Renewable Energy


Solar Radiation at Earth

The Sun emits a tremendous amount of energy, in the form of electromagnetic radiation, into space. If we could somehow build a gigantic ball around the Sun that completely enclosed it, and lined that ball with perfectly efficient photovoltaic solar panels, we could capture all of that energy and convert...

Digital Solution For Hydropower Efficiency

GE Renewable Energy has developed a new digital solution intended to increase hydro power plant efficiency using machine learning to pinpoint and monitor trouble spots. Announced this week, GE Renewable Energy launched its new digital intelligent Condition Monitoring System (iCMS) for hydro power plants at the HydroVision Trade show being...

World Bank Call For Hydropower To Combat Climate Change Challenged

The Inga 1 hydropower project, Democratic Republic of Congo. Photo: International Rivers Calls by the World Bank for hydropower to play a major role in efforts to strengthen resilience to climate change have been challenged by civil society organisations (CSOs) and recent research. A November Bank report, released to coincide...

The 10 Biggest Turbines in the World

As wind energy pushes to reduce the cost of energy, manufacturers have increasingly sought to increase the size of turbines. Economically, and environmentally, it makes good sense. A study by Swiss and Dutch Scientists, led by Marloes Caduff from ETH Zurich’s Institute of Environmental Engineering, showed that the larger the...

Aboukir Primary Goes Solar

  The Aboukir Primary School in rural St Ann is on its way to being fully powered by solar energy following the donation of solar panels by the United States-based Renewable Energy Solar Education and Technology (RESET) Core Corp, last December. The 10 solar panels, along with an inverter and...