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Dec 08, 2016

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Converting Waste Heat to Electricity

Converting Waste Heat to Electricity

With rapid industrialization, the world has seen the development of a number of items or units, which generate heat. Until now this heat has often been treated as a

Walmart to Install Thin Film Solar Panels

Walmart to Install Thin Film Solar Panels

Prominent corporations are paying special attention to go green and create a conducive environment for clean and green energy. Walmart too is taking appreciative steps in the field of

Will Robots Clean Up Future Oil Spills?

Will Robots Clean Up Future Oil Spills?

Cleaning oil spills can be costly business. If eco-friendly robots can take over and clean all the mess it will be good for marine life and humans too. MIT

Cheapest Green Car – Honda Fit Hybrid

Cheapest Green Car – Honda Fit Hybrid

In tune with its focus on continuing with combining hybrid attempts and smaller size, Honda is offering another hybrid – the smallest and cheapest. This fall, Honda’s Fit will

Silver State Dishing Out Golden Geothermal Power

Silver State Dishing Out Golden Geothermal Power

Nevada is poised to lead in producing energy from geothermal heat sources in the entire US. Presently playing second fiddle to California, the day is not far off when

Zinc-Oxide Nanostructure Production Made Easy

Zinc-Oxide Nanostructure Production Made Easy

Two scientists are on a path-breaking method to produce ‘sea-urchins’ to expedite the work capacity and efficiency of photovoltaic devices. Jamil Elias and Laetitia Philippe are the two scientists

Hydrogen-Powered Personal Helicopter

Hydrogen-Powered Personal Helicopter

A personal helicopter weighing just 230 lb created sizzling news when it flew on hydrogen with zero emission. With an ability to carry payloads up to 800 lbs,

A Power Sticker to Boost Solar Power Generation

A Power Sticker to Boost Solar Power Generation

New and unique ways of making solar panels more efficient in power generation are coming to light every day. The new kid in the block of one such device

PETE Process Promises Successful Technology Fusion

PETE Process Promises Successful Technology Fusion

A new joint venture research work at Stanford and SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, supported by Department of Energy and DARPA has come up with a new solar energy conversion

Audi Testing Water in Electric Car Production

Audi Testing Water in Electric Car Production

The entrepreneurial Audi is planning to take advantage of changes portended in the automobile market with an eye towards emission-free vehicles. Until now Audi has not shown any

Wind Energy Instruments getting Bigger & Better

Wind Energy Instruments getting Bigger & Better

Renewable energy production and demand growth is gaining momentum in many ways across the world. There is a booming demand of wind power today and all wind energy equipment

Graphene: Solar Cells of the Future?

Graphene: Solar Cells of the Future?

A southern California University team has come up with what could be the alternative new breed of economical and flexible solar cells. For some decades now, organic photovoltaic

USPS Goes Green

USPS Goes Green

In strict adherence to guidelines released by the Department of Energy, the United States Postal Service gets on a fast track to reach the goal for energy reduction. Green

First Factory Built Solar Charging Station

First Factory Built Solar Charging Station

International Green Energy Expo Korea 2010 was chosen as the venue where SunPods SP-300 was first displayed. This is the first factory built-to-order solar-powered integrated electric-vehicle charging station –

Hybrid Organic Solar Cells Now More Efficient

Hybrid Organic Solar Cells Now More Efficient

Success greets the research team of National Research Council’s National Institute for Nanotechnology (NINT) and the University of Alberta. The plastic solar cells have now an operating life of

Breakthrough in Thin-Film Solar Cells

Breakthrough in Thin-Film Solar Cells

Scientists at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) have come out with positive news about increased efficiency of thin-film solar cells. As we know that scientists are trying to increase

Economical Solar Panels to Yield More Energy

Economical Solar Panels to Yield More Energy

There has been research work going on to increase the efficiency of the cost-effective amorphous solar panels. TU Delft has been the center where this research work is being

New Battery Warranty for Chevy Volt Owners

New Battery Warranty for Chevy Volt Owners

The Chevrolet Volt is giving its extended range electric vehicle customers a great deal with an eight year/100,000 mile (whichever comes first) warranty for its lithium-ion battery. The battery

Fuel Additive Production Takes the Green Route

Fuel Additive Production Takes the Green Route

Research is on for the organic production of isobutene (isobutylene). Thomas Bobik, Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology and David Gogerty, a doctoral student are doing pioneer research

More Power to Electronics Thanks to Nano-scale Wires

More Power to Electronics Thanks to Nano-scale Wires

Today a long-standing electronic dream has become a reality thanks to research done by a team of scientists from Bar-Ilan University, Israel, supported by U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE)

Cell Phone Chargers to go Green

Cell Phone Chargers to go Green

Today cell-phones have become an integral part of our life and are the most used mode of communication. More prevalent the use of cell-phone, more imperative is the need

Scientists Revisit Power from Potatoes

Scientists Revisit Power from Potatoes

This could very well be the magic formula for future power generation. Yes, scientists are busy crafting what is now called as “solid organic electric battery based upon treated

VIDEO: Solar Stereo Speakers

VIDEO: Solar Stereo Speakers

Imagine a cool poolside with golden sunlight, lifting music and relaxing time – sounds great, no! Now great music, wireless speakers, and excellent audio quality – all these are

Costs for Thermo-photovoltaic Cells Significantly Reduced

Costs for Thermo-photovoltaic Cells Significantly Reduced

Thermo-photovoltaic (TPV) cells are great for converting radiation from any heat source to power. These cells can generate power from the wasted heat which gets released when glass or

The Ultimate Solar Cell?

The Ultimate Solar Cell?

The ultimate step in utilizing solar power is to convert maximum energy from sun into electricity. This will make solar power highly cost-advantageous compared to other traditional power sources.

eCRP Electric Motorcycle Launches for TTXGP

eCRP Electric Motorcycle Launches for TTXGP

A trip around the eCRP plant headquarters at Modena: The eCRP is the first of its kind of purpose-built electric superbikes, and today it is pitting against the legendary

New Process to Boost Hydrogen Fuel Cell Usage

New Process to Boost Hydrogen Fuel Cell Usage

A new process is being tested by chemical engineers of Purdue University to get high hydrogen production at fuel-cell temperature-level with no catalyst use. This is full of promise

Fresh-Water Wind Farm on Lake Erie

Fresh-Water Wind Farm on Lake Erie

A fresh-water wind farm is taking shape at Lake Erie and when completed will provide 20 megawatts and get on to about one gigawatt power by 2020. Huge individual

Dock Here for Clean Renewable Solar Energy!

Dock Here for Clean Renewable Solar Energy!

This can very well happen in the near future with billboards advertising – bold and strong, beckoning electric vehicles for recharging. Already in Berlin-Adlershof, this is happening. The largest

Synthetic Fuel from CO2 and Solar Energy?

Synthetic Fuel from CO2 and Solar Energy?

Really amazing are the innovative ways solar power is put into use. Now a team of scientists working in Sandia National Laboratories is focusing on exploring basic steps to