Category Archives: Clean Energy

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PV market topped 21 GW in 2010, recession ahead

As more reliable data are released over last year’s photovoltaics installations figures, the picture of solar market’s growth is getting clearer. The latest information gathered from the World’s top markets have been summarised by EPIA (the European Photovoltaic Industry Association) in … Continue reading

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Italian ‘killer’ Decree threatens global solar industry

In a move that will shake the global PV industry like an earthquake, the Italian Government approved on 3rd March a long awaited Renewable Energy Decree that marks an unanticipated, early end to its incredible solar race. After months of … Continue reading

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Italy’s solar market booms beyond all predictions: 6 GWs in 2010

Just a few days ago I was about to start an article on the fast-rising pace of the Italian solar market, based on the available data from GSE (the Italian Government’s Energy Agency). I was to comment on what I … Continue reading

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Italian roads go solar with first sun powered motorway

Most people will be surprised, but Italy was the first country in the world to build motorways. In fact, the A8 “Milano-Laghi” motorway (“Milan-Lakes”, as it connects the city of Milan to Lake Como and Maggiore) was completed in 1926. … Continue reading

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World’s largest tidal turbine successfully installed in Scotland

On 24th August, Atlantis Resources Corporation successfully deployed its brand new AK1000 tidal turbine – the world’s largest rotor diameter tidal turbine – on its subsea berth, under 35 meters of water at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) in … Continue reading

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Nuclear Vs Solar: Clash of the Numbers

A very interesting and controversial study emerged recently, comparing nuclear and solar costs no less. The study, “Solar and Nuclear Costs – The Historic Crossover“, was prepared by John O. Blackburn and Sam Cunningham for NC Warn, a climate change … Continue reading

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Biggest ice island in years breaks off Greenland’s glacier

The biggest block of arctic freshwater ice since 1962 has broken off Petermann glacier, in Greenland. Andreas Muenchow, a researcher from University of Delaware, reported that an “ice island” four times the size of Manhattan was born in the early … Continue reading

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Oil: the pulse of our society

All hail oil! Make no mistake, whatever progress humanity has managed to pull in the last 50 years or so is due to the abundance and widespread availability of black gold. No such things as mass transport, building, Information Technology, … Continue reading

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Vestas wins record 570MW bid on massive California wind project

Giant wind turbine producer Vestas received its largest order ever of wind turbines for a single site. 190 V90-3.0 MW turbines will be delivered to Terra-Gen’s Alta Wind Energy Center near Tehachapi, California, USA. The order – to be delivered … Continue reading

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Italy: breakthrough CSP “Archimede” plant unveiled by Enel in World’s First

On 14 July 2010 the Italian utility Enel unveiled “Archimede”, the first Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) plant in the World to use molten salts for heat transfer and storage, and the first to be fully integrated to an existing combined-cycle … Continue reading

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