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These Are the World’s Most Energy Efficient Countries – Infographic

By | 2017-01-06T04:06:10+00:00 January 18th, 2016|Tags: , , |

Sustainable development and energy efficiency are among the most important issues for the world’s leading economies. Let’s take a look at the top 8 energy efficient countries. Climate change is a topical subject at the moment especially following the recent COP21 United Nations event in Paris which heralded a new agreement by cooperating countries to further tackle the issue. This has been a long-running saga in terms of worldwide politics with

Residents of This Small Canadian Island Live Completely Off the Grid!

By | 2016-10-15T20:20:12+00:00 December 21st, 2015|Tags: , |

I’m sure many of you dream of moving from the noisy, polluted and densely populated city to a quieter place. What if you could also drop off the grid and use exclusively renewable energy? 400 residents of the small Canadian island named Lasqueti live this dream. The island located only about 50 miles (150 km) away from Vancouver has nearly the same size as Manhattan and can be reached by

Why Now is the Perfect Time to Go Solar

By | 2016-10-15T20:22:41+00:00 March 15th, 2015|Tags: , , |

With the world's energy costs skyrocketing, there's no better time to adopt an alternative energy lifestyle. Solar power is an easy way to make the energy switch, especially for homeowners today. If you're looking for a more efficient, cost-effective way to live, read on for just a few reasons why now is the perfect time to go solar. Reliable Energy and Pricing When your home runs off the grid, it's

How Solar Energy Makes Everyday Life Functional and Beautiful

By | 2016-10-15T20:23:29+00:00 December 1st, 2014|Tags: , , , |

Dutch artist Daan Roosegaarde is not a stranger to the art of combining solar energy with art and architecture... His recent project for Smart highways that glow in the dark left many enthusiastic about what he has in store for future projects. And their enthusiasm was justified on November 13th, in the city of Eindhoven, where his “Starry Night” bike path was unveiled. Drawing inspiration from Vincent Van Gogh's

The First Wave Energy Converters for Latin America

By | 2016-10-15T20:24:13+00:00 September 19th, 2014|Tags: , |

  In the state of Ceara, which is in the northeastern part of Brasil is one of the first wave energy converters for Latin America. This 2012 project features a land secured system that reaches into the ocean and harvests the motion of the waves, converting the kinetic energy into clean electricity. The project was done by the submarine laboratory at Coppe , developed by Tracetebel Energy and supported by

IBM Solar Collector Magnifies Sun By 2000X – These Could Provide Power To The Entire Planet

By | 2016-10-15T20:25:04+00:00 July 14th, 2014|Tags: , , |

A team at IBM recently developed what they call a High Concentration Photo Voltaic Thermal (HCPVT) or, in simple words, a solar collector. It is a system that is capable of concentrating the power of 2,000 suns, they are even claiming to be able to concentrate energy safely up to 5,000X, that’s huge. The process of  trapping the sunlight produces water that can be used to produce filtered drinkable water, or

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