A New Zealand company is proposing “to generate electricity with 200 tidal-powered turbines submerged at the entrance to the Kaipara Harbour.” It’ll be enough for 250,000 homes, and the largest project of its kind anywhere.
Power doesn’t get much more renewable than from ocean waves!
Solar powered subdivision in Arizona – off the grid!
What is thought to be the nation’s first subdivision powered by solar energy and propane, a community of 487 houses that won’t be connected to the electrical power grid, east of Kingman <Arizona>
GreenWood Ranch Estates will offer modular homes on 5-acre lots. Each will be equipped to generate electricity by harnessing the 320 days of sunlight the area receives annually.
“I would tend to believe this is unique in terms of that number of homes,” said Byron Stafford, solar engineer with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colo., a part of the U.S. Department of Energy. “There are other subdivisions (in California) where solar is an option, but the homes are not grid-independent.”