8 Practical Ways to Use Solar Energy

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Solar energy refers to electricity derived from sunlight with the use of photovoltaic panels – this type of energy is effective at powering almost every application that relies on traditional energy. Read on to learn of a few practical ways to use solar energy.

Morocco heats up with 16 new solar energy plants worth 25 gigawatts

Green Prophet

Solar energy companies like Martifer Solar ( www.martifersolar.com ) from Portugal already has business in the United Arab Emirates. This seems to be the only way forward to advance solar energy in the Middle East, always rife with conflict and instability.

SolView’s targeting solar energy rooftop potential on a massive scale

Green Prophet

Solar energy panels are an important investment for planet earth, but also for residential homeowners that want to cash in on attractive feed-in tariffs. And not all homes are suited for solar panels. He says there is a booming solar energy market in the US for residential use.

Another Hollywood Film Studio Embraces Solar Energy

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Yesterday was James Cameron’s moment to shine with news that his “Avatar&# sequels will be solar-powered. In addition to a geothermal energy system, the studio also recently unveiled a new 216 kilowatt photovoltaic array. Keep the green coming, Hollywood.

Luxor’s 160 kW solar energy plants would make sun god Ra proud

Green Prophet

Luxor home to some of Egypt’s greatest temples has something to solute over: the city has started its first 80kW solar energy plant, worth about $530,000 US to power lights at Luxor University and surrounding streets. Will green tourists be wooed to come back to Egypt?

Can Gray Infrastructure Be Green?

Conservancy Talk

Even renewable energy technologies like wind and solar—urgently needed to avoid accelerating climate change—may have a large and immediate physical footprint that can impact wildlife, lands and waters. Renowned biologist, philosopher and naturalist Edward O.

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MENASOL in Dubai is for Middle East CV and CSP Solar Energy

Green Prophet

Want to find sunny Middle East solar opportunities? Think short term investments, and that higher risks mean bigger rewards says Belén Gallego who talks about MENASOL 2013 CV and CSP solar opportunities in Dubai this May. Green Prophet: Who are the main attendees?

Stick the Solar-Powered Window Socket on Glass and Watch it Charge

Green Prophet

The disc-like socket designed by the Korean duo Kyuho Song and Boah Oh has a base of mini solar panels and a suction cup that ensures effective adhesion to virtually any transparent glass surface that is exposed to the sun.

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Progress in Alternative Power, From National to Global Views

Green Home Blog

At least once a month, some self-styled electrical power expert (often from the Republican side of the aisle) will insist that: Wind and solar energy will never have more than a minimal market share of energy resources. clean energy technologies into the energy system.

Morocco’s Hydroelectric, Wind and Solar on Track for 2020?s 42% Green Goal

Green Prophet

Saudi Arabia gives Morocco a sunny boost, but Joseph looks at Morocco’s bigger renewable energy picture: an aim to use 42% renewables by 2020. What makes the new consortium unique is that it is looking to create a solar power plant at nearly 50 percent less cost than other plants.

‘Solar Mama’ – A Film About Jordan’s Solar Women

Green Prophet

‘Rafea – Solar Mama’ marks a young mother’s battle to bring solar power to her village in the deserts of Jordan. Green films have been making a real splash across the region right now. Green Abu Dhabi Film Festival Raises Ecological Awareness.

Save the Planet in 3 Simple Steps: A Common-Sense Mom’s Guide to Sustainability.

Elephant Journal

This stuff isn’t just for hippies anymore. It’s becoming mainstream, and it needs to be.

Pythagoras Solves Solar Energy Equation at Sears Tower

Green Prophet

A solar window that potentially turns any skyscraper into a into massive power producer has just installed a pilot test in Chicago, at the landmark Sears Tower, according to Jetson Green. Cleantech, Science & Technology renewable energy solar power

Huge eco-friendly luxury living project coming to Cairo

Green Prophet

The design by renowned architecture company Vincent Callebaut Architectures (VCA) incorporates green features with high-end services such as luxurious limousines , gymnasiums, a pet care facility and a beauty center to attract potential residents. Solar photovoltaic cells.

