5 Floating #Solar Farms Helping Power the World

5 Floating #Solar Farms Helping Power the World

ecowatch.com 24 May '16, 6pm

At roughly the size of eight soccer stadiums, the Thames Water floating solar array will briefly hold the title of world’s largest floating solar facility before Japan’s mega-solar farm finishes in 2018, which will have a capacity of 13.7 megawatts. The New York Times noted that if everything goes as planned in the next two years, the 50,904 panels that will float atop the Yamakura Dam reservoir in Japan will generate an estimated 16,170 megawatt hours annually or enough electricity to power almost 5,000 homes.

Scientists getting organized to help readers sort fact from fiction in climate change media coverage

realclimate.org 24 May '16, 6pm
Scientists getting organized to help readers sort fact from fiction in climate change media coverage

Guest post by Emmanuel Vincent While 2016 is on track to easily surpass 2015 as the warmest year on record, some headlines, in otherwise pres...

Trump is over promising that he can bring coal back to life. Even his friends admit it

grist.org 24 May '16, 5pm
Trump is over promising that he can bring coal back to life. Even his friends admit it

The way Donald Trump talks about the coal industry, Appalachian miners will be getting back to work on day one of his administration. “The mi...

Cigarette butts make for better, cleaner bricks

treehugger.com 24 May '16, 3pm
Cigarette butts make for better, cleaner bricks

There are about 6 trillion cigarette butts produced every year, creating about 1.2 trillion tons of cigarette butt waste. Trillions of butts ...

Energy

Canadian Solar refinances 40MW of UK PV plants for US$53 million

Canadian Solar refinances 40MW of UK PV plants for US$53 million

pv-tech.org 24 May '16, 8am

The project financing facility takes the form of non-recourse project finance with a term of 17 years. Image: Canadian Solar. Canadian Solar ...

Germany considers new taxes for renewable energy consumers

pv-magazine.com 24 May '16, 4pm

Germany considers new taxes for renewable energy consumers 24. May 2016 | Markets & Trends , Financial & Legal Affairs | By: Sandra Enkhardt ...

RES and National Grid agree fast balancing: UK: RES has signed a four-year deal with grid operato...

windpowermonthly.com 24 May '16, 11am

RES will develop a battery system to supply up to 20MW to the grid in less than a second of the detection of frequency deviation. The renewab...

Transportation

Electric-car energy density to approach gasoline by 2045: report

greencarreports.com 24 May '16, 12pm
Electric-car energy density to approach gasoline by 2045: report

Stephen Edelstein 276 views May 24, 2016 Volvo CMA modular compact car platform Enlarge Photo The lithium-ion battery packs that power modern...

Fashion

Dubai debuts world's first fully 3D-printed building

inhabitat.com 24 May '16, 4pm
Dubai debuts world's first fully 3D-printed building

The 3D-printed building has all the amenities of traditionally constructed structures, such as electricity, water, telecommunications, and ai...

.@SEJorg's leader is retiring. We're searching to replace the irreplaceable B...

sej.org 24 May '16, 12pm

The Society of Environmental Journalists seeks an Executive Director to lead and support our ...

Scientists may finally have figured out the secret of how birds grow red feat...

audubon.org 24 May '16, 11am
Scientists may finally have figured out the secret of how birds grow red feathers.

Birds and Habitats Are Under Attack With your help, we can fight back. We can protect birds a...

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