Thursday, July 5th, 2012
Another inspiring story about solar power benefitting the people who need it most: people living in emerging countries, in areas without grid connection and where often dirty kerosene is the only option.
The UK Guardian newspaper has run a story about the arrival of solar panels at a small village in Sullia (more…)
Friday, March 9th, 2012
A New York City roof covered in a white synthetic membrane was on average 43 degrees F cooler than surrounding black tar and asphalt roofs during times of peak heat last summer, according to a study by scientists from Columbia University and NASA.
On the hottest day of the summer — July 22, 2011, (more…)
Thursday, January 26th, 2012
The Niagara Tunnel Project in Ontario, Canada has reached a significant milestone with half of the tunnel now fully lined with concrete.
When it is finished, the smooth concrete lining will ensure the efficient and uninterrupted flow of Niagara River water through this 10.2 km tunnel to the Sir (more…)
Friday, November 11th, 2011
Last week New Energy Technologies went on the road to try out its MotionPower-Express system, which it calls the world’s first electricity-generating rumble strip. The test took place in the City of Roanoke, Virginia.
The demonstration took place at the Roanoke Civic (more…)
Monday, October 31st, 2011
The average human takes 3,000-5,000 steps a day. Seems like a lot, but most health experts would tell you to average 10,000 a day (but that’s a post for another time…).
What if we could harness power from some of the steps you take each day? (more…)
Friday, August 5th, 2011
Burning calories and generating electricity at the same time surely has to be one of the best answers to two of the biggest challenges faced by different societies across the globe: generating clean energy and tackling the obesity pandemic.
And this is what the folks at the Texas State (more…)
Thursday, April 7th, 2011
A reader who predicts a slow electric vehicles adoption curve writes:
Americans are addicted to not only to oil but also to driving. Most Americans see automobiles as freedom to do whatever, whenever they like. They do not like to be restricted by anything, including their vehicles. Early adopters are slightly different and are probably wealthy enough to have a (more…)
Thursday, March 31st, 2011
Stanford University researchers have designed a rechargeable battery that uses the contrast in salinity between freshwater and seawater to produce an electric current, an innovation they say (more…)
Tuesday, March 29th, 2011
What if we, as individuals, could contribute to renewable energy simply by working out? Imagine hitting the gym, getting into your zone, achieving optimal heart rate and… putting electricity back onto the grid.
Not only is it a pretty cool concept, it’s becoming a reality.
All those Stairmasters, elliptical trainers, (more…)
Friday, March 25th, 2011
We all know that walking is one of the most, if not the most, environmentally friendly means of transportation. What if you could help power the world around you just by walking? If you are picturing yourself like a hamster on a wheel you’ve got the wrong idea.
Hailing from the United Kingdom, Pavegen (more…)