Innovative technology in wave energy

Spain is developing a new technology for recovery of wave energy, which, according to its designers, will significantly increase (by about 170%) capacity per unit area and energy production, compared ...

Indian solar development supported by Germany

The entry of India into the solar age is done with the support of Germany. In the arid steppe of Rajasthan, near the town of Anta, 500 km south of New Delhi, the German public bank (KfW) supports the ...

Nissan Announced Development of an EV Rapid Charger

Nissan Motor has announced the development of a rapid charger for its future new electric vehicles (Leaf) which will be available by this summer in Japan. The price of the charger should be about half...

China Hits #1 Spot in Renewable Energy Investments

In 2009, for the first time ever, China has placed the world’s largest investors in renewable energy, largely before the United States with 25.8 billion euros, against 13.9 billion for the latte...

A Major Solar Plant Connected In France

ValSolar, a company specializing in the Riviera design installation and maintenance of large-scale solar generators, completed the implementation of a photovoltaic generator on a building in the indus...

Dye-Sensitized PVs to Get More Efficient

In nature, plants operate for billions years with solar radiation converting it into energy through photosynthesis. The dye solar cells operate on a similar principle: in the cells called “Grät...

Futuristic Solar Community System

Dave Owsen, an industrial design engineer from Michigan, developed the concept of a futuristic solution to the transport problems in the future, which is a private urban transport, which uses a system...

Charging Stations for EVs to Be Unified

Japanese carmakers set out to create a unified global system of charging stations for electric vehicles. The mass introduction of electric vehicles is still connected with the need for appropriate inf...

Black Silicon Makes Solar Cells Cheaper

A simple chemical treatment could replace expensive antireflective solar cell coatings, bringing down the cost of crystalline silicon panels. The treatment, a one-step dip in a chemical bath, creates ...

Commercial Jet Biofuel: Sooner Than We Think?

This week’s announcement that the Air Force successfully tested a A-10C Thunderbolt “Warthog” plane on a 50:50 blend of petroleum jet fuel and camelina-based biofuel has brought the ...