Solarus – Cutting-Edge Solar Power Systems

Posted on Nov 23, 2017 1:36:00 PM

Solarus is a multi-award winning company that has been working in the solar power sector since 2006. Solarus manufactures highly efficient next generation concentrated solar PV-T systems.

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Topics: Solar Energy, Solarus Sunpower, Equity Fund, OPEN Cleantech, Companies

Solar TV Reaches Rural Kenya

Posted on Jan 24, 2017 10:20:00 AM

A UK business has teamed up with a Kenyan TV company to provide a solar powered, pay-as-you-go TV service, to rural, off-grid customers in sub Saharan Africa.

Azuri Technologies, provider of PayGo Solar Home Systems, has for some years been developing affordable solar powered solutions for remote regions and has now come up wit a deal to not just bring home entertainment to isolated homesteads, but provide power too.

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Topics: Solar Energy, Clean energy, Renewables, Kenya

The Power of God: Ancient Cathedral Turns to Solar

Posted on Nov 29, 2016 8:48:00 AM

Known for more than a millennia for its majestic grandeur and beauty Gloucester Cathedral also had another less welcome reputation – one of being something of a money pit when it comes to power bills.

This is set to change now that the cathedral, which has been a place of worship for over 1300 years, has installed a 38KW solar PV system on the building's vast roof – a move that is expected to slash 25% from the electricity bill.

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Topics: Solar Energy, Sustainable Energy, Cathedral

Going Solar with Water Taxis in Chile

Posted on Nov 14, 2016 1:18:00 PM

One man's urge to help his adopted town make best use of its river for transport has led to his development of a solar powered 'water taxi' that could be used around the globe.

German-born Alexander Wopper arrived in the Southern Chilean city of Valdivia 30 years ago as his final stop of a four year around the world voyage he undertook in a sailing yacht he had built himself.

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Topics: Cleantech Energy, Solar Energy, Chile, Solar Water Taxis

Indian Oil Companies Investing €3.1bn in Solar

Posted on Oct 24, 2016 2:27:00 PM

As India starts on the long road to meeting carbon emissions targets the irony is that the country is increasingly turning to state controlled fossil fuel companies for large scale renewables projects.

Within just a few weeks of the country ratifying the Paris Climate Change Agreement the Indian Government has announced that two of its refining companies – India Oil Corporation and Oil India - will invest €3.1billion in large scale solar power projects in Madhaya Pradesh.

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Topics: Solar Energy, Renewables, India

Solar - the Key to Africa's Energy Needs

Posted on Oct 17, 2016 12:14:00 PM

The plunging prices of photovoltaic (PV) solar cells is giving the estimated 600 million Africans who are not connected to the electricity grid a clean – and cheap – solution to their energy needs.

Vast areas of the continent are not covered by national or regional electricity supplies, and the cost of extending coverage to these areas via traditional high tension cables is viewed as prohibitive, at least in the short term.

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Topics: Renewable Energy, Solar Energy, Climate Change, Kenya

Solar Powered Tuk Tuk Completes Epic Bangalore to London Journey

Posted on Oct 5, 2016 2:45:00 PM

An adventurous engineer has completed a 10,000 km journey from Bangalore in India to London in an auto-rickshaw he converted to solar power.

Indian born Australian citizen Naveen Rabelli, 35, drove through Iran, Turkey, Bulgaria, Serbia, Austria, Switzerland and Germany without incident, but ended up arriving in the UK five days late when his passport was stolen in Paris and he had to apply for emergency documents.

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Topics: Renewable Energy, Solar Energy, Green Energy, Electric Cars, Sustainable Energy

India Taking Action Against Climate Change

Posted on Oct 3, 2016 2:34:00 PM

The key to combating future rises in carbon emissions on a global basis is how India reacts to meet its rapidly increasing energy needs.

Current plans envisage the country spending some US$611 billion on renewables over the next 24 years. Another US$115 will be invested in its nuclear programme, but despite this, rising demand will see it continue to rely heavily on coal to such an extent that its annual power sector carbon emissions could triple by 2040, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance.

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Topics: Renewable Energy, Solar Energy, Climate Change, Carbon Emissions, India, Paris Agreement

Sunshine and Wind to the Fore in Morocco

Posted on Sep 26, 2016 10:31:00 AM

A desire to drastically reduce its reliance on energy imports in the form of coal, oil and gas is quietly making Morocco one of the leading low-carbon nations in not just Africa, but in the world.

When an ambitious target of sourcing 42% of its energy requirements from renewable sources by 2020 was set by the government the reasons were clear. In 2012 the country spent US $10 billion on energy imports – more than a tenth of its GDP and a figure that could be seen as holding back the development of Morocco's economy.

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Topics: Wind Energy, Solar Energy, Morocco, Low Carbon

Is the Fight Against Climate Change Obama's Legacy to the World?

Posted on Sep 21, 2016 10:48:00 AM

As the clock ticks down on the Barack Obama presidency it is becoming clear that perhaps his greatest legacy will be in changing the USA from being one of the villains of climate change into a leading advocate of cutting carbon emissions.

Under previous administrations the country was often seen as not only slow in cleaning up its own act, but also as actually guilty of blocking global initiatives to combat climate change. While the USA is still one of the biggest polluters in the world, there is now recognition within many of the States, as well as at a national level, that measures need to be taken to switch to less toxic forms of energy than its traditional reliance on coal.

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Topics: Renewable Energy, Cleantech Energy, Solar Energy, Climate Change, Carbon Emissions, hydro-electric

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