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Sep 16, 2019

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Nano-Material May Revolutionize Solar Panels and Batteries

Nano-Material May Revolutionize Solar Panels and Batteries

We are registering good progress in the field of alternative energy. Scientists and researchers are working tirelessly to come up with newer and better alternatives to fossil fuels. Scientists

Solar Lamps Transform an Indian Village

Solar Lamps Transform an Indian Village

Villagers of Wagharwadi till now knew how to make most of the daylight. This village is in Maharashtra, India. They used plastic plates as skylight. This kind of skylight

Range Rover Sport Hybrid by 2012

Range Rover Sport Hybrid by 2012

In close association with sister company Jaguar, Land Rover has been working a hybrid system to improve the brand’s eco-conscious image. Land Rover has recently declared that they are

Harnessing Solar Energy Outside the Sun Belt

Harnessing Solar Energy Outside the Sun Belt

If we try to observe which states are going solar we will find an interesting bend. Many states in U.S.A. are not the sunniest one but still they are

High-Tech Thin-Film Origami

High-Tech Thin-Film Origami

You can think of it as origami — very high-tech origami. Researchers at the University of Illinois are working on the same good old silicon but they are taking

New Hydrogen Storage Method

New Hydrogen Storage Method

Hydrogen is an extremely environment friendly fuel as when it burns it releases only water vapor into the atmosphere, but the problem is that it is not easy to

Converting Water and CO2 into Fuel

Converting Water and CO2 into Fuel

Researchers are trying to duplicate the natural process of photosynthesis. If successful, we can use the “evil” carbon dioxide emitted by power plants and industrial units to good use.

Storing Wind Power as Ice?

Storing Wind Power as Ice?

Of the total amount of electricity generated by all sources, about 75% is used by buildings, a major fraction of which is consumed by air conditioners. With the demand

Waste Heat Could Double Battery Life on Laptops, Cell Phones

Waste Heat Could Double Battery Life on Laptops, Cell Phones

When we utilize any gadget or means of comfort we know that these devices consume energy. But the energy is not utilized by devices. Some of the energy is

Computer Modeling the Effects of Alternative Fuels

Computer Modeling the Effects of Alternative Fuels

Stephens-Romero is a UC Irvine doctoral candidate in the Advanced Power & Energy Program. His 2060 analysis was published online recently in Environmental Science & Technology. Stephens-Romero is painting

Green Heating and Cooling Technology from Carbon

Green Heating and Cooling Technology from Carbon

Carbon is a substance environmentalists love to hate. It is the major ingredient of environmental damage. Scientists and environmentalists are working hard to decrease the amount of carbon emission

Isla Vistans get first Solar Parking Lot

Isla Vistans get first Solar Parking Lot

Industrial designers are dreaming of a project like this for a long time. They wanted a solar powered parking lot which can sustain itself and light up its own

High-Temp Hydrogen Source from Algae

High-Temp Hydrogen Source from Algae

Hydrogen is a strong contender to the generation-next clean and green fuel. Scientists are always trying to eliminate or minimize its drawbacks and maximize its benefits. They want to

Innovation Reduces Truck Fuel Consumption by 7.5%

Innovation Reduces Truck Fuel Consumption by 7.5%

Sometimes slight modifications in existing machines do wonders for fuel saving. A simple attachment of a tapering protrusion at the back of a truck can save up to 7.5%

FedEx Establishes First All-Hybrid Facility in NYC

FedEx Establishes First All-Hybrid Facility in NYC

Now the prestigious and successful business units are competing to become green in their operations. FedEx Express which is a subsidiary of FedEx Corporation expressed its commitment to

German Smart Grid Leads the Way in Conservation

German Smart Grid Leads the Way in Conservation

There is an obvious push on not only using less energy, but in finding other forms of energy that will allow the world to recover from the years of

Harvesting Ambient Energy from Nature

Harvesting Ambient Energy from Nature

We all know that energy can neither be created nor be destroyed but can only be transformed into one form to another. Duke University engineers are trying to utilize

Dell Installs Solar Trees in HQ Parking Lot

Dell Installs Solar Trees in HQ Parking Lot

Two things are certain for the future: electric cars will become more popular and solar power will continue to grow as a viable source of energy. Because of

Fiber Optics Could Provide New Options For Photovoltaics

When we think about going solar we make a mental picture of large heavy panels adorning one’s rooftop. But researchers are trying to get rid of bulky solar panels.

Potential for 1.9 Million Renewable Energy Jobs

Potential for 1.9 Million Renewable Energy Jobs

Three universities of the USA have conducted studies related to renewable sources of energy and it has produced some interesting facts. The first and most important one is that

Cheap Energy with New Solar Device

Cheap Energy with New Solar Device

Researchers and scientists are putting on endless effort to make the sources of energy clean and green. There are many devices in the market that run on solar energy.

Solar Charging Stations by Toyota

Solar Charging Stations by Toyota

It seemed like it would only be a matter of time before Toyota would jump into the market of using renewable energy to charge a car and they have

Power On the Go with Portable Solar Charger Novacell

Power On the Go with Portable Solar Charger Novacell

What is worse than being away on a trip, at a ballgame or just at the office and realizing that you don’t have anywhere to plug in your mobile

Pedal Powered Laptops in Afghanistan

Pedal Powered Laptops in Afghanistan

While there are solar powered laptops that will allow a computer to be powered without an energy source, not everyone may be able to afford them. There was

Osmotic Power Plant Set To Open

Osmotic Power Plant Set To Open

With the big push on alternative energy sources, world leaders everywhere are pushing for new power technology to create power plants that will use different resources to keep the

Concept Bridge could Generate Electricity from Moving Cars

Concept Bridge could Generate Electricity from Moving Cars

When people thought about telephones in underdeveloped countries it was like they would have to invest a huge sum in infrastructure in the form of poles, wires and equipments.

Modified Hybrids to be Tested

Modified Hybrids to be Tested

CSIRO is an Australian research organization. CSIRO is working in collaboration with Victorian energy distributor SP AusNet. They both are aiming to evaluate the impact and benefits of plug-in

US Navy plans Green Fleet

US Navy plans Green Fleet

According to the Department of Defense News report, the Defense Department’s total energy costs for fiscal 2006 and 2007 was above $13 billion. In the year 2008, due to

Sharp Solar Breaks Conversion Efficiency Record

Sharp Solar Breaks Conversion Efficiency Record

We still have to miles to cover before solar power can replace the fossil fuels and become a cheap and effective solution for common folks. But it is indisputable

Commercial Flights Approved for Biofuels by 2010

Commercial Flights Approved for Biofuels by 2010

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) wants to reduce its carbon footprints. That’s why they announced their quest to find a biofuel by 2010 for its commercial flights. Paul