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  • Family-sized Solar Car to Race in World Solar Challenge
    Battery Technology | Electric Cars | Solar Power | TransportationSolar Team Great Britain has started a kickstarter page to help fund their design for entry in the 2017 World Solar Challenge. Founder Steven Heape leads a team of volunteers from many…
    - 25 Jan 17, 8:03am -
  • The Spherical Sun Power Generator
    Energy Inventions | Future Technology | Solar PowerGerman Architect Andre Broessel believes he has a solution that can “squeeze more juice out of the sun”, even during the night hours and in low-light regions. His company Rawlemon has created a s…
    - 13 Apr 15, 11:35am -
  • Hydrogen-Powered Tram Developed in China
    Fuel Cells | Hydrogen Fuel | Public Transit | TransportationIn an effort to reduce China’s harmful and plentiful greenhouse gas emissions, Chinese company Sifang (a subsidiary of China South Rail Corporation) has developed the world’s first hydro…
    - 9 Apr 15, 7:55am -
  • The WaterNest: An Eco-Friendly Floating House
    Environment and Sustainability | Photovoltaic Cells | Solar PowerDesigned by renowned Italian architect Giancarlo Zema and produced by EcoFloLife, the WaterNest 100 is an eco-friendly floating housing unit. The 100 square meter residential units are…
    - 2 Apr 15, 8:05am -
  • Floating Solar Panels: A Viable Solution?
    Hydro Power | Photovoltaic Cells | Solar PowerSince 2011, French Company Ciel & Terre has been developing large-scale floating solar solutions. Their innovative Hydrelio Floating PV system allows standard PV panels to be installed on large bodies of…
    - 1 Apr 15, 8:35am -

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  • Full Employment - Putting hydrocarbons back in the ground
    Interesting proposal from Cory Doctorow on how to soak up all the excess labor post pandemic - Full Employment. Look: when the pandemic crisis is over, 30% of the world will either be unemployed or working for governments. This isn’t after an Artif…
    - 10 days ago 26 Jul 20, 12:02pm -
  • The tragedy of the time horizon
    Kim Stanley Robinson has a good article in The New Yorker on science vs economics - The Coronavirus Is Rewriting Our Imaginations. People who study climate change talk about “the tragedy of the time horizon.” The tragedy is that we don’t care e…
    - 72 days ago 25 May 20, 9:58am -
  • Twilight In The Desert ?
    Bloomberg reports that Matt Simmons may have been right after all - according to data released by Saudi Aramco the Ghawar field appears to have substantial production declines in recent years - The Biggest Saudi Oil Field Is Fading Faster Than Anyone…
    - 3 Apr 19, 12:58pm -
  • Radical Reels 2018
    This year's selection of films was unusually good, possibly the best I've seen - Radical Reels. Special mention to Into Twin Galaxies which was the equivalent of three top-grade adventure films in one.
    - 13 Nov 18, 11:50am -
  • Wildlife Photographer of the Year, 2017
    I'm not a huge fan of the Maritime Museum as a venue for this exhibition, but I still make my annual pilgrimage to it. Some interesting images still make it through - WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR. This year wasn't without controversy, with one w…
    - 29 Apr 18, 4:03am -

Renewable Energy Articles

  • Is hydrogen future No.1 clean energy source?
    Can hydrogen really become No.1 source of clean energy in the future? Well, still difficult to say but there is definitely a huge potential.Hydrogen, unlike fossil fuels, burns clean, meaning there are no greenhouse gases that cause climate change an…
    - 57 days ago 9 Jun 20, 6:45am -
  • Covid-19 crisis to accelerate global renewable energy growth?
    Worldwide Covid-19 crisis could actually lead to more renewable energy sources in years to come. Why? Because renewable energy sources such as solar and wind are far more resilient to the massive energy shock caused by coronavirus pandemic than fossi…
    - 85 days ago 12 May 20, 10:43am -
  • Used Cooking Oil Recycling: Unique Traits of a Recycling Company
    The more you use cooking oil, the more you realize that it changes color as well as the emergence of bad smells. Worst still are toxicity and flammability that result from oil. Hydrogen sulfide (H2S), that the oil submits, leads to these unwanted eff…
    - 24 Apr 20, 8:09am -
  • Can solar cells achieve efficiency above 50%?
    Solar cells need to be more efficient than they are today in order for solar power to become primary source of global energy.Another step in the right direction comes from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) where researchers have created…
    - 20 Apr 20, 8:37am -
  • Can Australia reach net zero emissions by 2050?
    Australia has one of the highest per capita emissions of carbon dioxide in the world, well above the developed world average.The Australian prime minister Scott Morrison has hinted he won’t sign up to a net zero target before he can quantify the…
    - 27 Feb 20, 11:56am -