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.

Hydro-Hydraulic Energy Invention

Hydro-Hydraulic Energy Invention

Pakistan inventor Sarfraz Ahmad Khan has been working hard to develop new hydro technologies like this hydro power invention. His latest concept features the run of river active setup

Wind Powered Rotating Skyscraper

Wind Powered Rotating Skyscraper

Residents of Dubai may one day experience a unique and constantly changing skyline thanks to Dynamic Architecture‘s wind powered rotating skyscraper. The main idea behind their concept involves a

Google SketchUp Goes Green!

Google SketchUp Goes Green!

There is great potential for free software like Google SketchUp to play a role in the development of future small and large scale alternative energy technologies. Google SketchUp is free

Zero Carbon City

Zero Carbon City

The Masdar Initiative is an environmental urban ambition by Foster + Partners to develop a sustainable city. They recently released these beautiful images of their conceptual walled city where

Vertical Axis Windmill Invention

Vertical Axis Windmill Invention

Toronto Inventor Tom J. Gilmour recently published his conceptual designs for what he is calling Tom’s Whirligig. Patent applications have been made, and Tom hopes to reserve all rights and

Hydro Power Invention

Hydro Power Invention

A new hydro power technology is being developed by
Sarfraz Ahmad Khan
of Pakistan. In theory these hydro plants would not require a reservoir and would have a minimal impact on

Cradle to Cradle: Rethinking Sustainability

Cradle to Cradle: Rethinking Sustainability

It is time for our civilization to rethink the way we live, work, travel, design, build and consume. To think that we are doing our part simply by driving a

Water-Fuel Converters Project

Water-Fuel Converters Project

The Water/Fuel Converters Project is specifically designed to clarify how hydrogen based fuels can be used to enhance carbon based fuels. The purpose is to educate the general public about

Ocean Energy Bionics

Ocean Energy Bionics

BioPower Systems is developing a new ocean energy technology in Australia that will use bionics to mimic natural systems in order to produce energy. Both bioSTREAM and bioWAVE technologies use

BMW Hydrogen 7 Production

BMW Hydrogen 7 Production

BMW has announced the start of production of the new
BMW Hydrogen 7
, the world’s first hydrogen-powered luxury saloon car. Destined to make its first public appearance on 28 November at

Pedal Powered Electricity Generator from Windstream

Pedal Powered Electricity Generator from Windstream

The pedal powered generator from Windstream is perfect for emergencies, power failures, remote locations, and off-grid applications. It can be pedaled or cranked by hand to charge 12 volt batteries

Mesquite to Ethanol Machine

Mesquite to Ethanol Machine

Mesquite is a deciduous tree, commonly found in Northern Mexico and the United States. Because of its long roots and ability to flourish in dry climates, mesquite trees can be

Ambient Energy Generator Technology

Ambient Energy Generator Technology

Ambient energy generators have the potential to replace battery power as an energy source in a variety of practical applications, particularly in remote locations. Research has shown that it is

Green Steam Energy

Green Steam Energy

Robert Green, an American Inventor, has developed a brand new technology which generates kinetic energy through the conversion of waste heat (as well as many other fuel sources). The Green

Energy from Pollution

Energy from Pollution

Researchers at the Center for Biotechnology at The Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University are developing an amazing new technology which will potentially have the ability to extract electricity from

New Battery Technology for Hybrid Vehicles

New Battery Technology for Hybrid Vehicles

A battery developer is claiming its technology can extend the range of hybrid electric vehicles. Technology Research Laboratories Inc. (TRL, Research Triangle Park, N.C.) claims its battery technology can extend

Diesel-Electric Hybrid Train

Diesel-Electric Hybrid Train

Trials will start next year on what is being billed as Europe’s first hybrid high-speed train, which can cut emission levels by up to 50%. The system, which has been

Candle Powered Heater

Candle Powered Heater

A Northern California inventor has created an attractive tabletop heater that adds meaningful heat into home or office powered by a single candle. This functional and creative device consists of

Hydrogen Electrolyzer Award

Hydrogen Electrolyzer Award

Popular Mechanics magazine has awarded GE Global Research (of the General Electric Company) its 2006 Breakthrough Award. The award was given in recognition of GE’s development of an advanced hydrogen

Foot Powered Generator from Freeplay Energy

Foot Powered Generator from Freeplay Energy

Freeplay Energy has released a human-powered electricity generator for commercial sale. Power is generated by pushing up and down with your foot on a step-action treadle. The
FreeCharge
can be re-charged

Astrolab Solar-Electric Hybrid Vehicle

Astrolab, the world’s first commercial solar car, will be available in January 2008 thanks to automobile designer Sacha Lakic. The car was developed by the French manufacturer, Venturi. The vehicle

Mini QED Hybrid-Electric Prototype

Mini QED Hybrid-Electric Prototype

Designers at PML Flightlink have transformed a mini into a hybrid-electric performance vehicle. The car has a great fuel efficiency and performance specifications. It can achieve a top speed of

Hydrogen Powered Bus in Winnipeg

Hydrogen Powered Bus in Winnipeg

Winnipeg is showcasing it’s latest technology innovation, an energy-efficient hydrogen powered bus. Unfortunately this vehicle cost too much money to make it practical for use in the short-term future. The