Alternative Energy

Energy Inventions

News and information about innovative inventions and future technology.

Sep 20, 2018

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.

More Grid-Friendly Vehicles

More Grid-Friendly Vehicles

How about a vehicle that not only draws energy from an electric grid but also gives it back when there is surplus or unused energy in the vehicle? This

Harvesting Energy From Bumps In The Road

Harvesting Energy From Bumps In The Road

Don’t curse the potholes, they can give you energy, says a team of MIT students. The MIT undergraduates have devised a shock absorber that can smoothen your ride as

Solar Energy “Power Towers” for California

Solar Energy “Power Towers” for California

We mostly talk about solar panels that convert sunlight into electricity. But we can utilize sunlight by using another technology known as concentrating solar technology. In this technology reflective

Spray-on Solar Panels

Spray-on Solar Panels

Solar cells are usually made of silicon coated with a thin layer of silicon nitrate. This silicon nitrate works as an anti-reflective agent to boost cell efficiency. But the

Solar Energy from Butterfly Wings?

Solar Energy from Butterfly Wings?

Everyone believing in clean and green energy knows its drawbacks. Those working on improving solar energy want to improve solar cells’ light harvesting efficiency. So that more and more

Alubond Solar Panels Could Save $70 Million

Alubond Solar Panels Could Save $70 Million

People who want to use clean and green energy often complain about high costs of solar panels and even a longer breakeven period. So research teams and companies are

Plastic Solar Cells For Electronic Devices

Plastic Solar Cells For Electronic Devices

Currently silicon-based solar cells are flooding the market. Industry pundits can foresee a hopeful future for low-cost, flexible solar cells. If we can make solar devices other than silicon

Running a Car on Wind Energy

Running a Car on Wind Energy

A new power packed performance super car has been designed in California that can run at the speed of 155 mph without conventional fuel. For startup this car will

An Artificial Sun on Earth

An Artificial Sun on Earth

It is science’s star experiment: an attempt to create an artificial sun on earth — and provide an answer to the world’s impending energy shortage. Scientists believe that this

Renewable Energy From Slow Water Currents

Renewable Energy From Slow Water Currents

We can use slow moving ocean and river waves for a new, reliable and affordable alternative energy source. A University of Michigan engineer has developed a device that acts

New Method for Realizing Hydrogen Potential

New Method for Realizing Hydrogen Potential

Hydrogen-powered fuel cells hold enormous promise as a power source for future generations. Hydrogen is the simplest element known to humans. Each atom of hydrogen has only one proton.

Breakthrough In Small Wind Technology

Breakthrough In Small Wind Technology

The main work of wind turbines is to utilize the energy of wind and convert it into electricity; stronger wind is considered good for electricity production. But the speed

Making Bio-based Butanol More Competitive

Making Bio-based Butanol More Competitive

We all want to live in a clean and green environment and leave this planet in a livable condition for future generations. Scientists are continuously trying to find alternative

Power from Trees

Power from Trees

Currently a team of MIT researchers are using platinum electrodes and ficus plants to discover the truth of feeble electric currents from trees. They have come up with an

Thermoelectric Materials Can Increase Energy Efficiency

Thermoelectric Materials Can Increase Energy Efficiency

It seems humans are facing the biggest challenge of the century i.e. to solve energy crisis. We are running the risk of exhausting fossil fuel reserves. Scientists all over

Solar Cell Sets World Efficiency Record

Solar Cell Sets World Efficiency Record

We all want to get rid of our dependency on fossil fuels and their side effects. Alternative sources of energy seems clean and green but they have a poor

Wind Energy From Ocean Surface

Wind Energy From Ocean Surface

When we talk about wind energy, we don’t specifically mention ocean winds. But global satellite maps from NASA promise a new hope. Nearly a decade of data from NASA’s

Cheaper Solar Power Costs

Cheaper Solar Power Costs

When a manufacturer offers a product in the market its main aim is to penetrate in the market as deeply and as widely as possible. In short he wants

University Team Helps Nissan Unveil its Green Future

University Team Helps Nissan Unveil its Green Future

We all are familiar with the reality of fossil fuels, their side effects, soaring prices and their impact on common man who cares to drive an automobile.

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Artificial Trees to Produce Alternative Energy

Artificial Trees to Produce Alternative Energy

A big problem with producing alternative energy is that it takes up lots of land, resources and money to produce little alternative energy. Vast acreage is needed if an

Wind Turbine Noise Solutions

Wind Turbine Noise Solutions

Wind energy is clean energy but not without its usual baggage. Their noise disturbs those who reside in the close proximity with a wind farm. Many a time wind

Protecting Wind Generators During Voltage Dips

Protecting Wind Generators During Voltage Dips

Wind turbines experience problem due to sudden drop in voltage in a portion of the electric grid. Industrial engineer and member of INGEPER Research Team at the Public University

Bacteria Could Power the Future

Bacteria Could Power the Future

Everyday alternative energy scene is garnering bigger and important space in newspapers and industrial lives. People are feeling the need for greener energy and cleaner environment. Some researchers are

Algae Biofuels Of The Future

Algae Biofuels Of The Future

Algae fix the sunlight and carbon dioxide into energy and that too very fast. Scientists want to utilize this quality for alternative fuels. And when it comes to greener

Green Catalysts Can Clean Toxins And Pollutants

Green Catalysts Can Clean Toxins And Pollutants

Toxins and pollutants present in the environment means we inhale them and consume them no matter what activity we are indulging in. Although our livers, kidneys, skin and lymphatic

Low-Cost Solar Energy

Low-Cost Solar Energy

Since we can’t avail the benefits and drawbacks of conventional fuels indefinitely scientists are working constantly to improve on the non conventional resources of the energy. Researchers at South

Energy From Hydrogen-Producing Bacteria

Energy From Hydrogen-Producing Bacteria

Today we all are feeling the need of growing green. We have already put the various resources of planet earth on risk and some of the resources will not

New Hybrid Fuel Technology

New Hybrid Fuel Technology

The latest generation of hybrid cars will be blessed with revolutionary fuel cells developed by Monash University scientists that can make hybrid cars more reliable and cheaper to produce.

Energy From Electrogenic Grass Plants

Energy From Electrogenic Grass Plants

Nicholas Albertini, a physics major from Lawrence University recently came up with an idea for a new renewable energy source. They propose that a plant be developed to generate

Mechanical Engineers Create High-tech Solar Panels

Mechanical Engineers Create High-tech Solar Panels

Efforts are continuously on to make solar panels more efficient so that in future sunlight can be used as an alternative to fossil fuels. Researchers are putting tremendous effort