Zero carbon – we’re close

Masdar City in the U.A.E is a planned zero-carbon, fully sustainable city, which will rely completely on solar and other renewable energy! The city, once finished, will use “beam down” CSP for its electricity needs, and use solar power for its desalination plants.

While not all of us have the luxury of having a city build from scratch, we can do the best we can with what we have. Roof top solar power is taking off across the world, allowing people to generate their own electricity and even giving some back to the grid. The beauty of this concept is that individuals have control over their own electricity, and need not depend entirely on electricity utility companies. And the utilities can divert more power to large industries that cannot meet their demands yet with just renewable energy during the day. Win-win!

With new¬†advances being made in the fields of thin-film solar using graphene that’s 1 atom thick, these are exciting times to be at the forefront of the green revolution.

One can only imagine the possibilities… stay tuned!

Written by October 21, 2013. Category: Uncategorized.

About Vijay Venugopal, P.E

An electrical and computer engineer of 60s, a registered Professional Engineer in the USA, a practicing engineering & energy consultant, a solar technology educator, and an entrepreneurship skill developer (EDP organizer). Director of National Institute of Solar Technology, Managing Director of Florance Energy Solutions Private Limited, (India), CEO & Chief Consultant of Florance Engineering, LLC (USA).

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