alternative energy

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 ...

Abu Dhabi may have electricity-powered cars on its streets soon

July 16, 2009 / No Comments

Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is expected to have electricity-powered cars on its streets soon. Abu Dhabi, the emirate that exports oil, is now busy buying stakes in alternative energy. This includes a stake in Tesla Motors, the automobile start-up firm, based in California, the United States, which makes high-performance battery-electric vehicles.

1833 Device Might Help in Production of Cheap Hydrogen

November 12, 2008 / No Comments

A team of Italian scientists have discovered a device crafted by G. D. Botto in 1833 that could help change the way we produce hydrogen and usher us into a tomorrow with clean hydrogen energy that is available cheaply. Uncovered by a team of scientists the Botto device, uses thermocoupling of two metals to produce electricity that can electrolyze water and ...

Llife-like Artificial Plants and Trees to Capture Solar and Wind Power

October 16, 2008 / No Comments

[caption id="attachment_1890" align="aligncenter" width="480" caption="Nature - an energy-capturing powerhouse"][/caption] A London-based company, Solar Botanic, claims to have developed life-like artificial plants and trees that have the ability to trap solar and wind power. The prominent feature of these plants is the 'Nano Leaf' which can harness these powers. Its photovoltaic and thermo voltaic cells absorb the sun's energy while the branches produce ...