What kinds of energies supply your appliances and gadgets? You probably have gas, electricity, and batteries all under one roof. Wouldn’t it be nice if there were a simpler, more natural way to power up? That convenient source of life exists, right under – or rather, above – your nose! The sun has provided planet
Photovoltaic (PV) technology involves the use of semiconductor devices to directly convert solar radiation into electricity. This technology uses solar panels made up of several solar cells having PV material. There are various semiconductor materials used to make a PV system including: silicon (monocrystalline, polycrystalline and amorphous) silicon and cadmium telluride among others. The total
Cyprus is an independent country and member of the EU family. Since Cyprus is a member of the European Union (EU), it is directly affected by the European energy policies, like the low carbon energy policies. These policies were put in place to counter climate change and were adopted in 2008. The EU is committed
Renewable energy is being perceived in a variety of ways. Some greet it as the solution that would remove our dependency from fossil fuels, other view it as a great monetary waste that so far is inefficient and wasteful. Whatever your views might be on the subject the facts are that a lot of countries
These days it is getting harder and harder to ignore the effects of global climate change. Hurricane Sandy decimated the Northeast, with even the seemingly impenetrable New York City finding itself deep underwater. Many people do not even realize that many parts of Manhattan are still not fully rebuilt. The summer also saw record heat
What is Energy efficiency? This is the question we hear nowadays linked with the current financial and economic crisis. Energy efficiency is not energy saving per se but it concerns us all. It is something which is considered when we build a house, a building, a machine or any other system. In general and simple
What exactly is an energy efficient home? Provided it meets with it’s owner’s energy demands, an energy efficient home is one that reduces energy waste by reducing unnecessary consumption of energy; consequently, energy efficient homes reduce their environmental impact by reducing emissions of greenhouse gasses.
Tidal Energy is a Renewable Energy Source, RES, produced by the rise and fall of tides which occur in all parts of the world. Tides are caused by the gravitational force of the moon, called lunar gravitational force, and that of the sun. Tidal Energy when captured can be used to produce useful energy such