Beautiful Power Plant Will Use Ocean Tides to Power 155K Homes. RepublishReprint This planned power plant in Wales may look like the Guggenheim Museum but its benefits far outweigh the beauty: it will use the rise and fall of ocean tides to generate enough renewable electricity to power 155,000 homes for 120 years.
When completed, the structure will produce electricity enough to displace more than a quarter million barrels of oil each year— while leaving virtually no carbon footprint. India permits free energy technology despite threats from UK, US, Saudi Arabia. India considers its own free energy program a matter of national pride, and is very much willing to risk antagonizing Petrodollar countries with its support on Reactionless AC Synchronous Generator (RLG) invented by its own Paramahamsa Tewari, an electrical engineer and former Executive Director of Nuclear Power Corporation of India.
Years ago, Tewari has also proven the theories inside Bruce de Palma’s homopolar engine which first exposed this writer to the world of free energy technologies. Obviously, a country cannot implement its own free energy program without considering all possible consequence including a military response from Petrodollar countries, e.g. Saudi Arabia, UK, US. That’s why India has been aligning its own military program with that of Russia which at present is standing up, together with the BRICS countries, against the Nazionist cabal imposing all sorts of sanctions to destroy it.
In November 2014, I made one of many visits to the laboratory of Paramahamsa Tewari. Recycling International - recycling magazine for professionals by professionals. September 16, 2015 by Kirstin Linnenkoper Europe: While the European market for new photovoltaic (PV) solar module installations declined from 17.6 GW in 2012 to approximately 10 GW in 2013, the PV waste market 'flourished', according to Pia Alina Lange of collection scheme PV Cycle.
Around 90% of the European PV market is said to adhere to sustainable waste management. The commitment to recycling enabled PV Cycle to collect over 3000 tonnes of damaged or end-of-life PV modules from 18 countries in 2013 - or 50% more countries than in the previous year. And yet Bulgaria and the UK were the only EU countries to introduce the necessary WEEE Directive legislation before the January 1 2014 deadline. Smashing the monopoly of National Grid. The National Grid holds a monopoly on the operation of the high voltage electricity transmission network within the UK.
They have done so since Margret Thatcher sold off the nationalised Central Electricity Generating Board in 1990. They also own the high voltage electricity distribution network in England and Wales, but the grid in Scotland is owned by Scottish Power and Scottish and Southern Electric (SSE). Last year National Grid made £3863000000 profit (that’s almost £4bn) and disbursed £1614484200 (£1.6bn) in dividends to its shareholders.
Since it was created the share price has trebled. All this just goes to show how profitable an enterprise this is. As regular readers will know, Scottish consumers pay more for their electricity than our cousins in England. Robin Hood Energy: Nottingham launches not-for-profit power firm. A local council has set up a not-for-profit energy supplier that it hopes can sign up 10,000 customers a month and save them each up to £237 a year on bills.
Nottingham city council said Robin Hood Energy, which employs 30 staff, was the first local authority-owned energy company run on a not-for-profit basis since the market was nationalised in 1948. The council said the first customer, who signed up with the new firm on Monday, had cut their annual energy bill from £2,000 to £1,400. The company will use energy generated from the city’s incinerator, solar panels and waste food plants and also buy in gas and electricity from the market. Se connecter à Facebook. Untitled. Hawaii Flips Switch on World's Largest Ocean Harvesting Clean Energy Plant. Hawaii is definitely ahead of the curve when it comes to renewable energy.
In June, the Aloha state became the first state to mandate that all of its electricity come from renewable sources no later than 2045. Along with other islands, its charging ahead with wind, solar and smart grid systems. But now, the state is home to the first fully closed-cycle Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) plant in the U.S. OTEC is “a process that can produce electricity by using the temperature difference between deep cold ocean water and warm tropical surface waters,” Makai Ocean Engineering, the company that built the plant, explains on its website.
