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
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.
Smart cities are coming. Municipal governments around the globe are employing big data and Internet-of-Things applications to improve many aspects of daily life.
Researchers investigating the feasibility of volcano-powered electricity successfully drilled into the core of one in Iceland, reaching a record-breaking depth of nearly 3 miles (4.8 kilometers).
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.
Oklahoma Gas & Electric will use the IPv6 IoT platform from Silver Spring Networks to roll out smart streetlights in the state, which could lead to improved safety and lower costs.
An IT company in Scotland has joined forces with a green technology firm to develop wind turbines that attach to lamp posts.
From properly insulating your home to contacting your local representatives and investing in clean energy, here are 15 ways we can help reduce global carbon emissions.
GREEN GIANT: A 27-square-kilometre solar farm in China’s Qinghai province underscores the country's determination to transform itself from climate change villain to a green energy colossus.