Large mirror arrays that concentrate light on a tank have been made before, but now a team at the MIT has designed a system that simplifies what has been done before and also makes it cheap for concentrated solar power to enter our homes, rivaling the price of coal.
Since 2003, BMW’s South Carolina manufacturing plant has been using landfill-originated methane to power more than half of its equipment – that’s old news. The good news is BMW is seeking a way to transform that methane to hydrogen gas, for a cleaner production process.
If you thought photovoltaics can only get energy from the Sun, then you were wrong. An MIT team of researchers have invented a device that produces electricity from heat. The process uses the photovoltaic effect as the middleman and is three times more efficient than the most efficient lithium ion batteries on market today.
They may not even know it, but I guess transparent batteries are the dream of every teenager or fancily-dressed girl out there. And the good news is that Yi Cui together with a team from the University of Stanford, have invented such a battery.
A new EV charging station has recently been developed by Urban Green Energy and GE Energy Industrial Solutions. Dubbed Skypump, this amazing system uses a vertical axis wind turbine and a 150-watt solar panel to produce electricity by capturing wind and solar energy at the same time.
A recent MIT invention could enhance the electricity storing ability of current lithium ion batteries by several times. Specifically, the batteries that were targeted were lithium-air, whose effectiveness has only recently been proven.
Only 6 percent of the electricity generated by the system is enough to power the St. Lucia campus, which is not small, after all. It is estimated that the entire rooftop solar system is able to generate around 1.22MW of clean energy.
Last week, the French government announced the launch of a $14.26 billion tender to build five different offshore wind farms. The goal is to reduce the country’s longstanding reliance on atomic power and to boost its renewable-energy industry.
Last week, students of the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands have finally revealed their hydrogen-powered racing car. It is considered worldÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s first student-built hydrogen-powered racing car that will participate in Formula Student. This competition will bring together students from over 500 universities to show their engineering skills.
Everybody’s been talking lately about the threat that nuclear power poses to humans, that’s a known fact. Another fact which few think of is the number of deaths coal mining produces, both direct and indirect, through the various diseases triggered by the fine carbon dust.