Monthly Archives: August 2011

Farmers turning to renewable energy

Farmers are planning to invest heavily in renewable energy equipment this year, according to research by Barclays. Mike Porter runs his farm in Suffolk on renewable energy (JEREMY DURKIN) A third of dairy farmers polled said they were exploring options … Continue reading

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U.S. Posted a Trade Surplus in Solar Technologies, Study Finds

HONG KONG — A study sponsored by the solar power industry has concluded that the United States ran a trade surplus of $1.88 billion in solar technologies last year, as exports of raw material and factory equipment for the solar … Continue reading

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Portland Plans for Transit All Powered by Electricity

Hans van der Meer FULLY COVERED A new solar-powered charging station in Portland, Ore., can also supply power to the electrical grid. PORTLAND, Ore. To drivers passing by on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, the structure rising above the parking … Continue reading

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Military radar deal paves way for more wind farms across Britain

Thousands more wind turbines can now be built across Britain after energy companies struck behind-the-scenes deals to overcome military objections to wind farms. Radar operators find it hard to distinguish between aircraft and wind turbines Photo: REX New mobile radar … Continue reading

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Marine energy in Scotland: A rising tide?

A remote town hopes to become a clean-energy hub EVEN on a sunny day the rugged coastline of Caithness—with its small towns huddled round little harbours, looking 15 miles across the Pentland Firth to the dark cliffs of Orkney—feels as … Continue reading

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Round-the-clock solar power plant in Spain – big picture

Gemasolar, the world’s first commercial high-temperature solar power plant, is expected to be able to supply energy to the grid based on demand, regardless of whether there is constant solar radiation Gemasolar, a 15 megawatt solar power tower plant. Gemasolar … Continue reading

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China doesn’t have the network to cope with renewable energy

Here’s a statistic that probably keeps China’s leaders up at night: last year, China became more dependent on imported oil than the United States. Workers rest near solar panels on the rooftop of the Nanjing South Railway Station, China Photo: … Continue reading

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