Fuel from Chicken Feathers?

If we go by the stats, every year 11 billion pounds of poultry industry waste accumulates annually, because we have gigantic appetite for poultry products. They can’t be stuffed into pillows. Mostly...

Chevron opens solar shop in California

Times are hard in California’s San Joaquin Valley.  Its economy, heavily dependent on agriculture, has taken a hit due to the water rationing that has threatened to turn the valley into a dust bow...

Renewable energy opportunities in Egypt

Egypt is to host a factory producing raw materials and gas used to generate solar energy, with $460 million of investments in total, state news agency....

Pre-wire homes for charging stations

As the development of electric cars increases rapidly, one of the biggest home builders in the USA has begun suggesting the pre-wire homes for charging stations....

Giving Plastic Solar Cells an Energy Boost

Polymer solar cells are finding use in solar charging backpacks and umbrellas, but they still only convert around 6 percent of the energy in sunlight into electricity–or around a third of what c...

A Lesson in Solar Incentives from Spain

In Puertollano, Spain, solar power has been on the rise! So much so that the city is looking to replace a failing coal-based economy with a bright solar future, drawing solar companies with the slogan...

Japan’s hand-made electric cars

An environment-friendly car built by hand by a small family-run business at their garage-workshop in the snowy foothills of northwestern Toyama prefecture on February 24, 2010. While auto manufacturin...

Solar-powered ATMs by Vortex

Alternative energy can be a boon for third world countries. Normally governments have to invest vast sums of money in developing infrastructures for a long period of time in underdeveloped areas. If w...