“OTEC plants pump large quantities of deep cold seawater and surface seawater to run a power cycle and produce electricity.” The World's First Solar-Powered Sports Car Could Drive Forever. Can a road-legal car be powered by the Sun alone? One company thinks so, and they’re planning to unveil a scaled-down version of their proposal later this year. Called “The Immortus,” the two-person vehicle is the work of EVX Ventures, an electric vehicle technology startup based in Melbourne, Australia. The car is decked out in solar panels, covering up to eight square meters (86 square feet), and also has a lithium battery to store energy, between five and 10 kilowatt-hours. So light is the car though, 500 kilograms (1,100 pounds) when empty and 700 kilograms (1,550 pounds) when fully laden, it is able to run on just solar power alone. Norway link clears Scots hurdle - Onshore Wind. Aberdeenshire Council has approved onshore works for the Northconnect interconnector between Scotland and Norway.
Partners aim to lay shoreside cables and build an electricity converter station to begin operations in 2022. The link will in part help to facilitate increased renewables penetration in both countries. Rural Energy - Biogas. Biogas is a gas produced by the breakdown of organic matter.
It is obtained through a process called anaerobic digestion of a wide variety of biodegradable materials, including manure, landfill and sewage waste, municipal waste, agricultural waste and plant waste. Biogas is a renewable and flexible source of energy, is easily stored on-site in storage tanks and can be used for cooking, heating, the production of electricity, as a transport fuel or upgraded to natural gas quality for injection into a gas grid. It is a particularly suitable fuel for rural areas that are not connected to the mains gas grid. Community Empowerment needs Community Energy to be vibrant.
Posted on Rob Gibson, MSP and Convenor of Scottish Parliament’s Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee paid a visit to Community Energy Scotland today.
Rob was keen to meet with staff and to find out what impact the recent DECC announcements on support mechanisms are having on the community energy sector. He heard about the potential loss of income to communities resulting from these proposed changes and the ongoing uncertainty has meant that some projects will not get off the starting blocks. This concern and lack of confidence also extends to potential investors. Uk.businessinsider. While wind and solar power have made great strides in recent years, with renewables now accounting for 22% of electric energy generated, the issue that has held them back has been their transience.
The sun doesn’t shine at night and the wind doesn’t blow year-round – these are the mantras of all those opposed to the progress of renewables. Now the renewable power billionaire Elon Musk has just blown away that final defence. Last Thursday in California he introduced to the world his sleek new Powerwall – a wall-mounted energy storage unit that can hold 10 kilowatt hours of electric energy, and deliver it at an average of 2 kilowatts, all for US$3,500. That translates into an electricity price (taking into account installation costs and inverters) of around US$500 per kWh – less than half current costs, as estimated by Deutsche Bank.
Climate Reality - The UK is using tides as a cheap energy... Everyday Solar Cooking - Renewable Energy. Summer’s arrived and the heat is inescapable. You don’t want to turn on the stove to make dinner, which will heat up the house even more. If you’re like me and don’t have air conditioning — or if you’re energy conscious and keep the AC low — cooking indoors can be unbearable. Instead, why not use the source of all this heat to your advantage? Solar radiation is the most prolific source of energy on our planet. V3Solar's Spinning Cone-Shaped Solar Cells Generate 20 Times More Electricity Than Flat Photovoltaics. If there's one constant among the vast majority of solar panel designs, it's flatness; while solar panels can be equipped to tilt to follow the sun's path through the course of the day, there are still significant efficiency limitations to this basic design. V3Solar's rather elegant photovoltaic Spin Cell cones aim to address that, and their current prototype was recently third-party verified as capable of generating "over 20 times more electricity than a static flat panel with the same area of photovoltaic cells.
" The V3 Spin Cell was developed through collaboration with industrial design team Nectar Design. The company believes that the Spin Cell could be a game-changer in its market. On their website V3 explains that if one places a 20x solar concentration on a flat, static solar panel then “the temperature quickly reaches 260 degrees F, the solder melts within ten seconds, and the PV fails. Incredible new system can generate electricity from living plants. Analysis: The winners and losers from the government's crack down on wind and solar subsidies. The move to cut UK subsidies to solar farms can be seen as a fairly simple, political, story. It’s been reported as a widely anticipated move by a new Conservative majority government intent on cutting what the Prime Minister once reportedly referred to as the “green crap” in a bid to “protect” bill-payers from excessive clean energy costs.
