Solar Camels

Camels have been getting a bad rap recently, at least in Australia where they’ve become such a destructive invasive species and the government has called in airstrikes against them.  But in Kenya a...

Electric Vibrations

Remember the story about Bristol University researchers and their idea of harvesting vibration energy? Well, this is the sequel! The old MEMS element only had a power output  of 60μW but the new dev...

US Marines to use PVs

Even if the US government is somehow behind it doesn’t mean that the US army will do the same. The most powerful, gadget-in-a-pocket army has made one more step to energy independence by convert...

Self-destruct to Produce Biofuel? Yes!

If you think that “Oyster” machine or kinetic energy-harvesting device is something out-of-the-box then read this and you’ll be surprised once again! Scientists from the Arizona Stat...

The “Oyster” goes live

Queen’s University Belfast has helped the global wave energy industry take a major stride forward with the launch of the world’s largest working hydro-electric wave energy device by Aquama...

Amyris to Convert Ethanol-to-Biofuel in Brazil

Emeryville, Calif.-based biofuel company Amyris Biotechnologies said today its Brazilian subsidiary Amyris Brasil signed letter of intent agreements with three sugar and ethanol producers in Brazil. T...

Pacific Gas goes Wind Farming

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) recently announced that it has contracted with Iberdrola Renewables, Inc. to purchase and operate a major wind generating plant to be built in Southern Cali...

Field Trip for Mojave Desert Solar Energy

Desertec had just been a dream and a brilliant example of innovative thinking when the global climate change was about to struck the community. Then Spanish giant Abengoa Solar won the bid to build a ...

Property Values are NOT Harmed by Wind Turbines

A new comprehensive study — The Impact of Wind Power Projects on Residential Property Values in the United States: A Multi-Site Hedonic Analysis — conclusively shows that property values are not h...

The future of solar technology

The future of solar technology was on display at the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon, held in Washington D.C., where teams utilizing SMA inverter technology took four of the top five spots, ...

OIW to build a PowerBuoy in Oregon

Oregon Iron Works announced that it will manufacture the buoys for a New Jersey company that hopes to build Oregon’s first commercial wave power farm. Oregon Iron Works is an Oregon company with...

Vibrating Source of Energy

Bristol University researcher have developed a new to provide free energy.  They invented a new type a energy-harvesting device for kinetic energy from vibrating household appliances and vehicles in ...