Green energy from living plants powers streetlights

A company from the Netherlands harnesses and uses electricity from live plants. Netherlands-based company, Plant-e, has discovered a way to generate and use electricity from living plants, and has used this green energy that they have harnessed to power streetlights, cell phone chargers, and Wi-Fi hotspots. The company even utilizes their plant power technology to run their headquarters in Wageningen. The live plant power project had its first successful debut back in November of last year. When it was first debuted near Amsterdam in November 2014, the project, which is…

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Green technology to be used to power unique Canadian observatory

New observatory in Canada will run off renewable power. The plans to build an observatory in the Madawaska Highlands, a range of hills in Southern Ontario, would not only mean the construction of an observatory equipped with the most powerful telescope in Canada, but a building that would be powered using green technology, which would make it the largest off-grid commercial building in North America. The Madawaska Highland Observatory would be home to the largest public telescopes in the world. The project started in 2007 and was founded by entrepreneur,…

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Is Renewable Energy Worth It?

Clean energy has become a priority for many countries throughout the world. These countries are working to reduce their negative impact on the environment by cutting down on the emissions that they produce and distancing themselves from fossil-fuels, such as oil and coal. Some are doing so for environmental purposes, hoping to mitigate the effects of climate change, while others are focusing on the economic prospects of clean energy. New forms of power are not inexpensive, however, and the cost of renewable energy may be offsetting its viability. Clean technology…

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Renewable energy excelling at record speed

Green energy technology currently generates over 20 percent of electricity around the globe. According to a new report from the International Energy Agency (IEA), the capacity of renewable energy sources, such as solar and wind power, expanded at the fastest rate ever in 2013, producing 22 percent of the world’s electricity. Over $250 billion was invested in clean generating systems last year. That said, while the speed of growth has been tremendous, it is anticipated to slow down. This is partly due to politicians who are becoming uneasy about subsidy…

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Yingli Green Energy to participate in Gold Sun program

China Solar Energy

Yingli Green Energy to help bolster domestic solar energy in China Yingli Green Energy, one of the leading solar energy companies in China, has announced that it will be participating in the country’s Gold Sun Program. The program aims to promote standards for China’s emerging solar energy market. The project itself will establish a strong solar energy system in the country, which will be used as a foundation for the establishment of governing standards for the use of solar technologies, such as photovoltaic panels and energy storage systems. Yingly Green…

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