Energy

Tata Hybrid Buses to Get A123 Battery Packs

March 2, 2012 / No Comments

A123 had been in the news some time back due to their deal with Fisker, and it looks like they are tying up with more automotive giants now. A123 systems have agreed to supply battery packs for Tata which they will be using for their Hybrid buses. The company develops and manufactures advanced lithium-ion (lithium iron phosphate) batteries and battery ...

Body Heat Your Phone Up to Talk More

February 27, 2012 / No Comments

Utilizing the versatility of thermoelectric components, the Center for Nanotechnology and Molecular Material at Wake Forest University has developed a ‘power felt’ that can harness energy from body heat to charge phones. This product is absolutely a breakthrough in the gadget charging arena and can amass world wide sales in days after official launch. This new material works by making use ...

Sears-Evatran Combo to Provide Wireless Charging Stations to Homes

January 16, 2012 / No Comments

Evatran, a producer of wireless charging systems for electric vehicles, has signed an installation agreement with Sears Home Services that will make it easy for owners of electric cars to charge them at home. Sears Home Services, the installation arm of Sears Holdings, will install Evatran’s Plugless Power system in homes and commercial sites. Benefits offered to Plugless Power customers through ...

Daimler to Make Inductive Charging a Viable Source of Power

December 6, 2011 / No Comments

As trendsetters, Mercedes wants to implement a new style of charging for all their EVs. Thinking of how to reform the wires, they have come up with the idea of wirelessly charging the automobile.   Daimler and Conductix-Wampfler are teaming up on inductive charging tests with a Mercedes-Benz B-Class E-Cell Plus. The general idea is that a car can automatically charge up ...

Electricity Generation from Cars Speeding on Highways Possible

September 2, 2011 / 1 Comment

Tapping electricity from cars speeding on a magnetic highway is a fantastic idea. Already, highways are used to generate kinetic energy, but designer Fang-Chun Tsai has an electrifying idea for us: he suggests using the kinetic energy from speeding cars on magnetic highways to change a magnetic field to generate electricity. According to Fang-Chun Tsai, it is very easy to install ...

Electricity from Sewage? Possible, Indeed

August 22, 2011 / No Comments

Ever wondered how much sewage goes down the drain everyday, without any use to anybody! A team of scientists in China has finally found a way to stem this wasteful slide.     Yanbiao Liu and his colleagues from a university in the country have built a device capable of both cleaning wastewater and producing electricity from it. Using light as an energy source, ...

Pole-vaulting to Greener Heights; the SavWatt Way

July 5, 2011 / No Comments

SavWatt USA, pioneers in LED (light-emitting diode) lighting, are again in the limelight. SavWatt has installed an eco-pole in front of the Department of Transportation building at 55 M Street, Washington, D.C. The Eco-Pole, a 60 watt LED streetlight powered by wind and sun energy, is completely self-energizing. The Pole is not connected to the energy grid, representing the first city ...

German Hydroelectric Plant Holds Aloft Awesome Organic Industrial Architecture

July 4, 2011 / No Comments

Power plants and architectural brilliance don’t seem to go hand in hand. However, the Iller Hydroelectric Plant in Kempten, Germany, designed by Becker Architekten has already bagged three architecture awards to its credit . Organic in form, the concrete power station gives you a kind of aesthetic pleasure, which is not common. Further, the project also included the construction of ...

Hatsuden-Nabe Charges USB Gadgets Using Excess Heat

June 22, 2011 / No Comments

Obviously, most of us might have experienced difficulties in charging our USB gadgets at times, say for example, when the power supply is cut. Here comes the perfect solution. TES New Energy Corporation has come up with a product named Hatsuden-Nabe, which enables you to charge your gadgets in an unconventional way. It is just a pot with a USB port. ...

Japanese Workers to Shun Suit for Casual Wear to Save Energy

June 3, 2011 / No Comments

The Tsunami that hit the Japanese coast has left the Asian nation in a shambles. Most affected is the energy infrastructure across the country. Nuke power has been left totally devastated. That also means that Japan is now staring in the face a major energy shortage. A novel effort is being kicks started in the nation’s offices so that energy ...