What’s the biggest challenge facing renewable energy sources?

Category: Basic, Profession, Renewable, Solar, Storage, Wind

Author : Admin September 3, 2016


Until a few years back, one of the biggest challenges facing renewable energy sources was their cost of generation. Now, however, with the cost of solar power dropping fast, and the cost of fossil bas...Read more

Are biofuels really good for the environment?

Category: Agriculture, Biofuels, Climate Change, Moderate, Profession

Author : Admin August 30, 2016


Biofuels are fuels we get from plants. Thus they are fuels derived from renewable sources. They can replace the polluting diesel (through biodiesel) and gasoline (through ethanol) and play a signific...Read more

What types of solid waste pose significant disposal challenges?

Category: Advanced, Management, Profession, Solid Waste

Author : Admin August 28, 2016


It is fairly obvious that most urban centers are drowning in garbage and struggling to find ways to get over the solid waste disposal problem. We can say that there are two specific types of challeng...Read more

What is concentrating solar power? Why is it not as popular as solar photovoltaic (PV)?

Category: Advanced, CPV, Profession, PV, Thermal

Author : Admin August 28, 2016


We all have heard about solar power. And now comes concentrating solar power. What exactly is concentrating solar power? Concentrating solar power is just that – it concentrates sunlight onto a...Read more

Are large hydro power projects environment friendly?

Category: Advanced, Hydro, Profession, Renewable

Author : Admin August 26, 2016


Large hydro projects represent an important source of renewable energy. Some of the large hydro projects are in excess of 500 MW capacity and with very good capacity utilization factors, providing a ...Read more

Can the entire world run on solar power alone?

Category: Basic, Profession, Renewable, Solar, Storage

Author : Admin August 25, 2016


Image credit: Inhabitat Half the news reports we read today seem to be about solar power. It is as if the entire world will soon be running on solar power. Well, that kind of pops up the question: Ca...Read more

Is nuclear energy a clean source of energy?

Category: Management, Moderate, Profession

Author : Admin July 28, 2016


Nuclear energy. Some love it. Many more don’t seem to. Love it, hate it, but let us ask ourselves a different question: Is nuclear energy a clean source of energy? Yes. Yes? Yes. If “cl...Read more

Why is not all waste worldwide turned into energy?

Category: Agro Waste, Moderate, Profession, Waste to Energy

Author : Admin June 28, 2016


Municipal authorities in many countries incinerate and convert into energy a part of the solid waste that you throw from your house, or waste generated from industries. But not all waste generated fro...Read more