power

Swedish Scientists Turn Garbage Ash into Massive Power Source

April 9, 2013 / No Comments

Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have found a way of turning ash into hydrogen. According to the researchers, the technique can be used to produce 20 billion liters of hydrogen gas per year from the ash, which is enough to power 11,000 homes. Usually, the grit-like ash formed from burned garbage is used as a construction material. The garbage ash ...

Solar Power Could Provide Earth’s Power Needs by 2050

January 22, 2013 / No Comments

It is a fact that a global switch to renewable energy would be necessary to save our planet. But over the years, critics have been arguing that renewable energy sources such as wind and solar power could never satisfy the entire world’s energy needs. The argument seems to be getting invalid. A recent research on solar power has found that ...

University of California Deploys 1.1Mega Watt Green Battery to Power Building

May 16, 2012 / No Comments

Today, almost everything runs on batteries. Take a look at your phone, tablet, calculator or even your watch. They all run on batteries and these small devices are what helped us get this far into technology. There are different kinds of batteries and there are different ways of using them, but we never really use them for big time purposes ...

Saudi Arabia Hopes to Build Solar Industry

May 15, 2012 / No Comments

This could surprise many in the global energy industry and international politics. But it’s true. Saudi Arabia, one of the largest producers of fossil fuel, is planning to tap sustainable energy sources. The country aims for 41 GW solar power by 2032. The nation has the history of obstructing many international agreements that tended to go against its rich natural resource ...

Clean Energy Revolution Round the Bend

October 18, 2011 / No Comments

Who told you that the world’s power scenario is increasingly getting dark? Might be that they are still in the dark about the incalculable and perennial possibilities of solar energy. It is now predicted that in seven or eight years solar power will be cheaper than coal, gas, and nuclear power. 'Grid parity' is a term often used in articles about ...

Princeton University to Install the Largest Solar Collector Field on Any Campus

February 7, 2011 / No Comments

Princeton University has initiated plans to build the largest PV installation on any college campus by 2012. According to the plans, they expect to partially power the campus for the next 50 years with the help of the mass PV installation.

Omega Hydroponic Garden Claims More Yield For Less Energy

September 21, 2009 / 2 Comments

Indoor Hydroponic gardens usually are big and hungry energy sucking installations, with abnormally high electricity usage. The Omega Hydroponic garden though, is a different variety all together as Vancouver based Omega Garden's Carousel System aims at more efficient use of energy, with claims of higher food yield as compared to conventional hydroponic gardens.

Big Apple’s Tidal Docks to Help Supply Energy

July 15, 2009 / No Comments

New York is one of the most glittering places in the United States, not just for its opulence, but for the glowing lights as well. What is hurting though is the large chunk of energy consumed on a daily basis to power those lights. With the judicious use of energy becoming a priority to help cool the earth it is ...

China Turns to Ethanol-powered Buses from Sweden to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

December 4, 2008 / No Comments

China is turning to ethanol-powered buses from Sweden to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions. An ethanol-powered bus made from up north - Sweden (the bus is the same color as Sweden's flag) is seen on the streets of Beijing, capital of the middle kingdom. An ethanol-powered environmentally-friendly bus can reduce greenhouse gas emissions and meet Euro-V emission standards. But, the 18 ...

20,000 Homes to be Powered by Mini Nuclear Plants

November 12, 2008 / 2 Comments

The US government laboratory in Los Altos is saying they will have nuclear power plants smaller than a garden shed that will be able to power 20,000 homes within five years. The mini reactors will be factory-sealed contain no weapons-grade material have no moving parts be nearly impossible to steal be encased in concrete and buried underground. The technology is licensed to Hyperion, a New Mexico-based ...