Burlington, Vermont recently became the first city in the United States to use 100 percent renewable energy for its residents’ electricity needs. Renewables often come at a premium but in Burlington electricity rates haven’t increased in years. CGTN’s Karina Huber has more. Watch CGTN LIVE on your computer, tablet or mobile Watch Live Subscribe to CGTN America on YouTube Follow CGTN America: Twitter: @cgtnamerica Facebook: @cgtnamerica Google+: CctvamericaTvnews »» Watch CGTN «« Washington, DC (and greater area) • MHz – Channel 3 • COMCAST (Xfinity) – Channel 273 • FIOS – Channel 277 New York City • Time Warner – [More]
The first offshore wind farm in the United States started producing clean energy in mid-December. Located 13 miles from the coast of Rhode Island, the five turbines will power 17,000 homes, including all the energy necessary to sustain the nearby Block Island. The wind energy industry is the fastest-growing job sector in the country. Despite their popularity in Europe, however, coastal turbines have faced resistance in the U.S. “We have a huge, clean energy resource off of our coast, and to date we have not tapped into it,” Deepwater Wind CEO Jeff Grybowski told VICE News correspondent Arielle Duhaime-Ross. Read: [More]
The island of Ta’u in American Samoa now runs on nearly 100% solar energy thanks to 5,300+ solar panels and 60 Tesla Powerpacks
In the U.S. today, wind power accounts for about five percent of all electricity generation, but a new project aims to change that. A $300 million installation off the coast of Block Island, Rhode Island, takes the renewable energy technology out to sea. Gov. Gina Raimondo anticipates the project is the beginning of a new industry, but some locals are skeptical. Mike Taibbi reports.
A wind farm is a group of wind turbines in the same location used to produce electricity. A large wind farm may consist of several hundred individual wind turbines and cover an extended area of hundreds of square miles, but the land between the turbines may be used for agricultural or other purposes. A wind farm can also be located offshore. Many of the largest operational onshore wind farms are located in Germany, China and the United States. For example, the largest wind farm in the world, Gansu Wind Farm in China has a capacity of over 6,000 MW of [More]
Nedbank was given the opportunity to provide funding for the renewable energy installation at Mall of Africa. On this episode, we show how this sustainable energy solution gives value to stakeholders.
Homemade Organic Pesticide: Aphids, spider mites, and other pests can cause serious damage to flowers, fruits, and vegetables. These creatures attack your garden in swarms, literally draining the life from your crops and often inviting disease in the process. Many chemical pesticides can prove unsafe for the environment or may make fruits and vegetables unsafe for consumption, however. Thankfully, there are many homemade, organic options for you to turn to in your war against pests. Remedy 1 using chilies & Garlic • Combine 1/2 cup (113 grams) of hot peppers with 1/2 cup (113 grams) of garlic cloves or onions. You [More]
The CSIS Energy and National Security Program is pleased to host Heymi Bahar, Project Manager of the Renewable Energy Division at the International Energy Agency (IEA), for a presentation of the IEA’s Renewable Energy Market Report 2017 (formerly titled Medium-Term Renewables Market Report). The report provides a detailed market analysis and overview of renewable electricity capacity and generation, biofuels production, and heat consumption, as well as a forecast for the period between 2017 and 2022. This year’s report also assesses the off-grid solar market in Africa and developing Asia and the contribution of electric vehicles to renewable road transport. Additionally, [More]
Read the full story here – http://bit.ly/2wFdKo2 With roughly 1.5 million Floridians initially without electricity from the damage inflicted on Florida’s energy infrastructure, many in the Sunshine State are now questioning why it’s so difficult for people to utilize solar energy. The simple answer is that one of the major electrical suppliers in the state – Florida Power and Light (FPL) – has utilized a massive lobbying campaign, directed at state lawmakers, to create legal barriers to disallow people from powering their own homes with solar panels without being subject to power companies. Read the full story here – http://bit.ly/2wFdKo2 [More]
In this 2 part video is a tour of 6.3 KW solar and wind back up power system we did for a customer to run their entire home off grid now and in case of emergency. If you would like to go off grid contact us at http://www.offgridcontracting.com/ Links to products used in install Turbine link:http://www.hurricanewindpower.com/48-volt-residential-wind-turbine-kit/ Roof mount link:https://mwands.com/store/wind-turbine-products/wind-turbine-parts/adjustable-wind-turbine-roof-mount Note: For roof mount to attach to Hurricane turbine you will need a threaded 2 inch electrical pipe available at your local lowes home improvement store and cut it to 40″ length and drill out two holes to match pipe that [More]