Cheaper and more environmentally friendly methods for storing renewable energy could result from a US project to develop flow cells, a type of rechargeable battery.
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To celebrate World Toilet Day on November 19, researchers at Columbia University’s Engineering School, working in Ghana with Waste Enterprisers Ltd., the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), and the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly, are launching a pilot facility to convert fecal sludge into biodiesel fuel, thereby addressing a ubiquitous societal problem and concurrently producing renewable, cost-effective sustainable energy. The team is scaling up its research efforts initiated in a Columbia Engineering lab, and expects this working facility to become a revolutionary new model in sanitation.
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Managing Director Arif Allauddin from Alternative Energy Development Board (AEDB) notifies that the prices of solar panel have shown a downward slope in prices over the recent half decade. It has dropped down by 8o% in half decade making it attractive to customers. Read moreTags: Renewable, Solar energy, Alternative Energy, renewable energy, prices of solar panel
The energy industry in South Africa has a bright outlook. It is estimated that about 8.4 GW of power comes from solar photovoltaic. Solar power and wind energy contribute about 1GW and 8. 4GW of power respectively, to the countries energy needs.
Standard Bank finance power head, Alastair Campbell states that despite the rigid terms and regulation, solar power projects that are run by the South African Government as parts of its Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Programme are able to thrive because of the financial support provided by the local lending market. Read moreTags: Renewable, photovoltaic, solar power, south africa bank, wind energy
The purpose of this paper is to provide a conceptual framework stimulating a sustainable energy transition in developing nations. Based on the existing literature, we first index theoretical factors preventing deployment of low carbon technologies. Read moreTags: Renewable, carbon, developed nation, sustainable energy, Technology
Barry D. Bruce, professor of biochemistry, cellular and molecular biology, at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is turning the term ‘power plant’ on its head
Barry D. Bruce, professor of biochemistry, cellular and molecular biology, at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is turning the term “power plant” on its head. The biochemist and a team of researchers have developed a system that taps into photosynthetic processes to produce efficient and inexpensive energy. Read moreTags: green, power plant, electricity, molecular biology, Renewable