Alternative Energy

Energy Inventions

News and information about innovative inventions and future technology.

Oct 17, 2019

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.

Collecting Solar Energy from Asphalt Roads

Collecting Solar Energy from Asphalt Roads

Have you walked barefoot across a parking lot on a hot summer day? You don’t have to be a space scientist to know the fact that blacktop is remarkably

Geos – First Fossil-Fuel-Free Community

Geos – First Fossil-Fuel-Free Community

When it comes to eliminating the use of fossil fuels, why just keep setting percentages and meeting partial goals; why not create social environments that are totally fossil-fuel-free? A

Nanoantennas Replacement for Solar Cells?

Nanoantennas Replacement for Solar Cells?

“Plastic sheets containing billions of nanoantennas that collect heat energy generated by the sun and other sources could dramatically improve the use of a type of energy we are

A Step Closer to the Optimum Solar Cell

A Step Closer to the Optimum Solar Cell

We are conversant with the fact that solar cells absorb the visible light of the sun, though half of the sun’s output is made up of infrared light that

Solar Lens Towers To Power California

Solar Lens Towers To Power California

A Utah based solar company (IAUS) has begun construction on the first phase of a project they claim could produce electricity for Californians for a cheaper price than either

MIT Develops Way to Bank Solar Energy at Home

MIT Develops Way to Bank Solar Energy at Home

The fossil fuel scenario is pressing us to look for alternative sources of energy and that too, soon. We all are tightening our purse strings when fuel prices are

Comparison of Innovative Tranportation Technologies

Comparison of Innovative Tranportation Technologies

Jerry Schneider has put together a comprehensive list of more than 100 ready and emerging alternative transportation technologies. The alphabetical list includes a link to each project’s homepage, as

Colorful Glass Delivers Massive Solar Energy Boost

Colorful Glass Delivers Massive Solar Energy Boost

Now the extinction of conventional energy sources are not oh so distant future happenings, scientists are working overtime to generate alternative clean energy sources. Researchers all over the world

Cheaper, More Efficient Solar Panels

Cheaper, More Efficient Solar Panels

HP and Xtreme Energetics (XE), a solar energy system developer based in Livermore, Calif., have announced that they have entered into an agreement for the development of a solar

Aeroturbine – Next Generation Wind Energy

Aeroturbine – Next Generation Wind Energy

Right now wind energy is only being harnessed in the windy regions of the earth. Installation of wind energy on individual basis is unpopular because of production and cost

Harnessing the Power of Highways

Harnessing the Power of Highways

KinergyPower is a new form of alternative energy which is also an example of distributed generation. KinergyPower was invented by two brothers Stefanos and Dimitri Horianopolous in Greece in

Space-based Solar Power

Space-based Solar Power

American scientist Peter Glaser proposed the idea of using space solar power in 1968. The fast depleting conventional energy resources renewed the interest for trapping the solar power via

Floating Offshore Wind Turbines

Floating Offshore Wind Turbines

Norwegian company StatoilHydro is working on a 2.3 megawatt floating wind turbine that will be attached to the top of ‘Spar-buoy’ and moored to the seabed by three anchor

The Toyota Bus-Train

The Toyota Bus-Train

A dual mode road/rail vehicle is being tested in Japan by Toyota and its truck-manufacturing division Hino Motors. The bus bridges the gap between road and rail with 4

Solar Speedboat Gets 30 Knots

Solar Speedboat Gets 30 Knots

Here’s another flashy concept that uses solar energy for transportation: the solar speedboat! Unlike the solar sailor we talked about earlier, the Dutch MK1 prototype is designed to travel

Wind Turbine Concept Inspired by Jet Engines

Wind Turbine Concept Inspired by Jet Engines

According to a recent article from Greentech Media, a Massachusetts aerospace company called FloDesign is working on a wind turbine concept that could potentially be at least twice as

The Triac: An Affordable Electric Car

The Triac: An Affordable Electric Car

California based company Green Vehicles recently began selling an affordable $20,000 electric car called the Triac. The small but efficient 3-wheeled car has a range of 120 miles and

Google Earth Shows the Effects of Global Warming

Google Earth Shows the Effects of Global Warming

Google recently launched Earth Outreach as part of an effort to provide non-profit and public benefit organizations the knowledge and resources they need to reach hearts and minds in

Floating Solar Island Concept

Floating Solar Island Concept

Remember the Solar Lily Pads? Well, Swiss inventor Thomas Hinderling has taken that idea to the next level with his solar islands concept (check out the video). The 5km

GE To Develop Hybrid Tugboats

GE To Develop Hybrid Tugboats

General Electric and the C-MAR Group recently announced plans to work together on the development of hybrid engine technologies for tugboats, in an effort to offer lower costs for

The Gyroscopic Electric Uno Bike

The Gyroscopic Electric Uno Bike

Canadian Inventor Ben Gulak of BPG-Technologies has developed a wild new green motorcycle that uses gyro technology to stay upright on its two side-by-side wheels. Acceleration is controlled by

Military Tests Solar Field Hospital

Military Tests Solar Field Hospital

Researchers from Florida University recently began testing a new field hospital design in the Honduran jungle. U.s. Military and emergency response teams are hopeful that the project will be

Solar Lily Pads in Scotland

Solar Lily Pads in Scotland

Scotland based firm ZM Architecture was recently awarded a prize by the International Design Awards for its promising solar technology concept known as the solar lily pad. What makes

Virtual Carbon Footprint Map

Virtual Carbon Footprint Map

Scientists from the Vulcan Project at Purdue University have created an extraordinary piece of software that tracks the carbon emissions of the entire continental United States. This exciting virtual

Scuderi Split-Cycle Hybrid Engine

Scuderi Split-Cycle Hybrid Engine

The Scuderi Group will be presenting a scale plastic model of their highly anticipated split-cycle air-hybrid engine during this week’s Engine Expo 2008 in Germany. The company plans to

Bahrain WTC Wind Turbines Completed

Bahrain WTC Wind Turbines Completed

The Bahrain World Trade Center (BWTC) has completed the construction of the three wind turbines that will generate electricity between it’s twin towers. The BWTC design blends maritime aesthetics

Solar Powered Airplane Avionics

Solar Powered Airplane Avionics

Powerenz, a manfacturer and retailer of portable solar power systems in Georgia, has designed a system to help pilots power up their light airplane avionics without having to start

Remote Hybrid Helper For Semi Trucks

Remote Hybrid Helper For Semi Trucks

A new hybrid vehicle prototype could make cargo transportation a lot more energy efficient. The add-on system uses a special trailer that provides a power assist on hills and

Hydrogen Fuel Cell Bicycles

Hydrogen Fuel Cell Bicycles

Several companies in the past have showcased their plans to use hydrogen fuel cell technology to power a bicycle. Recently, Chinese company Pearl Hydrogen became the latest company to

The Human Powered Car

The Human Powered Car

Seattle company HumanCar®, founded by Charles S. Greenwood PE, has been developing human powered vehicles for over 30 years. Their showcase creation is the human car, a 4-wheel, 4-passenger