An Australian National University (ANU) team has successfully replicated one of the crucial steps in photosynthesis, opening the way for sustainable energy biological systems powered by sunlight which could manufacture hydrogen as a fuel. "Water is abundant and so is sunlight. It is an exciting prospect to use them to create hydrogen, and do it cheaply and safely," said Dr Kastoori Hingorani, from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Translational Photosynthesis
This could be a classic win-win solution: A system proposed by researchers at MIT recycles materials from discarded car batteries - a potential source of lead pollution - into new, long-lasting solar panels that provide renewable energy, emissions-free power. The system is described in a paper in the journal Energy and Environmental Science, co-authored by professors Angela M. Belcher and Paula T. Hammond, graduate student Po-Yen Chen, and three others.
Solar Royal, LLC announces PowerShield Power Conditioning System whole home surge protection with integrated power factor correction ($379 Retail).
AUSTIN, TEXAS (August 8, 2014) Solar Royal, LLC announces the launch of the first product in the line of PowerJOLT Energy Efficient Series products. The goal with the PowerJOLT Series is to be responsible to our environment by offering only the highest-quality products that create a healthy, efficient and energy-wise solution in both residential and commercial applications. The PowerShield Power Conditioning System protects electronics, saves money and conserves energy by
When you think about how fashion will work alongside technology in the future, it might be hard to break from science-fiction-heavy ideas. However, fashionably using solar, wind and even kinetic energy to charge devices, keep us connected and even donate our energy to non-profits is being explored by a number of design houses. Meg Grant, of Solar Fiber, says she and co-collaborators Aniela Hoitink, Marina Toeters, Ralf Jacobs, and Professor Derek Schlettwein from Giessen University
Around the world approximately 1.7 billion people still live off the grid, with no access to mains electricity. This comes with numerous problems, with lighting and access to income among the most pressing. Once the sun goes does down those off the grid are reliant on kerosene, which is not only hazardous but expensive. While mobile phone use is widespread off the grid, recharging can be a difficult process requiring a
Ask anyone, what makes a company and the right answer is the team. Jim Hudson has exceeded all expectations in bringing sales and customer relations to a new level. Jim has exceeded all expectations in bringing sales and customer relations to a new level. His years of experience are evident in how personable and attentive he interacts with both colleagues and customers. Jim is extremely knowledgeable in all aspects of
According to the latest "Energy Infrastructure Update" report from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's Office of Energy Projects, solar, biomass, and wind "units" provided 694 MW of new electrical generating capacity last month or 99.3% of all new generation placed in-service (the balance of 5 MW was provided by oil.) Twelve new solar units accounted for 504 MW or 72.1% of all new electrical generating capacity in October 2013 followed
Last week, for the first time in memory, the wholesale price of electricity in Queensland fell into negative territory – in the middle of the day. For several days the price, normally around $40-$50 a megawatt hour, hovered in and around zero. Prices were deflated throughout the week, largely because of the influence of one of the newest, biggest power stations in the state – rooftop solar. “Negative pricing” moves, as they are known, are
Britain and Germany have broken records for generating solar energy in the last few weeks, according to new industry figures. Germany generated over half its electricity demand from solar for the first time ever on 9 June, and the UK, basking in the sunniest weather of summer during the longest days of the year, nearly doubled its 2013 peak solar power output at the solstice weekend. France, Italy, Denmark and
In the race to roll out "greener" school buses, seizing solar energy advantages, electric school bus projects are increasingly making Northern California School District Debuts First Solar-Assisted Electric Bus, with the latest news coming out of California's Silicon Valley. Health advocate Breathe California and Gilroy Unified School District have unveiled a full-sized electric school bus converted from diesel that is part of a new pilot project. The ribbon-cutting event drew