WORLDS ENERGY NEEDS BEST MET BY SMALLER PORTABLE NUCLEAR REACTORS SUCH AS THESE

IS THE WORLD POWER SOLUTION TO BE SMALL PORTABLE NUCLEAR REACTORS? This year is memorable for nuclear power, with the first reactors winning U.S. government approval for construction since 1978. Some have seen the green lighting of two Westinghouse AP1000 reactors to be built in Georgia as the start of a revival of nuclear power […]

WIND HARVESTOR DESIGN TAKES A WINNERS STRIDE

NEW WIND POWER TECHNOLOGY TAKES SHAPE IN GENERATOR STRUCTURE From huge kites to sea-bound flywheels and roof-top installations to tree-like art creations, we’ve seen many different approaches to capturing energy from the wind. One design, though, reigns supreme – the tri-blade turbine tower. It’s not exactly a trouble-free life at the top and there are […]

WORLDS CHEAPEST AND MOST EFFICIENT SOLAR PANELS

NEW SOLAR PANELS TO BE A LOT CHEAPER & MANY TIMES MORE EFFICIENT As regular readers will know, we cover more than our fair share of breakthroughs promising next-generation super-efficient solar cells. Everything from growing photovoltaic crystals, applying special coatings or using carbon nanotubes teases us with cheaper, more efficient solar energy – eventually. In […]

LOTUS INSPIRED SOLAR ENERGY COLLECTOR IS LIGHT POWERFULL & PORTABLE

SOLAR ENERGY COLLECTOR INSPIRED BY THE LOTUS FLOWER This rather novel solar collector draws inspiration from the lotus flower to provide small-scale solar energy – both electric and thermal – to domestic and small business users. The aptly named Monarch Lotus (rebranded from the Solar Umbrella) has 18 petals which unfold to to form a […]