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Apple wants to use solar power on mouse, keyboard, and trackpad

Apple solar-powered gadgets

In theory, the technology would eliminate the need for AA batteries which are now required to power peripherals such as the Magic Mouse. While Bluetooth-powered keyboards, mouse and trackpads may be commonplace now, we could soon see solar power replacing the current technology. The U.S. Patent & Trademark Office published Apple Inc. “Wireless communications circuitry […]

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July 20th, 2015 | Posted in _featured slider,BUSINESS,Market News | Read More »

IBM’s machine-learning crystal ball to foresee clean energy availability

IBM renewable energy technology

IBM has developed a computer system that can learn about weather from thousands of data points and predict days — even weeks — in advance how much power from solar and wind farms will be available for the U.S. power grid. According to Computer World, the new system is as much as 30% more accurate […]

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July 17th, 2015 | Posted in _featured slider,BUSINESS,Market News | Read More »

Study: Brains ‘excited’ by wind turbines

wind farm

Groundbreaking research from Germany on low-frequency “infra­sound” adds to the recent body of work that is challenging wind energy proponents’ insistence that turbines are not linked to health complaints reported by those living close by. According to The Australian, the international project led by the National Metrology Instit­ute of Germany (PTB) concludes that exposure to […]

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July 16th, 2015 | Posted in _featured slider,INDUSTRY,Wind | Read More »

Dubai installed solar “palm trees” that charge phones at parks and beaches

solar palm trees

Dubai has recently installed “Smart palms” that store solar energy during the day and discharge power at night. According to Fast Coexist, Smart Palm, the company, has set up two so far—one on Surf Beach, another in a park near the waterfront. It plans to plant them in 103 locations under a contract with the […]

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July 15th, 2015 | Posted in _featured slider,INDUSTRY,Solar PhotoVoltaics | Read More »

Solar-powered racing car launched by CUER student team

solar-powered racing car

The launch of a new solar-powered racing car built by British students aims to highlight the potential of electric vehicles. According Engineering and Technology Magazine, the 60-strong student organization Cambridge University Eco-Racing Team (CUER) has been designing, building and racing eco-vehicles since 2007 and later today it will unveil its latest creation – a solar-powered […]

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July 14th, 2015 | Posted in _featured slider,Europe,Student,WORLD | Read More »

3D printing garbage off the planet

3d printing garbage

AlphaPura is a global initiative to fund and develop 3D printers capable of repurposing the bulk of meltable human garbage on Earth into new products, and into global solutions. The story of AlphaPura began with Frederick Janson, a former research professional at Stanford University School of Medicine, and graduate business professor, who developed a 3D […]

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July 13th, 2015 | Posted in _featured slider,USA,WORLD | Read More »

Japan is turning its abandoned golf courses into solar farms

golf course in Japan

Faced with too many abandoned golf courses, Japan has now turned to transforming them into solar energy plants. Back in the 1980s, golf courses were huge in Japan. So huge that memberships cost millions of dollars. Not surprisingly, a boom followed in the 1990s and early 2000s, and now…there are just too many of them […]

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July 9th, 2015 | Posted in _featured slider,Asia,WORLD | Read More »

Charge your phone in 2.5 hours with this paper thin solar charger

paper thin solar charger

Solar technology is getting better and better, with a new Kickstarter campaign having been started for “Solar Paper”, which is touted as the world’s smallest solar chargers. According to Tech Times, the chargers are available in four different models, with each offering different wattages, and the creators say that in the sun, the devices can […]

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July 8th, 2015 | Posted in _featured slider,INDUSTRY,Solar PhotoVoltaics | Read More »

Swedish solar energy plants suffering from heatstroke

MVN Luftaufnahme solar plant

Switzerland’s solar energy farms are paradoxically suffering from the recent sunny weather, with the heat affecting photovoltaic plants. As a result, power generation has decreased slightly. Although photovoltaic plants depend on a lot of sun, heat can impair energy production, according to Patrick Schaub, an energy analyst from SIG, a utility provider for canton Geneva. […]

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July 7th, 2015 | Posted in _featured slider,Europe,WORLD | Read More »

Iconic London double-deckers go electric

hybrid double decker bus

China-based manufacturer BYD will supply battery-powered buses to Transport for London from October. The number 16 route will be the first to go emission-free. According to PV Magazine, passengers travelling from the Edgware Road to Victoria bus station in London will be using zero-emission transport from October onwards, announced Mayor of London Boris Johnson this […]

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July 3rd, 2015 | Posted in _featured slider,Europe,WORLD | Read More »

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