Could water solve the renewable energy storage challenge?

Seasonal pumped hydropower storage (SPHS), an already established yet infrequently used technology, could be an affordable and sustainable solution to

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US solar hits near-record employment as Southeast shines

The solar industry, which represents 2.6% of overall U.S. electricity generation, already employs twice as many workers as the U.S.

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SCIENTISTS HAVE WORKED OUT HOW TO GENERATE ELECTRICITY FROM THIN AIR

Scientists have worked out a way to generate energy from nothing but the air around us, and not by using wind turbines.

Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have developed a device that uses a natural protein to create electricity from humidity and moisture present in the air across the globe. They say the new technology could change the face of renewable energy with the potential to put the brakes on climate change by burning fewer fossil fuels.

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A new world record for the conversion of solar energy to electricity using quantum dots

The development of next-generation solar power technology that has the potential to be used as a flexible ‘skin’ over hard surfaces has moved a step closer, thanks to a significant breakthrough at The University of Queensland.

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The solar-powered plane which could be airborne for a year completes first flight

The PHASA-35 has been designed and launched within two years and could detect forest fires and be used for maritime surveillance.

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Could ‘solar skins’ power our cities and vehicles?

If there’s one thing we can look forward to for the renewable future, it’s the concept of cities and vehicles powered by their very own sources. Currently in hot discussion, innovations known as ‘solar skins’ or ‘paint’ may just be the next big thing for both the manufacturing of more sustainable vehicles and buildings.

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Renewable energy leads to global carbon emissions decline in 2019

The global energy-related carbon dioxide emissions stopped growing in 2019 according to a new data released by International Energy Agency (IEA).

The Executive Director of the agency Fatih Birol said after two years of growth, global emissions were unchanged at 33 gigatonnes in 2019 even as the world economy expanded by about 2.9 percent. This, according to expert was primarily due to declining emissions from electricity generation in advanced economies, and the expanding role of renewable sources especially wind and solar.

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The Next Renewable Energy Source Could Be Rain

The quest for the next source of renewable energy is well under way, with no natural phenomenon overlooked. We have already harnessed the power of flowing water, wind, and sunlight, and the search for the next clean source of energy is far from over.

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Reps To Buhari: Declare Emergency On Power Sector

The House of Representatives has called on President Muhammadu Buhari, to declare a state of emergency in the power sector. The call followed the unanimous adoption of a motion on the power sector at the plenary on Thursday. A member, Nnolim Nnaji, had moved the motion titled ‘Urgent Need to Declare State of Emergency on the Power Sector.’ Adopting the motion, the House urged the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to declare a state of emergency on the power sector.

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Brazilian hydropower dam to host 30 MW of floating solar

Belgium’s Tractebel will build three floating PV projects at the 52.2 MW Batalha hydropower project, which is owned by Brazilian state-run power company Eletrobras Furnas.

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