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

Green Prophet

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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What Are the Health and Environmental Benefits of Solar Energy?


accessible, making it a perfect source for generating energy—particularly when compared to fossil fuels, which need to be mined, extracted, and transported, leaving behind a trail of pollution and environmental degradation. Why is solar energy good for the environment?

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Solar Energy Pros and Cons – The Ultimate Guide


source of renewable energy on our planet, and it’s no secret that recent technological innovations have made solar power affordable to more and more people [1]. Solar power has even become the fastest growing energy generation source. PROS OF SOLAR ENERGY.

10 Facts You Probably Didn’t Know about Solar Energy


Without the heat and energy of the Sun, life on Earth would not be possible. Without its gravity, our solar system would not hold together. No wonder some of the greatest minds of our history expressed their beliefs of the tremendous potential of harvesting solar energy.

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.

How Does It Work: Solar Energy

Green Home Blog

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?

Planet of the Humans: there is also earth-friendly, local mining

Green Prophet

Planet of the Humans, Michael Moore, director. Michael Moore’s explosive documentary, Planet of the Humans, full documentary can be seen below, shows how the renewable energy business can never be sustainable.

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Investing in bifacial and tracking solar systems safe bet for future

Green Prophet

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

Green Prophet

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. This ambitious target is turned into reality thanks to solar technology and the nearby Hoover Dam.

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The Garden of Tomorrow: Harnessing Solar Energy

Green Living Ideas

Decorating the outside space–an extension of the home embellished by nature– infuses the house with a great green energy and encourages you to spend more time outside. But of course, you will want to use solar energy to light and accessorize this outdoor space, which will help save money and keep our planet green. Solar Powered Lighting. Solar Powered Accessories. Green Lifestyle garden solar lighting

What we can learn about renewable energy from Australia

Green Prophet

If we look to successful countries in the world we see the hopeful ambitions of countries like Israel which is blessed with an enormous amount of sun and yet its renewable energy output remains low at about 5%, mostly all of it provided by solar panels.

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U.S. Challenges India’s Solar Energy Incentives at WTO: What’s at Stake

Sierra Club Compass

The transition to a clean energy economy is imperative not only to tackle the climate crisis, but also to spur development through new economic opportunities, new investment, and the creation of new green jobs. And fourth, because our planet is at stake.

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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.

Solar Trees: Shining a spotlight on solar energy with style


Solar Power. Renewable Energy. Tidal and Wave Energy. Geothermal Energy. Solar Trees: Shining a spotlight on solar energy with style. Gone are the days when alternate sources of energy were clumsy and a burden not just on the pocket but also on the eyes. Modern technology has ensured that solar energy is harnessed in ways that appeal to a generation which likes gadgets, sleek, smart and ergonomically crafted. solar power.

Solar Hot Water Heaters

Green Home Blog

Solar Hot Water Heaters. We’re all looking for ways to reduce the waste and pollution that come from fossil fuel use, and what better alternative than the sun, nature’s own energy source. The sun is a nearly inexhaustible source of power: in fact, there’s more energy in the amount of sunlight that hits the Earth in an hour than the whole planet uses in a year! One of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to make this change is with a solar water heater.

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Sustainable technology trends in sun, wind and air

Green Prophet

Everything we build, adapt and refine, generally has the express purpose of making our lives on this planet easier. Wind turbines have been a staple of renewable energy for a while. Solar roofing. Green Tech and Gadgets air Solar Energy wind energy

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How Solar Panels Increase Agriculture Productivity


Using solar energy in the agricultural industry. However, as the population continues to grow and environmental impacts affect the planet, the sustainability and economics of the agricultural industry come into question. The benefits of solar energy for agriculture.

Gazan farmer is a role model for urban agriculture

Green Prophet

The electricity for the water pumps comes from solar collectors on the roof. Cities Gaza strip hydroponics organic vegetables Solar Energy urban farmingPalestinian Said Salim Abu Nasser is on a mission to make urban farming more sustainable.