Sun-Believable Solar Nanotechnology Paint May Revolutionize Renewables

Green Prophet

Paint researchers at University of Notre Dame go green, and not just ‘cause they’re the “Fighting Irish”. A team of scientists and engineers led by Professor Prashant Kamat is generating energy from solar paint. Layman’s translation: Dave makes solar paint.

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Dubai Opens 13 MW Solar Plant, The Largest PV Plant in Mideast

Green Prophet

In an attempt to diversify its energy balance, Dubai has just turned on a 13 MW solar energy plant. This makes it the largest solar photovoltaic (PV) plant in the Middle East North Africa. . That “prize” still goes to Abu Dhabi and Shams solar thermal at 100MW.

The Greenest New Invention You’ll Want to Know About.

Elephant Journal

A new material is being developed that could change the way we look at—and through—solar power, windows, optical equipment and even automobiles.

PV solar bridge for breakout net-zero Falcon Island development

Green Prophet

Some projects that cross my desk are blatantly not as “green” as their investors want us to believe, yet have many redeeming qualities. It’s slated for construction in Ras-al-Khaimah , the emirate north of Dubai, and it’s going gangbusters with solar energy.

Israel Invests in Domestic Solar Power

Green Prophet

The World Wildlife Fund and the Cleantech Group recently published a report saying that Israel is the second best place in the world to develop green technologies , second only to Denmark. In March 2012 alone Israel’s Public Utility Authority issued licenses for nine large solar fields.

Ways You Can Use Solar Panels to Help You Save or Make Money

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Ways You Can Use Solar Panels to Help You Save or Make Money

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BrightSource Builds 121 MW Solar Thermal Baby in Israel

Green Prophet

The earth revolves around the sun, and so does the green-tech industry. Some of the earliest pioneers of solar energy started in Israel 30 years ago with the company Luz. BrightSource will break ground on one of the world’s largest solar thermal energy plants, in Israel.

Masdar sues Spain over solar energy subsidy cuts

Green Prophet

The multi-pronged company funded in part by the government of Abu Dhabi helped build the world’s first 24/7 solar power plant in Spain , a feat made possible in part with subsidies. But Spain has now cut incentives for renewable energy , which eats into Masdar’s investment.

4 Reasons I’m Salivating Over Solar.

Elephant Journal

Sunshine produces more energy in a few hours than. Conscious Consumerism (Sustainable Business) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Green electricity Elon Musk fossil fuel renewable energy renewable energy credits renewable power solar energy solar panels teslaElon Musk has repeatedly said that the sun “produces ridiculous amounts of power.”

Aora’s solar tulips start shining in Ethiopia, without water!

Green Prophet

Investments in solar energy innovations are not dead! Remember those weird and wonderful solar energy harvesting tulips planted in Israel and Spain? These communities are in need of more than part-time solar power for lights; they need holistic sustainable development.

SBY Solar Blocks Arava Power Solar Field Launch Today

Green Prophet

On the eve of its launch, Arava Power must prepare for a “real&# solar war: Israel’s first solar field company loses building permit and prepares for battle –– over sun rights and tariffs. One solar energy company shutting down another over money.

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Qatar to Invest Up to $20 Billion in Solar

Green Prophet

Like Abu Dhabi and Saudi Arabia, Qatar uses up a lot of its own fossil fuels – either to power energy-intensive desalination plants or complicated subsidies. Cleantech, Science & Technology clean tech Climate Change COP18 desalination Solar Energy solar power UNFCCC

Hybrid solar electric oven cooks whether there is sun or not

Green Prophet

Solar ovens are great , and we’ve seen a lot of them. Sun BD Group has bridged that shortfall with a new hybrid solar electric oven that can whip up a great meal at any time of day and under any conditions. But they are limited since they only work when it’s actually sunny.

