Renewable energy: A world turned upside down. FROM his office window, Philipp Schröder points out over the Bavarian countryside and issues a Bond villain’s laugh: “In front of you, you can see the death of the conventional utility, all financed by Mr and Mrs Schmidt.
It’s a beautiful sight.” The wind blowing across Wildpoldsried towards the Alps lazily turns the turbines on the hills above. The south-facing roofs of the houses, barns and cowsheds are blanketed with blue photovoltaic (PV) solar panels. The cows on the green fields produce manure that generates biogas which warms the Biergarten, the sports hall and many of the houses where the 2,600 villagers live, as well as backing up the wind and solar generators in winter. All told, the village produces five times more electricity than it needs, and the villagers are handsomely rewarded for their greenness; in 2016 they pocketed about €6m ($7m) from subsidies and selling their surplus electricity. Few greens would mourn them.
החברות הממשלתיות: עדיפות למתקנים סולאריים. משרד האנרגיה ורשות החברות החלו לקדם מהלך משותף להתייעלות אנרגטית בחברות הממשלתיות, במטרה להביא אותן לחיסכון של עד 20% בצריכת החשמל.
במסגרת זאת הודיע לאחרונה מנכ"ל משרד האנרגיה, שאול מרידור, לחברות הממשלתיות, כי המשרד יממן באופן מלא סקרי אנרגיה בתחומיהן, כדי לבחון את פוטנציאל ההתייעלות האנרגטית שלהן. במקביל שלח יו"ר רשות החברות, אורי יוגב, מכתב בנושא לחברות, בו הוא קורא להן לקדם את החלטות הממשלה על הפחתת צריכת החשמל ב-17% עד 2030 ולעמידה ביעד של 10% חשמל ממקורות מתחדשים עד 2020. בלב המכתב מנסה יוגב לעודד את החברות להתקין על גגות ושטחים שברשותן מתקנים סולאריים בשיטת מונה נטו. קיראו עוד ב"גלובס" לאחר סקירה קצרה של החלטות הממשלה בנושאי הפחתת פליטות מייצור אנרגיה, מפרט יוגב את המשמעויות הכספיות של התקנת מתקנים סולאריים. Solar Cell Phone Charging Station - Engineers for a Sustainable World - UB. Technology - SolaRoad. Unique innovation - SolaRoad. World's First Solar Cycle Path Installed In Amsterdam. Earlier this year, we heard of a dynamic duo’s ambitious project, Solar Roadways, which wants to replace concrete roads, driveways and parking lots in the US with their innovative solar panels.
But it turns out that they’re not the only ones that think this green idea is a smart idea, as a group in the Netherlands has just designed and installed the world’s first solar cycle path. The path, which was developed by the Netherlands’ TNO Research Institute, runs between the suburbs of Krommenie and Wormerveer. The busy 70-meter stretch serves some 2,000 cyclists per day, and is set to open next week (November 12). 70 meters might not sound like much, but it’s a proof-of-concept pilot project to test feasibility and practicality, and it makes sense to test the waters on roads that are occupied with lightweight bicycles rather than hefty vehicles.
And while it may only bring in a modest amount of energy, when it’s extended to 100 meters in 2016 it could generate enough to power 2-3 houses. Seeing no end to power crisis, Gazans turn to solar power - Israel Business, Ynetnews. With the problem of power outages seemingly unsolvable, Palestinians have begun adopting solar technology, with more and more public institutions and private residents are getting cheaper, abundant energy.
Faced with power blackouts lasting anything from eight to 12 hours a day, residents and businesses in Gaza are increasingly turning to the sun to supply their energy needs. Follow Ynetnews on Facebook and Twitter. Home Solar Panels, Commercial & Utility-Scale Solar Solutions. Untitled. EHS - Home Page. זניט-סולר, ZenithSolar. פרופיל חברת זניט סולר ZenithSolar has developed a modular and easily scalable high concentration photovoltaic system (HCPV).
The core technology is based on a unique, proprietary optical design that extracts the maximum energy with minimal 'real estate'. The system provides high electrical output concurrently with heat at temperatures ranging from those associated with domestic hot water to those suited to process heat - that can address vertical cogeneration applications. Using widely available materials and processes with a complete vertical integration production practice, ZenithSolar employs very cost effective mass manufacturing capabilities. Solar Panels Cost Guide. HOW TO CHART THE SUN’S MOTION IN RELATION TO YOUR HOMESTEAD.
Learn to track the sun before you design your home to determine the best orientation for it, as well as how to take advantage of the sun rays, because the position is also important for the passive cooling and heating of the house.
Understanding the sun’s motion relative to a site is an important aspect of a good permaculture design, as various elements like plants, animals and solar devices depend on sun for their functionality. How Much Do Solar Panels Cost - Energy Informative. Paving the way to tomorrow’s energy. Solar Panels Cost Guide. Cost of Solar Panels - 10 Charts Tell You Everything - Cost of Solar. OK, “everything” is a strong word, but the following charts on the cost of solar panels should be super useful to you.
Of course, to get a very specific cost of solar panels estimate for your own home, just spend about 60 seconds answering a few question at the link above and we can hook you up with this in a jiffy. (A completely free process, of course.) But, if you’re just interested in some general information on the cost of solar panels, look no further, we’ve got the goods right here: 1. The average cost of solar panels has gone from $76.67/watt in 1977 to just $0.698/watt today (the second figure is according to PVinsights, and is even lower than the 2013 projected price in the chart below).
Well, that basically tells you everything you need to know right there — the cost of solar panels today is about 100 times lower than the cost of solar panels in 1977 (even mopvre than 100 times lower!) 2. That’s big! 3. Multiple sources. 4. 5. 6 & 7. 8. 9. 10. For The First Time, Solar Will Be The Top New Source Of Energy This Year. For the first time ever utility-scale solar projects will add more new capacity to the nation’s grid than any other industry this year, the U.S.
Energy Information Administration reported Tuesday. Natural gas and wind energy follow somewhat closely, according to the EIA’s monthly report, which notes that solar, gas and wind energy will make up 93 percent of all new energy. Solar projects will generate about 9.5 gigawatts of new energy. Natural gas, meanwhile, will add 8 gigawatts while wind is poised to create 6.8 gigawatts.
One gigawatt is enough energy to power about 700,000 average homes.