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Sections from Oilgae that might be of interest:

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  • algOS – We are seriously exploring an Open Source movement for biodiesel from production algae; if you are a biodiesel enthusiast, perhaps you’d like to join algOS, the open source movement for oil from algae?

Venture Capital Investment in Renewable Energy Soars to $3.4 Billion in 2007

According to newly released data from Greentech Media, Inc.,
venture capital investment in renewable energy reached an
unprecedented level of $3.4 Billion in 2007. Investment in solar power led the VC charge with more than $1.05 Billion invested in more than 70 VC financing rounds. Also winning record amounts of renewable energy funding was investment in battery technology at $433.9 Million and in the energy efficiency/smart grid sector at $419.1 Million. Venture firms continue to invest in biofuels such as cellulosic ethanol and biodiesel, with more than $750 Million directed towards these new feedstocks and technologies.

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Ethiopia powers up with solar energy

Germany's Solar Energy Foundation aims to improve living conditions and foster a solar industry in Ethiopia.

The rural village of Rema in Ethiopia could become a cleantech boom-town if the work of Germany's Solar Energy Foundation continues its success in the region.

Since 2006, the foundation has installed 2,000 solar systems in Rema and in nearby Rema ena Dire, the biggest solar power project in East Africa. The project has brought power to 5,500 residents in a country where only one percent of people in rural areas have access to electricity.

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Solar energy benefits are limitless making the environmental impact by humans on our planet nearly zero. Solar energy benefits should be examined with regard to you and your family’s quality of life for a number of reasons. I encourage you to note the following list of solar energy benefits:

  • lower utility costs to you
  • reliable power in an area where there is no dependable utilities available
  • dependable power where emergency back-up is needed
  • do your part to MAKE A DIFFERENCE in our environmental impact of burning coal or oil
  • a practical project for people interested in the technology as a hobby
  • creating your own electricity so that you are self-sufficient.
Since each of us purchases electricity from our local utility company it is interesting to note how solar energy benefits can impact your future. Your local utility costs will continue to rise impacted by inflation and the cost to produce the utility itself; you can actually produce your own electricity for less money with its cost actually going down in future and help with our environment as well.

Top 10 Renewable Energy Sites

  • Alternative Fuels & Advanced Vehicles Data Center x
    This Office of Transportation Technologies site has information on the latest advances in alternative fuels, vehicles, refueling sites, and more.

  • The American Solar Energy Society x
    ASES is a national organization dedicated to advancing the use of solar energy for the benefit of U.S. citizens and the global environment.

  • American Wind Energy Association x
    AWEA advocates the development of wind energy as a reliable, environmentally superior energy alternative in the United States and around the world.

  • Florida Solar Energy Center x
    FSEC is the largest and most active state-supported renewable energy and energy efficiency research, training and certification institute in the United States.

  • Re-Energy x
    Informative and educational site that teaches about various forms of Renewable Energy and then teaches you how to build and use them.

  • National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium x
    NAFTC fosters a clean environment for the benefit of all people through education, training and research dealing with advanced fuels and engine systems.

  • Renewable Energy Policy Project x
    REPP supports the advancement of renewable energy technology through policy research.

  • Alternative Technology Association x
    A non-profit community group that aims to use and promote environmentally friendly technology, including renewable energy sources such as the sun, wind and water; building with natural materials and conserving energy.

    Find information on alternative fuels (propane or LPG, natural gas, hydrogen, methanol, ethanol, biodiesel), hybrid electric vehicles, batteries and fuel cells.

  • California Energy Commission x
    The California Energy Commission is the state's primary energy policy and planning agency, charged with ensuring a reliable and affordable energy supply.
  • A-Data Solar Disk - Solar Gadgets

    Available in 128MB, 256MB, 512MB, 1GB and 2GB capacities, the A-Data Solar Disk thumb drive sports a solar powered LCD panel which displays the remaining memory capcity.

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