Nation’s Largest Private Fuel Cell Energy Project to be Build by Apple in North Carolina

Wednesday, May 30, 2012 14:05
Posted in category solar power

How much do you know about fuel cells? Most people know it’s something to do with hydrogen, but because it’s pretty expensive, they probably didn’t pay much attention to it.

The information is true: fuel cells rely on hydrogen and generate electricity when the right kind of electrochemical process takes place. And although the federal government offers a 30 percent tax credit for them, the price is far from what you call affordable for most citizens. Apple however is eager to go down this road with a brand new 2012 fuel cell project in mind. Read the rest of this entry »

New Hydrogen Fuel Cell Car Build By Osaka Students

Monday, January 16, 2012 12:49
Posted in category Electric Vehicles

It appears the Japanese are so hyped up on technology that there is no stopping even for students! A group of them from the Osaka Sangyo University sacrificed their breaks to make a hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle see the light of day in time for the Tokyo’s Chiyoda Ward on January 13. Read the rest of this entry »

Fuel Poverty Blamed For Household Unrest

Monday, December 12, 2011 10:57
Posted in category Green News

It is said that for a household to be classed as in fuel poverty, it needs to spend at least 10% of its income on fuel to sufficiently heat the home.  According to Consumer Focus, nearly 5.7 million households are in fuel poverty which roughly converts to one in four homes in Britain.

To make things even worse the energy companies have now increase their prices just in time for the winter period, the same time when the household consumption is at its highest.

Price comparison site Money Supermarket.com wanted to see what was happening inside consumers’ households when it came to energy and conducted an online poll. Read the rest of this entry »

Solar-Thermal Panels to Generate Electricity Efficiently From Now On

Thursday, May 5, 2011 11:17
Posted in category solar power

Until recently, one had to choose whether to ask for electricity from solar panels or heat from solar-thermal panels, but you couldn’t have it both ways. Now, thanks to a team of researchers from Boston College and MIT, you can. As reported in the Nature Materials journal, engineers have worked out a way to trap heat in a flat panel so as to help you enjoy heat and electricity at the same time.

What hindered researchers to come up with this until now was the lack of right materials – so far none of those used had the properties to produce enough electric power. So how did they overcome this shortage? Read the rest of this entry »

The World’s First Hybrid is a Century Old and it’s a Porsche

Monday, April 25, 2011 1:32
Posted in category Hybrid Vehicles

We’re not sure what prompted Porsche to dig into its past and find the first hybrid car ever built, but that’s what they did and this is what they’ve come up with: Semper Vivus. Unveiled at the New Your Auto Show, the model is a faithful replica of the 1900 model that costs $750,000, almost the double of its peer – Panamera S Hybrid. Read the rest of this entry »

United States’Largest Rooftop Solar System Commissioned by Avidan Management Has Been Completed

Monday, April 25, 2011 1:22
Posted in category solar power

It’s interesting to remark how even in the eco-friendly field, companies think about profit first. Probably they wouldn’t even be on the market if they didn’t. So, just as Google recently said about its latest investments, Avidan Management also talks about projects that “make sound business sense”. And these guys are not kidding: the New Jersey real estate company announced a few days ago it is going to render operative the biggest roof-mounted solar panel system in America. Read the rest of this entry »

Rivers Could Provide Huge Amounts of Clean Energy

Friday, April 8, 2011 10:55
Posted in category Green News

Have you ever wondered what happens when a river hits the sea? Apparently, energy can be produced from this! The fresh water of the river smashes the salty water of the sea, resulting in a certain amount of energy.

In the relentless search for alternative sources of energy, the man’s mind has thought about capturing this energy and using it for his own benefit. Read the rest of this entry »

World’s First Practical Artificial Leaf Has Been Created by MIT’s Nocera Lab

Thursday, March 31, 2011 11:34
Posted in category Experiments

The researchers from MIT’s Nocera Lab, led by Dr.Daniel Nocera, claimed at the last National Meeting of the American Chemical Society that an artificial leaf has been already created and made stable in their labs.

They say that this artificial leaf doesn’t look like the natural leaf ,but it has the same inputs and outputs. Read the rest of this entry »

Google’s New Wireless EV Charging System Has Been Unveiled

Wednesday, March 30, 2011 11:38
Posted in category Electric Vehicles

Here is some good news for the environment: Google tries out an alternative fueling system based on wireless recharging for electric cars, suggestively named PluglessPower. The tests are being conducted by Evatran in Mountain View, Virginia. Read the rest of this entry »

New Eco-Friendly Engine Prototype Developed by MSU Researchers

Wednesday, March 30, 2011 8:53
Posted in category Efficient engines

A team of researchers at the Michigan State University have recently developed prototype for an internal combustion engine that could revolutionize the world. Unlike the current engines, the new prototype is capable of reducing auto emissions up to 90 percent. Read the rest of this entry »

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