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Solar energy – Finding the net balance

The advantages of using solar energy in a sunny region like Andalucía, the place with the most hours of sunshine in Eurpoe, are indisputable. Some of the renewable energy installations that have the highest yield are thermal hot water, wind and photovoltaic. This article focuses on the latter, adding that taking advantage of this natural, indigenous resource is not just a luxury, it would be an energy-dependent recklessness to ignore it, as a worryingly high percentage (80%) of external energy use also contributes alarmingly to … Continue reading

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Festival Arte Sano: back to the beach

Following the success of previous editions of Arte Sano the organisers are now planning another festival on San Pedro’s beautiful Paseo Maritimo. “We were last here in 2009 and had a great weekend full of music and activities,” explained Monica Bereuther, co-organiser of the event. “This year we are planning to bring the colourful world of alternative Andalucía to life for another fun weekend for all the family.” The weekend will include a diverse mix of classes, workshops and talks on subjects related to personal … Continue reading

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Novateam: Hot Success in an economically cold climate

Hot air into your house directly from the outside wall

Lars Merland, from Denmark, launched a new business which should make many people very happy because the Novateam revolutionary solar panels rid properties of damp and save a fortune on electricity bills. Lars started the business because he was fed up with the damp problem in his own house, how it was affecting his health, damaging the home and costing money. Realising that these are common problems because houses here aren’t built to withstand the damp, … Continue reading

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Solar Water Heaters

Solar water heaters – also called solar domestic hot water systems, or solar thermal systems can be a cost-effective way to generate hot water for your home. They can be used in any climate, and the fuel they use – sunshine – is free.

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Solar Plan for Mediterrenean

The Solar Plan for the Mediterrenean (PSM), created in 2008, plans to create up to 20GW of energy by 2020 from the countries bordering the sea. To make the project a reality there needs to be electrical connections between the north and south of the sea, whereas at present there is only one between Spain and morocco. The project will be financed as a private-public venture through community funds, European Investment Bank and international financiers. The PSM is also an opportunity to develop cooperation between the various countries involved.

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Mediterranean Solar Plan

This high level conference will be hosted in Valencia, 11th-12th May, on the Mediterranean Solar Plan as part of Spain’s Presidency of the European Union…

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Eco-building III: Renewable Energy – Solar

Climate change and the looming peak oil crisis is forcing us to create a new model of energy use, one that won’t cause financial or social imbalance, and this is where renewable energy comes in. energy is at the heart of a healthy home and in the next two issues Sara Shaikh looks at the ecological alternatives, starting with solar and its two main applications: photovoltaic and thermal

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Eco Building: The Series

This series explores the underlying principles in sustainable building practices – how to build healthier, energy efficient homes using modern techniques, new ideas and renewable energy sources.

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Solar powered electric charging stations

A green solution to recharging electric vehicles & gadgets..

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Solar Energy could provide clean electricity to more than 4 million by 2030

Spanish only article

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