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Solar soda bottles to light our streets

Solar soda bottle street lights

The streets of San Luis, Bogota, Colombia are now a little safer thanks to low cost solar-powered soda bottles. Costing just USD $70 to construct, the street lights use a 3 watt LED lamp, controller and battery pack powered by a couple of small solar panels. The protective casing used for the lamp is just a […]

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April 17th, 2015 | Posted in _featured slider,INDUSTRY,Solar PhotoVoltaics | Read More »

This camera runs on solar power from the pictures it takes

Self-Powered Camera

Scientists invented a video camera that is powered by…light. Columbia University researchers have developed a self-powered camera whose pixels both record light and turn it into electricity. According to engadget.com, the trick is the use of photodiodes (which are common in both cameras and solar panels) that are permanently set to collect energy, not simply […]

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April 16th, 2015 | Posted in _featured slider,Student,WEB | Read More »

Fossil fuels just lost the race against clean power

renewable energy

The race for renewable energy has passed a turning point. The world is now adding more capacity for renewable power each year than coal, natural gas, and oil combined. And there’s no going back. According to Bloomberg, the shift occurred in 2013, when the world added 143 gigawatts of renewable electricity capacity, compared with 141 […]

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April 15th, 2015 | Posted in _featured slider,Analysis & Features,BUSINESS | Read More »

Study says abandoned coal mines can produce clean energy

clean energy from abandonated mines

New technology could heat 45,000 homes in the UK, says team at Nottingham Trent University. In a novel example of the transition from high to low carbon infrastructure, researchers in Nottingham have discovered how abandoned coal mines could produce renewable heating for tens of thousands of homes and offices in the UK. According to Business […]

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April 14th, 2015 | Posted in _featured slider,INDUSTRY,Solar Thermal | Read More »

Post-Fukushima Japan turns to wind as solution for energy crisis

wind energy Japan

The kamikaze pilots that flew bombing raids and suicide missions against the Allies in World War Two were inspired by a “divine wind” that they believed was keeping their planes aloft in the service of the Japanese Empire. Legend has it that the divine wind from which the word “kamikaze” is translated, referred to a […]

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April 10th, 2015 | Posted in _featured slider,INDUSTRY,Wind | Read More »

Turkish farms will use solar power to cover their own electrical demand

solar farm

Solar energy is about to power Turkish agricultural sector, which is among the most significant market sectors in the country. In the upcoming period, the most important innovation for the sector will be clean energy produced by solar panels. According to Daily Sabah Business, the aim is to use solar energy to cover all energy […]

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April 9th, 2015 | Posted in _featured slider,INDUSTRY,Solar PhotoVoltaics | Read More »

This paper thin battery will charge your smartphone in 60 seconds

ultra-fast-charging battery

Battery life problems are among the most common smartphone affliction. No matter how power efficient the hardware gets, manufacturers end up using all of it and more for improved displays, faster performance, and more features. Now scientists at Stanford University have come up with an ultra-fast-charging paper thin battery that can be produced on a […]

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April 8th, 2015 | Posted in _featured slider,Student,WEB | Read More »

Abeer Seikaly’s stunning woven refugee tents powered by the sun

Solar-powered tent

Award-winning architect and designer Abeer Seikaly has created a practical yet beautiful solution to the need for lightweight, mobile, and structurally sound shelters for disaster zones. According to inhabitat.com, the Canadian-Jordanian’s Weaving a Home project not only provides flexible, transportable shelter, but also incorporates water collection, solar power generation and solar water heating into the […]

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April 7th, 2015 | Posted in _featured slider,INDUSTRY,Solar PhotoVoltaics | Read More »

Delhi University students show us how Metro trains can produce wind energy

energy from metro trains

Delhi University students found an innovative way of harnessing wind energy churned out by Metro trains to generate electricity. According to IBN Live, the project, undertaken by Kalindi College, has also got the backing of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC), which allowed the students to install a turbine on trial basis at one of the […]

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April 6th, 2015 | Posted in _featured slider,Student,WEB | Read More »

Adding clean energy to power grid requires flexibility

power grid

Solar panels, wind turbines, electric vehicles and other green power sources are proliferating rapidly, but their reliable integration into the existing electric grid is another story. According to http phys.org, a study led by Eilyan Bitar, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, offers a comprehensive reimagining of the power grid that involves the coordinated […]

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April 2nd, 2015 | Posted in _featured slider,INDUSTRY | Read More »

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