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Sweat Power

Monday 18th August 2014

In the future, working up a sweat by exercising may not only be good for your health, but it could also power your small electronic devices. Researchers have designed a ...

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Catch The Light

Thursday 14th August 2014

Saving energy isn’t any easier than using what we have naturally, particularly when it comes to light. During the day, when most of us are working, we are bathed in ...

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Emergency Microgrid

Wednesday 13th August 2014

Renewable energy needs good storage to provide reliable and consistent power, so it is interesting that a groundbreaking solar plus storage microgrid project has been launched in Rutland, Vermont, USA. ...

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Stacked Solar

Tuesday 12th August 2014

We often post about researchers trying to improve the efficiency of solar panels, generally using new and exotic materials but a startup, Semprius, have developed a simpler way to improve ...

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Space Energy Storage

Monday 11th August 2014

NASA is looking at four proposals for advanced energy storage technologies that may be used to power the agency's future space missions, making it possible for them to explore further ...

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Fly Smoking

Friday 8th August 2014

We publish a post on energy storage based on cigarette butts and then tobacco raises its head again - as plane maker Boeing, South African Airways (SAA) and SkyNRG are ...

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Energy Butts

Thursday 7th August 2014

Cigarette Butts are rightly named - something disgusting that is found in stinking ashtrays, thrown in the gutters by smokers and they are far from environmentally friendly, it is estimated ...

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Trigeneration Plant

Wednesday 6th August 2014

An innovative 'trigeneration' system fuelled entirely by raw plant oils could have great potential for isolated homes and businesses operating outside grid systems. Developed by a consortium led by the UK’s ...

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No Bad PR

Tuesday 5th August 2014

Climate change deniers have used PR firms to cast the dirt and spin the data to their own political or self profiting views. As for PR firms, it is what ...

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Spray Solar

Monday 4th August 2014

A team of scientists from the University of Sheffield in the UK is the first to fabricate perovskite solar cells using a spray-painting process – a discovery that could help ...

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Climate Change Action

Friday 1st August 2014

The UN Climate Summit takes place in New York City in September, with world leaders from President Barack Obama through to Chinese President Xi Jinping answering the invitation of UN ...

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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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