Plants are the original solar power generators, turning the sun’s rays into energy through the process we all learned about in biology class: photosynthesis. So, when we think of solar power, we should be thinking about plants instead of solar panels.
Project Sunroof uses Google Maps data to tell you if it’s worth installing solar panels on your roof
With the help of Google Maps, there is a new service called Project Sunroof that aims to provide a “treasure map” of solar energy. Sunroof gives homeowners detailed information about how much solar power their roof can generate and how much money they could save on electricity costs by adding solar panels.
Researchers invent super-elastic conducting fibers to make artificial muscles, sensors, and capacitors
A University of Texas at Dallas research team has made electrically conducting fibers that can be reversibly stretched to more than 14 times their initial length and whose electrical conductivity increases 200-fold when stretched.
On July 9th, Denmark’s wind farms produced 116% of national electricity demands, and according to The Guardian, that figure had risen to 140% by the next morning, allowing the country to export power to Norway, German, and Sweden. Continue Reading »
This week Kenya set in motion the construction of Africa’s biggest wind power farm, near Laisamis, 550km north of Kenya’s capital Nairobi. Continue Reading »