Green invention lets homeowners convert waste to energy

HomeBiogas has created a compact anaerobic digester that recycles organic waste into gas and fertilizer. Homeowners have the chance to transform their organic waste, such s food scraps (including meat and dairy) and pet manure, into cooking gas and liquid fertilizer, thanks to a waste to energy machine developed by Israel-based startup, HomeBiogas. HomeBiogas produces enough fuel to cook three daily meals. According to the HomeBiogas Indiegogo page, the anaerobic digester system “maintains a closed-loop eco-cycle.” The organic matter that is fed into the machine is broken down by microorganisms,…

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Ambitious solar energy project finds success with funding campaign

Solar Roadways successfully raises more than $1.5 million in funding through Indiegogo Solar Roadways, an ambitious project that seeks to turn U.S. roads into large solar energy systems, has been successfully funded on Indiegogo. The project turned to the crowd funding platform in order to generate financial support from those interested in renewable energy, but the platform has also been a powerful marketing tool, helping to raise awareness for the project  very quickly in a short amount of time. The project had sought to raise $1 million, but managed to…

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Solar energy roadways could be the future

A couple from Idaho wants to use solar cells to pave parking lots, roads and walkways. Scott and Julie Brusaw have co-founded and co-invented solar energy project, Solar Roadways, an Idaho-based startup that could lead to roads, driveways, parks, parking lots and virtually any paved area being replaced with solar panels that light up. The dream is to power America using solar power without solar farms or wires. The Brusaw’s discovered that the United States has more than 72,000 square kilometers of surfaces made of concrete and asphalt, which receive…

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Solar energy could be transformed by glass sphere

Futuristic solar power collectors turn light into electricity. Rawlemon, a German-Spanish startup based out of Barcelona has developed solar energy technology that the company claims is extremely effective at transforming light into energy, so much so that it can even make use of moonbeams and windows in office buildings. Spheres are used to capture light from the sun. Instead of using the typical flat panels to collect the sun’s rays, Rawlemon’s spherical solar concentrating system uses a glass ball to convert light into an electrical current. Naturally, this gives them…

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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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New solar energy project seeks aid through crowdfunding

Crowdfunding could bring solar energy to schools The Natural Resources Defense Council, a non-profit international environmental advocacy group, has turned to crowdfunding in order to support an initiative that intends to bring solar energy to schools. This is the first time that the organization has launched a crowdfunding campaign. Through the campaign, the Natural Resources Defense Council intends to raise awareness concerning the benefits of solar energy and how it can be used to reduce the environmental impact of schools as well as reduce their expenditure on fuel. Campaign seeks…

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Geothermal energy may benefit from crowdfunding

Canadian Geothermal Energy Association turns to crowdfunding Canada has become a relatively strong advocate for renewable energy in recent years, but the country is the only one along the Pacific Ring of Fire, a notoriously geologically active region of the world, that does not have a single operational geothermal energy facility within its borders. The country is home to the Canadian Geothermal Energy Association, which accounts for approximately 20% of the world’s combined geothermal energy systems. The organization has often noted that its home country does not have any domestic…

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Crowdfunding may be the key to clean energy success

Clean Energy News

Crowdfunding could help bring progress to the world of clean energy Clean energy has struggled to make progress for several years. Only recently have forms of clean energy, such as solar, wind, and hydrogen fuel begun to find some traction with countries around the world. One of the most significant challenges facing the adoption of clean energy is the enormity of the cost associated with making use of clean technology, such as solar panels, wind turbines, and hydrogen fuel cells. These technologies represent a massive financial risk, which many countries,…

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Crowdfunding may be coming to alternative energy

Alternative Energy Investments

Crowdfunding proves to be a viable way to fund projects Crowdfunding has become a popular tactic for many companies interested in introducing new technologies or products without having to rely on private investments from larger companies or taking out a loan. The concept is relatively simple: Encourage consumers to fund a project by providing them with an assortment of incentives for doing so. Crowdfunding has shown itself to be a viable way to drastically cut the costs of a project, if said project is capable of garnering a significant amount…

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