May 2011

Relax: Solar Power May Be Getting More Flexible

May 24, 2011

A solar panel and a yoga mat not often appear in the same sentence. But future solar panels have been compared to mats as a new technology promises to deliver amazing flexibility and efficiency within five years. Related Posts:Researcher Finds Solar Power in Agricultural WastePromising Solar Power TechnologiesLatin America’s Largest Rooftop Solar Power Farm UnveiledSolar […]

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Japan Considering Solar Power For All New Buildings

May 23, 2011

In the wake of Japan’s natural disasters and nuclear spill-out, the country’s prime minister Naoto Kan announced that it would look for renewable energy alternatives to power the country. Related Posts:Japanese Say No To Nuclear PowerJapan Signals Move Towards Renewable EnergyEarth Hour Clouded in Nuclear Angst

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Dispatches From Ontario: More Fresh Water With Less Energy

May 22, 2011

Solutions to environmental challenges are often laden with paradoxes. Let’s take the case of desalination of sea water to make potable water. It’s becoming more common in some parts of the world, including the Mediterranean region and Australia. But there’s a catch: it’s energy-intensive, therefore carbon intensive, and for that reason it ends up contributing […]

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Top 3 Things You Should Do When Switching to Solar Power

May 20, 2011

Considering switching to solar power in your house? Great, we like the sound of that. In order to make your transition to solar power a happier experience, we asked the folks at Batteries in a Flash for a few tips. This is what they told Energy Refuge. Related Posts:Latin America’s Largest Rooftop Solar Power Farm […]

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Dispatches From Ontario: A Fine Energy Balancing Act

May 18, 2011

Managing the electricity grid more efficiently is an important aspect of energy efficiency. It also has a significant role to play as solar and wind energy projects come online and start to feed into the grid. Related Posts:Less Energy, More EfficiencyJohnson Controls Buys EnergyConnectDispatches From Ontario: Interview with Dr. Andrew BenedekDispatches From Ontario: More Fresh […]

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