March 29, 2017 greenhoper 4Comment

In the Arctic, hungry polar bears, unable to sustain themselves on the melting ice, are increasingly making their way inland to such towns as Noorvik, Alaska, and Churchill, Manitoba, where they sniff out garbage bins and scavenge for dinner. And in the Antarctic, wet baby penguin chicks shiver in the rain; warming temperatures mean less snow but more rain, which soaks them through, putting them at risk of freezing to death. These are the consequences of climate change, scientists say. Polar bears and penguins may live poles apart, with the great white mammals ruling the Arctic areas near the North…

March 23, 2017 greenhoper

Wayne Lording, a Sustainable Energy Farming Advisor will speak on the benefits associated with renewable energy on farms as part of the Regional Development Australia Murray ‘Energy Choices for the Murray Region’ and ‘Corowa District Land-care’ discussion on 24th March. Wayne will speak particularly with reference to the renewable energy available options for agriculture, including Geo-thermal energy – ground source heating system and cooling. Wayne is an environmentally friendly and Sustainable Energy Farming Advisor specializing in geothermal energy. With an electronic engineering background, this individual analyses farming businesses energy needs, suggesting ways in which our rural businesses can reduce ever-rising…

March 14, 2017 greenhoper 5Comment

As per the article “A World Turned Upside Down” from ‘The Economist’ which depicted a rather gloomy outlook for renewable energy. This was not because of switching political winds, like a might expect, or the oft-repeated fact that the sunlight does not shine at night. Instead, the experts pointed to two under the radar facts. First, building away the infrastructure required to reach critical mass for renewables will be tremendously expensive. Second, the economics around the receipt and delivery of electricity are changing dramatically, largely as a result of impact of renewables. As the two facts themselves are indisputable, the…

March 9, 2017 greenhoper

Within just a year, the country’s power capacity has cultivated 29 percent, to 40 Giga-watt. Expansion here and the give attention to expanding wind and solar electricity are also shrinking the time frame to place up related transmission systems. At present, thermal electricity contributes 69 percent to India’s total installed capacity. As the country organized capacity additions in the thermal and hydropower portion, it also allowed transmission organizations a longer time frame. This can be now changing. “The construction of new lines (for hydro and thermal) might take 3 to 5 years, while construction of any new sun photovoltaic or…

March 2, 2017 greenhoper

Since the wobbly auto-gyro shut off from fashion, engineers have tried designing an art that gets the top to bottom lift of any helicopter’s cutting blades with the horizontal press of a plane is complicated to pull off. Admired successes, like the AV-8 Harrier series and V-22 Osprey, angle forced down for takeoff and behind during flight. Experts at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis are creating a drone that similarly transforms and is stocked with solar power panels to prolong its deployment. That longer flight time should make it viable for farmers to put it to use for aerial…