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Solar energy - why don't we use more of it?
Published at 12. 09. 2019 | Written by Eva Almasiova
The whole world is worried about global warming caused by increasing concentrations of carbon dioxide (CO₂) in the atmosphere. Nevertheless, the share of renewable resources in energy production is growing very slowly.
FUERGY - The Slovak Startup That's Changing the Electricity Market
Published at 02. 09. 2019 | Written by Eva Almasiova
The electricity bill is a big mystery for many of us. Usually we just pay it without blinking an eye. Are we even able to affect the final calculation? Of course, we can use less energy - switching off the lights, unplugging the appliances or regulat…
The Effective Fuels of the Future: Biomass and Biogas
Published at 22. 08. 2019 | Written by Radoslav Stompf
Remember the stories of people burning wood in the fireplace to heat up their homes? They cut the trees to get building material for their houses. The branch leftovers which were not going to be used were burnt in the fire to create energy, in this c…
Geothermal Energy: the Clean Renewable Energy Hidden Inside Our Planet
Published at 15. 08. 2019 | Written by Radoslav Stompf
Imagine heating up your household in the cold winter months only using the resources offered by Mother Earth without causing any harm to it. This is the everyday reality of the countries enjoying geothermal energy as the renewable energy source to ge…
Opportunities for the Hydroelectricity of the Future
Published at 08. 08. 2019 | Written by Tibor Tarabek
Hydropower produces ¾ of the world’s renewable energy. As we’ve entered the 21st century and the need for renewable energy grows as we realize the limits of fossil fuels, hydro will take center stage once again. On a larger scale, hydropower generate…
Hydroelectricity: Major Challenges and Issues
Published at 01. 08. 2019 | Written by Branislav Safarik
Hydroelectric energy is generated through the natural cycle of water flow. On our planet’s surface, evaporation sends water upwards into the Earth’s atmosphere, only to be later pulled down by our planet’s gravity. As it subsequently falls down, Eart…
Hydroelectricity of the 20th Century
Published at 25. 07. 2019 | Written by Radoslav Stompf
As the 19th century ended and the 20th century began, hydroelectricity entered its prime in terms of popularity. All across the developed world, governments invested into hydroelectric power as it was a very cheap source of renewable energy that was …
The Early History of Water Power
Published at 18. 07. 2019 | Written by Branislav Safarik
Hydroelectric power is a relatively new invention, but the mechanical power of water has been in use for over two millennia. The invention of the wheel was soon followed by the invention of the water wheel, a device that uses the downward motion of s…
A Guide to Hydropower: What is it and How Does it Work?
Published at 11. 07. 2019 | Written by Tibor Tarabek
Did you know that hydropower accounts for more than 18% of all renewable energy employment worldwide? While solar and wind energy often enjoy the spotlight, hydropower and other forms of energy also hold great potential...
European Countries Smashing Records for Wind Power Generation – Wind Power V.
Published at 04. 07. 2019 | Written by Radoslav Stompf
Renewable energy sources are predicted to become the world’s main source of power within two decades. Countries across Europe are increasingly welcoming this trend – and wind power is one of the driving forces. In fact, in March, various European cou…