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The Wind Tree – a new striking wind power generator for urban environments

France is not really a country you associate with renewable energy, considering how steadfast the French cling to nuclear power. Hence I was quite surprised to come across this CNN article about the so-called Arbre à Vent a.k.a. “Wind Tree”, … Continue reading

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Amazon uses wind power to supply its datacentres

I have long been a satisfied user of Amazon, both as a reader and self-published writer. However, Amazon does not only sell books and other things. They are also a provider of server and cloud storage space via Amazon Web … Continue reading

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A new way of cleaning solar panels

One of the problems with solar panels is that they tend to get dirty, which hampers their effectiveness. And cleaning solar panels is not always that easy, because roof-mounted solar panels are often difficult to access. One possible solution to … Continue reading

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End of the year energy links

This is the blog I’m always neglecting, but I promise that I’ll get better in 2015. Meanwhile, here are some links to recent alternative energy news: The big news this week was that 2014 was the first year that renewable … Continue reading

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Solar power beats coal in Australia

The Guardian has an interesting article by Giles Parkinson about how rooftop solar power is conquering Australia and changing the entire energy landscape down under. Found via Damien Walter. Basically, rooftop solar cells like those on our own roof are … Continue reading

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One of our customers voted “company of the year” – Einer unserer Kunden zum Unternehmen des Jahres gewählt

One of Cora’s translation customers, the truck and vehicle company Fahrzeugbau Eggers, has been voted “company of the year” in the town of Stuhr. Here are two profiles from the local press. *** Eine von Coras langjährigen Übersetzungskunden, die Firma … Continue reading

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The unexpected benefits of offshore wind farms

American researcher Mark Jacobson has come up with a plan called the Solutions Project to convert the entire US power supply to renewable energy. It’s a great project in itself, particularly considering that the US is still far too wedded … Continue reading

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2013: The Solar Power Year in Review

In January 2014, the solar cells on our roof generated 170 kWh of electricity. That’s on the low end for January. Indeed the only two Januaries that were worse were years where we had heavy snow, which covered the solar … Continue reading

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Experiments with magma-powered energy in Iceland

The Iceland Deep Drilling Project, an experimental geothermal energy project in Iceland, accidentally struck a pocket of magma while drilling and managed to utilize the heat of the magma to generate steam. Found via Jay Lake. This is very fascinating. … Continue reading

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KWK Wochenende 2014

Auch dieses Jahr werden wir wieder am KWK Wochenende vom 21.02 bis zum 23.02.2014 teilnehmen. Das KWK Wochenende ist eine Aktion der Firma Senertec und erlaubt es Besuchern, Kraft-Wärme-Kopplungsanglagen in Aktion und vor Ort zu sehen. Mehr Informationen gibt es … Continue reading

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