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Dec 11, 2016

Future Technology

In the future, civilization will be forced to research and develop alternative energy sources. Our current rate of fossil fuel usage will lead to an energy crisis this century. In order to survive the energy crisis many companies in the energy industry are inventing new ways to extract energy from renewable sources. While the rate of development is slow, mainstream awareness and government pressures are growing. This page contains articles about the future of energy technologies.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

The East Coast is About to Become the Hydrogen Highway

The East Coast is About to Become the Hydrogen Highway

Everyone is excited about hydrogen cars, but there is always the challenge of how they are going to fill up. Most cars are restricted by the distance that they

Aquamarine Power Makes Riding the Waves More Interesting

Aquamarine Power Makes Riding the Waves More Interesting

Every time we turn around we are seeing something new and exciting in renewable energy forms and Aquamarine Power is the latest in a long line of energy sources

New Solar Pond Distillation System

New Solar Pond Distillation System

Researchers at the University of Nevada, Reno are developing a solar technique that will take care of the ecosystems of terminus lakes around the world. This new solar distillation

Biofuels from Engineered Tobacco Plants?

Biofuels from Engineered Tobacco Plants?

A biofuel is tricky to define because the usual fossil fuel we use, is in a way biofuel too. But we can safely say that most of the biofuels

Floating Geodesic Solar Molecules

Floating Geodesic Solar Molecules

Researchers speak in unison that if we develop the capability to harvest 40 minutes of sunlight falling on the entire earth, we can provide energy to the whole population

Energy Harvesting ‘Piezo-tree’ Concept

Energy Harvesting ‘Piezo-tree’ Concept

Researchers at the Cornell University have taken inspiration from nature and tried to imitate the swaying of tree branches. So what is the difference between natural swaying of trees

Revolutionary Tiny Solar Cells

Revolutionary Tiny Solar Cells

Tiny, glitter-sized solar cells have been developed by the Scientists at Sandia National Laboratories. It might turn out to be the perfect alternative energy preference for the holiday

College Students Pursue ‘Clean Energy’ Careers

College Students Pursue ‘Clean Energy’ Careers

Nowadays students are not oblivious to the hazards of global warming. They are quite keen on pursuing a ‘clean energy’ career. Now the concern about climate change is stimulating