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Solar Energy

Google aims to run on carbon-free energy by 2030

Alphabet Inc's Google aims to power its data centers and offices using solely carbon-free electricity by 2030, its chief executive told Reuters, building on its previous goal of matching its energy ...

The Google logo is spelled out in heliostats (mirrors that track the sun and reflect the sunlight onto a central receiving point) during a tour of the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System in the Mojave Desert near the California-Nevada border 13 February 2014.

Parachutist makes world's first jump from solar-powered plane

A parachutist completed the world's first jump from a solar-powered aircraft on Tuesday after the plane soared to a height of 1,520 metres (nearly 5,000 ft) over western Switzerland, Swiss organisers ...

Swiss adventurer Raphael Domjan jumps from the SolarStratos solar-powered aircraft prototype with Spanish test pilot Miguel A. Iturmendi aboard, at the airbase in Payerne, Switzerland, 25 August 2020.

Wind, solar produced 10pc of global electricity in first half of 2020

Wind turbines and solar panels produced a record 10 per cent of the world’s electricity in the first half of 2020 as coal-power declined, but steeper change is needed to meet targets set under the ...

Maintenance work is done on a Vestas wind turbine (R) at a wind energy park near Heide, Germany, 9 September 2010.

Solar beats salt, bringing clean water to coastal Kenyans

Miriam Bahero Musa sat on a yellow 20-litre jerrycan, a smaller white one in her hand, as she lined up with 20 other women to collect water at the Kiunga desalination plant on Kenya's coast.

Solar panel. Representational picture.


Govt's energy policy is suicidal: M Shamsul Alam

The main obstacle to the development of the country’s power sector is weak planning and policies, says energy expert M Shamsul Alam

Professor M Shamsul Alam

Coronavirus chill upends solar power industry

At stake is the future of a key driver of the global transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy: solar power was the second-fastest growing renewable source after wind in 2019, according to the ...

Rodrigue Kauahou, Jose Carlos Navarro and David Pascual, workers of the installation company Alromar, set up solar panels on the roof of a home in Colmenar Viejo, Spain on 19 June 2020

Solar-sharing start-up aims to cut power waste

A start-up that helps rural Bangladeshi owners of home solar power systems trade their surplus electricity with their neighbours won an international award for climate change innovation Thursday.

Solar-sharing start-up aims to cut power waste

Renewable energy cheaper, but govt looks to coal

Costs for electricity generated from solar energy, wind and other renewable sources are decreasing by 13 per cent annually. Over the past 10 years, solar power production costs fell by 82 per cent ...

Renewable energy cheaper, but govt looks to coal

For life, nature and the country

The people have fought for this country. Hundreds and thousands were killed, but the enemies could not halt the struggle of the millions. The people of this country time and again rise up with the ...

For life, nature and the country

Latin America’s solar park turns Mexican desert green

Driving through the endless dunes and cacti of the Chihuahuan desert in northern Mexico, a shimmering blue field suddenly appears on the horizon-not a mirage, but the largest solar park in Latin ...

Latin America’s solar park turns Mexican desert green
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