Windows that can collect solar energy, called photovoltaic windows, are the next frontier in renewable energy technologies, as they have the potential to significantly increase the surface area of buildings suitable for energy generation without impacting their aesthetics—an important aspect in metropolitan areas. Now researchers at the University of Minnesota and University of Milano-Bicocca are bringing the dream of windows that can efficiently collect solar energy one step closer to
A group of Indian researchers have been experimenting with a pigment from indigenous berries that could make solar panels far less expensive and may even provide a lasting solution to India’s chronic power shortages.
The Smartflower POP ground-mounted system produces clean energy right in the backyard via a dual-axis tracking system that keeps its panels oriented directly at the sun throughout the day – and throughout the seasons.
Is the traditional three-bladed turbine really the most efficient way to generate wind energy? These innovative ideas for harnessing energy from the air improve upon the existing technology in nine wildly different ways.
An IT company in Scotland has joined forces with a green technology firm to develop wind turbines that attach to lamp posts.
A new flapping wind turbine from Tunisia marks a revolutionary breakthrough in the field of mechanics.
PEACE TRAIN: The Netherlands now runs all of its trains on wind energy, meeting a goal to transition to 100 percent renewable energy a year ahead of schedule.
Elon Musk's Master Plan to accelerate the world's transition to sustainable energy is becoming reality. Tesla and Panasonic have officially kicked off the mass production of lithium-ion battery cells at the massive Gigafactory outside Sparks, Nevada.
PAVING THE WAY: It's only 1 km long, but a two-year test of a solar roadway in France will help decide if a full 1000 km rollout is worth pursuing.
SWEAT EQUITY: An emerging cardio equipment company is striving to make working out an energy saving activity by sending the power generated by elliptical machines and stationary bikes back into the grid.