It’s Time To Invest In Renewable Energy

It’s Time To Invest In Renewable Energy

Choosing to reduce one's investment in fossil fuels (divestment) has been a hot topic for the last five years, at the time when uni students started calling out their institutions on using fossil fuels in their portfolios. Arguments about divestment often focus on the investment morality, however the recent economic advantage of divestment is becoming increasingly hard to ignore. Just last month Advisor Partners, a portfolio planner, released that in the time between 2014 and 2015 the biggest pension fund in New York lost approximately $135m because of their holdings in fossil fuels. Additionally, environment finance activist group Market Forces...

Coal imports slashed in India’s solar rise

Coal imports slashed in India’s solar rise

Solar power tenders in India have significantly dropped in price, making the price estimates on the renewable fuel unstable. This dramatic decline in cost has also instigated worries that the demand for thermal coal imports may be a lot lower than people were relying on. In November and December, Indian states awarded global players large solar power contracts which are now priced at 20 per cent less than they were 12 months ago. This illustrates the up-rise of solar power over coal imports in the competitive industry of power generation. Although they were just recently cut back in December, figures...

Could solar power save the Gaza electricity crisis?

Could solar power save the Gaza electricity crisis?

In Gaza, having light available in the emergency room can determine if a patient lives or dies- solar panels could solve this problem, and save lives. Canadian doctor Ben Thomson is a volunteer doctor in Gaza, who has had patients die in his hands because he was forced to operate in the dark. What would have normally taken me five minutes or less, took me about 25 to 30 minutes, and the boy died … because of something that was easily preventable," said Dr Thomson. "That could have been fixed. He could have survived, had I been able to see...

Natural Solar Pioneering Australia’s Tesla Powerwall Roll Out

Natural Solar Pioneering Australia’s Tesla Powerwall Roll Out

Leading solar power installer Natural Solar has been announced as one of Australia’s first installers of Tesla’s long anticipated Powerwall. With the next wave of solar power installations on its way, Natural Solar say that they are well prepared for the rising demand of residential battery storage systems. Natural Solar Director, Chris Williams says his company has been in talks with Tesla Energy for quite some time. Mr Williams first approached the renewable energy giant when he learned of Tesla’s plans to build a Gigafactory, capable of mass manufacture of a high demand solar storage solutions. Williams saw the potential...

Largest Floating Wind Farm Approved For Scotland

Largest Floating Wind Farm Approved For Scotland

The largest floating wind farm in the world has been approved for construction by the Scottish Government. The project will be undertaken by Statoil, a Norwegian multinational oil and gas company headquartered in Stavanger, Norway. The announcement of  government approval for construction was made at the same time Statoil made their last investment decision regarding the project being built. Largest floating wind farm facts The largest floating wind farm project will be called the 'Hywind pilot park' and will be located at Peterhead, which is in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Five 6MW wind turbine generator (WTG) units will be installed at Buchan Deep,...

One Million Solar Homes In Store For Africa

One Million Solar Homes In Store For Africa

In Tanzania, East Africa, approximately only 40 per cent of residents have electricity access, however the government is now looking to give power to homes and health centres with the help of solar. Before solar panels provided power to the only health centre in Masaki village, staff were forced to use the light from their mobile phones or dim flashlights during night time emergencies/ baby deliveries. The centre is located five hours away from Dar es Salaam, the capital, on a dirt track. They service the surrounding villages population of about 1.5 million people. It is now powered by a 2KW...

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