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Posts Tagged ‘renewable energy’

Worlds Largest Solar Thermal Plant in USA Shines

Worlds Largest Solar Thermal Plant in USA Shines

Ivanpah Solar Project was just activated in California’s Mojave Desert supplying clean energy to 140,000 homes. The Ivanpah Solar Project, which was privately funded by BrightSource, Google and NRG uses 170,000 sun-tracking mirrors called heliostats that refocus the sun’s energy on a receiver mounted on a 450’ tower. The receiver heats up a [Continue]

Tidal Turbine Turns Tides into Energy

Tidal Turbine Turns Tides into Energy

Siemens has been producing Tidal Power with their SeaGen commercial unit since 2008 in Portaferry Northern Ireland and is an excellent example of reliable renewable energy. Siemens basically spun off their Windturbine technology to function underwater as well. Currently the SeaGen is producing 1.2 megawatts of electricity, which is enough to power [Continue]

Climate Change Island Refugees Become Famous

Climate Change Island Refugees Become Famous

Residents of 33 atolls that make up the Kiribati Island nation in the South Pacific have become de facto celebrities for all the wrong reasons. The citizens of Kiribati are some of the first climate refugees to permanently lose their country and their homeland simultaneously to a changing climate. It is heartbreaking that many rich [Continue]