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New Zealand & Grid Parity: What’s Next?

Though some would find the hysteria displayed by the teenage guest speaker recently at the UN 2019 Summit for Climate Change off-putting, it will take a lot more aggrandizing then that to turn Kiwis off clean energy. This is because grid parity is beneficial as much for the utility bills, as it is for planet Earth. It’s time that the topic of grid parity in New Zealand, and the world in general, was revisited. There
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Let’s look at the Nuclear Energy vs. New Zealand debate. Even though New Zealand is fortunate in not having the kind of loony anti-nuclear protestors that cluttered Greenham Common airbase in England in the 70s, there is still a considerable percentage of the population who vociferously hate nuclear energy without much basis in fact or reason. These opinions might be further inflamed after a few minutes watching the
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China Plans to Beam Solar Power From Space

China has been making moves on the Russian/American dominance of the space race for some time. When NASA fumbled the pass, through lack of government funding, China landed an impressive touchdown; they have begun building a renewable energy project in space.   Ex-NASA boffin, John Mankins, came up with the idea to build solar-powered space stations and interplanetary transport vehicles over twenty years ago. He
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California new law - solar power to be installed in every new house

Solar Power has to be Installed in Every New House Built in California from 2020

  Every new house built in the state of California has to have sufficient solar panels incorporated into the structure to adequately supply it with solar energy. This is a significant step towards moving away from fossil fuels, and other power sources. The vote to pass the mandate for enforced domestic solar panels was unanimous. The CBSC (California Building Standards Commission) added the new building standard
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Solar Energy to Power Air Conditioners

Using the Solar Energy to Power Air Conditioners

There is one drawback to living in a sunny country and that is how expensive it is to keep air conditioners running. People who live in cooler climates, or even in countries that have a chilly winter, cannot understand how necessary air conditioning is to places that have year-long heat and sun.   Saudi Arabia Looking to Use the Sun to Cool Things Down The areas inside Saudi Arabia are some of the hottest places
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solar panels replacing tarmac

The Results of Replacing Tarmac Roads with Solar Panels Trials

On paper, the idea of installing solar panels on our road network seemed like a brilliant idea. This brave new world plan went viral a few years ago. It promised this was the solution to climate change with a side benefit of reaping huge financial rewards for the economy.   To bring us all back to earth with a bang, the results from the practical and empirical stats are in and they are not as sunny as they were
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solar energy in schools

Why More Schools in NZ Should Be Switching to Solar Energy Now

Why More Schools Should Be Switching to Solar Energy Now New Zealand has set itself the goal of being 90 percent renewable energy reliant by 2025. That’s quite a tall order, but it is in keeping with some other forward-thinking countries who want to reduce pollution: Norway, Britain, France, The Netherlands, Germany, and India will ban the sale of fossil fuel and combustion engine cars within the next decade. China i
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the future of solar

Solar Power: A Future in Sustainable Energy

Solar Power: A Future in Sustainable Energy Solar power is the energy source of the future. It’s the conversion of energy emitted by sunlight into usable electricity. The energy source is highly sustainable and indefinitely renewable. In other words, solar power does not contribute to the depletion of our natural resources, nor does it emit greenhouse gasses. It is indefinitely renewable, due to the fact that we are
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amazon apple google using renewable energy

Why are New Zealand Companies Not Following American Companies’ Quest for Green Energy?

New Zealand is strongly focused on obtaining its energy from renewable sources like hydropower and geothermal power. Around 40% of New Zealand’s primary energy comes from it and 80% of all electricity in the country utilises green energy. This is only the beginning – a national target of 90% renewable electricity usage is mapped out as achievable by 2025. Are NZ tech companies on board with this? Or are they lagging
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