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Dec 08, 2016

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Morocco’s new Solar Project to Generate 2000MWs

Morocco’s new Solar Project to Generate 2000MWs

Morocco is a North African country with no oil reserves. But nature has endowed this country with another bounty i.e. over 3000 hours of sunshine per year. Now they

Tiny Generators Produce Electricity from Ambient Vibrations

Tiny Generators Produce Electricity from Ambient Vibrations

Tiny generators developed at the University of Michigan could produce enough electricity from random, ambient vibrations to power a wristwatch, pacemaker or wireless sensor. The energy-harvesting devices, created at

New Design Strategy for the Artificial Leaf

New Design Strategy for the Artificial Leaf

Scientists are quite optimistic that hydrogen will emerge as the fuel of the future and the world would be driven by ‘hydrogen economy’. The only byproduct of hydrogen fuel

Biofuels and Carbon Capture from Frog Foam?

Biofuels and Carbon Capture from Frog Foam?

Since time immemorial human beings are trying to use solar energy for their survival and day to day use. We know that green plants create their own food and

New Solar Charger for Laptop Computers

New Solar Charger for Laptop Computers

Now we can have a green charger for our computers and laptops. We can take our laptops to outdoors and keep on using them without bothering that the charge

SunEdison to Build Europe’s Largest Solar Power Plant

SunEdison to Build Europe’s Largest Solar Power Plant

SunEdison is a division of MEMC Electronic Materials, Inc. They have bagged a project to develop and construct a photovoltaic solar power plant in Northeastern Italy, near the town

Water into Hydrogen Fuel with Waste Energy

Water into Hydrogen Fuel with Waste Energy

With each passing day, scientists are coming out with unique solutions to lessen our dependence on fossil fuels. They are now thinking of turning stray forms of energy such

Fuel from Chicken Feathers?

Fuel from Chicken Feathers?

If we go by the stats, every year 11 billion pounds of poultry industry waste accumulates annually, because we have gigantic appetite for poultry products. They can’t be stuffed

Solar-powered ATMs by Vortex

Solar-powered ATMs by Vortex

Alternative energy can be a boon for third world countries. Normally governments have to invest vast sums of money in developing infrastructures for a long period of time in

Using Carbon Nanotubes to Produce Electricity

Using Carbon Nanotubes to Produce Electricity

The researchers of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have uncovered a new phenomenon of carbon nanotubes. They found that carbon nanotubes discharge powerful waves of electricity under certain

Scientists use Visible Light to Break Down Carbon Dioxide

Scientists use Visible Light to Break Down Carbon Dioxide

We all are familiar with the effects of carbon dioxide on our environment. Carbon dioxide is responsible for causing the greenhouse effect. If scientists can breakdown this gas into

America’s Premiere Wave Power Farm Sets Sail

America’s Premiere Wave Power Farm Sets Sail

Wave energy is among the impressive list of renewable energy resources that is being developed in the United States. New Jersey-based developer, Ocean Power Technologies has launched a project

Solar Energy from Plant Protein Structure

Solar Energy from Plant Protein Structure

Nanoscience is quite fascinated with the process of photosynthesis. They want to duplicate this process exhibited by green plants and utilize the solar power for energy use. Till now

Prototype Solar Power-Assist for Buses

Prototype Solar Power-Assist for Buses

Sunpods Inc. is California-based manufacturing company. They produce modular, fully integrated and tested solar power generation systems. Recently they have come out with an idea of the first solar

Google Plans New Solar Mirror Technology

Google Plans New Solar Mirror Technology

Google’s Bill Weihl expresses his opinion, “We see a chance to make a difference in the field of renewable energy and energy information that can help bring the world

Energy-Recycling Artificial Foot

Energy-Recycling Artificial Foot

It should come as no great surprise that walking with a prosthetic limb is difficult. According to a newly published paper on prosthesis, walking with a prosthetic foot requires

World’s Largest Solar Boat Prepares for World Tour

World’s Largest Solar Boat Prepares for World Tour

PlanetSolar enjoys the distinction of being the largest solar-powered boat in the world, and it’s ready to take on the world. This beauty’s vital stats are: weight: 60-ton, a

Nanotechnology Lights Up Batteries and Clothing

Nanotechnology Lights Up Batteries and Clothing

Yi Cui, an engineer at Stanford University, leads a team that may take nanotechnology to the next level by creating paper batteries and fabrics that can conduct energy. At

Norwegian Company Develops World’s Largest Wind Turbine

Norwegian Company Develops World’s Largest Wind Turbine

As fossil fuels continue to diminish and climate change poses an ever-increasing threat, scientists around the world are searching for new and more efficient methods of generating energy.

New Solar-Powered Sensor Could Literally Change the World

New Solar-Powered Sensor Could Literally Change the World

Science continues to amaze and one of the latest discoveries may literally change the world as we know it. This tiny solar-powered sensor can fit on the face of

Kia Crashes the Green Car Party with the Kia Hybrid Car

Kia Crashes the Green Car Party with the Kia Hybrid Car

Remember when Kia first hit the market and other car manufacturers were laughing at them? Well, they haven’t been laughing in quite some time as Kia continues to put

Honda Solar Hydrogen Station Introduced to Green Car Market

Honda Solar Hydrogen Station Introduced to Green Car Market

Honda finally unveiled their new solar hydrogen solar station and all signs point to a dramatic success. The station is smaller than previous models and enables an electric car

Waste to Energy Continues to Gain Steam

Waste to Energy Continues to Gain Steam

While new energy solutions are being discovered, refined and brought further and further into the public light, something that does not get a lot of headlines is waste to

Germanium Laser is the Latest Light Technology to be Unveiled

Germanium Laser is the Latest Light Technology to be Unveiled

The materials in lasers can be expensive and difficult to work with. A discovery at MIT may be changing all of that much sooner than we think as germanium

The Future is Now with Light-Powered Circuitry

The Future is Now with Light-Powered Circuitry

The brain of any electronic device is the circuitry that operated the machine. Without the circuitry, the device is not even worth the cost of the plastic that it

New Battery Technology Could Lead to Self-Powered Devices

New Battery Technology Could Lead to Self-Powered Devices

The advancements that are being made in battery technology are pretty mind boggling. We are seeing devices that are drawing power from just about every source that is imaginable,

Forget Solar Power, Human Power is the Future

Forget Solar Power, Human Power is the Future

That may be a little aggressive, but Princeton University engineers have developed a device that may change the way that we power many of our smaller gadgets and devices.

Hybrid Just Got Sexy: BMW Hybrid Sports Car

Hybrid Just Got Sexy: BMW Hybrid Sports Car

We all know that sooner or later all automobiles are going to be either hybrid, electric or hydrogen powered. The one drawback that many of us look at is

Battery Free is Possible with the Ene Pocket

Battery Free is Possible with the Ene Pocket

Parents everywhere probably just sat up in their chairs reading that. Regardless of whether they are buying rechargeable batteries or getting Duracell batteries when they go on sale at

A Rose Wind Turbine by Any Other Name…

A Rose Wind Turbine by Any Other Name…

The one knock on wind energy is that it is not portable. Until recently, there were few if any portable devices that were available to literally take wind power