August 2012

Ethiopia Becomes Home to First SolarKiosk

August 20, 2012

Just over a month ago, the first SolarKiosk opened near Lake Langano, in Ethiopia. The project was conceived by Germany-based Graft Architects as part of a bigger move to bring clean power to people in regions of the world who live off the grid and rely on burning biomass for cooking and heating. As a […]

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Solar Power Gets the Greenlight in Durban

August 17, 2012

The municipality of eThekwini in Durban, South Africa, has greenlighted a new project of solar powered traffic lights. Funded by the state-owned power utility Eskom and implemented by ZRW Mechanika and Saint Gobain Solar, the project uses CIS solar modules to power lights at four intersections. Each system features 16 panels and each panels has […]

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Video: Argonne National Laboratory’s Director on Alternative Energy

August 15, 2012

Eric Isaacs, director of Argonne National Laboratory, a multidisciplinary research center in the American midwest, talks about alternative energy solutions. He emphasizes the research on how to improve energy storage, particularly lithium-based battery technology. Related Posts:Firms Carry Out Testing of “World’s Largest” Fuel Cell SystemStudy Highlights Midwest Alternative Energy PotentialRichard Branson on Clean EnergyRecord Investment […]

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Energy Saving Web Platform Gets Revamp

August 14, 2012

Energy Results, a website designed to help customers save power through energy efficiency, has undergone a revamp in order to enhance its platform. Related Posts:Let’s Talk About Energy EfficiencyEnergy Results Teams Up With Best Buy On Energy Efficiency SolutionComparing Energy Efficient TechnologiesApps to Save Electricity, Money and the EnvironmentWill Apple Grow on Solar Power?

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GM Hails More Powerful Electric Car Battery

August 10, 2012

Back in February, Envia Systems made an announcement regarding tests of its electric vehicle battery technology, and said it had achieved an energy density of 400 Watt-hours/kilogram (Wh/g) with battery technology for electric vehicles. This week, General Motors, which backs Envia, reinforced during an employee conference that Envia’s solution could power an electric car for […]

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