The US Airways Center will be the latest venue to benefit from alternative power, as the Phoenix Suns have announced plans to utilize solar panels, one of only a few professional sports organizations to currently do so.
San Francisco residents vying for the option of public power have had hopes dashed eleven times since the 1920s, but the fight against power entity Pacific Gas and Electricity (PG&E) is entering its twelth round, and this time supporters of the proposition – Proposition H – believe that November 4th will mark a victory for them and the environment.
Wind Power From Kites
The world over, experiments are under way to generate wind power from kites. Wind power from kites or other objects suspended in air are not new, but have been mostly ignored for decades. The first U.S. patent for such a device was filed in 1966, and similar patents in the States were filed throughout the 1970’s and 1980’s. But these precursors to wind power generators such as KiteGen were simple affairs that generated small amounts of power. Today, prompted by climate change and the need for cheap, clean electricity, they can generate upwards of 10 Megawatts per kite, with larger wind power kite farms projected to generate 100 Megawatts or more. In fact, current projects claim that a single farm, or array of wind power kites, could generate the same electrical output as a Nuclear power plant.
Reasons Homemade Renewable Energy is a Great Idea: 1. Will reduce CO2 emissions in Great Britain by as much as 30 million tons in 20 years(this is the equivalent of getting rid of half of the trucks in Britain alone) 2. It can serve as a main energy source rather …
Contrary to good ol’ George Bush’s opinion on future energy sources, offshore drilling and millions of dollars exploring carbon capture techniques are not the answer to our energy needs. Oil companies are enjoying record-breaking profits and George claims there’s hope for the future of solar power – “in parts of the world where the sun shines a lot.”
More and more uses for hydrogen as fuel and power alternatives are being experimented with each year. We’re discovering ways to make hydrogen more efficient, more eco-friendly, and more affordable. The past few years have seen tremendous advancements in fuel cell technology and the use of hydrogen. Check out 10 …