What you should know about Green Broadband

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Broadband is what is referred to as fast internet. You can choose to receive it through superfast optic cables or your telephone line. Fiber optic runs over cables in the ground and ADSL runs over copper telephone wires. Despite there being many broadband providers dominating the market today, most of them score poorly on ethics, the reason you should opt for a green choice. Green broadband is eco-friendly and allows you to benefit from fast internet service while you also cater to the environment. If you feel that going green…

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Solar energy industry continues to see record growth in the US

Report highlights the strong expansion of the solar energy industry The solar energy industry is experiencing record breaking growth, according to a new report from GTM Research. This growth is particularly apparent in the United States. According to the report, some 2,051 megawatts of solar capacity was installed during the second quarter of this year. This has brought the nation’s total solar capacity to 31.6 gigawatts. Currently, the United States has enough solar capacity to power approximately 6.2 million average homes and offset some 37 million metric tons of carbon…

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How to Find a Sustainable Condo in Montreal

Most people who buy Montreal condos for sale are mostly concerned about the proximity of the building to their workplace and to good schools for their children. They also care about the square footage, which shops are nearby, and whether it has a nice view. But a growing number of condo buyers are interested in condos that are well suited for renewable energy. Not all realtors bother with this info, so you may have to do your own research. Here are some questions to consider if you’re keen on using…

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OMB Saleri SpA to design for Daimler AG Hydrogen components for their fuel cell vehicles

OMB Saleri SpA has been chosen by Daimler AG as a development partner for dedicated Hydrogen components for their next generation Fuel-cell vehicles. OMB Saleri was contracted by Daimler AG with the specific task to develop a Hydrogen On-tank valve, a Filling Receptacle, a Check-Valve and a TPRD End Plug device. Hydrogen safety and control components available on the market now are highly dedicated to specific projects and produced in very small lots and therefore not suitable for the ambitious project of making price competitive and mass-marketed Fuel-cell vehicles. The…

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SUNFIRE SUPPLIES THYSSENKRUPP MARINE SYSTEMS WITH 50 KW SOFC

Ship-Integrated Fuel Cell project reaches milestone thanks to close cooperation between ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems and sunfire Project targets reduction in fuel consumption and emissions Commissioning on land to occur before end of 2015; test operation at sea planned in 2016 Dresden, 05.10.2015. The delivery of an initial sunfire high-temperature solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) to ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems represents the achievement of an important milestone for the Ship-Integrated Fuel Cell project (SchiBZ). ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems (as consortium leader) and sunfire have been working together on the e4ships beacon project –…

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Top Solar Power Trends For 2015

Solar power is no longer merely an alternative energy source. Due to its environmentally friendly nature and cost effectiveness, leading companies and savvy consumers are both viewing it as the most forward-thinking source of energy. Many Fortune 500 businesses have committed to long-term policy shifts that will focus on solar power, and these financial outlays are driving the changing trends in the industry. Here is a guide to the top solar power trends of 2015. PV Demand Will Spike Again Total photovoltaic (PV) solar panel installations increased from 140 gigawatts…

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What to do when the lights go out

If you own a company, factory, or are the administrator of a hospital or any other service company such as police or fire departments, then you understand the importance of ensuring that you will have power no matter what Mother Nature may have in store. With wind storms, heavy rains, tornadoes and more, power poles and lines can and will be destroyed. These disasters can leave thousands of people in the dark. The problem is that in these cases, communities look toward their fire, police and other emergency personnel to…

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Swag with a conscience: Choose eco-friendly promotional products

There is a wealth of choice when it comes to choosing promotional products for your business. To stand out and attract customers, one strategy is to capitalize on the fact that more and more consumers are shopping with an environmental conscience in mind.  There are many reasons why distributing eco-friendly promotional products is a good idea. There are many affordable options.  Pencils made from sustainable materials, for example, are an affordable and environmentally responsible choice. It is increasingly easy to locate environmentally responsible promotional products.  More and more companies are…

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Firms Shifting Focus from Fossil Fuels to Hydrogen

