Modern Off-Grid Lighting Could Create Two Million Jobs in Developing World

Tue, 07/19/2016 – 3:59pm 3 Comments by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Many households in impoverished regions around the world are starting to shift away from inefficient and polluting fuel-based lighting—such as candles, firewood, and kerosene lanterns—to solar-LED systems. While this trend has tremendous environmental benefits, a new study by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) […]

Regulating Energy Storage

Increasing demands from utility companies on the energy industry have once again placed distributed energy resources, including renewable energy, in the spotlight as a significant regulatory issue. This is because utility companies require the ability to accurately forecast connection with the grid in a safe, reliable, and efficient way. These requirements, coupled with issues of […]

Public Urinal Generates Electricity from Urine

THE COMETH OF PEE POWER IS UPON US Pee can be transformed into electricity with the help of bacterial metabolism, thanks to a device created by researchers at the University of the West of England, where Spanish researchers are working. A test cubicle was installed at Glastonbury festival, but the final aim is to improve […]


The near perfect blue pigment was an accidental discovery for Oregon State University scientists, its superhero qualities make it ideal for roofing. Photo: Oregon State University Scientists at Oregon State University have accidently stumbled upon a superhero blue hue with amazing qualities. Lead scientist Mas Subramanian, discovered the colour in 2009 after mixing manganese oxide (a black […]