Posts tagged as USA

Measuring accurate heights across a country

A look at how the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) scientists are changing the way heights is measured accurately across the United States. Scientists at NOAA’s National Geodetic Survey (NGS) maintain a nationwide coordinate system that defines latitude, longitude, height, scale, gravity, orientation, and the national shoreline throughout the United States. This reference system […]

Assessing SA-US renewable energy projects

  A solar park under construction in the heart of the Northern Cape sheds light on a combined solar photovoltaic (PV) and concentrated solar power (CSP) model which sets out to create renewable energy for baseload power. The US Embassy recently invited EE Publisher’s assistant editor Pierre Potgieter on a tour of US funded renewable […]

Renewable energy closes American nuclear plants

  Nuclear Energy Insider reports that California’s Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) has decided to shut down its Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant by 2025 and increase investments in renewable energy and storage projects. Rising solar and wind capacity in California, and the State government’s plan to increase the renewable portfolio standard to 50% […]

Assessing South African – American renewable energy projects

  Searching the outskirts for a solar baseload model Pierre Potgieter, assistant editor at EE Publishers, is on a week-long tour of South Africa, sponsored by the US Embassy, seeking out various innovative renewable energy projects. The articles below form a diary of his travels. Day 1: Monday 27 June A solar park under construction in […]