‘A fabulous alien metropolis’: Crescent Dunes in Nevada. Photograph: SolarReserve It looks like a set from a sci-fi epic, but this solar plant in the scorching Nevada desert has a far more practical purpose…
July 31, 2016 — High in the stark Nevada desert, a couple of hundred miles northwest of Las Vegas, is the shimmering circular mirage of Crescent Dunes. Ten thousand silvery glass panes, each measuring 115 square metres, surround a tall central tower, which
Continue reading How sun, salt and glass could help solve our energy needs US president Barack Obama talks with an M-Kopa representative during the Power Africa Innovation Fair in Nairobi last year. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images Solar-powered electricity units are removing the need for dangerous kerosene lamps and allowing Africans to stay connected
July 30, 2016 — Julie Njeri did not believe her son when he declared he no longer needed spectacles to read his books and complete his homework.
Continue reading The Africans buying sunshine with their phones Renewable sources accounted for around 25% of the UK’s electricity generation in 2015. Photograph: Paul Glendell/Alamy Official figures show low-carbon sources accounted for almost half of national electricity supply last year - outstripping coal for the first time
July 30, 2016 — Almost half the UK’s electricity came from clean energy sources such as wind and nuclear power last year, official figures have revealed.
Continue reading Record 46% of UK’s electricity generated by clean energy sources For the roughly 200 million Indians living off-grid, access to power is a privilege, not a right (AFP) The Indian government has committed 980bn rupees ($14.5bn; £10.9bn) to a flagship smart cities’ programme, but the social entrepreneur behind the country’s first smart village thinks they’ve missed some low-hanging fruit.
July 6, 2016 — City-dwellers tend to take electricity for granted, says Ashok Das, but for the roughly 200 million Indians living off-grid, access to power is a privilege, not a right.
Continue reading How India’s ‘smart villages’ are centralising solar power Some US$1 trillion will be invested in small-scale solar in developing countries by 2040, BNEF predicts (Pic: Department for International Development/Flickr) World Bank loan comes off back of major funding pledges from US and Germany as major economies try and wean Delhi off coal
July 1, 2016 — The sun is shining a little brighter on Delhi’s ambitious plans to triple its use of renewable energy by 2030 after $1 billion of funding was confirmed by the World Bank.
Continue reading India’s solar plans receive billion dollar boost Construction of Europe’s largest floating solar panel array is underway on London’s Queen Elizabeth II reservoir. Photograph: Martin Godwin for the Guardian Five years in planning and due to be finished in early March, more than 23,000 solar panels will be floated on the Queen Elizabeth II reservoir near Heathrow and used to generate power for local water treatment plants
March 1, 2016 —On a vast man-made lake on the outskirts of London, work is nearing completion on what will soon be Europe’s largest floating solar power farm – and will briefly be the world’s biggest.
Continue reading World’s biggest floating solar farm powers up outside London SHIFTING FOCUS. Alsons Consolidated Resources, Incorporated, which is expected to contribute 600 megawatts of capacity to Mindanao, is shifting its focus to renewable energy. Alsons Renewable will construct a hydroelectric plant along the Siguil River in Maasim, Sarangani
MANILA, Philippines (Feb. 22, 2016) — Alsons Renewable Energy Corporation (AREC), a subsidiary of Alsons Consolidated Resources, Incorporated (ACR), earmarked $650 million to pursue investments
Continue reading Alsons Renewable to spend $650M for hydro, solar projects Miners come off the last shift at Kellingley Colliery in Knottingley, northern England, on the final day of production, Friday. PHOTO BY AP / JOHN GILES Mining industry’s cultural significance runs deep in nation
LONDON (Dec. 19, 2015) — Coal once fueled the British Empire, employed armies of men and shook the power of governments.
Continue reading UK’s last deep coal mine closes SOLAR-POWERED. In this file photo, President Benigno S. Aquino lll views the solar rooftop project of SM Supermalls at Northlink Building in SM City North Edsa Complex, Quezon City. Also in photo is SM Prime Holdings President Hans Sy. Photo by Ryan Lim / Malacañang Photo Bureau The largest solar-powered rooftop in a Southeast Asian mall is eyed to contribute an additional 1.5 megawatts to Luzon
MANILA, Philippines (Dec. 16, 2015) — SM City North Edsa mall’s solar-powered rooftop has been included as one of the new power sources for the Luzon grid.
Continue reading DOE counts SM’s solar-powered rooftop as source for Luzon grid Photovoltaic cells image from Shuttestock
MANILA, Philippines (Dec. 11, 2015) — San Carlos Sun Power Incorporated (SACASUN) has tapped BDO Unibank for P3.7 billion ($78.25 million) to finance its solar power project in Negros Occidental.
Continue reading AboitizPower unit taps P3.7B loan for solar energy project