NEW MATERIAL CONVERTS HEAT DIRECTLY INTO ELECTRICITY

NEW ALLOY CONVERTS HEAT DIRECTLY TO ELECTRICITY The heat given off by electronics, automobile engines, factories and other sources is a potentially huge source of energy, and various technologies are being developed in order to capture that heat, and then convert it into electricity. Thanks to an alloy that was recently developed at the University […]

WASTE HEAT NOW ABLE TO BE REUSED IN CAR EXHAUSTS

Researchers create material to more efficiently harness wasted heat By Darren Quick 20:28 January 18, 2011 Thermoelectric materials offer the potential to harness electricity from otherwise wasted heat. Continuing research in the field could yield applications scavenging energy from vehicle exhaust systems, industrial processes and equipment, and even sunlight. Now researchers have created a material with […]

COLLECTING & USING THE HEAT FROM YOUR HOME COMPUTERS TO CREATE USEABLE ENERGY

Harvesting heat from computers One estimates that half of the energy consumed by data centres goes toward cooling computer processors, with most of the removed hot air simply being blown into the atmosphere. Instead, IBM sees that heat being captured & used to warm the air in other areas of the building, to heat water, […]

EXHAUST HEAT PUT TO CREATING USEABLE ENERGY

Yet another automotive gas-electric hybrid technology looms The energy crisis has certainly catalyzed a great deal of thought about how we harvest all that energy we previously wasted. The petroleum-burning internal combustion engine has traditionally leaked energy from the exhaust system in the form of heat, but new ThermoElectric Generator (TEG) research at Purdue University […]

COLLECTS HEAT DURING THE DAY AND RELEASES IT AT NIGHT-RAVENSKIN SYSTEM

RavenSkin insulation stores up daytime heat for release when temperatures drop RavenBrick, the company that brought us the smart tinting RavenWindow, has added to its folio of temperature regulating building materials with RavenSkin. Unlike traditional insulation that blocks all heat equally, this innovative wall insulation material absorbs heat during the day to keep the interior […]

WIRELESS SENSOR NETWORKS ARE EXPANDING

Energy Harvesting: Powering Up the Battery-Free World Oct 31, 2010 23:58 ideyoshi Kume Though the thermoelectric conversion device is small, the heat exchanger used to attain the high efficiency for a given temperature differential is relatively large. This component is expected to account for the majority of module cost. The heat exchanger is critical in […]

ECO FRIENDLY HOME ON A BUDGET

ECO FRIENDLY HOME DESIGN ARTICLE by Cynthia Booth New Jersey school of architecture professor presents us how to construct an environmental-friendly home with limited funds Did you know 2 New York based architects designed an asymmetrical home with a fixed cost of $250,000? Architects and Jersey City residents Richard Garber (assistant tutor at the Newjersey […]

FILM SPRAYED ON WINDOWS CREATE SOLAR PANELS

Spray-on film turns windows into solar panels Imagine if all the windows of a building, and perhaps even all its exterior walls, could be put to use as solar collectors. Soon, you may not have to imagine it, as the Norweigan solar power company EnSol has patented a thin film solar cell technology designed to […]

BERRY GOOD SOLAR ABSORBER MEDIUM

Innovation Puts Next-Generation Solar Cells on the Horizon. Could dye from berries be the answer?? ScienceDaily (Dec. 2, 2009) — In a world first, a Monash University-led international research team has developed an innovative way to boost the output of the next generation of solar cells. Scientists at Monash University, in collaboration with colleagues from […]

CONCENTRATION OF LASERS TO FORM STAR POWER ENERGY – IS IT THE POWER OF THE FUTURE?

STAR POWER USING LASERS FOR ENERGY DRIVE A view inside the National Ignition Facility’s target chamber, a space easily big enough for technicians to stand inside. It is hoped the NIF will eventually be a major source of carbon-free energy. (Credit: Lawrence Livermore National Lab) LIVERMORE, Calif.–Think clean energy is a fantasy? What if the […]