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.

Solar Energy Women Wanted East!

Green Prophet

Women in the Middle East are being encouraged to take up a career in renewable energy, thanks to a new initiative. The Women in Solar Initiative is aimed at engaging more women into roles within engineering, as significant growth and change takes place within the sector. Energy

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Storing Solar Energy in Rust, From Israel

Green Prophet

Scientists at Technion, Israel’s institute of technology recently found a new way to store solar energy. The hydrogen can then be stored and used to generate energy when the sun isn’t shining.

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


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.

Is PSE Overlooking Solar Energy?

Sightline Daily

A tremor in the world of electric utilities is shaking these usually steadfast institutions to their foundations: solar power is rapidly dropping in price and utilities across the country are panicked about what it might mean for their future. Solar is no different.

America’s Real Problem with Solar Energy

Environmental News Network

Each day, our industry sits down and whittles the unsightly knots off the tree we call solar energy. Not that those things wouldn’t further bolster our industry, but go out and ask your friends and family about solar energy. Solar panel image via Shutterstock.

Seattle Seahawks to get largest solar energy roof- 2.5 Acres of it

Environmental Economics

Professional sports teams the Seattle Seahawks and Sounders FC have announced they will install the largest solar energy array to date in the state of Washington. The huge solar installation will cover over 2.5

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. Energy Egypt Solar Energy

Japan Is Building Solar Energy Plants On Abandoned Golf Courses


Faced with too many abandoned golf courses, Japan has now turned to transforming them into solar energy plants. So huge that Read More The post Japan Is Building Solar Energy Plants On Abandoned Golf Courses appeared first on Ecorazzi.

China to Quadruple 2015 Solar Energy Target


China, which is already the world's biggest supplier of solar power panels, has quadrupled its domestic installation goal for sun- derived energy projects to 21 gigawatts by 2015 to help absorb excess supply of panels and support prices. and Trina Solar Ltd.

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Dubai’s MENASOL conference unites solar energy in the Middle East

Green Prophet

Over 400 senior executives will descend on Dubai this week to learn how best to develop and construct photovoltaic (PV) and concentrated solar thermal power (CSP) plants in the region’s top markets including Jordan, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, and Morocco.

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.

Patrick Dempsey Stars in New Solar Energy Short


"It rises every day," he says. "It It shows us what's possible. The answer is staring us in the face." Read More. Causes Environment Featured News People patrick dempsey

Poll Reveals Strong US Bipartisan Support for Solar Energy


to develop and use more solar energy. 85 percent of voters view solar energy favorably (60 percent very favorable). 78 percent of voters say government should support growth of solar energy with incentives.

Germany now has 1.3 million solar energy systems

Green (Living) Review

million solar energy systems which generated 28 billion kilowatt hours in 2012 by Michael Smith (Veshengro) There are now some 1.3 According to the German Solar Industry Association (BSW-Solar), Germany now boasts 1.3 Germany now has 1.3

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.

Israeli solar power plant to generate electricity day and night

Green Prophet

Solar energy is a pretty hot topic right now. It’s cheaper, cleaner and more sustainable than traditional energy sources. But the problem has remained of how to use solar energy without any sun – when it gets dark!

Jews and Arabs turn on Mideast solar project for West Bank farmers

Green Prophet

As an innovator of solar energy, Israel has been involved in a number of pilot projects in its Negev desert regions; in particular, one with Arava Power which resulted in a solar energy plant being put in place in the Arava region near Kibbutz Ketura.

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

Car Bodies and Windows As Solar Energy Panels to Recharge Lithium Batteries?

Green Prophet

What would you call solar panels if attached to this Tesla S2 sports coupe: spoilers ? Solar “spoilers&# , Palestinian style. But in doing so, more aesthetic ways of integrating solar panels into either the car’s body or window glass have to be found.

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.

Huge eco-friendly luxury living project coming to Cairo

Green Prophet

Solar energy, living walls, wind turbines and even roof food gardens will give this luxury development an eco-friendly helping hand to do this. The smart building will ensure a 50 percent energy saving and a significant reduction in carbon footprint. Solar photovoltaic cells.

Jordanian Villagers Trained to Bring Solar Energy to Rural Areas

Green Prophet

Here’s a heartwarming story published in the Jordan Times yesterday that can distract us for a few moments from the human and environmental catastrophe in Japan: A new grassroots program in Jordan aims to bring solar power to rural areas. Energy Jordan solar power

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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 project brings affordable energy to Palestinian homes

Green Prophet

We don’t often hear good news coming from Palestine, but solar energy advances for Palestinian households are something to celebrate. They do import some electricity from Jordan and Egypt, but it’s done little to reduce their dependence on Israeli energy suppliers.

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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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IKEA unveils solar energy system for its Portland store


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.

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.

Jordan’s 52.2 MW Shams solar energy PV plant built with First Solar

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Two years after passing its Renewable Energy and Efficiency Law (REEL) Jordan is moving forward with what will be the largest largest solar photovoltaic (PV) installation in the Middle East. Shams is the Arabic word for “sun” US-based First Solar, Inc.

Solar energy too expensive for most Americans


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.

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.

Suntan around these badass solar palm trees in… Dubai!

Green Prophet

Following Israel’s smart solar trees , the Dubai Municipality is rolling out a series of “community tech hubs” based on 3D printed palm trees that collect solar power. Green Tech and Gadgets 3D printing Dubai Solar Energy

Jacob Karni’s Solar Turns Brown Coal Into Clean Fuel

Green Prophet

Greenearth energy looks to Israeli solar tech to make use of Oz’s vast brown coal resources. With the climate change tipping point precipitously close , an Israeli-Australian venture will use solar technology to mitigate the greenhouse gases from coal in Australia.

Akon’s Charity to Bring Solar Energy to Africa


The ‘Smack That’ singer is working to bring solar power to over Read More The post Akon’s Charity to Bring Solar Energy to Africa appeared first on Ecorazzi. Singer Akon is used to the spotlight and thanks to him many people in Africa will be too. Causes Entertainment Environment Music News People Top News akon

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.

Bahrain generates oil and brains using 5 MW solar power

Green Prophet

In a move to diversify its energy package Bahrain Petroleum Company (Bapco) launched its first pilot solar power project this past June in Awali, in the south of Bahrain. The $25 million project installed solar energy units in three locations: in Awali, with a 1.6

The Most Important Question that Shapes our Yoga Practice.

Elephant Journal

It’s an interesting point because there is no question that can shape the feel of a yoga practice more than: WAYLON: Today Only Yoga fitness fitness in yoga lunar energy melody solar energy yoga practice

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


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.