Transparent solar modules finally a reality?

A team of researchers from the University of Michigan developed a new type of solar concentrator that if integrated in a window not only generates solar power but also allows people to see through. Th...

A dam at Gibraltar to control the sea level

For his master’s thesis, a student in hydraulic engineering EPFL imagine a dam in the Strait of Gibraltar to contain the rising waters in the Mediterranean. A work of art that would leave passin...

Maracanã integrates 1556 solar modules

Since the FIFA World Cup 1950, the Maracanã stadium is one of the legendary places of football and thanks to recent renovations, it could now enter the history of sustainable development. Indeed, Yin...

Scientists discover the secret of organic solar

Researchers at the University of Montreal, the Science and Technology Facilities Council, Imperial College London and the University of Cyprus determined how light rays excite the chemical structures ...

Green light for mega wind farm off the UK

Vattenfall and Scottish Power have got the green light from the British government to start construction of the wind farm East Anglia One ‘located off the east coast of England. The project will...

Revolutionary solar cells act like lasers

Solar cells based on silicon as those installed on our roofs operate with an efficiency of about 20% to convert sunlight into electrical energy; It took over 20 years to achieve this rate of return. A...

Are wind farms bad long-term investment?

By 2020 UK aims to produce 15% of its energy from renewable sources such as wind energy; To date, the country has 4,246 turbines spread over 531 wind farms, generating 7.5% of the country’s elec...

A tidal turbine of 300 MW in Europe by 2020

OpenHydro, a subsidiary of DCNS, specializing in tidal energy systems and Alderney Renewable Energy (ARE) signed an agreement to create a joint venture, Race Tidal Ltd. The two companies will combine ...

7.8 megawatt photovoltaic plant in Israel

German subsidiary of ET Solar Energy announced last week the completion of the design and commissioning of a photovoltaic plant of 7.8 megawatts (MWp) in Israel for EDF Energies Nouvelles. Mishmar Han...