AI can help fight climate change by optimizing energy efficiency

Man-made climate change is an undeniable fact, and the need to mitigate its damage is all too real. We need to make drastic changes in the next 12 years to prevent climate disasters and reach our goal of restricting an increase in global temperature to 1.5 degrees Celsius. Time is of the essence, and that’s where AI comes […]

Indiana Town Commits to 100% Renewable Energy by 2050

The city council in Evansville, Indiana has adopted a resolution to use 100% renewable energy for city government operations by 2050. According to the Courier & Press, the resolution is a pledge to reduce the city’s carbon footprint and increase residents’ overall health and wellbeing. It urges the city to provide more energy efficient infrastructure such as urban tree […]

IKEA’s Research Laboratory Applies Blockchain in Renewable Energy Projects

Copenhagen-based furniture giant IKEA’s research laboratory Space10 has successfully created a small wooden village to exhibit how communities could craft their individual circular clean energy system. The project uses solar panels and blockchain to make an operational energy system through a neighbor-to-neighbor trading system. Bas Van De Poel, creative director at SPACE10 said: “Centralized energy […]

South Africa’s first floating solar PV installation unveiled in the Western Cape

Marlenique, a fruit farm and wedding venue just outside of Franschhoek has unveiled a state of the art, floating solar PV system. The system has been installed by New South Energy on the farm’s dam, helping to generate clean energy, while also minimising evaporation from the farm’s dam and saving valuable agricultural land. The system […]

Microsoft continues investment in clean energy, backs Ohio wind farm

As if yesterday’s announcement of Microsoft investing in a 74-megawatt solar project in North Caroline wasn’t enough, it doesn’t seem to be ready to stop there. The tech giant has increased its renewable energy portfolio even further with two 15-year purchase agreements with EDP Renewables. The investments will provide even more renewable energy for the company, thanks […]

Renewable energy grid project to benefit villagers

image: Prithipal (squatting) at the ground-breaking ceremony for the first renewable energy grid project in Penampang. KOTA KINABALU: Sabah’s first renewable energy grid project has taken off through an agreement between Sabah Shell Petroleum Company Ltd and NGOs Tonibung and Pacos Trust. The grid features a new micro hydro turbine to be placed in […]