Shining a light on electricity reliability in Sub-Saharan Africa

More than one billion people do not have access to electricity, and gaining access is a critical part of improving economic and human health outcomes in developing countries, where electrification rates can be as less than 10%. Recognizing this need, the United Nations (U.N.) established access to electricity as one of the Sustainable Development Goals. The U.N. has also stated that electrification efforts around the world should increase the use of renewable energy resources and reduce the environmental impacts of energy production and use. While significant efforts are focused on expanding access to populations that have never had an electricity connection, unreliable delivery of electricity to existing customers can lead to additional consumer costs, limited economic benefits, and increased environmental impacts from production and consumption. 

The 'Trillion Planet Survey' is Looking for Alien Laser Beams

An Extraterrestrial Search Physicists at the University of California, Santa Barbara are taking a unique approach to the search for extraterrestrial life. Instead of searching the cosmos for ...

Wed 17 Oct 18 from Discover Magazine

Daiwa Logistics to Build Physical Distribution Facility With Rooftop Solar Plant

Daiwa Logistics Co Ltd announced that it will build its largest-scale physical distribution facility in Komaki City, Aichi Prefecture, Japan.

Wed 17 Oct 18 from Tech-On

Green-roofed house keeps prying eyes at bay

The aptly-named House behind the Roof is defined by its sizable green roof, which provides it with privacy from passing traffic and neighbors. The home was also designed with a focus ...

Tue 16 Oct 18 from Gizmag

Independent solar power could offer reliable electricity to sub-saharan Africa

Six-hundred million people in Sub-Saharan Africa lack access to electricity. To meet these power needs, a mix of large public-run utility grids and standalone systems will be necessary for universal ...

Tue 16 Oct 18 from TechXplore

Renewable Japan Begins Construction of 7.5MW Solar Plant in Kagoshima

Renewable Japan Co Ltd (Minato-ku, Tokyo), a renewable energy-related power producer, started to build a solar power plant with a total solar panel capacity of about 7.54992MW and a grid capacity ...

Sat 13 Oct 18 from Tech-On

Panels of 4 Manufacturers Used at Solar/wind Hybrid Power Plant

The wind is always strong throughout the year in the Atsumi Peninsula of Aichi Prefecture, Japan, where local people get excited for "Hatsudako (first kite)" to wish for the growth of children ...

Sat 13 Oct 18 from Tech-On

Sharp Builds Vietnam's 1st Mega Solar Plant

Sharp Corp announced Oct 10, 2018, that it has built a solar power plant with a total solar panel capacity of about 48MW in Thua Thien Hue Province, Vietnam, and started operation Sept 25, 2018.

Sat 13 Oct 18 from Tech-On

Sonnedix Develops 47MW Solar Plant on Former Golf Course in Nagano

The "Nagano Suwa Golf Mega Solar Power Plant," a mega- (large-scale) solar power plant with an output of about 46.8MW, is located on a former golf course on hills to the southeast of Lake Suwa.

Fri 12 Oct 18 from Tech-On

SGET Begins Construction of 36MW Solar Plant in Tsunami-hit Area

Sparx Green Energy & Technology Co Ltd (SGET) had a ground-breaking ceremony for a solar power plant with an output of about 36MW in Haramachi District, Minamisoma City, Fukushima Prefecture, ...

Thu 11 Oct 18 from Tech-On

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