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A carbon-based material gives solar steam-power a boost
The Economist
Anyone who has watched a road steaming away in the sunny aftermath of a rainstorm knows that sunshine is a powerful evaporator. Using the sun's heat to warm or evaporate water is a far older form of gathering solar energy than using photovoltaic cells to convert sunlight directly into electricity. Solar-powered steam can make electricity, too, by driving a turbine. But it has many other uses.
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'India is fifth largest producer of wind energy'
Deccan Herald
India is the fifth largest producer of wind energy with the sector alone constituting 68 percent of the total renewable energy produced in the country, India's ambassador to the UAE T. P. Seetharam has said.
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Cost of wind energy continues to fall in Denmark
Hydrogen Fuel News
Denmark has reached an important milestone in wind energy. The country has been embracing wind power for some time, distancing itself from coal and oil in the hopes of becoming more energy sustainable and environmentally friendly. In the past, the electrical power generated by the country's wind turbines had been significantly more expensive than the electricity produced through the consumption of fossil fuels. That may no longer be the case in the near future, as new wind turbines become active.
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Comply or defy? Enforcement lacking for HVAC regulations
By Andrew Gaved
There is a debate raging currently in the European HVAC community about the burden regulations have placed on the operators of cooling and heating equipment. For much of the legislation, the fundamentals are demonstrating individual and corporate compliance, via accreditation and the necessary training. But the argument that is troubling many is not the requirement to comply, but rather the fact that compliance is not being properly enforced by the authorities.
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How many solar panels would it take to power Earth?
The Christian Science Monitor
What would a world powered by solar energy alone look like? According to one study, it would need to be enough solar panels to fill an area about the size of West Virginia.
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