Alternative Energy

Energy Inventions

News and information about innovative inventions and future technology.

Dec 11, 2016

Energy Inventions

Nicola Tesla's inventions revolutionized the electricity industry and facilitated the fast paced growth of global industry. Since that time countless inventors have created amazing technologies that have completely changed the way we live. Today there are thousands of individuals and companies across the globe who are working hard to develop alternative energy solutions for future generations. This page contains articles about alternative energy inventions.

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

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

New Solar Technology Unveiled at Robins Air Force Base

New Solar Technology Unveiled at Robins Air Force Base

Robins has time and again been considered as a pioneer in testing alternative energy technologies. Recently they have installed a solar panel which is a matter of curiosity. Their

Converting Carbon Dioxide into Liquid Fuel with Bacteria

Converting Carbon Dioxide into Liquid Fuel with Bacteria

More and more people are becoming aware of the harmful effects of greenhouse gases. Common people and scientists both are gearing up to reduce carbon footprints. Now more investments

Ultra-Lightweight, Bendable Batteries

Ultra-Lightweight, Bendable Batteries

Stanford scientists are doing the unbelievable. Who could have thought of ordinary papers as batteries and super capacitors? But Stanford scientists are harnessing nanotechnology to quickly create ultra-lightweight, bendable

Reinventing The Wheel

Reinventing The Wheel

When necessary and conducive atmosphere is being created for research in alternative energy field we are getting so many diverse projects in many fields that sometimes it seems mind

The Kite Wind Generator

The Kite Wind Generator

It’s an expert estimation that the total energy stored in wind is 100 times higher than actually needed by humans on this earth. The catch is that we have

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

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

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%

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

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.

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.

Dirt-Powered Bacteria Batteries

Dirt-Powered Bacteria Batteries

Bacteria are one of the most abundant organisms on the planet and also one of the most studied. Today, scientists use bacteria for genetics research, antibiotics, and yes! Even

Turning Wastewater into Ethanol

Turning Wastewater into Ethanol

As the world continues to search for alternative fuels to fuel our cars and heat our homes, many different opportunities are being explored and there has finally been a

Produce Electricity While You Drive

Produce Electricity While You Drive

This can be achieved by using piezoelectric materials under busy roads. The property is aptly known as piezoelectricity and it’s the ability to produce electric power in response to

2 New & Innovative Ocean Wave Energy Devices

2 New & Innovative Ocean Wave Energy Devices

Ocean wave energy can be captured directly from surface waves. Blowing wind and pressure fluctuations below the surface are the main reasons for causing waves. But consistency of waves

Power Electronics could make Hybrid Cars Cheaper

Power Electronics could make Hybrid Cars Cheaper

Hybrid cars are often known as “cars of the era.” The main feature of the hybrid car is that when we start the car engine, electrical energy is used.

Splitting Water to Store Solar Energy

Splitting Water to Store Solar Energy

MIT professor Daniel Nocera earlier worked on a catalysts that can divide water molecules which can be utilized to store energy. Daniel Nocera has established a company named as

More Efficient Solar Cells with Carbon Nanotubes

More Efficient Solar Cells with Carbon Nanotubes

Silicon is one of the basic but expensive materials used in designing solar panels. If we can use something else as effective as silicon but more economical, solar power

Enhancing Nanocrystal Electrical Conductance with Gold

Enhancing Nanocrystal Electrical Conductance with Gold

It is being estimated that the world demand for energy would be more than twice over by 2050 and we will still be clamoring for more than triple by

Human Powered Workout Gym Concept

Human Powered Workout Gym Concept

When we look closely at human history we can easily conclude that locomotion is one of the most primordial needs. But our current lifestyle does not allow us with

A Step Closer to Solar Power in Space

A Step Closer to Solar Power in Space

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation and IHI Corporation are undertaking an ambitious project of $ 21bn. They are aspiring to design and develop a Space-based solar farm that would generate 1GW

First Instant Solar(TM) PV System

First Instant Solar(TM) PV System

Solomon Technologies announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Technipower LLC has installed its first Instant Solar(TM) system at its Danbury, CT headquarters. Technipower has successfully completed the development program