Smart wind turbines can predict the wind

Risø DTU researchers have recently completed the world’s first successful test on a wind turbine with a laser-based anemometer built into the spinner in order to increase electricity generation. &#...

New Micro-Machine Harvests Energy from Vibrations

Highways, train stations, and even dance floors: the world is full of vibrating surfaces that could yield a rich trove of clean, sustainable energy. It’s called piezoelectric energy, formed by the c...

The Kite Wind Generator

It’s an expert estimation that the total energy stored in wind is 100 times higher than actually needed by humans on this earth. The catch is that we have to learn and devise ways to trap this wind ...

Types of geothermal energy plants.

There are currently three types of plants: Dry steam plant, Flash power plant and a Binary power plant. Dry steam plant operates the dry steam reservoirs, which produce very little water. The electric...

Bacreria Fuel with No Photosynthesis

Someone has to fund experiments in this world, to accelerate the rhythm of their success, and that is currently ARPA-E. The “electrofuels” program is something they have been focusing on lately. T...

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...