Government energy policies, rival farms that are in the “wrong places” and why solar is a “nonsense” in … Continue reading

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Solar Power for Darker Times

    A field of mirrors directs sunlight at a black box containing salt. Then the molten salt passes through a heat exchanger, making steam to power a turbine and generator. Amid the fretting over whether the renewable energy business … Continue reading

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