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Seven creative ways to teach your kids about eco-living

Seven creative ways to teach your kids about eco-living

According to Bureau of Labor Statistics, 3.1 million jobs in the United States w...

$50 million A.D.B. loan to develop Indonesia’s geothermal potential

$50 million A.D.B. loan to develop Indonesia’s geothermal potential

The Asian Development Bank will provide Indonesia a loan of up to $50 million to...

Iberdrola completes its first three renewable energy projects in South Africa

Iberdrola completes its first three renewable energy projects in South Africa

Iberdrola has completed two wind farms and a photovoltaic power plant in South A...

Former Irish president appointed as special envoy for climate change

Former Irish president appointed as special envoy for climate change

Former Irish President Mary Robinson has been appointed by United Nations Secret...

The truth about the forthcoming endangered cities

The truth about the forthcoming endangered cities

Gone are the days when the term ‘endangered’ was being cascaded to animals or di...

Elemooni: Eco-friendliness for kids

Elemooni: Eco-friendliness for kids

A new group of nano explorers could change the way children learn about positive...

R.E.S. Americas orders 166 MW-worth of wind turbines from Vestas

R.E.S. Americas orders 166 MW-worth of wind turbines from Vestas

Wind turbine manufacturer Vestas has received an order from Renewable Energy Sys...

Business

Technology

From used to useful – cigarette butts used to store energy

From used to useful – cigarette butts used to store energy

Monday, 18 August 2014

Used cigarette butts could go from unsightly trash to key materials for the next generation of energy storage devices. It’s estimated that as many as ...

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Politics

Living Green

Eco-friendly ways to decorate your home

Eco-friendly ways to decorate your home

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

When it comes to renovating a room or giving the whole house a makeover there are some steps you can take to ensure that it doesn’t have as big an imp...

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Renewables

Low-Carbon

Asia Pacific region to see more P.E.V.s by 2018 – Navigant Research

Asia Pacific region to see more P.E.V.s by 2018 – Navigant Research

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

The Asia Pacific region will surpass North America as the largest market for plug-in electric vehicles by 2018, finds a report from Navigant Research....

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Opinion

Unsustainable urban life: What's next?

Unsustainable urban life: What's next?

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Nutrition plays a critical role in everyone’s chance at a better future. Hunger, said Benjamin Franklin once, is the best pickle. Some say “pickle”...

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3M, Gossamer Space Frames produce new parabolic solar trough

American conglomerate 3M and Gossamer Space Frames unveiled a newly developed parabolic trough solar collector that they said will help cut equipment and installation costs.

The Large Aperture Trough 73 was developed using 3M's Solar Mirror Film 1100 and Gossamer's LAT systems. With a concentration factor of over 100 times and an aperture size of 7.3 meters, the new system reportedly reduces the installed cost of a parabolic trough solar field by over 25 percent.

A demonstration of the parabolic trough collector is currently installed at the 43-megawatt Sunray Energy facility in Daggett, California owned and operated by Cogentrix Energy, L.L.C.

Since its operation in October 2011, it has reportedly added approximately 275 kilowatts of electricity to the output of the facility.

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory has verified the performance of the system. A key factor to the system's efficiency is said to be the use of solar mirror films which are 50 percent lighter than glass and which offer a 94.5 percent reflectivity.

3M and Gossamer Space Frames will start working on a second project using the LAT 73 project in the Southern U.S. which is scheduled for commissioning in June.



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