Indeed on one level, that is what it is. Since being elected ministers have now effectively shut down the onshore wind and solar industries in the UK. “I’m afraid this all smacks of a government more willing to make policy in a vacuum,” said Ben Warren, Partner at Ernst and Young. “I can’t think of any players or commentators involved in UK energy that would think killing the onshore wind sector (our cheapest source of energy in this country) and trying to curtail the solar sector (our second cheapest form of energy) is a good idea on any level.” The scorn didn’t go down well with the Secretary of State, Amber Rudd who argued: Community projects. EcoVision Sustainable Learning Center - Educating a Greener World. This article was original published for the Talkin’ Green column. Download a copy of the column from the Lake Geneva Regional News Real Estate Guide.
Heating, cooling and the production of hot water are necessary components for the operation of most residential and commercial buildings. And according to the U.S. Bold and beautiful solar projects from around the world. China is building its largest solar plant covering 6,301 acres in the Gobi desert and with capacity to provide electricity to 1 million households! Controlling the cost of renewable energy. Renewable energy sacrificed on the altar of corporate profit. Is the real problem with solar and onshore wind power not that it's costing us too much, but the very reverse - that it's costing far too little - and sharply cutting away at power company profits? The Government's 'war on renewables' makes no sense.
That's what plenty of people are telling you, and on the face of they are completely right. Smart Power set to launch synthetic smart grid for (Scottish) renewables. Innovation a key for Chile’s energy development. Small scale hydropower can provide stream of new jobs to rural regions. Micro-hydro, the generation of electricity from small streams, has begun to take off in rural Wales.
The country’s geography makes small-scale hydropower a viable alternative source of energy and, for struggling rural areas, a source of income and jobs. Wales has long exploited its natural advantages in waterpower, from pre-industrial mills to six large hydropower schemes today. The vast Dinorwig plant alone generates 1,728MW, meeting peak-time electricity demand across the country.
A typical micro-hydro installation, by contrast, will produce well under 50kW, although some run as high as 0.5MW. Renewable Energy Responsible for First Ever Carbon Emissions Stabilization - Renewable Energy World. Carbon emissions in 2014 remained at the previous year’s levels of 32.3 billion metric tons — a milestone that points to the impact worldwide renewable energy investment is having in the face of a 1.5 percent annual increase in global energy consumption, according to a new report from REN21.
Jeff McIntire-Strasburg has been blogging a greener world via sustainablog since 2003! Technology. The Climate Change Blog with Ewan Hyslop. We have just published ‘Micro-renewables in the historic environment.’ World’s biggest-ever pumped-storage hydro-scheme, for Scotland? Location. Hybrid rooftop wind and solar generator now available in U.S. for early adopters. The SolarMill, a 1.2 kW combination wind and solar energy system, will be sold in the U.S. for about $3000.
Company Proposes Off Grid Battery That 'Runs On Air!' Off-Grid Battery Bank. Donald Sadoway: The missing link to renewable energy. Costa Rica powered with 100% renewable energy for 75 straight days. A fully transparent solar cell that could make every window and screen a power source. Goodyear Releases Electricity-Generating Tire Concept.
Goodyear Releases Electricity-Generating Tire Concept. SolTech's Beautiful Glass Roof Tiles Heat Your Home With Solar Energy. Why Tesla's battery for your home should terrify utilities. Tesla Motors Announces A New Home Battery; Living Off The Grid Will Soon Be Status Quo. New Tesla battery will power your entire home, for free. World’s first grid-connected wave power station switched on in Australia. Is the Age of Free Energy Already Upon Us? Portland's New Pipes Harvest Power From Drinking Water. Make a Biogas Generator to Produce Your Own Natural Gas - Renewable Energy. Coming Soon: The World's Largest Tidal Power Plant Will Generate Electricity for 175,000 Homes.
West Lothian Answers to West Lothian Questions. Green energy co-ops blocked by government regulator.
Wind. George Osborne is preparing to kill off Britain's renewable energy revolution. Ocean Energy Solutions. Exclusive: Renewable energy from rivers and lakes could replace gas in homes - Climate Change - Environment. GravityLight. A gravity light costs $5 and can be recouped in 2-3 months helping families out of poverty. Magnetic Energy Systems gets third-party validation of overunity. Major Breakthrough in Free Energy: Overunity Demonstrated in the QEG. OVO Communities. Nova Innovation turbine on North Yell generating power for grid. Incentive will 'cut rural energy bills' SÜDLEDER GmbH & Co KG - Magazine process news. Scotland 'key to beating crunch' - Politics. Energy Efficiency Innovation and Investment.