I recently got forwarded a link to a cool little not-for-profit Web site established in Guelph, Ontario, that’s attempting to track and provide information on solar, wind, biomass and other renewable projects around the world. The site, called The Renewable Planet, is attempting to become a Wikipedia for renewable energy initiatives, project co-ordinator Katy McEwen told me in an e-mail.
“We hope that this information will stimulate greater interest in renewable energy,” she said. “We also want to support the exchange of ideas. We encourage others to submit their own project and help build this site to become a leading resource on current and planned renewable energy projects.” The site, which uses Google Maps to map out the location of projects and provides direct links to project Web sites, was launched last month.
This is an excellent tool that I hope everyone will use and explore as we attempt to learn from the ideas, successes and failures of others.