energy

Abu Dhabi throws the switch on world's largest single-site solar project

Posted in Hardware on 8th Jul, 2019
by Alex Muller

Abu Dhabi is claiming the title of the world's largest single-site solar project, having hit the go-button on the Noor Abu Dhabi project this week, with a reported capacity of 1.177 gigawatts

US Congress pushes for renewables to have same private investment incentives as fossil fuels

Posted in Business on 17th Jun, 2019
by Alex Muller

"Clean energy technologies have made tremendous progress in the last several decades, and they deserve the same shot at success in the market as traditional energy projects have experienced through the federal tax code"

Snow might be the next clean energy source

Posted in Science on 1st Jun, 2019
by Alex Muller

Two scientists have developed a device that captures the electrical charge from falling snow.

We must cut greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2050, says UK climate committee

Posted in Science on 4th May, 2019
by Alex Muller

The impact of global warming, which has already risen by 1 °C above preindustrial levels, is becoming increasingly clear. If we’re to avoid catastrophic changes, we must avoid going above 1.5 °C, the report adds. If other countries agree to adopt this target, there’s a chance.

Snow-powered nanogenerator works where solar panels don't

Posted in Hardware, Science on 16th Apr, 2019
by Alex Muller

Snowy places aren't ideal for harvesting solar energy – panels can't do much if they're buried under blankets of snow, of course. Now a team from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) has developed a new device that can produce electricity from snow itself.