Archive | July 2017

World Bank tries to make Pacific solar power decisions easier

“The World Bank is seeing greater interest from our clients in solar power, largely due to a dramatic drop in solar prices over the past few years,” Riccardo Puliti, the head of the bank’s energy and extractives arm, said in a statement. “We hope that … #solarpower #energy #solar #news

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Energy-saving lightbulbs ’cause more headaches’

(DAILY MAIL) — Energy-saving lightbulbs could be giving us all headaches as they flicker too much. LED bulbs can bring on feelings of dizziness and pain within just 20 minutes of switching them on, an expert has warned. Professor Arnold Wilkins …and more »

 

PSO announces major investment in wind energy

Public Service Company of Oklahoma (PSO) recently announced its plans for a new Wind Catcher Energy Connection (Wind Catcher) project expected to be one the largest wind farms in the nation. Shown, turbines on a wind farm in Marshalltown, Iowa, …and more »

 

The growth of rooftop solar power systems has skyrocketed

Fears of a ‘utility death spiral’ could be slowly killing solar power

The growth of rooftop solar power has skyrocketed in recent years. Globally, there are now approximately 305 gigawatts of solar power capacity, up from about 100 gigawatts in 2012. But solar’s proliferation is slowing, partly due to a well-funded … #solarpower #energy #power #solarenergy

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Europe set for ‘bumper’ year of wind installations despite ‘worrying trends’

The first half of 2017 saw 6.1 gigawatts (GW) of extra wind energy capacity installed in Europe, according to figures released on Thursday by industry body WindEurope. WindEurope said that the figures meant that Europe was on course for a “bumper year … #windpower #windenergy #power #energy #wind

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