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GDC to up geothermal training for African countries

The Geothermal Development Company (GDC) is committed to build the geothermal capacity of African Countries in a bid to transform the region into a powerhouse.Speaking in Naivasha, Nakuru County the inaugural African Geothermal Center of Excellence (AGCE) short training, the GDC General Manager, Strategy,.....

New tool Hortinergy

Simulating energy consumption of existing and planned greenhouses

After 5 years of Research & Development, Agrithermic a French engineering office is marketing the first online software to facilitate the construction of energy efficient greenhouses. Called Hortinergy, this decision-making tool enables producers and agricultural consultants to compare and size different.....

NL: Rise in number of solar panels per installation

"We noticed that there is a growing demand for solar panels, especially for larger installations of 200 to 1000+ panels. Growers are becoming increasingly aware that they can’t afford to stay behind and need to be more forward thinking," according to the Voshol Warmte en Elektrotechniek team. "It is becoming.....

Chinese grower saves energy with climate screens

There are greenhouses that only need one or two watering cans. And then there are facilities such as the Tianjin Binhai International Flower Science & Technology Park, located just outside of Beijing, which has a goal of reaching a million square meters of greenhouse space.It has been a fantastic journey.....

US (MT): Whitefish’s greenhouse project blossoms into ‘net-zero’ center

Preparations are underway for the grand opening next week of the $2.65 million Center for Sustainability and Entrepreneurship at Whitefish High School.The two-story classroom building and greenhouse on the high school campus was constructed with renewable energy systems such as geothermal and solar, and.....

Kenya: GDC secures 40-year lease for power generation site

Geothermal Development Corporation (GDC) has secured the lease area for the geothermal power generation project in Menengai for 40 years.Speaking at the site, Managing Director Joseph Ole Nchoe said, "The lease would give us an ample opportunity to develop the project fully which will impact immensely on the.....

CAN (ON): Agricultural water pump rebate program launched

Hydro One and Niagara Peninsula Energy announced the AgriPump Rebate Program, the first program of its kind in Ontario to offer instant rebates to customers who purchase a high-efficiency pump kit. The program is ideal for all farming applications, including livestock, greenhouse and vineyards. Upgrading to.....

US (HI): Energy entrepreneur proposes hibiscus farm at Molokai Ranch

A green energy entrepreneur is proposing to buy Molokai Ranch and turn a part of it into a farm for hibiscus that would be used for bio-fuel.The $260 million ranch covers nearly a third of the island.And earlier this month, the CEO of Hawaii-based renewable energy company Lamplighter Energy shared his vision.....

Kenya: Geothermal Development Company breaks fresh ground

Apart from its application in electricity generation, geothermal steam has also been used in other areas such as greenhouse and fish farming. These alternatives are referred to as direct uses of geothermal heat.In the video below, GDC shows more about these direct uses of geothermal heat and how they have.....

A closer look at the Sabatier process

In the future, you'll turn your CO2 into energy

Greenhouse crops need light, water, and plenty of energy. The former two are abundantly available in nature, but energy can be a bit trickier to come by. In recent years, the industry has taken great strides, with innovations including CHPs and biomass boilers. Another technique that may soon be added to the.....