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Author - James Bratley

As the founder of Clean Energy Ideas, James launched his website in early 2007 with a view to sharing educational information on solar, wind and geothermal energy sources.

Since the launch of Clean Energy Ideas, James has been busy expanding the site by writing content on new topics including recycling and global warming. James plans to introduce additional topics over the coming years to further enhance the reach of the site.

Articles

The Three Gorges Dam Project

An interesting look at the Three Gorges Dam project in China which sits on the Yangtze River and is the world’s largest hydroelectric dam in terms of annual electricity generation.

The Three Gorges Dam in China, the world's largest hydroelectric dam.

Where Is Solar Energy Used?

Take a look at where solar energy is used in the world today. Find out which countries lead the way and which are lagging behind.

Solar energy usage in Shanghai, China.

Is Biomass Renewable?

Is biomass renewable or nonrenewable? Take a look at this article to learn about the arguments on both sides of the debate.

Logs and wood chips are a renewable form of biomass.

8 Examples of Biomass

Read our article covering eight different biomass examples and how they can be used with bioenergy technologies.

Wood pellets are one of the main biomass examples.

What Is Biomass Energy?

Learn more about what biomass actually is. Discover its main sources and the different types of energy it can produce.

A biomass energy plant.

Wind Energy In India

Discover how India’s fast-growing wind energy industry is helping to support the nations energy demands.

Wind turbines installed next to a highway in Tamil Nadu, India.

History of Solar Power

The history of solar power goes further back than you might think. Take a look at our timeline of events to learn more about the history of solar energy.

An old solar panel showing the history of solar power.

How Solar Panels Work

Find out how solar panels work to convert sunlight into electricity with the help of the photovoltaic (solar PV) process.

Somebody installing a solar panel.

How Solar Panels Are Made

Ever wondered how solar panels are made? This article takes a look at the entire process from manufacturing the components to the assembly of the panel.

A factory line where solar panels are made.

What Are Solar Panels Used For?

Solar panels allow us to generate electricity which we can then use in a variety of ways. This article helps to explain the different ways in which we can make use of solar panels.

A solar panel being used to provide power in a garden.

Solar Panel Diagram

If you’ve ever wondered how a solar panel works, why not take a look at our solar panel diagram. The diagram shows the process of converting solar energy to electricity.

A diagram of a solar panel.

Solar Energy In India

Find out how India is embracing the use of solar energy in order to become a world leader in renewable energy consumption.

A photo showing a solar panel in India's Keoladeo Ghana National Park in Bharatpur, Rajasthan.

Environmental Impacts of Solar Energy

This article takes a look at the different environmental impacts of solar energy. Learn about the negative and positive impacts that solar power can have, at both a local and global scale.

The different environmental impacts of solar energy.

15 Benefits of Solar Energy

Here we take a look at the top 15 benefits of solar energy. You will find out what makes this renewable energy source the global choice for clean energy production.

The benefits of solar energy.
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