Tag: renewable energy (industry)

The North Sea will soon be home to a brand-new “floating carpet” made up of solar panels.
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The North Sea will soon be home to a brand-new “floating carpet” made up of solar panels.

A new proposal to create a "floating carpet" of solar panels in the North Sea was unveiled. German energy provider RWE will invest in a trial project to deploy floating solar technology in the North Sea." Merganser," a 0.5-MWp pilot, will be installed off Ostend, Belgium. "Merganser" will be SolarDuck's first offshore pilot, according to RWE."Merganser" would give SolarDuck and RWE "valuable first-hand experience in one of the world's most demanding offshore settings," RWE said. SolarDuck opens up new solar energy potential in the North Sea. RWE reportedly chose SolarDuck for the Dutch HKW VII contract (system integration). The winning bid will integrate a 5 MWp offshore floating solar plant and cutting-edge energy storage into the offshore wind farm. RWE and SolarDuck will create s...
Carbon-free aircraft fuel is now a reality thanks to an integrated solar tower.
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Carbon-free aircraft fuel is now a reality thanks to an integrated solar tower.

The aviation industry has never received enough attention for its contribution to climate change. It heavily relies on kerosene, often known as jet fuel, a liquid hydrocarbon fuel made from crude oil, and is accountable for 5% of all anthropogenic emissions worldwide. Until now, there hasn't been a definite option to powering long-haul commercial airplanes on a worldwide scale. Here comes ETH Zurich professor Aldo Steinfeld. A fuel production system created by Steinfeld and his colleagues uses water, carbon dioxide, and sunlight to make aviation fuel. Their plan, which was published on Wednesday in the journal Joule, aims to carbon neutralize the aviation sector. According to Steinfeld, the paper's corresponding author, "We are the first to demonstrate the entire thermochemical...