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Innovation Sustainability

This New Triangular Floating Solar Farm Is Hurricane-Resistant

Andrea D. Steffen
Dutch startup SolarDuck has developed an offshore floating PV platform that can withstand hurricane-force weather. The triangular structure that resembles an offshore oil platform is advancing the way we can use renewable energy. They’re calling...
Sustainability World News

Australia’s First Solar Panel Recycling Facility Is Now Operational

Andrea D. Steffen
Australia’s very first solar panel recycling facility is up and running in Thomastown, Melbourne. The plant was completed in September 2020 by Melbourne-based co-operative Lotus Energy. The establishment reportedly recycles 100% of end-of-life photovoltaic modules...
Sustainability World News

Businesses Flourish After Kenya Installs 50 MW Solar Power Plant

Luana Steffen
In 2019, Kenya installed a 50 MW solar power plant connected to the national grid in the country’s northern part. Over a year since its launch, the plant has already changed many lives for the...
Sustainability World News

South Korea Plans To Downsize Nuclear & Coal While Quadrupling Renewables By 2034

Andrea D. Steffen
South Korean President Moon Jae-in previously committed to moving away from nuclear power and toward renewable energy. Now, the Ministry of Trade, Industry, and Energy has released the final draft of the Ninth Basic Plan...
Sustainability

Amazon Funds A Record 26 Renewable Energy Projects In 8 Countries

Andrea D. Steffen
This month, retail and technology company Amazon announced the purchase of 26 new utility-scale wind and solar energy projects, making it the largest corporate purchaser of renewable energy in the world. The projects, located in...
Transport

People Can Ride A Zero-Emissions Autonomous Ferry For Free In Norway!

Andrea D. Steffen
The low-rise Norwegian city of Trondheim is a quaint, colorful port with medieval origins. At first glance, the former Viking capital doesn’t look futuristic. But it’s the headquarters of a pioneering transport initiative: a self-driving...
Sustainability World News

UK To Back 12GW of Renewable Energy In 2021 Auction

Andrea D. Steffen
The UK’s flagship auction process (the Contracts for Difference (CfD) scheme) will get another go next year, and this time including all types of renewable energy technologies – even onshore wind and solar, which hasn’t...
Sustainability World News

The World’s Most Ambitious Renewable Energy Project Yet

Andrea D. Steffen
Sun Cable‘s Australia-ASEAN project is the world’s most ambitious renewable energy project yet proposed. It combines the world’s largest solar farm, the most extended undersea electricity cable, and the largest battery. It will cost about...
Innovation Science Sustainability

Algae Packed Droplets Create Hydrogen Fuel Via Photosynthesis

Andrea D. Steffen
The latest renewable energy invention might be as green as it gets. Researchers from Harbin Institute of Technology in China and the University of Bristol have created droplet-based biological factories made of living photosynthetic algae. By...
Sustainability World News

India’s Renewables Contribution In 2021 Could Reign Supreme

Andrea D. Steffen
Renewable energy has established itself as the worldwide technology of choice for new power generation, and India is among the top five leading countries in the transition. It’s the 3rd largest solar market globally (following...