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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.

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Calculate your cities? solar power potential

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There are companies and apps that do it already from the comfort of your own home: you can check the solar panel potential output from your roof. Type of solar panel ? We already know the Middle East and Mediterranean can power the world with the sun’s solar power 3 times over.

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A Simple, Inexpensive Way to Benefit from Solar Power

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A Simple, Inexpensive Way to Benefit from Solar Power

Living Green & Saving Energy

A Simple, Inexpensive Way to Benefit from Solar Power-A solar powered attic fan. eco-innovation green construction saving energy saving money solar energy solar panels lowering carbon footprint solar power solar-powered attic fan

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.

Las Vegas Going Green in a Quest to Become Saudi Arabia of Solar Power

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A green oasis in the desert? Las Vegas resorts, and the communities that surround them have made great leaps to transform their city into one that plans to run entirely on renewable energies come 2050. The Future Is Green for Sin City.

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Solar power installations suck away the light of the sun

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The council of the US town of woodland rejected the installation of a small solar array along of Highway 258 by reasoning that those photo-voltaic installations suck away the light of the sun but not only that.

A Solar-Powered Green Christmas

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So, nowadays as the trend is “going green”, it is not surprising that more homes and businesses prefer the use of solar powered Christmas lights when decorating for the holidays. They save energy from the sun in daylight and automatically turn on at night.

How Does It Work: Solar Energy

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How Does It Work: Solar Energy. Finding a way to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels is one of the most important environmental challenge we face today, and what better way to green our electricity than with nature’s own energy source: the sun. How does solar energy work?

Investing in bifacial and tracking solar systems safe bet for future

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Using data from NASA, double sided, tilting solar panels create 35% more energy, on average, than immobile single-panel photovoltaic systems, while reducing the cost of electricity by an average of 16%. The amount of energy gone into it costs more than the price of energy it can sell.

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Beyond Solar Panels: The Next Wave of Solar Power for the Home

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Beyond Solar Panels: The Next Wave of Solar Power for the Home, photovoltaic shingles. eco-innovation energy efficient materials green building green technology saving energy solar energy solar panels photovoltaic shingles Powerhouse Shingles

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New solar energy plant in the desert? Don’t disturb the soil

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Solar power plants in the desert make use of wasted land, right? This is especially important for renewable energy installations being built in the desert, like solar power plants or military installations. The post New solar energy plant in the desert?

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Bahrain Announces 5 MW Solar Power Entrance

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Bahrain , a small island country situated near the western shores of the Persian Gulf, has lagged behind other Gulf region countries in developing its clean energy sector. According to reports and the ministry, it is the region’s first tendered utility-scale solar project.

Solar Energy: Benefit the Environment and Save Money

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Solar energy: Benefit the environment and save money Solar Power is becoming increasingly popular in today’s environmentally conscious world, especially with all the stories regarding global warming and climate change. How does solar energy work?

Beyond Solar Panels: The Next Wave of Solar Power for the Home

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Beyond Solar Panels: The Next Wave of Solar Power for the Home, photovoltaic shingles. eco-innovation energy efficient materials green building green technology saving energy solar energy solar panels photovoltaic shingles Powerhouse Shingles

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Captec Switch to Solar Power

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Fareham, UK, March 2016 : Captec, designers and manufacturers of specialist computer platforms, has announced it is now powering its 50,000 square foot Fareham headquarters with solar energy.

5 Top-rated Solar Powered Generators

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a reliable solar powered generator would be very helpful. If you’re looking for the best back-up power source, investing in a solar power generator is a great choice. How do solar powered generators actually work? Solar Energy

Solar “helicopter” moves quick and in 3 dimensions to catch the sun

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Alexei Grigoriev and his helicopter-inspired 3D solar panel. An Israeli-Russian electro-mechanical engineer has created a new mechanical solution to optimize efficiencies in solar power plants. Today, most technologies are devoted to large solar power plant builds.

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

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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.

Jumpstarting Solar Power in the MENA Region

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The Middle East and North Africa have faced a number of hurdles in getting what experts believe could be the greatest solar power grid in the world off the ground. The original plan projected a total of 895 MW of power, but with the revision the region now expects to achieve 1.12

Practical Solar Powered Innovations for Developing Countries

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Solar e nergy projects for developing countries in Africa and the Middle East MENA Region have often been put on the backburner due to financial considerations as well as lack of attention by local government bodies. Jumpstarting Solar Power in the MENA Region.

Israel Invests in Domestic Solar Power

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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.

The state of solar power in the Middle East

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The unveiling of Dubai’s rooftop solar project during March 2015 is one of many steps the emirate is. taking in order to grow a domestic market regarding solar technology and usage. The Future of Energy Supply. The Rise of Renewable Energy. Cities Solar Energy

Solar Power to Pay off Greek Debt?