Solar Panel Maintenance and Cleaning: What You Need to Know


Investing in solar panels is a. Once your system is in place, it’s easy to feel that you’ve done your bit and simply sit back and let the sun – and your solar panels – do all the work. Why do solar panels need cleaning and maintenance? Solar Energy

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Solar Impulse flying longest leg of round-the-world-journey

Green Prophet

As of posting time for this story, pilot André Borschberg has been flying for over 24 hours on Leg 7 (of 12) of the Solar Impulse 2 trip around the planet. The Solar Impulse 2 website is remarkably interactive. Energy for the airplane and good rest for me.’.

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Enormous Planet Solar Ship Pops into Morocco for a Fast Four Days

Green Prophet

The world’s largest solar-powered ship has been out of commission for a while, but she’s back in business for her first 2013 Port of Call in Morocco. After leaving La Ciotat in France on 8 April, 2013, Planet Solar bobbed on the high seas for nine days.

Ketura Sun solar park deployed an army of robots to clean their panels in Israel

Green Prophet

Solar parks in the desert face two major challenges: a lot of dust on the photovoltaic panels and not enough water to clean them. But if they didn’t clean the panels, their ability to absorb the sun’s energy was reduced by about 35 percent.

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Egypt and MENA Set to Exploit Solar Power?

Green Prophet

Ask any tourist, or come to that, any solar panel maker pulling in the profits. Plenty of solar energy to exploit then. And, given the rising cost of oil and gas these days, the race for cheap solar energy is well and truly on. Egypt and sunshine.

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Off-Grid Solar Powered Ovens: Cooking Food With Sunshine


If you’ve ever seen a solar oven your first. impression would be that it is powered by some solar panels, right? A popular solar cooker is the CooKit, which utilizes a piece of cardboard that is lined in foil and works as a reflector to generate enough heat to cook the food.

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Solar Water Heaters Give Free Hot Water From Cyprus Rooftops

Green Prophet

Although China leads the world in the number of solar water heaters in use, and Israel was the pioneer and chief country-wide user of solar water heaters for 25 years, today the Republic of Cyprus has the distinction of being the world leader of solar water heater users per capita.

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What Questions to Ask When Buying Solar Panels


Why ask questions when buying solar panels? The good news is solar power technology is advancing rapidly. Quick Navigation for Questions to Ask When Buying Solar Panels. FINDING A SOLAR INSTALLATION COMPANY. Using a solar broker. COSTS OF INSTALLING A SOLAR SYSTEM.

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Masdar and Siemens Team Up to Develop Sand-Resistant Solar Panels

Green Prophet

Solar panels at the Kuraymat CSP planet in Egypt require precious water resources to stay clean but Masdar & Siemens aim to change that. When coated with layers of dust, solar panels lose their energy-absorbing efficiency and require a regular cleaning schedule.

How to Make Earth Day Significant

Green Living Ideas

Hopefully, each of them would be beneficial to the planet and to yourself. Tags: Alt Fuels and Transportation Food and Cuisine Solar Energy/PV action bicycle bicycling bike biking car cars climate change Cycling Earth Day environment global warming habit habits solar solar energy solar power transit transportation vegetarianism weekday vegetarian You probably have a handful of options in your community for what you can do on Earth Day.

Ground-Breaking Solar Agreement Between LA and Nevada Tribe.

Sierra Club Compass

» Ground-Breaking Solar Agreement Between LA and Nevada Tribe. Today Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa signed an agreement to purchase enough solar energy from Nevada's Moapa Band of Paiutes to power 105,000 Los Angeles homes. Energy Solutions. Compass.

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Aprés COP 18: Will Qatar Rebound with Solar?

Green Prophet

With free water and electricity, and the world’s largest carbon footprint, is Qatar’s new stance on solar a bona fide shift towards fossil fuel alternatives or are they simply catching the latest fashion? Energy usage is sky-high in tiny Qatar.

