Crescent Dunes CSP in Nevada Provides Power 24/7

Finally energy storage is making a bigger appearance. At this Nevada concentrating solar power plant, molten salt consisting of sodium and potassium nitrates are used as thermal storage that allows the plant to run even when the sun is not shining. This differs from other CSP projects in that the molten salt is heated up…

Conserving and Saving at Home

Our modern way of life is often done unconsiously. We grow up doing certain actions and never question nor think of an alternate solution. What the GS Post will show in this and future articles is that green practices are also green for your bank account. Many of us face what seem to be constant…

The Lean Home: Energy Efficiency to Consider

Have you ever heard of the energy pyramid? ┬áThink of it as a mental approach to solving matters of energy use. Like the food pyramid, the bottom is the base and holds up the structure. While renewable energy may be the sexier technology, you can make as big if not a bigger impact on your…

Wall St. & Renewable’s Rocky Road

It all comes down to cash flow. While renewable prices continue to drop, there is still the need for subsidies to make these projects cost-effective. According to John Eber at J.P. Morgan, the renewable energy market will be similar to 2015 at $13 billion. An interesting 2015 footnote is that it is the first year…

Biggest Wind Turbine Ever to be Built

That giant wind turbine blade you see is an astounding 88.4m long, or you can say 97 yards if you are a football fan. This blade drives nearly the entire distance of the field in one span. Where will this giant turbine blade go? Certainly not on the land where it will most likely scare…

Brexit’s Effects on UK & EU Climate Policy

  Tillhouse Solar Farm. Devon, England (pv-magazine.com) Just like that, world politics and economics changed in a sweeping vote in the U.K. The leave camp amassed a majority 51.9% of the vote according to CNBC, enabling the U.K. to leave the European Union. (1). According to Jessican Shankleman of Bloomberg, billions of pounds are at…

Tesla Motors Attempts SolarCity Acquistion

Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors, is attempting to purchase SolarCity, another company he is chairman of the board. SolarCity’s shares have dropped 50% and combined with low profits may provide insight as to why Musk would want to combine two companies he already effectively runs. However, Musk say that he envisions a one-stop shop…

Price of Renewables Catching Natural Gas

Creating a cleaner world is what we are striving toward. Since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution, great accomplishments have been achieved by mankind. From machinery to computers to medicine, humans have been at the forefront of creations that laid the foundation of modern society. The next step must be taken now. On a relative…

Hello World! We need some sunshine

Beginning this first post, I can’t help but think how I am making this as arctic polar winds sweep and engulf the East Coast, it’s snowing outside, and I ice skate to my car. Here’s a picturesque photo of Niagara Falls freezing. This site will cover topics of environmental interest like energy, nature, waste management,…