Unlike other big solar projects, Brightsource Energy’s Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System does not require the bulldozing of land to create an entirely flat surface.
The flush toilet so many of us know so well is in fact out-dated technology. That, and the fact that they are “are irrelevant, impractical and impossible for 40 per cent of the global population, because they often don't have access to water, sewers, electricity and sewage treatment systems" is why Bill Gates has offered up cash for their re-invention.
Considering it composes roughly 80% of our body, water is humanity's most important resource. With more than 7 billion people on the planet, water is becoming increasingly more precious. Given its absolute value, the Stockholm Energy Institute (SEI) recently published a report evaluating the potential impact of renewable energy technologies on water resources.
The first solar panels ever installed, were photo-voltaic solar panels mounted on military satellites and blasted into space from Cape Kennedy, Florida during the 'Space Race' of the 1960's.
Electric cars are becoming more durable as engineers improve the range of their battery life, however, the question of where to re-charge themstill remains. With an investment of $100 million dollars, the California Public Utilities Commission is hoping to create a resolution.
To the casual observer, energy efficiency means very little, that is until they see the cost savings associated with making tweaks to their homes and businesses. According to a new report, one energy retrofit may be more efficient than the rest.