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simonleuf posted a topic in Renewable Energy's News and DiscussionsAccording to the Bloomberg New Energy Finance outlook, solar power is becoming increasingly affordable and in just a few years it could be cheaper than coal and even natural-gas plants, almost everywhere around the world. This means that solar power is going to kill fossil fuels much faster than we have previously thought. And it is not just solar power that is becoming an increasingly cheap energy source. Even in developing countries, like China and India, solar power is expected to start providing cheaper electricity as soon as the early 2020s. “These tipping points are all happening earlier and we just can’t deny that this technology is getting cheaper than we previously thought,” said Seb Henbest, a researcher at BNEF in London and lead author of the report. Even the cost of offshore wind farms are bound fall, the report concludes. There's no doubt about it: renewable energy is the future!
simonleuf posted a topic in Renewable Energy's News and DiscussionsThe IEA keeps getting their solar energy predictions wrong in their yearly World Energy Outlook reports. Check out this graph by Auke Hoekstra, from the Eindhoven University of Technology, which shows how solar energy in reality is steeply increasing while the IEA keeps giving very conservative growth predictions, year after year. Why is it that the IEA keep getting their predictions wrong?
simonleuf posted a topic in Renewable Energy's News and DiscussionsThe world's biggest wind turbines have just come online at the Burbo Bank wind farm, off the northwest coast of England. And they are huge. Each wind turbine is fitted with three 80-meter-long blades. And a single revolution of one of these blades can power a single home for 29 hours. The Danish firm DONG Energy have installed 32 of these massive turbines, and together they will generate enough power for 4 million homes. Learn more here: The World’s Largest Wind Turbines Have Started Generating Power in England Renewable energy is getting better, faster, stronger!