Solar Panel Demand ‘Pushing Up Price of Silver’

Rising demand for solar panels is pushing up the price of silver around the world. That’s the verdict from a new study conducted by researchers from the University of Kent, which warns this could lead to the cost of producing solar panels soaring. They say around 20 grams of silver …

Dresden Tram Railyard Gets 1,000-Panel Solar Upgrade

SOLARWATT has equipped a tram railyard in Dresden, Germany, with 1,000 solar panels. The clean energy infrastructure is being installed on the roof of public transport operator Dresdner Verkehrsbetriebe’s (DVB) new Trachenberge railyard buildings and will offer a total output of 300kW. The two new rail ports have been built …

Microsoft Inks Deal for Hydropower in Washington

Microsoft has signed a new five-year agreement to buy hydropower for its campuses in Washington. The deal has been inked with the Chelan County Public Utility District (PUD) for its Puget Sound campuses to be powered entirely by local hydro. Microsoft is also in the final stages of negotiating an …

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Scottish Chickens Cooperate to Generate Eggcellent Amount of Energy

Chickens at a farm in Scotland are now generating their own heat and power. More than 128,000 hens at the Glenhead of Aldouran Farm in Stranraer are not only producing thousands of eggs but also creating enough manure to provide a reliable energy feedstock for the farm. This innovative approach, …

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City Of Sydney Announces 100% Renewable Energy Target

The City of Sydney, on Australia’s east coast, announced last week that it intends to further cut its greenhouse gas emissions by transitioning to 100% renewable energy to meet all its electricity needs starting next year. Sydney had already set significant climate targets for itself, including a 50% renewable electricity …

Will Copenhagen Be the First Carbon Neutral Capital in the World?

 The City of Copenhagen has set itself ambitious goals for the city’s social, economic and environmental development. Copenhagen is to be carbon neutral by 2025 as the first capital in the world. The city plans to achieve these goals through a transition of the energy supply, building retrofits, waste management, …

Saudi Arabia to Build 2.6GW Solar Plant near Mecca

Saudi Arabia has signed a deal for a 2.6GW solar farm to be built in the Makkah Region. The facility, which will be located near the holy city of Mecca, will supply electricity to Al Faisaliah city and the western parts of the country at times of peak demand, increasing …