Why hydroelectric power dams aren’t pro-environment
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Why hydroelectric power dams aren’t pro-environment

Several developing nations consider hydro-power as a renewable unlimited electric energy source. Such as C. Rinzin, director of Bhutan’s Druk Green Power Corporation for Bhutan, Indian corporations and The African Union Commission for the continent Africa. It´s a popular energy source, because the largest hydroelectric power dam Itaipu generates 12.600MW which can power more than 37.600.000 houses. It´s jointly owned by Brazil and Paraguay. On the second-place stands Guri dam (Venezuela) with 10.300MW and the largest in USA is Grand Coulee power station with 7.600MW. In this article we’re going to look at how hydro-power dams work and the pro’s/con’s. Continue reading

SolarPower: good for now or tomorrow?
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SolarPower: good for now or tomorrow?

At this moment [2017] humans are still dependent on fossil fuels to provide them with electricity for their daily uses. This energy source is not only reliable but more importantly low-cost. However there are downsides: fossil fuels aren’t abundance source and it isn’t sustainable for planet earth. One of the solutions is making use of is sun by placing solar panels on the roof. And thus giving humans an abundant natural energy source.It’s a straightforward solution, but this comes with a few difficult tasks. In the ‘Solar energy:good for now or tomorrow?’ article you will learn how the production of solar energy works, the advantages and disadvantages, what kind of tasks lay ahead make solar energy accessible for the average household and how to find your way in the current market. Continue reading

Wind power can become the main electric provider
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Wind power can become the main electric provider

Last year the total installed wind capacity was 54.6 gigawatts globally. And according to the Global Wind Energy Council today’s total installed windmills produce circa 487 gigawatts.The first place goes to the Chinese market with a total share of 42.7%. In order to meet their increasing electronic needs the country installed 23.3 gigawatts of new wind mill farms and if the growth stays at the same pace they can provide 26% of their own market supply by the end of 2030, says a study of the MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) USA. On the second place you have USA, where less than 8.3 gigawatts windmill power was installed, supplying 4.7 % of the entire electricity in the country. In this article we”re going to look at which modern windmills are mainly used on today’s market and what the (dis)advantages are from this ”new” invention. And lastly, why their is a big spurt in investments and growth in the industry. Continue reading

Bright LED’s not available yet for street-lighting
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Bright LED’s not available yet for street-lighting

Nowadays we don’t stand still with the development of LED lighting, because it’s in allot of daily applications such as the back-lighting in many laptops, tablets and naturally smartphones. This widely popular invention got the 2014 Nobel prize in physics awarded to Japanese scientists; I. Akasaki, H. Amano and S. Nakamura. LED lighting is durable and energy efficient. However why is it that people haven’t switched from conventional lighting to LED’s? In this article we answers this and what possibilities lies ahead for future LED applications. Continue reading