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Greece is in the process of arranging financing for a gigantic 10,000 megawatt $30 billion solar project that could be its ticket out of its financial woes. The first power plant to supply the project, a half GW solar power plant in Morocco, is beginning next year.

Solar Energy Experts Navitron Predict a Return to Solar DIY

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Despite the subsidy cuts for solar energy which were implemented late last year, it seems like interest in solar power continues to grow, as the UK saw a new record in April, with solar power surpassing coal for 24 hours, according to a recent article by The Guardian.

6 Inspiring Solar-Powered Projects in the Middle East and North Africa

Green Prophet

We have listed 6 big and small solar-powered projects in the MENA region that have inspired us in the hopes that it will do the same for you. Big or small, solar-powered projects in the Middle East and North Africa are transforming our region. Bedouin Solar Power Activate!

Bird’s Nest: Solar-Powered Studio Perches on School Roofs

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Eschewing the bigger is better thought pattern, this solar-powered accessory dwelling “perches” on existing buildings to create extra space. Design eco architects Turkey Green design Turkey ONZ Architects Parasitic Architecture solar power sustainable design

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

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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.

Eliodomestico is a Solar-Powered Desalination Device for the 99%

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What’s hotter than Italian-designer Gabriel Diamanti talking about a solar-powered desalination device for the 99%? The Eliodomestico is a simple solar oven that converts 5 liters of salt water into fresh water every day.

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

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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?

OAXIS: solar-powered hydroponic food belt proposed for the Arabian Peninsula

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” True to their name, Forward Thinking Architecture proposes a solar-powered hydroponic food belt as a solution. Rooftop solar panels provide energy not only for the architecture itself, but also to power artificial LED lighting that will help promote greater crop growth.

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.

A Solar-Powered Green Christmas

Solar Power Ninja

So, nowadays as the trend is “going green”, it is not surprising that more homes and businesses prefer the use of solar powered Christmas lights when decorating for the holidays. They save energy from the sun in daylight and automatically turn on at night. Since it is solar, it has considerably lesser chemical reactions which are harmful to health and environment. The solar panel is responsible for saving the solar energy and converting the same to electricity.

Arab Spring May Boost Chance for Desertec Solar Power

Green Prophet

Political stability, as well as sunshine is needed for Desertec solar projects. This had led many to wonder if there is a future at all for solar energy in Egypt and other MENA countries. USA and European solar designs will work fine in MENA countries too.

Green Power for Cars and More: A Garage Door with Solar Panels?

Living Green & Saving Energy

A garage door with solar panels could easily provide the necessary energy for our electric vehicles. If vehicles like the Volt continue to grow in popularity, the garage door made with solar panels won’t be far behind. alternative energy eco-innovation green living how to go green solar energy solar panels electric vehicles green energy solar garage door solar power

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New Mexico Chooses More Solar Power - Compass

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Cleaner Cars, Cleaner Air, Lives Saved » New Mexico Chooses More Solar Power. Recently the New Mexico Public Regulatory Commission chose to continue the state’s leadership on clean energy investments when it approved a measure on solar power : The Public Regulation Commission (last month) approved a new way.for utilities to calculate renewable energy costs but kept the current price caps that limit the impact on consumers. solar in 2012.

Solar powered plane (finally) completes round-the-world flight

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Solar Impulse, the world’s first intercontinental solar energy powered aircraft, finally touched down last month in Abu Dhabi after completing a round the world flight. Indeed says Green Prophet! Solar Impulse Plane Finally Conquers the Atlas Mountains.

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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Puma Steps Into Mobile With Solar Powered Phone

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It even [.] [ Puma Steps Into Mobile With Solar Powered Phone from Green Living Ideas ]. Tags: Cell Phones News and Events Solar Energy/PV energy savings energy use Green Living Ideas Puma puma phone puma solar puma solar powered phone solar powered phone Puma has decided to lace up their eco-shoes and step with both feet into the smartphone market- and their first offering is an eco-friendly one.

Energiya Global to solar power up 8% of Rwanda using clean energy

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The Israeli-American solar energy pioneer and cofounder of Arava Power Company in Israel, has begun making inroads into solar-powering Africa. Rwanda has agreed to buy the power created in this first deal over the next 25 years. Energy Israel Solar Energy

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KarmSolar Prize Could Avail Solar-Powered Water Pump to Rural Egypt

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A dynamic young Egyptian firm has won an $11,000 innovation prize for an off-grid , solar-powered water pump. Their goal is to make solar applications commercially viable, which is exactly what we need. :: Solar Server.