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Arab Israeli Yafa Energy Plans to Solar Power Traditional Industry

Green Prophet

Yafa Energy could be a bridge over which Arab-Israeli technology finds its way to industries in the Arab world seeking renewable energy solutions. Countries producing cement, glass, beverages and textiles need energy the most, yet have the least access to it.

Breakfast With Venus?

Green Prophet

Venus crossed the sun this morning in the Middle East, giving heaven-gazers a once in a lifetime opportunity to see the red planet. Travel & Nature Cairo Egypt Solar Energy sun Venus

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Wake Up To These 7 Eco-Clocks

Green Prophet

Simply unscrew the base and fill with H2O, the clock converts ions in the water into clean energy. Timex’s T065S Solar Powered Atomic Alarm Clock ($19.99). A built-in solar cell powers the clock from sunlight or ambient room light. Time doesn’t have to run out for the planet.

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Don’t Just Complain, Blame, or Worry. Do Something: How You Can Take Action for a Sustainable Planet

Conservancy Talk

Can we have a future where people get the food, energy, and economic growth they need without sacrificing nature? And we’re doing everything we can to sustain Ohio’s renewable energy standards, which are key for climate progress.

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Can Gray Infrastructure Be Green?

Conservancy Talk

He passionately presented the case, as laid out in his new book, Half-Earth, that we have to protect fully half the planet if we are to avoid a mass extinction of biodiversity—not to mention our own premature demise. Renowned biologist, philosopher and naturalist Edward O.

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A warmer world may bring more local, less global, temperature variability

Green (Living) Review

To isolate unforced variability, we looked at the model’s output without changing any of its environment parameters, such as atmospheric carbon dioxide levels, solar radiation or volcanic activity, over a theoretical 900-year timespan,” Brown explained.

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Solar Growing In Unlikely Places Despite Clouds And Cold

Eco Friendly Daily

Solar energy is one of the most prolific forms of renewable energy currently used on the planet. In fact, solar energy is arguably the most consistent form of renewable energy around the world. according to the Solar Energy Industries Association.

Environmental documentary: Planet Earth (online watching)

The Green Changemakers

Planet Earth - BBC TV series Wikipedia: Planet Earth is an Emmy Award and Peabody Award -winning BBC nature documentary series narrated by David Attenborough and produced by Alastair Fothergill. The series was co-produced with Discovery Channel and the NHK in association with the CBC , and was described by its makers as "the definitive look at the diversity of our planet". The Earth, Our Home Planet Can We Save Our Planet?

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Clean Air, Green Earth: This Energy Infographic Will Blow Your Mind

Eco Chic

Technological advances are creating smart solutions to help change how we consume energy. This, of course, is instrumental in protecting our beautiful planet, preserving biodiversity and addressing climate change head on. energy mix?

Tiny Swiss town builds the first solar powered ski lift


Solar Power. Renewable Energy. Tidal and Wave Energy. Geothermal Energy. Tiny Swiss town builds the first solar powered ski lift. A small agri town in Switzerland, Teena, is home to the world’s only ski lift that is powered by solar energy. The petite hamlet, in fact, uses only renewable sources to meet all of its energy requirements. When the sun is at its best, the ski lift generates more energy than it consumes. solar power.

Solar Basics - A Book Review

Green Earth Journey

So you've decided you want to add solar power to your home. After reading Solar Basics- The Easy Guide to Solar Energy by Neil Kaminar , I would highly suggest you start with this book. Don Street, VP of USPL Modules Group raves, “I learned a lot from Solar Bascis.

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Geneva International Airport gets CERN developed solar panels


Solar Power. Renewable Energy. Tidal and Wave Energy. Geothermal Energy. Geneva International Airport gets CERN developed solar panels. Geneva International Airport can lay claim to being one of the few to use solar energy. solar power.

Recommended Reading: 'Pico-solar Electric Systems' by John Keane

Sierra Club Compass

An exciting new book, Pico-solar Electric Systems: The Earthscan Expert Guide to the Technology and Emerging Market , was recently released  by John Keane, the managing director and founding member of SunnyMoney , the social enterprise of SolarAid. Energy Solutions International