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New solar-powered truck bed cover captures the sun

September 22nd, 2020 at 11:16 am » Comments Off

Solar power integration for pickup trucks just became more innovative.  Worksport™, the manufacturer of tonneau covers and accessories for trucks, has debuted TerraVis™, a platform for versatile and cost-effective pickup truck solar power. The system combines the tonneau covers with a solar generation and energy storage system. Solar panels built into the cover will collect […]

Nikola Tesla’s vision of wireless power transmission is alive with Kiwi startup Emrod

September 22nd, 2020 at 11:13 am » Comments Off

Its technology is supposed to be cheaper, safer, and more eco-friendly than wired power History lesson: In 1890, Nikola Tesla caused a total blackout in the town of Colorado Springs using a 140-foot Tesla coil. Creating a citywide power outage was not his goal. He wanted to power a light bulb that was more than […]

In a world-first, Australian University builds its own solar farm to offset 100% of its electricity use

August 12th, 2020 at 11:28 am » Comments Off

LIMITING GLOBAL WARMING to well below 2℃ this century requires carbon emissions to reach net-zero by around 2050. Australian households have done much to support the transition via rooftop solar investments. Now it’s time for organizations to take a more serious role. The University of Queensland’s efforts to reduce its electricity emissions provides one blueprint. […]

This 100% electric pod inspired by James Bond is the worlds first floating eco-hotel suite!

July 25th, 2020 at 11:15 pm » Comments Off

Half the year is over and we haven’t been able to catch a break. To keep my hopes up, I continue to make a travel bucket list, and right now all I want to do is go off-the-grid regardless of the place. And there is nothing more perfect for that than Anthénea which is the […]

New solar panels suck water from air to cool themselves down

May 28th, 2020 at 11:17 am » Comments Off

Intense summer sun can spike temperatures of solar panels, causing their electrical production to plummet. Like humans, solar panels don’t work well when overheated. Now, researchers have found a way to make them “sweat”—allowing them to cool themselves and increase their power output. It’s “a simple, elegant, and effective [way] to retrofit existing solar cell […]

New research explains how solar panels could soon be generating power at night

February 16th, 2020 at 12:44 pm » Comments Off

As beneficial as current solar panel technology has been in our quest to switch to renewable energy, such panels can’t generate electricity at night. Now, new research suggests it could be possible to design panels that can operate around the clock. Under optimum conditions, at night these specially designed photovoltaic cells could generate a quarter […]

The smart cell turning solar energy into hydrogen

February 6th, 2020 at 2:54 pm » Comments Off

What could be better than a solar cell that captures most of the visible light spectrum to generate energy? A cell that can capture the whole visible light spectrum and turn the energy into hydrogen. The cell is actually a molecule, and it is a busy molecule: it not only harnesses 50 percent more solar […]

This customized RV with solar-panel body does not need fuel, electricity to run; ever

January 20th, 2020 at 12:52 pm » Comments Off

Named as the Iveco Daily Electric, the RV that can take you anywhere – completely for free. Cleaner vehicles with minimum emissions make up for a new segment that is currently the most hotly contested around the world. This is not only because of the emission norms of major countries that have compelled manufacturers to […]

Our pathetically slow shift to clean energy, in five charts

January 10th, 2020 at 12:11 pm » Comments Off

We’d better pick up the pace in the 2020s. By most measures that matter, clean energy had a stellar decade. The cost of large wind and solar farms dropped by 70% and nearly 90%, respectively. Meanwhile, renewable-power plants around the world are producing four times more electricity than they did 10 years ago. Similarly, electric […]

New battery tech can keep your smartphone charged for five continuous days

January 9th, 2020 at 12:01 pm » Comments Off

h can keep your smartphone charged for five continuous days The new high-capacity lithium-sulfur batteries can pave way for cheaper electric cars and solar grids. Researchers have developed a new solution that is capable of powering smartphones for five continuous days or electric cars to run over 1,000 km without needing to refuel. The new […]

What will the end of oil dependence mean for geopolitics?

January 3rd, 2020 at 11:11 am » Comments Off

Solar power is one form of renewable energy that is replacing fossil fuels If you want to understand the revolution taking place in renewable energy, come to a power station called Gemasolar in southern Spain. Here, in the dusty plains of Andalusia, they have worked out how to generate solar power 24 hours a day. […]

Off-the-grid container house in Mexico is move-in ready in 99 days

December 9th, 2019 at 11:53 am » Comments Off

The VMD tiny home is an eco-conscious dwelling that is built using shipping-containers Mexican architectural studios Studioroca and Taller Escape have recently joined forces to create a prefabricated housing model that is move-in ready in just 99 days from ordering. Dubbed VMD, the 30-sq-m (323-sq-ft) tiny home is an eco-conscious dwelling that is built using […]

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