Tag: Solar energy

Ingenious rover designed to massively extract water on the Moon
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Ingenious rover designed to massively extract water on the Moon

Masten has partnered with Honeybee Robotics and Lunar Outpost to design a new rocket mining system that can rapidly extract frozen volatiles from the Moon. This method alters the lunar soil with a series of rocket columns that soften the ice regolith by exposing it to direct convective heating. With the goal of unlocking courage in space to ultimately benefit humans on Earth, This rover will allow regular and sustainable access to the lunar surface. From there, it will be possible to extract and use extraterrestrial resources, such as water, methane and rare earth metals. These resources can be used not only to fuel and energy, but also open the door to new business application...
This is the novel ‘Natrium’ nuclear reactor that Bill Gates and Warren Buffett will build in the US
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This is the novel ‘Natrium’ nuclear reactor that Bill Gates and Warren Buffett will build in the US

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and billionaire businessman Warren Buffett will build a new nuclear reactor that advocates for renewable energy and significantly reduces the carbon footprint, have reported the companies TerraPower and PacifiCorp, which they own respectively.'Sodium'As the project has been named, it will see the light of day in a closed coal plant in the US state of Wyoming within seven years. Will be able to produce 345 megawatts of electricity, reaching up to 500 for approximately five and a half hours thanks to its storage technology, feeding about 400,000 households, pick up BBC.The reactor, which makes use of heat to generate electricity and is able to store it up to his d...
Renewable energies: the government is attacking the solar “rent”
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Renewable energies: the government is attacking the solar “rent”

Nothing works between the State and solar professionals. The government has just sent them a letter specifying the amount of reductions in electricity feed-in tariffs for the oldest photovoltaic plants. This concerns 700 parks, built before 2011, which should register a reduction of half of the subsidies granted at the time for a period of twenty years.An exorbitant cost for the public authoritiesThe objective is to make budgetary savings of the order of 300 to 400 million euros per year. The 235,000 first-generation photovoltaic parks, which saw the light of day before 2010, represent less than 5% of solar production and 0.7% of total electricity production, but cost a small fortune to public finances. In all, " 2 billion euros per year until 2030, ie 38.4 billion eur...
New possibility of existence of extraterrestrial life: hidden volcanoes on a Jupiter moon
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New possibility of existence of extraterrestrial life: hidden volcanoes on a Jupiter moon

Europa, the ice-covered moon of the planet Jupiter, is the new target of science in its search for extraterrestrial life within the Solar System.A new study published in Geophysical Research Letters points out that the rocky mantle below the ice and ocean would be warm enough to have volcanic activity.These temperatures could even have existed since their formation ago. 4.5 billion years."Our findings provide additional evidence that Europa's underground ocean may be a suitable environment for the emergence of life"said Marie Běhounková, a geophysicist at Charles University."Europa is one of the rare planetary bodies that could have maintained volcanic activity for billions of years, and possi...
Barcelona is the first Spanish city to install solar energy flooring
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Barcelona is the first Spanish city to install solar energy flooring

The Barcelona City Council has been in charge of the installation of the first photovoltaic pavement in Spain to ensure that the city is carbon neutral by 2050. The first fifty square meters of non-slip solar panels have been placed in a park in the Glòries area with the capacity to generate 7,560 kWh per year. The contribution from the city has been 30,000 euros and the viability of the plan will be assessed after six months after checking its possible wear.. Eloi Badia, head of climate emergency and ecological transition at Barcelona City Council, affirms that "we are eager to install more if this scheme is successful on the ground to power lighting and other public facilities....