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Top 6 shifts coming soon to energy markets near you

June 26th, 2015 at 8:23 am » Comments Off

Trillions of dollars will be invested in renewable energy over the next 25 years. This will drive some of the most profound changes yet in how humans get their electricity. That’s according to a new forecast by Bloomberg New Energy Finance that plots out global power markets to 2040.



Engineering the Secret Engines of Off-Grid Living

June 25th, 2015 at 9:18 am » Comments Off

Futurist Thomas Frey: Having just returned from a trip to Alaska, it occurred to me that most of the 660,000 sq miles of this beautiful state will never be habitable until a more complete off-grid solution is found. In Alaska, they’ve already figured out how to turn every one of their 3 million lakes into […]



Global solar market could triple in the next 5 years

June 22nd, 2015 at 1:52 pm » Comments Off

Showing no signs of slowing, the global solar boom that began a decade ago could triple the generating capacity installed worldwide by 2020.  



India raised solar goal five-fold, will install more solar than Germany

June 18th, 2015 at 10:46 pm » Comments Off

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Indian Cabinet recently approved increasing the country’s solar target five times to a goal of reaching 100 gigawatts, up from 20 GW, by 2022.  



Japan’s giant floating solar power stations

June 17th, 2015 at 4:45 pm » Comments Off

Japan got serious about investing in renewable energy after the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster by becoming one of the world leaders in solar power. But the nation faced a problem in its solar efforts: a lack of suitable land.  



World’s thinnest lightbulb developed using graphene

June 17th, 2015 at 9:03 am » Comments Off

A postdoctoral research scientist, Young Duck Kim,  has led a team of scientists from  Columbia, Seoul National University (SNU), and Korea Research Institute of Standards and Science (KRISS) that have demonstrated for the first time ever an on-chip visible light source using graphene, an atomically thin and perfectly crystalline form of carbon, as a filament.



Stanford engineers’ plan for converting U.S. to 100% clean, renewable energy by 2050

June 15th, 2015 at 2:32 pm » Comments Off

Engineers from Stanford have developed a state-by-state plan to convert U.S. to 100% clean, renewable energy by 2050.  



Honda’s smart house for the Future

June 10th, 2015 at 4:10 pm » Comments Off

An innovative eco-friendly, energy efficient lab, Honda’s smart house is able to generate its own power as a solution to living off the grid.  



3D, high-capacity soft batteries created using trees

June 9th, 2015 at 9:17 pm » Comments Off

Even as technology advances at a mind-boggling rate, batteries always seem to lag behind.  It often hinders the development of novel devices and gadgets simply due to their bulky size or limited storage capacity.  



The leapfrogging continent

June 8th, 2015 at 2:40 pm » Comments Off

In the dusty khaki scrubland of South Africa’s inhospitable Northern Cape province, brightly polished mirrors flash light across the landscape as they rotate slowly to follow the sun, producing electricity for 80,000 homes.  



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