Solar cell: carbon instead of silicon

Researchers at Indiana University led by chemist Liangshi Li has found a way to incorporate carbon sheets in the solar modules, an efficient method to manufacture solar panels at lower costs and also ...

Giant 4 MW sodium battery built in Texas

The town of Presidio in west Texas has an old power line built in 1948 and remains connected to the central grid of the United States. So, to overcome the repeated failures of the line, the city decid...

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...

Efficiently-Arranged VAWTs to Offer More Power

We have already covered this subject a while ago, when we presented some CalTech researchers studying the effect of air vortexes on vertical axis wind turbines. It looks like the CalTech guys are not ...

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...

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...

Underwater line would take power to New York

A Toronto company is behind an ambitious plan to build an underwater power transmission line down Lake Champlain and the Hudson River, taking electricity from Quebec to New York City. The innovative p...

Generating hydrogen fuel from waste energy

We recently looked at a breakthrough in using sunlight to create hydrogen but now scientists have found a way to use ambient noise to turn water into usable hydrogen fuel. The process harvests small a...