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Oct 17, 2019

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Solar Lens Towers To Power California

Solar Lens Towers To Power California

A Utah based solar company (IAUS) has begun construction on the first phase of a project they claim could produce electricity for Californians for a cheaper price than either

Bio-Fuel Market Set to Grow by 1,000%

Bio-Fuel Market Set to Grow by 1,000%

Middle Eastern oil sheiks move over. There’s a new kid on the energy block! Bio-fuel is the new green, completely clean fuel source. It’s also known as “agro-fuel”

MIT Develops Way to Bank Solar Energy at Home

MIT Develops Way to Bank Solar Energy at Home

The fossil fuel scenario is pressing us to look for alternative sources of energy and that too, soon. We all are tightening our purse strings when fuel prices are

Comparison of Innovative Tranportation Technologies

Comparison of Innovative Tranportation Technologies

Jerry Schneider has put together a comprehensive list of more than 100 ready and emerging alternative transportation technologies. The alphabetical list includes a link to each project’s homepage, as

Texas Approves New Wind Power Project

Texas Approves New Wind Power Project

Much solar and wind power are generated far away from the real consumers. It’s a great problem to transport the generated power to its genuine users because vast amount

Colorful Glass Delivers Massive Solar Energy Boost

Colorful Glass Delivers Massive Solar Energy Boost

Now the extinction of conventional energy sources are not oh so distant future happenings, scientists are working overtime to generate alternative clean energy sources. Researchers all over the world

Canberrans Warm to New Solar Energy Law

Canberrans Warm to New Solar Energy Law

The new Electricity Feed-in (Renewable Energy Premium) Bill 2008, empowers the Canberrans to generate their own electricity, and the beauty of this bill is they can sell back the

Cheaper, More Efficient Solar Panels

Cheaper, More Efficient Solar Panels

HP and Xtreme Energetics (XE), a solar energy system developer based in Livermore, Calif., have announced that they have entered into an agreement for the development of a solar

Alternative Energy Leads Green Gold Rush!

Alternative Energy Leads Green Gold Rush!

We all are familiar with the current scenario of the conventional sources of energy. Oil prices are rising and sources of conventional energy are depleting fast. They are not

Aeroturbine – Next Generation Wind Energy

Aeroturbine – Next Generation Wind Energy

Right now wind energy is only being harnessed in the windy regions of the earth. Installation of wind energy on individual basis is unpopular because of production and cost

ES-A Series Solar Panels

ES-A Series Solar Panels

Solar panels are a collection of solar or photovoltaic cells. These photovoltaic cells harvest sunlight and convert the solar energy into electrical energy. Solar cells are positioned into grid-like

The cityZenn – Dream Electric Car

The cityZenn – Dream Electric Car

Till now we have battery operated cars or hybrid cars. Hybrid cars reduce your gas consumption and air pollution. If you are using battery operated cars, you can’t drive

Off-Road Electric Vehicles

Off-Road Electric Vehicles

Frontiers for electric vehicles have changed: 10 years ago or even more recently it was almost impossible to consider an electric solution for all-terrain purposes, now on the market

Green Collar Jobs

Green Collar Jobs

Green collar jobs are related to products and services that are environment friendly. The organizations that incorporate environment friendly practices are termed as “green” and the jobs arising out

Harnessing the Power of Highways

Harnessing the Power of Highways

KinergyPower is a new form of alternative energy which is also an example of distributed generation. KinergyPower was invented by two brothers Stefanos and Dimitri Horianopolous in Greece in

Turning Airborne Carbon Into Fuel

Turning Airborne Carbon Into Fuel

We are already experiencing the ill effects of greenhouse gases in the form of global warming, glaciers and polar ice melting, rise in the sea level and sudden, unpredictable

Space-based Solar Power

Space-based Solar Power

American scientist Peter Glaser proposed the idea of using space solar power in 1968. The fast depleting conventional energy resources renewed the interest for trapping the solar power via

Poll: Which Candidate is the Greenest?

Poll: Which Candidate is the Greenest?

All three presidential nominees for the upcoming 2008 US elections are promising that they can end America’s addition to oil through the research and development of green energy technologies.

Floating Offshore Wind Turbines

Floating Offshore Wind Turbines

Norwegian company StatoilHydro is working on a 2.3 megawatt floating wind turbine that will be attached to the top of ‘Spar-buoy’ and moored to the seabed by three anchor

The Toyota Bus-Train

The Toyota Bus-Train

A dual mode road/rail vehicle is being tested in Japan by Toyota and its truck-manufacturing division Hino Motors. The bus bridges the gap between road and rail with 4

Solar Speedboat Gets 30 Knots

Solar Speedboat Gets 30 Knots

Here’s another flashy concept that uses solar energy for transportation: the solar speedboat! Unlike the solar sailor we talked about earlier, the Dutch MK1 prototype is designed to travel

Affordable DIY Solar Heating System

Affordable DIY Solar Heating System

Mother Earth News recently featured an extensive article covering instructions on building your own small-scale solar heating system for as low as $30. The 9 page tutorial includes step

Wind Turbine Concept Inspired by Jet Engines

Wind Turbine Concept Inspired by Jet Engines

According to a recent article from Greentech Media, a Massachusetts aerospace company called FloDesign is working on a wind turbine concept that could potentially be at least twice as

The Triac: An Affordable Electric Car

The Triac: An Affordable Electric Car

California based company Green Vehicles recently began selling an affordable $20,000 electric car called the Triac. The small but efficient 3-wheeled car has a range of 120 miles and

Are Rising Oil Prices a Blessing in Disguise?

Are Rising Oil Prices a Blessing in Disguise?

With oil prices crossing the $135-dollar barrier the alternative energy company executives are really rubbing their hands in anticipation. In just May the oil prices have risen 20% and

Google Earth Shows the Effects of Global Warming

Google Earth Shows the Effects of Global Warming

Google recently launched Earth Outreach as part of an effort to provide non-profit and public benefit organizations the knowledge and resources they need to reach hearts and minds in

Floating Solar Island Concept

Floating Solar Island Concept

Remember the Solar Lily Pads? Well, Swiss inventor Thomas Hinderling has taken that idea to the next level with his solar islands concept (check out the video). The 5km

Clean Energy from Flowing Waters

Clean Energy from Flowing Waters

The flowing waters in the rivers and tidal waves can be a good source of alternative energy. With 70% of the earth’s surface covered with water, a great amount

GE To Develop Hybrid Tugboats

GE To Develop Hybrid Tugboats

General Electric and the C-MAR Group recently announced plans to work together on the development of hybrid engine technologies for tugboats, in an effort to offer lower costs for

San Francisco Greasecycle Program

San Francisco Greasecycle Program

For the past several months the San Francisco Public Utility Commission (SFPUC) has begun picking up used cooking oil from restaurants and businesses for free in an effort to