A solar-powered system can turn salt water into fresh drinking water for 25,000 people per day. It could help address the world’s looming water crisis.
Green Energy

A solar-powered system can turn salt water into fresh drinking water for 25,000 people per day. It could help address the world’s looming water crisis.

People have been trying to turn seawater into drinking water for thousands of years, but the process is not usually energy-efficient or affordable. At a newly constructed facility in Kenya, however, a nonprofit called GivePower is tackling that challenge using solar power. The desalination system, which started operating in the coastal area of Kiunga in…

This “virtual power plant” made of solar and batteries means Oakland can stop burning jet fuel
Green Energy

This “virtual power plant” made of solar and batteries means Oakland can stop burning jet fuel

When the demand for electricity surges in Oakland, California, a power plant burning jet fuel switches on, pumping pollution into the western part of the city. But the plant will soon close—and will be replaced in part by a network of solar panels and batteries installed in affordable apartment buildings in the area.“If it’s a…

NASA and ESA Reach Critical Decision on How the First Lunar Outpost Will Orbit the Moon
Green Energy

NASA and ESA Reach Critical Decision on How the First Lunar Outpost Will Orbit the Moon

A depiction of Gateway’s highly elliptical orbit around the Moon. GIF: ESAMission planners for the lunar Gateway project have decided how the lunar outpost should orbit the Moon—and it’s actually quite brilliant.They’ve chosen a near-rectilinear halo orbit.This highly elliptical orbit should solve a bunch of problems, making it easy for astronauts to embark on missions…

KWA to tap solar power to slash power bills
Green Energy

KWA to tap solar power to slash power bills

The Irrigation Department and the Kerala Water Authority (KWA) are turning sunward to slash power bills.The KWA will collaborate with the Agency for Non-Conventional Energy and Rural Technology (ANERT) and the Irrigation Department, with the Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) for establishing solar power projects, it was decided at a meeting convened by Water Resources…