Half Of The World’s Power To Come From Wind and Solar by 2050

Power Shift

Nearly half the world’s electricity will come from renewable energy by 2050 as costs of wind, solar and battery storage continue to plummet. That titanic shift over the next three decades will come as electricity demand increases 62% and investors pump $13.3 trillion into new projects, according to a report released by BloombergNEF. The move […]

Top Benefits Of Schools and Universities Installing Solar

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For those still wondering why their school should switch to solar power, there are a number of practical reasons beyond the desire to help the environment and reduce carbon footprint. Here are the top 3 reasons schools across the U.S. are choosing solar energy: Ideal Roof Structure Colleges and K-12’s typical layout of a school is […]

Solar Heating Solutions For The Brewery And Distillery Industries

solar brewery

In recent years, the growth of craft brewing in the United States has been nothing short of explosive. The producers who thrive in this competitive market will be the ones who can lower production costs while maintaining the consistently high quality responsible for their success. In an age in which the American public increasingly demands […]

Sheep and Solar?

Sheep and solar

On Millard Hill Road in Newfield, New York lambs chomp on grass, clovers and other vegetation as they run through grassy areas on a farm. However, it’s not the typical farm that people envision sheep roaming on. The lambs are wandering through a solar farm. A practice called solar grazing is bringing benefits in the […]

Solar Panel Art Raises Awareness and Money for Developing Nations

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The Solar Panel Art Series* was started to raise awareness of the potential for solar power in developed and developing nations. For the series, artists were commissioned to create works of art using solar panels as the medium. This year’s Solar Panel Art Series is being called the Transition Edition to call attention to the transition that the […]

Solar Power and Public Transportation

solar power and public transportation

Bus stations don’t have to be second-rate, as this one in Tilburg, Netherlands demonstrates. Cepezed Architects have designed a bus station that is elegant and self-sufficient. The structure consists of a steel framework covered with ETFE-foil. The lighting is fitted above this foil. During the day, the awning filters the sunlight, while during the dark hours, it […]

Shipping Container Turned Solar Powered Medical Clinic

Shipping Container Turned Solar Powered Medical Clinic

Student researchers in Arizona have created a way to bring medical care to areas in desperate need. It’s a solar powered medical clinic inside a shipping container. The container is 40 feet long and 9 and half feet high. Arizona State University student Cody Van Cleve is part of the team that created this containerized […]