Solar cells integrated into canvas concept is now a reality

Norwegian company Tarpon Solar AS, together with Midsummer AB, has developed a canvas in which solar cells have been laminated into the screen in an innovative manner. For this solution, they have now won the 1st place in the Technology and Innovation Competition MTI Technology Award. “Each cloth is made for the purpose it will […]

The revolutionary Redox system that produces and stores energy in the home

A new energy production device called a Chemical Looping Energy-on-Demand System (CLES) can produce electricity, heating, cooling, hot water, oxygen and hydrogen in one system(Credit: University of Newcastle) Imagine having a fridge-sized box in your home that not only generates and stores electricity on-site, but heats and cools the house, provides hot water and even churns out oxygen […]

Scientists Accidentally Discover Viable Process to Efficiently Turn CO2 Into Ethanol

The process is cheap, efficient, and scaleable, meaning it could soon be useful in removing large amounts of CO2 from our atmosphere. Scientists at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee have discovered a chemical reaction to turn CO2 into ethanol, potentially creating a new technology to help avert climate change. Their findings were published […]

It’s So Windy in Britain That the Price of Electricity Went Negative/Down

The U.K. is producing so much excess power from wind turbines the electricity price went down for the longest period in the country’s memory. One of the biggest concerns with renewable energy is what to do when the wind stops blowing or the sun stops shining. But sometimes you can have the opposite problem, like […]

Scientists Discover New Process Converting Waste Heat Into Usable Electricity

This new material could allow power plants to recycle their waste heat and improve their efficiency. A group of researchers have developed a new material that can be used to turn waste heat into electricity. This technology could allow power plants to recycle their waste heat and save money, while reducing our fossil fuel consumption […]

Scientists by chance Discover Efficient Process to Turn CO2 Into Ethanol

The process is cheap, efficient, and scalable, meaning it could soon be used to remove large amounts of CO2 from the atmosphere. Scientists at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee have discovered a chemical reaction to turn CO2 into ethanol, potentially creating a new technology to help avert climate change. Their findings were published […]

Art Rosenfeld, ‘Godfather’ of Energy Efficiency, Dies at the age of 90yrs

Physicist Arthur Rosenfeld, who spearheaded breakthroughs in energy efficiency for lighting, refrigerators, televisions and other electronics while working at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, has died. He was 90. Rosenfeld died Jan. 27 at his home in Berkeley, said Lawrence Berkeley National Lab spokeswoman Julie Chao. Rosenfeld was known to his colleagues as California’s “godfather” […]

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 […]

Fastidiously engineered Ford Eco Blue diesel promises big fuel savings

Ford’s EcoBlue diesel has been designed to save fuel and deliver more power from the top down. Ford’s EcoBoost gasoline engines have found favor in everything from Fiesta hatchbacks to the almighty Mustang, but the fuel-saving tech is yet to make its way into the brand’s diesel engines. Until now, that is, because Ford has […]

Tesla’s new battery is in most respects a great thing Video presentation you tube

From reducing power bills to revolutionising our dependence on fossil fuels, people are expecting big things from Elon Musk’s latest offering. “We have this handy fusion reactor in the sky called the sun”: Elon Musk talks up solar’s potential at the launch of Tesla Energy. Photo: YouTube Billionaire Elon Musk is in the business of […]