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Tiny Inverter for $1M

Thursday 31st July 2014

Fancy winning a million bucks form Google? If you do get your thinking caps on and invent a smaller power inverter. Google, along with the IEEE Power Electrics Society, have set ...

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By Product Energy

Wednesday 30th July 2014

By products of industrial and chemical processes present headaches for many, sometimes they can be useful, but often they are harmful or only fit for landfill. In Finland VTT Technical ...

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Better Batteries

Tuesday 29th July 2014

Tucked in a small laboratory at the U.S. Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, a team of scientists from the Stanford Institute for Materials and Energy Sciences (SIMES) is ...

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Cool Solar

Monday 28th July 2014

By adding a specially patterned layer of silica glass to the surface of ordinary solar cells, a team of researchers led by Shanhui Fan, an electrical engineering professor at Stanford ...

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Rubbish Energy

Friday 25th July 2014

Every supermarket has to deal with large quantities of food waste, particularly from fresh fruit and vegetables. Apart from adding greatly to the costs of the store it also adds ...

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Hotting Up!

Thursday 24th July 2014

Is the world really hotting up? Many would argue it is just a blip, or seasonal shifts, but new data from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) may change their ...

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Sun, Sponge and Steam

Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A new material structure developed at MIT generates steam by soaking up the sun. The structure — a layer of graphite flakes and an underlying carbon foam — is a ...

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Carbon Footprint Appiness

Tuesday 22nd July 2014

With so much information out there, including this blog, about energy efficiency, sustainability and green issues, it can be very confusing for individuals to know what impact they are having. ...

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Solar Winds

Monday 21st July 2014

The world's largest hybrid renewable energy project has been commissioned on the rooftop of a prominent Jamaican law firm, Myers, Fletcher & Gordon. The project consists of 50 SolarMill units, ...

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EV Rolls

Friday 18th July 2014

A team of school children mentored and supported by Rolls-Royce Motor Cars successfully completed the Greenpower IET Formula Goblin race at the Goodwood Motor Circuit on Sunday. The group of 10 ...

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Levitating Energy Storage

Thursday 17th July 2014

A world record that has stood for more than a decade has been broken by a team led by University of Cambridge engineers, harnessing the equivalent of three tonnes of ...

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Solar Hike - Video

Wednesday 16th July 2014

There are many portable solar devices on the market, but now SunJack are looking to get a step ahead with a portable pack that has a separate lithium-polymer battery that ...

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Lots of LED

Tuesday 15th July 2014

Car park lighting burns a lot of energy, with indoor or multi-storey car parking lots often having lights burn 24/7. Hence car parks have serious potential for energy saving, and ...

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No Efficiency Fine

Monday 14th July 2014

If you don’t get on with saving energy what is the worst that can happen to you? Individually it likely to mean you are paying far higher energy bills, ultimately ...

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Hydrogen Fuel Safety

Friday 11th July 2014

One of the biggest challenges facing electric vehicles early on, and still in many locations, was the scarcity of charging points and stations. This understandably slowed take up, as potential ...

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High Energy Efficiency

Thursday 10th July 2014

It is schoolboy/girl science that teaches you that at altitude it takes more heat to reach boiling point. Dr Thomas Povey a rocket scientist at the University of Oxford fully ...

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Storage Naturally

Wednesday 9th July 2014

Scientists at the University of Southern California (USC) have developed a water-based organic battery that is long lasting, built from cheap, eco-friendly components. The new battery – which uses no metals ...

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Standby Warning

Tuesday 8th July 2014

We haven't posted about the wasted energy from gadgets and devices for awhile, but the topic has arisen anew via a report from the International Energy Agency (IEA). The problem ...

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Home CHP - Video

Monday 7th July 2014

Combined Heat and Power (CHP) is certainly a buzz technology that many governments and large organizations are using to improve clean energy supply - generally in large scale operations. But ...

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Shake Your Power - Video

Friday 4th July 2014

You’ve got rhythm, you’ve got light! You have if you get your hands on a Spark Shaker. You can make a noise with the shaker, and through the motion you ...

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Soofa So Good

Thursday 3rd July 2014

A lot of forward thinking designers and developers have been producing various public device charging points, powered by renewable energy, around the globe. From solar powered “trees” with USB ports, ...

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Chemical Climate Combat

Wednesday 2nd July 2014

Researchers looking to combat climate change caused through increasing greenhouse gas emissions look at three areas: developing alternative energy sources with lower emissions; carbon capture and storage; capturing carbon and ...

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Tofu Solar

Tuesday 1st July 2014

Tofu, or bean curd, is a popular food derived from soya, generally regarded as a staple in health foods, but in reality is a staple in Thai and Chinese recipes, ...

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