Dutch & Norvegian Researchers Say Osmosis Power Plants Could Suffice World's Electricity Needs

A new approach to generate electricity comes from engineers from Europe's northern countries of the Netherlands and Norway. They want to use the difference between salty and fresh water through osmosis in two different manners and say that their solutions could suffice the entire world's energy needs. The New Scientist joined them both in an interesting case study.

Hygroelectricity: A New Type Of Alternative Energy, Extracted From Air's Electrical Charge

In their search of alternative energy resources, scientists have stopped at a phenomenon that, although known for ages, brought them surprises. They want to harvest electricity by profiting from the fact that air is loaded with electric charges, and work on a prototype for such a harvester.

Students Develop Five Systems to Harvest Energy From Railways

Engineering students developed five systems that could harvest electricity from railway crossings. Every once in a while, unfortunately more often than we would like to,...
Power Matrix Game from Siemens Teaches Renewable Energy

New “Power Matrix” Online Game Focuses on Renewable Energy, Siemens

Siemens, basically the General Electric of Germany, has a lot of stake in renewable energy, from generators to energy storage. Siemens recently started a supercapacitor...

BlackLight Power Sells 400 MW Free Energy Generator to Akridge Energy

On July 30, BlackLight Power announced a commercial license agreement with Maryland-based Akridge Energy. BLP will allow Akridge to use their energy producing process for generating electricity in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Colombia, up to a maximum continuous capacity of 400 MW.
Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion [OTEC] Plant to be Built by Lockheed Martin

World’s Largest Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion Plant to be Built by Lockheed Martin

The earth receives more energy from the sun than we can ever use, 80% of that in the ocean. Lockheed Martin's Ocean Thermal Energy...

New Ultra-Efficient Urine Fuel Cell Produces Electricity at Unprecedented Rates

The dream of turning urine into something useful has seemingly been with humanity since ages. Now they turned into energy. A new type of bacterial...

Netherlands to Cut Renewable Energy Subsidies, Focus on Other Areas

The Netherlands, country of wind mills since its inception, will gradually cut subsidies for renewable energy. Instead, the government will from now on focus...

Flare: The Most Time-, Cost- and Energy-Efficient Cooking Pot

Cooking at home is great, and certainly a lot more healthy (for your body and your pocket) than eating out. Unfortunately, cooking takes up...

Grido’s Internet-Like Next Generation Power Grid

A new type of smart grid is taking its cues from the Internet by using distributed and decentralized power grid management. Three year old Gridco...