May 2012

Solar Impulse Attempts Its Longest Flight Yet

May 31, 2012

Earlier this month I wrote about the Turanor PlanetSolar, the first sea vessel to complete a journey around the world on solar power. It arrived at its destination in Monaco on May 04th after 19 months of navigation. Related Posts:Lufthansa Enters Algae Biofuel Production DealAirBus Reveals Its Vision for Sustainable Air TravelLufthansa: Biofuels Could Be […]

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Solar or Wind Power: Which is More Efficient?

May 30, 2012

This is a question that many of us who follow the clean energy industry may have asked ourselves: which one represents more value for money, wind or solar power? Surely they are both alternative energy types that we should embrace in order to break ourselves from our oil addiction. Related Posts:Alternative Energy in the UK’s […]

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New Dye-sensitized Solar Cell Could be Cheaper and Longer-lasting Alternative

May 29, 2012

The standard solar cell uses silicon oxide, which is expensive and environmentally toxic. One of the promising alternatives is the so-called “Grätzel cell”, a cheaper, cleaner alternative based on more abundant titanium oxide. However, they don’t last long because this type of dye-sensitized cell uses an electrolyte made from an organic liquid that can leak […]

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Germany Reaches Solar Power Generation Record

May 28, 2012

Europe’s ‘economic powerhouse’ can add solar to its epithet. Germany’s solar power plants reached a generation milestone of 22 GW for a few hours last Friday. That equals to 20 nuclear power stations at full capacity. Related Posts:Two New Projects Boost Australia’s Solar Power MixHappy Thanksgiving Day with Good News from the Solar Power FrontSolar […]

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New Report Says Alternative Energy is Closer to Grid Parity

May 25, 2012

A new report by Global Data, a market intelligence company, says the cost of generating clean, alternative energy such as solar power is increasingly closer to the cost of generating energy from traditional, non-renewable sources. Related Posts:Solar Power Going Strong in the U.S., Says New Report2011 Was a Record Year for Solar Power in the […]

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