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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
POWER SUIT: A nanotechnology scientist at the University of Central Florida has developed solar-powered filaments that store energy and can be woven into textiles, which act as wearable solar-powered batteries that could charge our devices.
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