Exclusive Pics: Kuraymat – Egypt’s First Solar-Thermal Plant

Green Prophet

Renewable Energy professionals from Europe and Egypt (and Green Prophet!) took a field trip to Egypt’s first solar-thermal plant 90km south of Cairo! Kuraymat operates at night as a combined cycle gas power plant producing roughly 110 MW of natural gas-fueled energy.

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Solar Energy: Shining Light on the Color Green

Living Green & Saving Energy

You’ve seen the large solar panels that appear on roofs; maybe you have even tinkered with a kid’s solar-powered bug toy. However, you probably don’t realize how vast solar energy’s reach has become in our culture.

Solar energy proposed as a green way for UAE to desalinate water

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Current systems require huge amounts of energy, are expensive and rather inefficient. According to Dr Bushnak of Bushnak Group, Gulf states should use the money saved from solar power to meet the cost of transitioning from conventionally-powered plants to solar-operated ones.

Largest African Photovoltaic Solar Plant Online Courtesy of Masdar

Green Prophet

But they’ve got sun and they’ve got wind and now they’ve got Africa’s largest solar photovoltaic plant. Masdar’s green pastures. Promoting energy self-sufficiency abroad comprises a crucial component of Masdar’s grand plan.

Solar Powered Taxi To Stop in Israel Next Week As Part of Worldwide Tour

Green Prophet

This solar powered taxi intends to tour the globe on zero gas and a full tank of sunshine. Swiss inventor Louis Palmer ‘s solar powered taxi will be rolling into Israel next week, after having traveled to over 40 countries and through 60,000 kilometers already. Beep beep!

Bedouin Women Bring Solar Power To Their Villages

Green Prophet

Green Prophet reporter Arwa speaks to Rafi’a Abdul Hamid, a woman from the deserts of Jordan who has been trained as a solar engineer to help bring clean electricity to her poor village. However, all that looks set to change as two women bring to light the advantages of solar energy. Two Jordanian Bedouin women have recently returned from a six-month course at a unique college in India where they were trained as solar engineers.

Heliofocus Solar Technology Dish Unveiled in Israel

Green Prophet

On Tuesday, investors from the two countries announced they would be jointly funding a new solar thermal venture in Israel’s Negev Desert, the HelioBooster, Jerusalem Post reported. But HelioFocus may help Israel capture even more solar power.

IKEA unveils solar energy system for its Portland store

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Sonia Renthlei: The sun as a source of infinite energy is well documented. Today, we’re seeing architects, automakers and corporations getting into the business of harnessing the sun’s abundant and powerful energy. Portland IKEA installs solar energy system on roof.

Kyocera begins shipping solar modules to Arizona solar energy project

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Sonia Renthlei: Japanese multinational company, Kyocera, has begun shipping solar panels for the 127MW Arlington Valley Solar energy II power project. The company, which is engaged in a multitude of manufacturing sectors, is well known for producing solar panels.

Solar energy too expensive for most Americans

EcoFriend

Sonia Renthlei: There’s been a lot of talk about solar power and renewable energy lately. But solar energy and other similar renewables are still a relatively new concept especially in terms of utilizing the technology for home use. As such, for ordinary folk, solar systems appear to be exorbitantly priced and not quite worth the effort. 97% of Americans Overestimate the Cost of Installing Solar Panels.

Brazil to turn 2014 World Cup green by using solar energy

EcoFriend

Abdul Vahid V: Roofing of sports arenas is an ideal place to implant solar cells to produce large amount of power. The energy gathered can be used to power up the dressing rooms, corridors and even the floodlights of the stadiums.

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Solar panels and saving money at home

Green Prophet

The next option is live very frugally and save energy in every way possible by limiting the amount of time in the home with the lights on, unplugging appliances, and even lowering the heat settings. The benefits of solar energy are not always openly discussed, but here are 5 good reasons.

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