Alternative Energy

Energy Inventions

News and information about innovative inventions and future technology.

Feb 28, 2015

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.

Solar Forest Cools and Charges Electric Cars

Solar Forest Cools and Charges Electric Cars

Imagine a parking lot that keeps your car cool and charges it while you do whatever you need to do after parking your car. That’s what the new solar

10 Minute Charge for Student-Built Electric Car

10 Minute Charge for Student-Built Electric Car

We are familiar with the better qualities of electric vehicles. They use alternative energy and leave less carbon footprints on the climate. But they are still not mass produced.

Virtual-Engineering Power Plants

Virtual-Engineering Power Plants

We are familiar with the fact that photovoltaic and wind energy installations, hydroelectric power stations and biogas resources provide us with much desired clean and green energy and with

Solar Lanterns for Sub-Saharan Africans

Solar Lanterns for Sub-Saharan Africans

When one lives in a developed country it becomes hard to visualize that how people manage in those parts of the world where electricity is still a distant dream.

UAVs to be Powered by Dye-sensitized Solar Cells

UAVs to be Powered by Dye-sensitized Solar Cells

The progress is being steadily made in the field of alternative energy. Though we have not hit the bull’s eye yet but still the search is on. Scientists and

Highly Adaptable Solar Cells

Highly Adaptable Solar Cells

There are two things that prevent solar cells from entering the mainstream: their prohibitive cost, and their inadaptability. Even if people can somehow overcome the cost barrier, the havoc

Solar Power Tiles for your Rooftop

Solar Power Tiles for your Rooftop

Just imagine your neighborhood mason fitting your roof tiles and these same tiles producing dependable solar energy for your house or office – you no longer need to hire

The Plastic Plan: Energy from Plastic Bottles

The Plastic Plan: Energy from Plastic Bottles

If we try to get rid of plastics altogether from our lives, we know that it is quite impractical. So what is the next best thing? We can recycle

GreenJet: An Automated Sailing Yacht

GreenJet: An Automated Sailing Yacht

We all are waiting for a miracle to happen that can effortlessly replace the fossil fuel and we don’t even feel the change over and go on with our

New Washing Machine Only Uses One Cup of Water

New Washing Machine Only Uses One Cup of Water

An environmentally friendly washing machine has been developed by the University of Leeds, Britain. The technology has been developed by Professor Stephen Burkinshaw of the University of Leeds. He

More Efficient Hybrid Vehicles

More Efficient Hybrid Vehicles

If we can control the excess carbon emissions from fossil fuels we can control the global warming to a great extent. When we start our cars and apply brakes

Transparent Electronics: A Solar Energy Breakthrough

Transparent Electronics: A Solar Energy Breakthrough

Not even in our wildest dreams have we anticipated that while we are simply looking out the window enjoying the outside view our windows can simultaneously produce energy for

New Generation of Solar Devices with Trapped Sunlight

New Generation of Solar Devices with Trapped Sunlight

What a wonderful age we are living in! We hear about so many possibilities in the field of alternative energy. Scientists all over the world are thinking about alternatives

Flexible Solar Powered Rooftop Shingles

Flexible Solar Powered Rooftop Shingles

Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) in Richland have developed flexible solar panels that could be installed on roofs like shingles. This technology was originally used to protect

Light-driven Nanomotor

Light-driven Nanomotor

How we see things around us without noticing it! We know the peculiar habit of the sunflower. How it moves with the movement of the sun everyday. But if

Lasers Make Solar Cells Competitive

Lasers Make Solar Cells Competitive

For centuries we have been using fossil fuels for industrial and domestic purposes. Most of us consider fossil fuels cheap. But now we are realizing the “real” costs of

Solar Powered Surveillance Aircraft

Solar Powered Surveillance Aircraft

Bye Aerospace Inc. (Denver, Colorado), is collaborating with thin film PV manufacturer Ascent Solar. This is not one of those tie ups taking place everyday. The echo of this

Molten Salt Solar Plant

Molten Salt Solar Plant

If you happen to travel to Las Vegas, you can come across a tall tower surrounded by around 1,800 mirrors. Mirrors size may be equivalent to a billboard. Don’t

Cutting Aviation Emissions with ‘Bottletop Technology’

Cutting Aviation Emissions with ‘Bottletop Technology’

Most of the time we ignore simple solutions dismissing them as too simplistic. But often we can achieve immeasurable amount of success with simple and practical solutions. We might

New Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Technology

New Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Technology

Scientists are tirelessly working on sources of alternative energy so that we can have a better substitute for fossil fuels in near future. We know that sunlight, wind and

Using Existing Infrastructure for Wind Turbines

Using Existing Infrastructure for Wind Turbines

The Metropolis Magazine has been holding Next Generation Design Competition since 2003. They want to provide a platform for young designers to promote the spirit of activism, social involvement,

Solaren Corp. to Launch Solar Panels into Orbit

Solaren Corp. to Launch Solar Panels into Orbit

We keep hearing about harnessing the solar power from space. Some call it tall claims and some dismiss it as too costly an affair or pie in the sky.

Harnessing High Winds With Giant Kites

Harnessing High Winds With Giant Kites

People are trying various sources to produce alternative energy. We have often witnessed children flying kites. But very few of us have given a thought to generate energy from

WindCube Generates Electricity in Moderate Wind

WindCube Generates Electricity in Moderate Wind

Wind power is the fastest growing industry in the alternative energy sector. Wind turbines generate clean and green power for us but they have certain precondition. One of it

Improvements in Wind Speed Forecasting

Improvements in Wind Speed Forecasting

Sources of alternative energy are still in infancy stage and taking nascent steps towards the future. So there are ample scopes for scientists to improve upon the various aspects

New Concentration Solar Power Modules

New Concentration Solar Power Modules

The alternative sources of energy are constantly evolving. Scientists and manufacturers are trying to come up with better products that are user friendly and economical. Government is drawing policies

Wind Energizer Donut for More Efficient Turbines

Wind Energizer Donut for More Efficient Turbines

We all know about the impending future of the fossil fuels. Ultimately we will be forced to look for alternative energy fuels. Those countries who have resources and infrastructure

Using Radar to Protect Birds from Wind Farms

Using Radar to Protect Birds from Wind Farms

The new Peñascal wind farm in Texas hopes to become a model for responsible development by installing new radar technology to protect migratory birds and wildlife. According to recent

Harvesting Solar Rays in Space

Harvesting Solar Rays in Space

When in distress we often look towards the heaven to find an answer to our problems. West coast energy giant, Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) is doing the same.

New Solar Technology from Ancient Diatoms

New Solar Technology from Ancient Diatoms

Scientists are constantly working on alternative energy sources to make its use widespread like fossil fuels. They are tirelessly working on the drawbacks of alternative energy sources so that