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Dec 08, 2016

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Airborne Wind Turbines?

Airborne Wind Turbines?

Yes, the day is not far off when reaching for sky is the new motto for generating cost-effective renewable energy. Initially it was considered to be technically non-viable to

Mira EV Travels 1000km on Single Charge

Mira EV Travels 1000km on Single Charge

Mira EV has created a world record with completing 1000 km run on a single battery charge non-stop, powered by Sanyo’s lithium-ion battery systems. This experiment took place

Solar Panels – Are They a Threat to Biodiversity?

Solar Panels – Are They a Threat to Biodiversity?

Solar panels are gaining more recognition as key ingredients to produce eco-friendly and renewable source of energy. With growing need for more energy, there will be in future,

Sanyo’s HIT Solar Cells are a Hit in Italy

Sanyo’s HIT Solar Cells are a Hit in Italy

Japan’s Sanyo Electric Company is creating a record by powering the largest solar pant in Italy with its HIT solar cells. The Project funded by a consortium led by

Sun Shines on Solar Energy Future

Sun Shines on Solar Energy Future

The chances of producing solar power as a more commercially viable source of alternative energy seem brighter now with the positive research results pioneered by University of Illinois professors.

Increase Renewable Energy Sources – Generate More Jobs

Increase Renewable Energy Sources – Generate More Jobs

This has been the slogan that GE, one of the leading power suppliers and energy delivery technology pioneers, propagated all through the ‘Capture the Wind’ tour across US. GE

Giant Inflatable Airship Powered by Algae

Giant Inflatable Airship Powered by Algae

This summer, piloted by Captain Allan Judd, Bullet 580 will usher in the return of inflatable giant airships. The 235 ft long and 65ft diameter ship is covered with

Scientists Study Fish Schools for Wind Farm Ideas

Scientists Study Fish Schools for Wind Farm Ideas

Presently Fluid Dynamics Expert, John Dabiri, is very much on the quest of improving designs of wind turbines. Spotting behaviours that may throw light on energy-related practices in biological

Eco-Friendly Planes Designed by MIT-Led Team on the Anvil

Eco-Friendly Planes Designed by MIT-Led Team on the Anvil

The NASA Research Program ‘N+3’ has thrown open a challenge for exploring the potential to develop quieter subsonic commercial planes as well as supersonic commercial aircraft that burn

Future Air Travel will have Less Noise, Less Exhaust

Future Air Travel will have Less Noise, Less Exhaust

EU’s ‘Clean Sky’ – the 1-6 billion euro research project – with 86 participating partners from 16 nations – has goals like developing unique application-specific technologies and evaluation and

Nanosolar: Solar Power at a Lower Cost

Nanosolar: Solar Power at a Lower Cost

In a market-friendly scenario, Nanosolar claims to be able to produce electricity at 5-6 cents/kilowatt hour almost as cheap as power from coal and at about one-third the cost

MIT Researchers Print a Solar Cell on Paper

MIT Researchers Print a Solar Cell on Paper

We love the idea of clean and green fuel. But they come with certain disadvantages. First one is they are heavy on pocket of a commoner. Second disadvantage is

Bladeless Wind Turbine – Inspired by Nikola Tesla

Bladeless Wind Turbine – Inspired by Nikola Tesla

A research company in New Hampshire recently patented its bladeless wind turbine, which is based on a patent issued to Nikola Tesla in 1913. This wind turbine is christened

Coal Emissions from U.S. Could Stop in 20 Years

Coal Emissions from U.S. Could Stop in 20 Years

Pushker Kharecha and his colleagues believe that we should follow some practical methods to do away with coal and conventional fossil fuel emissions. We all know that use of

Solar Greenhouse to Produce Food and Electricity

Solar Greenhouse to Produce Food and Electricity

Imagine a greenhouse that is producing solar power and food too. This excellent experiment is being done in Italy. The companies responsible for this project are Renewable energy company

Two Wind Farms get Investment from Google

Two Wind Farms get Investment from Google

Now big companies are going green and proudly proclaiming it too from rooftops. Google Inc. has invested $38.8 million in two North Dakota wind farms. This is the first

Affordable Solar Power with Purple Pokeberries?

Affordable Solar Power with Purple Pokeberries?

Researchers at Wake Forest University’s Center for Nanotechnology and Molecular Materials are trying to achieve source of clean and green power through pokeberries! Pokeberries could be helpful in making

New Platinum Could Mean Cheaper, More Efficient Fuel Cells

New Platinum Could Mean Cheaper, More Efficient Fuel Cells

Fuel cells are clean and green cells. They work without polluting the environment. Fuel cells are electrochemical devices that transform the chemical energy of a fuel into electricity generating

Hydrogen Gas Production Doubled with New Super Bacterium

Hydrogen Gas Production Doubled with New Super Bacterium

Hydrogen gas is today used primarily for manufacturing chemicals, but a bright future is predicted for it as a vehicle fuel in combination with fuel cells. In order to

Engineers Tap Algae Cells for Electricity

Engineers Tap Algae Cells for Electricity

With the help of photosynthesis plants convert light energy to chemical energy. This chemical energy is stored in the bonds of sugars they use for food. Photosynthesis happens inside

FloDesign Aims to Expand Wind Turbine Business

FloDesign Aims to Expand Wind Turbine Business

Backed with a $3 million assistance from the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) Wilbraham-based FloDesign Wind Turbine Corp. will expand its operations in the state. The company is recognized

PV Cell Prototype Generates Electricity from IR and UV Light

PV Cell Prototype Generates Electricity from IR and UV Light

Solar energy is present in abundance around us. The problem is how to harness a substantial portion of it for human use. How to raise the efficiency bar of

Ontario Solar Power could match US Nuclear Power

Ontario Solar Power could match US Nuclear Power

Queen’s University Applied Sustainability Research Group located in Kingston, Canada comes out with two studies that claim solar power in southeastern Ontario can be created in abundance. The natural

Carbon-based Solar Cells

Carbon-based Solar Cells

Solar panels need silicon for absorption of light. Silicon doesn’t come cheap.This cost-factor is preventing people from using solar energy on a large scale. Scientists utilize another substance i.e.

NASA’s Puffin: The Personal Electric Air Vehicle

NASA’s Puffin: The Personal Electric Air Vehicle

Mark Moore, an aerospace engineer, is the person who dreamed about the Puffin. Puffin is a single seated electric powered airplane. Moore conceptualized the idea of electric aircraft for

MIT Working on More Powerful, Lightweight Batteries

MIT Working on More Powerful, Lightweight Batteries

A team of researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is working on lithium-air batteries that could help in generating more powerful, lightweight batteries than available currently.

Sunlight to Electricity with Solid-State Photovoltaics

Sunlight to Electricity with Solid-State Photovoltaics

Conventional solid-state solar cells are suffering from the problem of the bandgap voltage limitation. Scientists are trying to capture more and more of sunlight and convert it into electricity.

Energy Grid Could Make Offshore Wind Power More Reliable

Energy Grid Could Make Offshore Wind Power More Reliable

Scientists believe that natural resources can meet the energy needs of the entire human population. Wind energy too has huge potential to generate power for us. Researchers are trying

Abu Dhabi To Build First Full Eco-City

Abu Dhabi To Build First Full Eco-City

When we talk about the Middle East Asia, we imagine harsh terrain, blazing sun and sand dunes. Abu Dhabi is a part of the United Arab Emirates. Its currently

Car Fuel from Carbon Dioxide?

Car Fuel from Carbon Dioxide?

If a car is running smoothly on the road and its consuming carbon dioxide from air as fuel instead of petrol, what a dream world that would be. Researchers