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Articles from October 2014

Measure the Wind

Friday 31st October 2014

How much power can you get from offshore wind turbines - there must be some formula that scientists use to calculate at least an estimate - but in the U.S. ...

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Turn Off Reminder

Thursday 30th October 2014

Today’s post is offering some practical advise - a reminder of some of the basic energy saving actions we all need to make at home. We would hope these actions ...

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Waves of Power

Wednesday 29th October 2014

Wireless charging of smart devices seems convenient and the future of charging - placing your device on a mat or pad to charge without the hassle of cables and plugs ...

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Renewable Megabattery

Tuesday 28th October 2014

Renewable energy has a weakness which we have posted about previously, consistency of supply. The peaks and troughs of power supply due to wind speed variation or the changable intensity ...

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Hot Waste Water

Monday 27th October 2014

We have posted in the past about generating electrical energy from the heat in water. Often from a shower or similar, with the water lost down the waste pipe - ...

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Trash Car

Friday 24th October 2014

The scene from the end of Back to the Future when Doc Brown feeds garbage into the ‘Mr. Fusion Home Energy Reactor’ installed into his DeLorean made us all wish ...

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Solar Clean Air

Thursday 23rd October 2014

Electrolux Design Lab have announced the six finalists for this years innovators competition, and inline with recent years one of the entries use green energy. The UrbanCONE, by Polish designer MichaƂ ...

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Rank Green Lands

Wednesday 22nd October 2014

How is your country performing regarding green investments, energy efficiency and sustainability, and how does its performance compare to what we think of the way it performs on green issues, ...

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Low Lights

Tuesday 21st October 2014

Energy saving lighting is a vital in improving energy efficiency, whether just replacing incandescents with energy saving or LED bulbs, but how about a replacement that uses just 0.1 Watts ...

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Thin on Electricity

Monday 20th October 2014

Researchers claim to have discover the world’s thinnest electric generator. Being two dimensional it could power wearable and small personal devices. The researchers from Columbia Engineering and the Georgia Institute of ...

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Hybrid LED

Friday 17th October 2014

LED lighting is the choice for most modern installations and households. The light is a little cold, but they last longer than incandescents and are far more energy efficient. That ...

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Horns of Energy

Thursday 16th October 2014

Renewable energy is not normally regarded as akin to art, although some feel there is an elegance to a turning wind turbine, while others think hey are blights on the ...

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Power Tires

Wednesday 15th October 2014

Electric vehicle uptake is slowed by concerns over charging, fuelling your car with batteries and limited range. If these concerns can be addressed suddenly the EV market could rocket. Resolution ...

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Aussie's Solar Leaning

Tuesday 14th October 2014

Nine out of 10 Australians say they have or would consider switching part of their energy mix to solar energy according to a survey by Ernst and Young - primarily ...

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Grass Solar Cells

Monday 13th October 2014

Using a bio-mimicking of one of nature’s most efficient light-harvesting structures, blades of grass, an international research from the University of Massachusetts Amherst has taken a major step in developing ...

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Fusion Challenger

Friday 10th October 2014

Fusion energy almost sounds too good to be true – zero greenhouse gas emissions, no long-lived radioactive waste, a nearly unlimited fuel supply. The stuff of science fiction, but surely ...

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Power Shift - Video

Thursday 9th October 2014

Generating kinetic energy while performing every day activities, or even during the more active hobbies we may be involved in, is an age old wish. Last week we posted about ...

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Light Award

Wednesday 8th October 2014

There are many awards for energy saving and efficiency, whether for achievements, innovations or efforts - but now energy saving is central to one of the greatest prizes available - ...

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Solar Box - Video

Tuesday 7th October 2014

The UK is known for its red public phone boxes - once they could be found on many street corners and every village and hamlet, let alone in lonely rural ...

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Batteries in a Mesh

Monday 6th October 2014

Could we be about to see the world’s first solar rechargeable battery? Ohio State University has been researching and developing one such device. The researchers report in the journal Nature Communications ...

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Sustainable Goals - Video

Friday 3rd October 2014

We reported on kinetic tiled footpaths for the London Olympics back in 2012. The company behind the installation was UK company Pavegen, they have continued to develop kinetic energy systems ...

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Osmosis Power

Thursday 2nd October 2014

Where the river meets the sea, there is the potential to harness a significant amount of renewable energy, according to a team of mechanical engineers at MIT. The researchers evaluated an ...

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Power Float - Video

Wednesday 1st October 2014

Solar panels on roofs, in fields and even on the sides of buildings - where could they put them next? How about on water! That’s exactly what has happened in ...

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