11 May '11, 3am

Saudi Arabia scrambling to get off own oil, build 5 gigawatts of solar power by 2020:

What do you do when you're basically a giant welfare state whose stability depends on keeping the money tap open, yet your population is set to double and your electricity consumption to triple by 2032? If you're Saudi Arabia, the answer is build renewable energy as fast as you can. The first volley is a goal of 5 gigawatts of solar power by 2020. That's an enormous amount of generating capacity to build in just 9 years -- fully a third of Germany's entire installed base. The idea is that replacing the country's current energy mix with renewables will free up those fossil fuels for sale abroad, so the country doesn't go bankrupt in the process of attempting to grow its way out of potential upheaval. Can you imagine a country so rich in oil they burn it to make electricity? And yet that's how more than half of Saudi Arabia's electricity is produced . (The rest is natural ga...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/list/2011-05-10-saudi-arabia-scrambl...

Tweets

Get the facts about exer-gaming

Get the facts about exer-gaming

mnn.com 12 May '11, 2pm

Absolutely. In terms of calories burned, playing active video games is comparable to mild to moderate physical activity (l...

Large-scale Solar Power is Focus of New PennWell Event

Large-scale Solar Power is Focus of New PennWel...

renewableenergyworld.com 12 May '11, 6pm

To help foster this growth, PennWell Corp today announced a new large-scale solar power conference and exhibition, the fir...

Solar power in Florida « BraveNewClimate: Recently, the company has been building power plants based on renewabl...

Solar power in Florida « BraveNewClimate: Recen...

bravenewclimate.com 15 May '11, 8am

NextEra Energy, FP&L’s parent, has done a great service by building the Martin county solar plant and even larger ones in ...

Toys 'R' Us Plans Nation's Biggest Solar Roofto...

environmentalleader.com 11 May '11, 4pm

Toys”R”Us has announced plans to build the country’s largest rooftop solar project at a New Jersey distribution center. Co...

How to build a bat box (a step by step guide):

nwf.org 11 May '11, 1am

You might be surprised: bats don't always live in caves. Some bats spend winter months in caves, but most bats spend summe...

Natural Power to host free webinar on lidar bes...

renewableenergyworld.com 11 May '11, 8am

Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 AM Eastern Time; US & Canada / 15:00 PM – 17:00 PM UTC; Dublin, Edinburgh, Lisbon, London Neil Doug...

In the US, #solar photovoltaic panels are suddenly the belle of the renewable energy ball:

In the US, #solar photovoltaic panels are sudde...

grist.org 11 May '11, 2am

In the U.S., solar photovoltaic (PV) panels are, somewhat unexpectedly, suddenly the belle of the renewable energy ball --...

ElectronVault: A New Way to Build Batteries?: ElectronVault later this year will take the wraps off of a techn...

ElectronVault: A New Way to Build Batteries?: E...

greentechmedia.com 11 May '11, 6pm

ElectronVault later this year will take the wraps off of a technology it claims will make it easier for you to get into th...

Our SEO expert explains how Google is inadvertently blocking residential solar power:

Our SEO expert explains how Google is inadverte...

1bog.org 16 May '11, 2pm

Our greatest challenge at One Block Off the Grid is educating our customers. Very few people we talk to are aware the resi...

Natural Power's ZephIR aligns with remote power specialists Ampair

Natural Power's ZephIR aligns with remote power...

renewableenergyworld.com 13 May '11, 8am

Industry veterans, Ampair, bring customers a network of international representatives who provide local support in selecti...