Monthly Archives: January 2019

Renewable Energy and Agriculture

Renewable Energy and Agriculture

Many farmers already produce renewable energy by growing corn to make ethanol. An increasing number of farmers and ranchers are now adding to their incomes by harvesting the wind that blows across their land to make electricity. Renewable energy and farming are a winning combination. Wind, solar, and biomass energy can be harvested forever, providing […]

Costa Rica, A Pioneer Of Running Solely on Renewable Energy

costa rica running on renewable energy

You probably didn’t think it was possible but it’s true: for 75 days straight, Costa Rica ran on 100% renewable energy. Then, they did it again  in 2016 for 76 days straight. But that isn’t the only thing they’re doing in this field… Costa Rica is pioneering the future of running on renewable energy and […]

US On Verge of Solar Boom

US on verge of solar boom

The United States sits on the precipice of what could be a monumental solar boom set to play out over the next five years, with developers in the country having applied to build 139GW worth of large-scale solar projects as of the end of 2018. Announced at the start of 2019, pv magazine revealed that there was over […]

Solar Energy Helps Water Shortage

seawater turned to drinkable water through solar energy

According to FAO estimates, by 2025 nearly 2 billion people may not have enough drinking water to satisfy their daily needs. One of the possible solutions to this problem is desalination, namely treating seawater to make it drinkable. However, removing salt from seawater requires 10 to 1000 times more energy than traditional methods of freshwater […]

A Look At Solar In 2019

solar outlook 2019

It’s not an exaggeration to say that the solar market is exploding right now, with plenty of new solar energy sources and energy storage solutions being announced. And in the wake of new federal buy-ins, such as the U.S. Department of Energy’s recent pledge to contribute $53 million to new photovoltaic (PV) and solar energy projects, it’s […]