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Snow-melting solar roads being tested publicly for the first time in US

October 9th, 2016 at 6:49 am » Comments Off

  A public square in Sandpoint, Idaho now has what looks like a light-up dance floor — 30 hexagonal tiles with flashing LEDs. But each tile is actually a solar panel, and collectively, the tiles will soon power a nearby fountain and restroom, according to Spokane-based news station KREM 2.

What Replaces Gasoline?

October 5th, 2016 at 6:48 am » Comments Off

Hydrogen may be winning the zero-emissions battle. In 2016, those who still say battery-electric vehicles don’t have a future probably haven’t spent much time in California. The California Air Resources Board (CARB)’s policies, which predate those of the federal government, treat the internal-combustion engine as a chronic offender that is beyond hope for reform. For […]

Introducing the World’s First Large-Scale Tidal Power Farm

October 4th, 2016 at 6:29 am » Comments Off

 Scotland unveiled the first turbine for the MeyGen tidal stream project, the world’s first large-scale tidal energy farm. The project will initially install four turbines, but will eventually have 269 turbines, enough to power 175,000 homes.

Freevolt: Radio Frequency Energy Harvesting

September 1st, 2016 at 6:58 am » Comments Off

“Radio frequency energy harvesting” might sound like snake oil — Free energy, pulled out of thin air? Yeah, right! — but the idea of using radio waves to transmit power has been around for more than a century and is finally coming into its own with the Internet of Things. Between Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, cell phones […]

Solar Panels Will Be Your New Roof says Elon Musk

August 23rd, 2016 at 6:18 am » Comments Off

Eon Musk has confirmed the next step in the evolution of sustainable energy: Rather than adding solar panels to an existing roof, the panels will BE the roof. What seems like an obvious progression for this technology is actually a unique move in the market.

New 3D printed graphene super batteries will last a lifetime

August 12th, 2016 at 6:09 am » Comments Off

Batteries are becoming more and more crucial in our lives every year. From our smartphones to our laptops, and increasingly even our cars, batteries make the world go round. The only problem is that today’s generation of lithium batteries are increasingly incapable of providing energy on a scale that we need – especially when it […]

Chinese Electric Car Sales Up 162% So Far This Year

August 11th, 2016 at 7:48 am » Comments Off

The spectacular growth of the New Energy Vehicle (NEV) market in China continues; state media reports that sales were up a massive 162% to 170,000 units in the first half of the year. NEVs include pure-electric vehicles (EV) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV). The 170,000 NEVs were divided by 134,000 EVs and 36,000 PHEVs.

Electric cars could eclipse fossil fuels by 2027

August 8th, 2016 at 6:03 am » Comments Off

Electric power could be the dominant form of propulsion for all new cars sold in the UK as early as 2027, with more than 1.3 million electric cars registered each year, according to forecast analysis by Go Ultra Low, the government and industry-backed campaign. This means that, according to Go Ultra Low, the UK is on […]

We’re going to put a Carbon nanotube computer in your hand

July 13th, 2016 at 11:51 am » Comments Off

The silicon semiconductor industry has been going strong for more than 50 years. Like a steamroller, it has trundled over bumps and holes, while defying repeated warnings that it was running out of fuel or was about to be overtaken by flashier competitors.

Virtual power plants

June 29th, 2016 at 11:18 am » Comments Off

By using software to unify solar panels and battery storage, we can create a single, flexible resource that utilities can use to supply the grid. Look and see what New York utility Consolidated Edison is launching this summer.

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