World's Largest Solar Thermal Energy Plant Opens In California

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The much-anticipated Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System just kicked into action in California's Mojave Desert. The 14.5 million square meters facility is the world's largest solar thermal energy plant, and it has the backing of some major playe...

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The World's Largest Wind Farm Switches Online In The UK

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London Array just placed its last wind turbine and switched online as the world's largest wind farm. Located in the Thames Estuary, UK, the farm consists of 175 turbines that will power the area from Essex to Margate. Owned by Dong Energy, Masdar and...

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World's Largest Concentrated Solar Power Plant Switches On In Abu Dhabi

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It might seem ironic that the oil-rich Middle East also holds nearly half of the world's renewable energy potential -but last month the President of the United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, officially inaugurated Shams 1, the lar...

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Japan's Quiet Skyscraper-Demolition Technique Generates Energy

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Demolishing tall buildings is typically a loud and messy process that produces a lot of dust and not a lot of building materials that can be salvaged. But Japan's Taisei Corporation is pioneering a new technique that preserves building materials and ...

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World's First Algae-Powered Building Opens This Month In Germany

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We have all heard about buildings powered by solar or wind energy, but an algae-powered building? Splitterwerk Architects have designed just such a structure, dubbed BIQ, which will be the very first of its kind. Covered with bio-adaptive facade of m...

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