Baseline and Feasibility Study by Mirlung Electro-Mech Concern (MEC), 24 August 2011
Kathmandu valley is facing enormous energy crisis from the past years. The tendency of crisis is rising due to the government upheaval and exaggerated plans leading to failures one after the other. This entails us to think from a wider perspective and make use of the renewable energy like wind power. The valley has high wind energy feasible site which can be addressed by mentioning the two immensely windy, bordering hills on the west and east sides. The energy crisis of the country can be addressed apparently by choosing to enter a fully fledged wind power generation. The mini grid is available to every places and corners of the valley. Continue reading Kathmandu Valley – Wind Power
“The harnessing and implementation of renewable energy brings sustainable practices around the world. It is evident that there is always a decline in the non-renewable energy source as we use a bit of it every day. In order to maintain a balanced way of life, the renewable energy should be used along with the non-renewable energy. The production and use of these sources should be made to the maximum. This is a global issue which implies to and becomes a priority for every nation. The developed countries have given their utmost privilege to the fulfillment of the basic needs and amenities to every individual where as the developing countries are in the struggle phase,” says Mr. Amrit Singh Thapa (Wind Energy Specialist). Continue reading Driving Renewable Energy
In the present context, the urban areas of the country have been facing load shedding of 16 hours. In such scenario, Mirlung Electro-Mech Concern (MEC) has met the rural area Beshar Danda, Nawalparasi District with renewable sources by commencing the project on Wind and solar Hybrid System. Most of the terrain of hills and terai of Nepal has large wind and solar resource. Thus the combination of the two technologies, solar in the day and wind in the night brings 24 hours of electricity making it a natural and affordable source. Such projects can be completed within 15 to 30 days and is a boon for the developing country facing development issues. In addition other similar projects have been undertaken by MEC in different parts of the country. MEC also plans to rectify the energy crisis of the urban areas by implementation of such renewable resources. Continue reading Renewable Energy Village in Nawalparasi
Published: September 23, 2010
The world’s largest offshore wind farm off Thanet in Kent is to start producing electricity.
Construction started a year ago at the £780m wind farm, which can be seen from the coast on a clear day, and is expected to generate enough electricity for 240,000 homes.
With the 300 MW Thanet Offshore Wind Farm on line today, following the opening of an extension to the onshore Crystal Rig earlier this month, the UK has hit 5 GW installed capacity, says RenewableUK. Continue reading UK opens world’s largest offshore wind farm
California — A new government study shows that Americans are using less energy overall and making more use of renewable energy resources.
The United States used significantly less coal and petroleum in 2009 than in 2008, and significantly more wind power. There also was a decline in natural gas use and increases in solar, hydro and geothermal power according to the most recent energy flow charts released by the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory(www.llnl.gov).
“Energy use tends to follow the level of economic activity, and that level declined last year. At the same time, higher efficiency appliances and vehicles reduced energy use even further,” said A.J. Simon, an LLNL energy systems analyst who develops the energy flow charts using data provided by the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration. “As a result, people and businesses are using less energy in general.”
Continue reading U.S. Energy Use Declines, Renewables Increase
Alan Boyle writes:An electricity-generating fuel-cell system known as the Bloom Box sparked a huge buzz in the energy debate six months ago – and since then, still more ventures have surfaced to promise better living through chemistry. Will future fuel cells make good on those promises? We should know in the next couple of years.
Continue reading Can fuel cells power the future?