Loading posts...
Rise of Renewables: a first for Solar Power in Central Asia
View

Rise of Renewables: a first for Solar Power in Central Asia

At around $300 million in cost, the Uzbek grand inaugural plan for a 100MW Samarqand Solar Power Project in Pastdargom and Nurabad is almost ready. In 2016, years before schedule, this joint operation by the engineering company Uzbekenergo, South Korea and...
Smart, energetic glass could take over
View

Smart, energetic glass could take over

The future of glass seems never to be in doubt. But will glass remain as we know it? Already, developments have produced "smart glass" of many different types meant to respond to light and absorb light energy. The only common currency of these glasses seem...
Hybrid energy: bacteria+solar harvesting!
View

Hybrid energy: bacteria+solar harvesting!

Often have we travelled along the leafy paths of photosynthesis, seeking the golden fleece of energy. With hydrogen catalysts and CO2 absorbers, artificial leaves for sticking in ponds or complex substrates for large-scale production, few researchers ever kept...
Is El Niño the “elephant in Paris” or will it change the mindset there?
View

Is El Niño the “elephant in Paris” or will it change the mindset there?

In 1997, the effects of a great El Niño were first felt around the Pacific and beyond although 400 years had passed since similar weather was last seen Not many realised how and why their crops were dying, wildlife was disappearing and temperatures wildly fluc...
Climate warriors, renewables champions, carbon absorbers or not?
View

Climate warriors, renewables champions, carbon absorbers or not?

In 2015, renewables had to have a good year. In the UK and in China, they grew to occupy sizeable percentage of total energy production, partly due to the hydro-electric companies but also because solar and wind power have built a large following in the privat...
Battery “Power” helps renewable energy independents.
View

Battery “Power” helps renewable energy independents.

SmartestEnergy are the UK company who have tracked independent producers for the past 4 years. The traditional power station suppliers now compete with over 1000 commercial but independent renewable plants who produce 40% of renewable energy. Robert Groves, th...
Central Asian Powerhouse of the Sun
View

Central Asian Powerhouse of the Sun

This month saw the sun shining on one of the most gifted nations as far as renewable energy is concerned. A conference attended by many European and other countries was held in Tashkent on the 6th and 7th June, organised by the Ecological Movement of Uzbekista...
Scotland the Wave (tidal power takes over in the north)
View

Scotland the Wave (tidal power takes over in the north)

Norwegian company, Fred Olsen are equipping the US Navy in Hawaii with BOLT Lifesaver modules that produce wave powered electricity. These well-developed "buoy-like devices" can produce between 30 and 50KW from simple waves, while the greater emphasis recently...