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Innovation

Clean Energy Breakthroughs

One of the most inspiring ways to feel power over energy is learning about the breakthrough ideas being generated all over the world. Scientists, students, and everyday citizens are inventing solutions to our energy challenges with everything from solar roads to underwater turbines. These are exciting times.

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Solar canopies that supply electricity, create shade, and filter rainwater

December 6th, 2017|Comments Off on Solar canopies that supply electricity, create shade, and filter rainwater

A pair of Indian entrepreneurs has developed an advanced integrated canopy system that not only offers shade and produces renewable electricity from the sun but goes a step farther and also collects and filters rainwater.

Water evaporation shows promise as source of renewable energy

September 27th, 2017|Comments Off on Water evaporation shows promise as source of renewable energy

A new method of harvesting energy from water evaporation could be comparable to that of wind and solar power and might one day have a big impact on solving our power problems.

Australian company to print batteries on solar panels

July 13th, 2017|Comments Off on Australian company to print batteries on solar panels

One Australian company is on a mission to print out ultra-thin, flexible screen-printed batteries, which could then be applied on top of super-thin flexible screen-printed solar panels.

Printed solar tiles that are thinner, cheaper, and easier to use

May 20th, 2017|Comments Off on Printed solar tiles that are thinner, cheaper, and easier to use

Researchers from the University of Newcastle in Australia have found a way to print solar tiles cheaper and faster than traditional methods, which could be a game changer in the renewable energy industry.

Indian berry contains a crucial ingredient for creating cheap solar cells

May 2nd, 2017|Comments Off on Indian berry contains a crucial ingredient for creating cheap solar cells

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.

Blooming solar sunflower follows and collects energy from the sun

February 16th, 2017|Comments Off on Blooming solar sunflower follows and collects energy from the sun

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.

9 unusual ways we can harness the wind’s energy

February 9th, 2017|Comments Off on 9 unusual ways we can harness the wind’s energy

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.

Wind energy to be created using street lights

February 7th, 2017|Comments Off on Wind energy to be created using street lights

An IT company in Scotland has joined forces with a green technology firm to develop wind turbines that attach to lamp posts.

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