Could a combination of concentrated photovoltaics (CPV) and micro-generation provide clean, fresh water to places where it is needed most?
18 May, 2010
Onshore wind is set to be the star technology in helping the EU’s 27 Member States to meet their mandatory targets for 20% of the EU’s energy to come from renewable energy sources by 2020. Gail Rajgor speaks to Christian Kjaer, Chief Executive Officer of the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA), about where the biggest markets will be and which other countries are worth watching for some potential surprises.
14 May, 2010
These days residents of Finnish cities, towns and villages, nestled among thick forests and thousands of cold lakes, are kept warm by wood. Bioenergy from wood pellets, chips or biofuel fuels a central boiler and pipes the heat into the local hospital, schools, and homes. For many of these towns, cooperative district heating models have brought not only a lower carbon footprint, but the foundation for a thriving, local economy.
12 May, 2010
Norfolk’s energy and engineering companies are determined to reap the benefits of Round 3 of offshore wind licensing in the UK, according to regional energy chiefs.
10 May, 2010
Despite the global financial crisis, the Australian solar power industry grew a phenomenal 366% in 2009. Driven by a rebate that enabled ‘free’ solar power systems to be sold, installations of grid connected solar power systems grew even eclipsed past-years’ 200% growth. Will Australia be able to repeat these figures in 2010, now that the Federal Government’s rebate has been substituted for a far less generous point-of-sale discount?
06 May, 2010