Rural Africa Could Be Powered Using Genetically Modified Algae

Fuel cells powered by living algae that are five times more efficient than current models, have been designed by scientists at the University of Cambridge. It is thought they could one day be used to provide electricity to places where there is no existing electrical grid system, such as parts of rural Africa. The new …

US Solar Imports See Upswing With Solar Tariffs Waiting In The Wings

International manufacturers sent twice as many solar cells and modules to the US in November 2017 as November 2016. Solar panel importers are looking to capitalize on the robust market fundamentals ahead of potential future tariffs, ArsTechnica reported. President Trump’s administration will reach a decision about solar cell and solar panel imports around January 26th. …

China Opens 1-Kilometer Long Solar Road

China has opened a 1-kilometer long solar road in Jinan, the capitol of Shandong province south of Beijing. The two-lane road covers 5,875 square meters and can generate up to 1 million kilowatt-hours of power annually — enough to power 800 Chinese homes, according to XinhuaNet. The electricity will be used to run street lights, billboards, surveillance cameras, …

Indian Insurers Launch Products For Solar Power Sector

With the rapid boom in the solar power market in India, increasing competition, and collapsing tariff bids, Indian insurance companies have launched products to protect lenders as well as developers. HDFC ERGO General Insurance Company has launched a solar energy shortfall insurance policy. The policy protects lenders and developers against any shortfall in the expected …

Green Tech Will Be Everywhere in 2018: Politics Cannot Stop the Revolution

In 2017, clean power gathered unprecedented momentum. Multiple automakers launched entire families of electric vehicles (EVs), including the most exciting one yet, Tesla’s Model 3. With climate change problems mounting, national and local governments are pushing for more renewable energy and an end to fossil-fueled cars — despite hostile moves in those areas by US President …

How the World’s First Floating City Could Restore the Environment

The world got a little closer to the first floating city when the Seasteading Institute signed a memorandum of understanding with the French Polynesian government earlier this year. Not only could floating cities offer a sustainable place to live, but they could also potentially help coral reefs recover and provide a habitat for marine life, …

Adnan Bosović: The Balkans Has to Keep up with Europe

Adnan Bosović, the electrical engineer and expert associate for the development of distributive, energy efficient facilities in the Sector for strategic development in PE Elektroprivreda BiH – Sarajevo, has explained to us the situation in Bosnia and Hercegovina regarding ecomobility, how popular energy efficient cars are and also the situation with charging infrastructure. EP: What …