Since the Industrial Revolution, fossil fuels have powered global economies, and up until now they are the primary sources for energy. Growing concerns for the environment led the industry to search for alternative solutions, including solar, wind, hydroelectric, geothermal, and biomass energy. However, the accessibility of oil, gas, and coal still plays a pertinent role in everyday operations. World Watch Institute reported that the total global fossil fuel consumption in 2012 was 87 percent and predicted that coal consumption would surpass oil by 2017. But given the current situation of…

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First wind energy farm planned for Arkansas

The wind farm is expected to have an 80 MW capacity. A Texas wind energy company, Dragonfly Industries International, hopes to bring numerous turbines to more than 300 acres of rural land, located approximately one mile west of Elm Springs, Arkansas (a city located between the Springfield Plateau and the Boston Mountains), and the turbines are anticipated to produce 80 MW (megawatts) of power. The wind project is estimated to cost a minimum of $100 million. According to City Council and Planning Commission minutes, the wind farm will carry a…

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Toyota fuel cell vehicle may come to market sooner than expected

Toyota is pushing to bring its new vehicle to the market more quickly Toyota may bring its hydrogen-powered sedan to the market sooner than expected. The Japanese automaker has been hard at work promoting the benefits of fuel cell technology and how these energy systems can be used in transportation. Toyota has faced criticism for its efforts from those that favor battery electrics, but the automaker has remained resolute in its belief that hydrogen fuel is the future of clean transportation. The company now has plans to bring its fuel…

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Ambitious project seeks to turn US roadways into solar energy farms

Project aims to build a network of solar-powered roadways throughout the US Solar-powered roads may sound like science fiction, but they may soon become a reality. Scott and Julie Brusaw are the two that may actually make this reality happen. The two have come up with a way to turn U.S. roadways into solar energy producers. While the two have been working with the federal government to some degree over the past several years, they have taken their concept to Indiegogo, where they are seeking funding for the next phase…

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Fuel cell industry growing, according to new report

Stationary Fuel Cells - Study predicts growth

Fuel cell industry sees significant growth in 2011 The fuel cell industry has been gaining momentum over the past two years. Manufacturers are beginning to find success in various markets all over the world and new advances in fuel cell technology have made the energy systems more attractive. 2011 was the most successful year for the fuel cell industry, according to a new report from Fuel Cell Today. The report highlights the significant progress the fuel cell industry has seen in the realm of shipments and finances as well as…

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Quantum levitation may unlock a new future for alternative energy

Blade Runner Flying Car

A team of scientists from Tel-Aviv University in Israel have accomplished an amazing feat which could lead to the discovery and use of a new alternative energy. Researchers at the university have successfully conducted the process of quantum levitation, which involves the use of magnets, superconductors and a single wafer of sapphire. The technology could have far reaching implications for alternative energy, though not a fuel in the strictest sense, the process of quantum levitation could be used to unlock a new future for transportation. Researchers recently demonstrated their discovery…

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Industrial giants work together to lower emissions

Hydrogen Fuel Cell Research

Ballard Power Systems, one of the world’s leading designers and manufacturers of hydrogen fuel cells, will be partnering with South Korea’s largest petroleum refiner, GS Platech, to demonstrate their new system of processing waste into zero-emission fuel that can be used to produced hydrogen. The demonstration will be conducted at the GS Platech’s power plant in Cheongsong, South Korea. The power plant is equipped to treat up to five tons of solid organic waste daily using plasma gasification technology. From the gasification process, the plant is able to produce high…

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Hydrogen fueled air planes make for cleaner skys

The European Aerospace Group (EADs) has announced their partnership with scientists from the Glasgow University in Scotland to collaborate in the production of solid hydrogen that will be use to fuel planes. Research is being focused on developing a solid state storage system for hydrogen. There has been some difficulty is storing hydrogen, which has made its use less attractive as an alternative fuel. Storing hydrogen as a gas requires massive volumes, and there is a significant risk of combustion given less-than-favorable circumstances. Liquid hydrogen is viable for storage, but…

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