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The technologies set to change the future of energy

The technologies set to change the future of energy

Due to increased demand for cleaner, more renewable energy, there continues to be a large amount of investment going into new technologies for the purpose of generating it. The 5 pieces of technology that are projected to have the greatest impact on the industry as a whole in the not too distant future are listed […] … learn more→

World solar power topped 100,000 Megawatts in 2012

The world installed 31,100 megawatts of solar photovoltaics (PV) in 2012—an all-time annual high that pushed global PV capacity above 100,000 megawatts. There is now enough PV operating to meet the household electricity needs of nearly 70 million people at the European level of use. While PV production has become increasingly concentrated in one country—China—the […] … learn more→

Wind surpasses nuclear in China

Wind has overtaken nuclear as an electricity source in China. In 2012, wind farms generated 2 percent more electricity than nuclear power plants did, a gap that will likely widen dramatically over the next few years as wind surges ahead. Since 2007, nuclear power generation has risen by 10 percent annually, compared with wind’s explosive […] … learn more→

Slow growth in the geothermal power industry in the U.S.

In the last few years, the growth in the geothermal power industry in the U.S. has been slow but consistent. Geothermal Energy Association’s recent press release reveals fresh numbers showing a net gain of 91 MW in 2011, making the new total capacity 3187 MW – significantly more than any other country in the world. […] … learn more→

Wind tops 10 per cent share of electricity in five U.S. states

A new picture is emerging in the U.S. power sector. In 2007, electricity generation from coal peaked, dropping by close to 4 percent annually between 2007 and 2011. Over the same time period, nuclear generation fell slightly, while natural gas-fired electricity grew by some 3 percent annually and hydropower by 7 percent. Meanwhile, wind-generated electricity […] … learn more→

The Desertec Project – The brightest solar project so far?

A look at the list of the World\’s 50 largest electricity-producing solar power stations is quite startling – every single one of them was completed between 2008 and now. A further look at the pending projects over the next few years shows that this growth certainly isn\’t going to halt anytime soon – there are […] … learn more→