The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has just published its 2015 Annual Review on “Renewable Energy and Jobs” and estimates that globally renewable energy jobs (excluding large hydropower) reached approximately 7.7 million in 2014.
News that India has opened the first airport to be entirely powered by solar energy has underlined the growth in renewable energy. The sector has been growing strongly despite the dramatic fall in the price of oil and last year 59% of all new power generated around the world came from renewable sources. Continue reading “Which countries generate the most power from renewables?”
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A small tube length only 60 cm promises to bake anything up to 20 minutes without electricity or fuel. The GoSun, invention of an American engineer specializing in solar construction, can be easily transferred and it costs only 130 euros.
As the demand for solar energy and photovoltaic cells increases, several manufacturers invest in developing technologies to increase the efficiency and reduce the production cost of the equipment.
Boston-based company Altaeros has developed a new wind power generator in the form of a giant balloon which will offer a cheap renewable energy to communities off the grid.
Are you planning to develop a small hydro-power station? If yes then take a quick look on the list below, a list consisting of seven reasons that probably will lead your project into a failure.
An american company, Sheer Wind claims to have invented a new technology of wind energy, which is six times more efficient than conventional and can reduce the cost of operating in a wider range of weather conditions. According to them, Invelox system produce energy even when blowing winds are of 1.5-3 kilometers per hour.
Renewable energy is energy that comes from resources which are continually replenished such as sunlight, wind, rain, tides, waves and geothermal heat. About 16% of global final energy consumption comes from renewable resources, with 10% of all energy from traditional biomass, mainly used for heating, and 3.4% from hydroelectricity. New renewables (small hydro, modern biomass, wind, solar, geothermal, and biofuels) accounted for another 3% and are growing very rapidly.The share of renewables in electricity generation is around 19%, with 16% of electricity coming from hydroelectricity and 3% from new renewables.
Below you can see a very interesting infographic designed by the Carrington College in California which illustrates the types of renewable energy, their correlation with the jobs, the renewable energy use by state and at last the global development of primary energy consumption reference scenario VS energy (r)evolution. The graphic can be used as a guide for the newbies in energy sector.
(Click to enlarge) [Via: Carrington College’s Renewable Energy Degree Program]