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 […]

HOW THIS NEW PERFECT BLUE PIGMENT COLOUR CAN MAKE YOUR HOME COOLER

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 […]