Renewable energy

Bio-Hydrogen Airship could be transportation reality by 2030

May 10, 2010 / No Comments

Hindenburg may be the only craft hitting one’s mind at the slightest mention of airships from day’s bygone, but you need to check out Belgian architect Vincent Callebaut’s, Hydrgenase airship to get an idea of just how green would be our future transportation systems by as early as 2030.

Underwater Kite feeds on tidal energy to generate power

May 7, 2010 / 2 Comments

Ever new means are being devised to generate renewable energy harnessing ocean’s power in its varied manifestations. Only yesterday we brought to you NASA’s deep dive robot SOLO-TREC that feeds on ocean’s heat to enable its deep sea maneuverings. Today, it is “Deep Green” which exploits tidal wave energy to generate power.

NASA’s SOLO-TREC robot powered by ocean’s thermal energy

May 6, 2010 / No Comments

NASA’s has learnt to harness ocean’s thermal energy to drive its new robot. Called SOLO TREC this wax filled buoy requires no battery change and completely relies on renewable energy for its oceanic maneuverings.

E. Capsule harnesses reusable energy to take you places

May 4, 2010 / No Comments

Nature created trees to sustain life on earth, man is thinking of making trees to grow fuel.  Weird as it may sound to our ears, but the day isn’t far when we would be powering our vehicles with fuel grown on trees, and not from trees.

US gives green thumb-up to its first offshore wind farm at Cape Cord

April 28, 2010 / No Comments

For a change US is heading offshore, not for oil but for its first wind farm. After years of legal wrangling the Obama Administration has finally inched closer towards establishing its first offshore wind farm, off Cape Cod. The 130 turbine Cape Cod wind farm which gets operational by 2012 aims to eventually supply three-quarters of the ...

Surge Drive leads the world in harnessing ocean wave energy

April 21, 2010 / No Comments

In our efforts to ply technology in some of the toughest conditions to somehow fulfill our in-satiated energy cravings, we have redefined the entire concept of farming. Australia’s AquaGen has set up plans to establish ‘Wave Farms’ that deliver renewable ocean energy.

EU Likely to Exceed Green Energy Targets for 2020

March 11, 2010 / No Comments

The European Union has more or less assumed the role of a leader in green energy generation. With ongoing multiple projects for clean energy generation, it does look possible that the 27 nation block will beat its green energy generation targets for 2020, and do that by a comfortable 20% margin.

Solar Power Overcomes Biggest Hurdle, Produces Energy at Night

December 23, 2009 / 2 Comments

As is common knowledge, solar energy installations are only as good as the direct sun they face. There's nothing to do at night, and clouds are a bad thing. In an interesting turn of events, solar energy appears to have overcome that giant hurdle, in what some optimistic people call the "Holy Grail for Renewable Energy."

NYC Gets a Solar Powered EV Charging Station

December 17, 2009 / 1 Comment

As electric vehicles grow, it becomes important to power the same through electricity generated by clean sources, rather than relying on the "dirty" ones like coal or oil. Beautiful Earth Group has installed a solar powered charging station at Red Hook, Brooklyn. As its name suggests, the station uses energy collected from the sun to charge EVs.

German Initiative Inches Closer to Solar Energy From Sahara

November 2, 2009 / No Comments

The vast expanse of the Sahara desert has since long been seen as an available source of solar energy that can be tapped. However, there isn't much progress to show on the issue. Now the idea seems closer to reality with a German-led consortium of 12 companies that intends to harness the desert sun to power Europe.