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Leap Forward in Solar Cell Efficiency

Friday 11th April 2014

Improving energy efficiency is also needed when generating energy, as we discussed in a recent post. Now the Panasonic Corporation has achieved a conversion efficiency of 25.6% conversion efficiency in ...

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Tree Power

Thursday 10th April 2014

Need to charge your phone, tablet or power some other device? Well, plug it into the closest tree - not really, but trees may have a part to play in ...

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Discussions on Climate Change Strategy

Wednesday 9th April 2014

Government envoys and scientists gathered under the UN banner in Berlin Monday to hammer out a list of options for curbing carbon emissions driving dangerous climate change according to AFP. Fresh ...

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High Winds

Tuesday 8th April 2014

We only posted recently that setting wind turbines high up is an advantage - higher and more constant winds providing consistent flow of energy. Higher pylons is one answer but ...

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Green Plant

Monday 7th April 2014

The expansion of electric vehicles is growing apace, with more being rolled out of dealerships every week. But to make them takes a lot of energy, producing lots of emissions ...

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Energy Wings

Friday 4th April 2014

We are used to seeing wind turbines dotted across the countryside, or even offshore, slowly turning in the winding generating clean energy. One concern for environmentalists is the safety of ...

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Sky High Solar

Thursday 3rd April 2014

What if you could capture solar power in space, then send it down to Earth? What if you could launch the hundreds of modules for such a satellite, then use ...

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Clear LED

Wednesday 2nd April 2014

LED bulbs provide a good light, save energy and last a lot longer, all these are accepted facts, but they look different - or they have so far. Now Philips, ...

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IPCC Climate Change Report Shakes our Future

Tuesday 1st April 2014

The IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) issued a report yesterday that says the effects of climate change are already occurring on all continents and across the oceans. The report ...

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Solar Robot Clean - Video

Monday 31st March 2014

Energy efficiency is generally applied to consuming energy efficiently, cutting waste - but it's also important to efficiently generate power. This aspect of efficiency is applied to regular power plants, ...

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Power Window

Friday 28th March 2014

Solar panels that can also be seen-through means they can replace windows or be designed into windows for many buildings - providing some interesting future designs of buildings. New Energy ...

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Rainfall Winners

Thursday 27th March 2014

We may complain when it rains, but for many rain is welcome as they need the water. The problem can be that rain water isn’t clean, so for it to ...

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Containing Power

Wednesday 26th March 2014

Electronics giant, the Panasonic Corporation, have developed a solar power plant in a box. Their "Power Supply Container", a stand-alone photovoltaic power package, is designed for developing countries with communities ...

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Green Fare

Tuesday 25th March 2014

One way of reducing emissions and saving fuel is to use taxis, and in Amsterdam you will soon be able to use all electric taxis. Taxi Electric will be the first ...

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Solar Growth

Monday 24th March 2014

Recent figures indicate that globally solar power is becoming evermore popular, with 37 GW of newly-added capacity globally in 2013, making it another record-year for photovoltaic (PV) installations. According to preliminary ...

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Auto Pod

Friday 21st March 2014

Autonomous cars have been in the news recently but a £1.5 million project being carried out by the UK government could be the shape of city transport of the future. ...

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Climate Cropped

Thursday 20th March 2014

All of us concerned with energy saving are well aware of the threat of climate change - many have suffered in recent months, and years, with increasing extreme weather conditions, ...

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Energy Saving Flap

Wednesday 19th March 2014

You love your cat, and have fitted a cat flap to allow your wee beastie to come and go - unfortunately all the money you spent on insulating the house, ...

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Tuesday 18th March 2014

We accept that LED bulbs are durable and save energy, and we reported last week about developments to produce brighter LEDs to slot in as replacements for 100W incandescents. On ...

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Crops Chopped

Monday 17th March 2014

We think efforts to combat climate change will secure our futures and the future for our children. It seems we are seeing the effects of climate change ever more readily ...

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Clean Green US

Friday 14th March 2014

Clean Edge Inc. and SolarCity announced the results of an inaugural national poll of U.S. homeowners regarding clean-energy products and services - the “U.S. Homeowners on Clean Energy: A National ...

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Eiffel of Sustainability

Thursday 13th March 2014

The Eiffel Tower has been undergoing redevelopment since 2012 and what interests visitors to this blog is the ‘greening’ of the iconic landmark with sustainable technology being installed on the ...

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Power LED

Wednesday 12th March 2014

LED lights are filling the need for energy efficient lighting in so many applications - in the home and office it has proved problematical to match the illumination from a ...

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Bottled Light

Tuesday 11th March 2014

We have highlighted through some of our posts how many people worldwide have little or no access to light - living in darkness once the sun goes down. Many use ...

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Infrared Clean Energy

Monday 10th March 2014

When the sun sets on a remote desert outpost and solar panels shut down, what energy source will provide power through the night? A battery perhaps, or an old diesel ...

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