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Mar 03, 2015

Energy Industry

This page contains articles about the global alternative energy industry. We currently rely on fossil fuels as a primary energy source. However, higher fuel costs are driving the growth of alternative energy companies, and the expansion of the renewable energy marketplace. Investors are beginning to pay close attention to these new companies.

Potential for 1.9 Million Renewable Energy Jobs

Potential for 1.9 Million Renewable Energy Jobs

Three universities of the USA have conducted studies related to renewable sources of energy and it has produced some interesting facts. The first and most important one is that

US Navy plans Green Fleet

US Navy plans Green Fleet

According to the Department of Defense News report, the Defense Department’s total energy costs for fiscal 2006 and 2007 was above $13 billion. In the year 2008, due to

Sharp Solar Breaks Conversion Efficiency Record

Sharp Solar Breaks Conversion Efficiency Record

We still have to miles to cover before solar power can replace the fossil fuels and become a cheap and effective solution for common folks. But it is indisputable

The Solar Flower Tower

The Solar Flower Tower

On the odd chance that you were traveling through South Israel in late June, you may have had to do a double take thinking that your eyes had deceived

Cash Incentives for Solar Energy in California

Cash Incentives for Solar Energy in California

It seems the California Governor is making an all-out effort to encourage people to switch over the renewable source of energy. Assembly Bill 920, authored by Assemblyman Jared Huffman,

Powering Up The Nation’s Largest Solar Power Plant

Powering Up The Nation’s Largest Solar Power Plant

Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) has announced the near completion of its DeSoto Next Generation Solar Energy Center in Arcadia, Florida. This solar power plant will be producing

World’s Largest Solar Power Project Planned

World’s Largest Solar Power Project Planned

Gujarat, a state of India, is quite eager to opt for alternative sources of energy. It started out as a small dream. The Gujarat government visualized only 500 MW

New IMEC Solar Cells: 18.4% Conversion Efficiency

New IMEC Solar Cells: 18.4% Conversion Efficiency

IMEC (Interuniversity Microelectronics Center) has presented a large-area solar cell with 18.4% conversion efficiency at the ongoing European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference (Hamburg, Germany). A world leader in its

First 3D Images of Polymer Solar Cells

First 3D Images of Polymer Solar Cells

The Eindhoven University of Technology and University of Ulm scientists have successfully developed the first high-resolution 3D images of the internal structure of a hybrid polymer solar cell. This

Sustainable Library Planned in Kazakhstan

Sustainable Library Planned in Kazakhstan

BIG Architects
is undertaking an ambitious project of a library in Kazakhstan. Like all the libraries this one will have books as usual but it will also boast of going

First Hydrogen Power Plant in Italy

First Hydrogen Power Plant in Italy

Italy has come up with world’s first hydrogen power plant. This power plant is situated in Fusina, near Venice in the Veneto region of Italy. Enel is constructing this

Heathrow Airport Gets Green Makeover

Heathrow Airport Gets Green Makeover

BAA is trying to upgrade its airport terminal Heathrow East by investing to an amount of £1 billion and naming it as Terminal 2. This new terminal would be

Africa’s biggest wind farm coming up in Kenya

Africa’s biggest wind farm coming up in Kenya

Some of the African regions are so hot that unless you’re are accustomed to that climate it is not possible for your to survive. Extreme temperatures also generate extreme

Virtual-Engineering Power Plants

Virtual-Engineering Power Plants

We are familiar with the fact that photovoltaic and wind energy installations, hydroelectric power stations and biogas resources provide us with much desired clean and green energy and with

What factors affect the output of wind turbines?

What factors affect the output of wind turbines?

Wind energy is undoubtedly one of the cleanest forms of producing power from a renewable source. There is no pollution, there is no burning of fossil fuels, and unless

SunCatcher Power System Ready For Commercial Production

SunCatcher Power System Ready For Commercial Production

Stirling Energy Systems (SES) and Tessera Solar worked jointly and have come out with their precious device called SunCatchers(TM). They exhibited their four newly designed solar power collection dishes

Comprehensive Alternative Energy Events Calendar

Comprehensive Alternative Energy Events Calendar

We recently revamped our events page to include a calendar to help you all keep up with upcoming conferences, shows and workshops that promote energy alternatives and provide networking

Ethanol Industry Loses Pioneer

Ethanol Industry Loses Pioneer

The renewable fuel industry received a jolt in the form of Kathy Bryan’s death. She was the founder of BBI International, a global bio fuels consulting and publishing company.

Pure Energy Radio Show

Pure Energy Radio Show

Up till now it has been you who looked for information on alternative fuel technologies and ongoing developments in the field of cleaner energy. If you need information

Los Angeles to Stop Using Coal by 2020

Los Angeles to Stop Using Coal by 2020

The mayor of Los Angeles declared that from 2020 onwards Los Angeles will completely eliminate the use of power generated by burning coal and go for alternative energy sources

Google and Microsoft Building Smart Power Grids

Google and Microsoft Building Smart Power Grids

If you think the two technology giants Google and Microsoft compete only on cloud-based applications and new-age search engines, you’ll be surprised to know that they are making forays

The Plastic Plan: Energy from Plastic Bottles

The Plastic Plan: Energy from Plastic Bottles

If we try to get rid of plastics altogether from our lives, we know that it is quite impractical. So what is the next best thing? We can recycle

First Hybrid Solar Power Station

First Hybrid Solar Power Station

Weizmann Institute created a milestone in the field of alternative energy in association with AORA. AORA is a leading Israeli solar energy technology company. It launched the world’s first

Walnut Creek Installs 3 Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Walnut Creek Installs 3 Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Coulomb Technologies has taken the initiative to install their ChargePoint™ Networked Charging Stations for electric vehicles in Walnut Creek, CA. Walnut Creek has got the distinction of becoming the

UNEP To Help Green The Sochi 2014 Olympics

UNEP To Help Green The Sochi 2014 Olympics

We have seen many Olympic Games but didn’t bother to check about the green quotient of the games, till now. What is most talked about is always the performance

New Solar Stadium in Taiwan

New Solar Stadium in Taiwan

It’s official now. Taiwan will hold the World Games 2009 in July. This international sporting event will include games like korfball, billiards, dragon boat racing and women’s tug-of-war. But

Solaren Corp. to Launch Solar Panels into Orbit

Solaren Corp. to Launch Solar Panels into Orbit

We keep hearing about harnessing the solar power from space. Some call it tall claims and some dismiss it as too costly an affair or pie in the sky.

NRDC: The Right Way to Use Biofuels

NRDC: The Right Way to Use Biofuels

When we think about sources of alternative energy, we often feel a rush of positive thoughts engulfing us. We often think that while developing alternative sources of energy we

First Public Charging Station for Electric Cars

First Public Charging Station for Electric Cars

During a low-key ceremony just over a week ago, the first public high-voltage charging station for electric vehicles was inaugurated at the Gateway Center in East Woodland California. Representatives

Interactive Renewable Energy Map

Interactive Renewable Energy Map

These days we are incessantly debating over one of the hottest issues, i.e. environmental pollution and rise in temperature throughout the world. An intelligent person always likes to foresee