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French Firm Launches Floating Solar Power System to Market

French Firm Launches Floating Solar Power System to Market | Sustainable Energy | Scoop.it

The Hydrélio system will be best used in unused stretches of water, such as quarry lakes, irrigation ponds, water treatment plant lagoons and dams, Ciel et Terre said. “This new floating solar power generation concept addresses the problems of land availability and landscape impacts that large-scale land-based solar power generation projects come up against,” it said. “It makes it possible to conserve land that can be put to other uses, and to convert unused stretches of water into spaces dedicated to renewable electricity production. These stretches of water cover substantial areas.”

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US Ranks 9th for Energy Efficiency, out of 12 Major Economies

US Ranks 9th for Energy Efficiency, out of 12 Major Economies | Sustainable Energy | Scoop.it
The United Kingdom is first for energy efficiency - followed closely by Germany, Italy, Japan and France - in a ranking of the world's major economies from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy.
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French company uses wind turbine to create fresh water

French company uses wind turbine to create fresh water | Sustainable Energy | Scoop.it
(Phys.org) -- French company Eole Water has announced that they have developed and are now in the process of selling wind turbines that have been modified to produce fresh drinking water.

 

"The turbines work by combining two current types of technology; traditional generation of electricity using wind as the driving force, and compressors commonly used by dehumidifiers and refrigerators."

 

"The water that is produced drips down to the base of the turbine tower where it is filtered and delivered for use."

 

"The new turbines do have one major drawback and that is the price..."


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France puts its ETS money into housing renovation

France puts its ETS money into housing renovation | Sustainable Energy | Scoop.it
France has decided to use the money generated by the Emissions Trading System for carbon dioxide to fund an ambitious energy-efficient renovation programme announced by President François Hollande. EurActiv.fr reports.

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Clean Energy Highlights of Paris - Energy and Metals

“The City of Lights,” as it is commonly referred to as, provides numerous avenues for the promotion of clean technologies, including engineers, researchers and research centers, exit markets, and early adopters of the technology.
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