Solar Power – Most Affordable Source Of Energy In South Africa

In the Budget Speech on 24 February 2016, the Honourable Mr Pravin Gordhan, Finance Minister of South Africa, announced that the Department of Energy’s (DoE) Independent Power Producers Procurement (IPPP) Programme will be extended to include coal and gas power projects. The IPPP Programme will be rolled out in order to replicate the successes achieved in the South African renewable energy sector. Although the replication in other sectors will allow for further energy to be produced, a focus on solar power would allow for the supply of energy at a…

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Wineries Soak Up the Sun with More Solar Power

You may not notice it at first, but atop the roof of the wine press building at Lakewood Vineyards in New York is something that marked the beginning of change in the region. The 47-kilowatt solar energy system has been invaluable to the Watkins Glen winery, according to president and winemaker Chris Stamp. If he has his way, workers will install more panels once the building’s expansion is complete this summer. Video by Innovation Trail/WXXI Lakewood started harnessing the power of the sun four years ago, a move Stamp said…

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Biomass Netherlands, how to develop clean energy?

The Dutch government identified nine economic development particularly strong in industries that also in China has achieved rapid development, the Netherlands and China provides opportunities for mutual benefit in the field of trade and economic cooperation. As a country with a high population density, the relative scarcity of land resources in the Netherlands. People pay a lot of efforts to ensure clean environment, stringent legislation and implementation of initiatives resulting inspire people to think about innovative solutions to environmental problems. The Netherlands has therefore established the world’s first leading role…

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making progress

According to Andrew Thompson, increased patent filing activity suggests Smart Grids are a step closer An upturn in innovation activity in the area of Smart Grid technology in Europe is signalling a positive development in energy generation and distribution. This activity is helping to establish the infrastructure necessary to support some major scale energy projects and a growing number of localised energy producers. Desk research conducted by European intellectual property firm, Withers & Rogers, has revealed that over 450 patent applications for Smart Grid technologies were filed at the European…

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