Posts tagged: Solar Panels

Low-Cost Solar Device Converts Sunlight to Steam in Dusty Environment

A team of researchers from the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a novel, low-cost solar thermal energy conversion system that can easily generate steam from sunlight. The solar conversion system can help make technologies that rely on steam, like seawater desalination, wastewater treatment, residential water […]

Thursday September 22nd, 2016 in , , , , , , | Comments Off on Low-Cost Solar Device Converts Sunlight to Steam in Dusty Environment

14,000 Abandoned Wind Turbines Litter the USA

The towering symbols of a fading religion, over 14,000 wind turbines, abandoned, rusting, slowly decaying. When it is time to clean up after a failed idea, no green environmentalists are to be found. Wind was free, natural, harnessing Earth’s bounty for the benefit of all mankind, sounded like a good idea. Wind turbines, like solar […]

Tuesday March 8th, 2016 in , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on 14,000 Abandoned Wind Turbines Litter the USA

A Solar Plant Is Burning Birds To Death in Mid-Air

A new solar plant in the Mojave desert is facing scrutiny now that reports of the volume of birds the system is burning have surfaced. The Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System uses more than 300,000 mirrors across 3,500 acres to harness the sun’s energy. The rays are directed toward three towers with boilers that create steam, move turbines and supply power to about 140,000 homes, according […]

Thursday February 20th, 2014 in , , , , , , , | Comments Off on A Solar Plant Is Burning Birds To Death in Mid-Air

Taxpayer-Funded Solar Farm Reportedly Torching Birds

The Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating Station in Ivanpah Dry Lake, Calif., covers nearly five square miles of federal land and consists of three towers nearly 40-stories tall. Surrounding each tower are nearly 350,000 mirrors, “each the size of a garage door,” according to the Wall Street Journal, that reflect sunlight back to boilers atop the […]

Friday February 14th, 2014 in , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Taxpayer-Funded Solar Farm Reportedly Torching Birds

Green Power at Stadiums

Move over steroids, Major League Baseball is getting more power the natural way. Solar panels and wind turbines are popping up at ballparks across the country as part of a bid to make it easier for fans to embrace renewable energy on and off the field. Read more

Wednesday April 18th, 2012 in , , , , | Comments Off on Green Power at Stadiums