December 2013

Electricity generated from gas-fired power plants accounts for approximately 21% of the world’s total electricity generation. This electrical energy totals to about 1168 GWe. Europe has a total generation capacity of 804 GWe. 22% of this capacity is generated from gas power plants [46]. Generally, gas turbines come in two configurations namely: Open-cycle Gas Turbine, […]

In general, there are six main instruments which are used to support investments in renewable energy technologies. Among those six are:  quota obligation, feed-in tariffs, fiscal incentives, tax exemptions and premium.  Table 1 below shows the various instruments used to enhance investment in renewable energy technologies in the EU.   Table 1:  Main Renewable Energy […]

There are many myths that surround solar panels and it is about time that one was busted forever! Many people believe that solar panels are far less effective during winter but this is far from the truth; winter is still a perfectly good time for transferring solar energy to be used in your home. It […]

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 […]