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Walney Wind Farm Is The World’s Largest Offshore Wind Farm

Walney Wind Farm Is The World’s Largest Offshore Wind Farm

Another milestone was achieved in getting the earth greener and utilizing the best that nature has to offer man, the world’s largest offshore wind farm opened for business. The Walney wind farm is located off the coast of Cumbria in the UK and is now the world’s largest offshore wind facility. It has one hundred and two turbines spread over 73 sq km (28 sq miles) and provide a maximum output of 367.2 MW that can give power to around 320,000 homes. Now this is some facility that can give charge to that many numbers of residences, it is actually half as many as the total number in Cumbria.

By On February 14, 2012 Respond
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Natural Gas Being Produced For Car From Fruit And Vegetable Waste

Natural Gas Being Produced For Car From Fruit And Vegetable Waste

Did anyone ever imagine, cars will get natural gas produced from fruit and vegetable waste? Some people might say, I’m talking nonsense. But my friends, truth is bitter and stranger than fiction. Researchers at Fraunhofer have developed a Pilot Plant that can make methane from fruit and vegetable wastage. This produced methane can be used to power vehicles. Sounds like, Strange!

By On February 13, 2012 Respond
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Researchers Found New Power Source

Researchers Found New Power Source

Power can’t be destroyed neither can’t be created. Rather it can be transformed from one form to another. On the basic concept of this theory, researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and RMIT University have made a breakthrough in energy storage and power generation. The power generated relative to the energy source size is 3 to 4 times greater than what is currently possible with the best lithium-ion batteries.

By On February 12, 2012 Respond
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Google To Fund A Volcano Power Project In Oregon

Google To Fund A Volcano Power Project In Oregon

Green energy is coming back in the front line. Since when? Well since Google and the U.S. Department of Energy decided to fund a $43 million project that will bring 24 million gallons of water into the entrails of a dormant volcano in Oregon, with the intent of generating a powerful stream that one day may be used to power turbines. They in turn, will produce clean electricity.

By On January 27, 2012 1 Response
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Terrifying Dinosaurs Are Coming Back From Junk Yard

Terrifying Dinosaurs Are Coming Back From Junk Yard

So far we know that, Dinosaur era is over. There is no way, that they are coming back. But what if the Dinosaur is coming to our real world? Yes, the new era of Dinosaur is coming. This time they have decided, they will appear in front of us from Junk Yard.

By On January 26, 2012 Respond
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New Battery By IBM Allows 500 Miles In One Recharge For Electric Vehicles

New Battery By IBM Allows 500 Miles In One Recharge For Electric Vehicles

Electric vehicles have been around for some time. But a major drawback of these vehicles is that they can’t operate much long without recharging. As a result, an EV can be taken on a short trip but you can’t take a long trip on it as there are no public EV charging stations. However, IBM’s new EV battery may solve this problem. This new battery will enable EV to go on a 500-mile journey without requiring another recharge. This will surely help EVs get more mainstream.

By On January 17, 2012 1 Response
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A Recent Discovery Could Double Solar Panels’ Efficiency

A Recent Discovery Could Double Solar Panels’ Efficiency

According to Xiaoyang Zhu, professor of chemistry conducting research studies on the mechanisms of solar energy conversion at the University of Texas at Austin, the efficiency of solar cells could increase significantly. Zhu and his colleagues found a way to double the number of electrons harvested from one solar photon simply by using organic plastic.

By On December 22, 2011 Respond
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Liquid Metal Battery Gets Its First CEO

Liquid Metal Battery Gets Its First CEO

Liquid Metal Battery finally gets it’s first CEO, Phil Giudice. LMB is a company that works on creating cheap storage solutions for energy that is produced from alternate energy sources. A brain child of Donald Sadoway, the company has received funds from Bill Gates.

By On November 17, 2011 Respond
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GE Plans To Build Largest US Solar Factory

GE Plans To Build Largest US Solar Factory

GE has announced plans to spend $600 million on a new solar factory located in the Denver suburb of Aurora, Colorado and the company begins operations in 2012, will be capable of producing enough solar panels per year to generate 400 megawatts of power or enough energy to power 80,000 homes. Production of solar thin-film panels using cadmium telluride thin-film solar cells s the same material used by industry leader First Solar and First Solar has been producing thin-film solar panels using the same semiconductor material for years and make cells with 11.2 percent efficiency…………….

By On October 18, 2011 Respond
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IBM Working On Cloud-Based App To Let Drivers Recharge EVs Using Renewable Energy

IBM Working On Cloud-Based App To Let Drivers Recharge EVs Using Renewable Energy

IBM is currently developing a cloud based web app with Swiss utility EKZ that will help the drivers to let them use renewable source to recharge their electric vehicles. This app could be very useful to reduce the pressure on power grid as now the main source of recharging of EVs is power grid. The […]

By On October 14, 2011 1 Response
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Daimler Smart Forvision Concept With Solar-Powered Roof

Daimler Smart Forvision Concept With Solar-Powered Roof

Daimler’s iconic Smart Fortwo has taken a lot of forms over the years, morphing into everything from special editions to all-electric drive and the latest iteration is the Smart Forvision, a new all-electric concept that Daimler worked on with BASF and that will make its debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show later this month. t has a transparent solar-panel roof which generates power to keep the cooling fans running even when stationary, see-through dashboard and clear OLEDs for internal lighting at night and BASF’s wizardry helped in the development of all-plastic wheels, a super-thin heat shield and aluminum fiber paints that insulate the car but allow for GPS, WiFi and Bluetooth signals to pass through unimpeded……………

By On September 3, 2011 Respond
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Solar Energy System In the National Park System

Solar Energy System In the National Park System

Yosemite National Park has rolled out a new solar power system that is placed on existing structures to minimize the impact to the views and environment in the park and the solar array cost the park $5.8 million to install and is the largest solar installation to ever be added to a national park. Yosemite National Park has installed over 2,800 solar panels in the El Portal maintenance complex, neatly hidden from the all seeing eyes of the public and the plenitude of photovoltaic plates will produce about 800,000 kWh per year, saving the park $50,000 annually on its power bill and scoring it $700,000 in rebates from PG&E over the next 5 years………………

By On August 7, 2011 Respond
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SolarCity Working On Solar-Powered Electric Vehicle Charging

SolarCity Working On Solar-Powered Electric Vehicle Charging

SolarCity gets in the EV charging game and to offer solar-powered EV chargers. SolarCity is partnering with EV charger manufacturer ClipperCreek, which will supply chargers that use the standard SAE-J1772 charge cable and homeowners and businesses can install electric vehicle charging for as little as $1,500 with solar. The SAE-J1772 compatible juicers will work with almost any plug-in vehicle, including the Volt, Leaf, Prius plug-in, Focus BEV, iMiev and aforementioned Roadster and being of the Level II ilk, top-up your automobile 5x faster than a 120V plug…………..

By On July 28, 2011 Respond
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AT&T To Power 11 California Sites With Bloom Energy Fuel Cells

AT&T To Power 11 California Sites With Bloom Energy Fuel Cells

AT&T becomes the first telco to use energy-efficient Bloom Box servers, which will power 11 sites in California and a move AT&T says will cut its carbon dioxide emissions in half and virtually eliminate SOx, NOx, and other smog-forming particles. The Bloom Energy Server installations will begin later this year and will be fully operational by mid 2012, also Bloom Boxes contain stacked fuel cells and will convert air and natural gas into electricity through a clean electrochemical process…………..

By On July 12, 2011 1 Response
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Element5 Bring Mini L Solarbag Provides Eco-Friendly Energy

Element5 Bring Mini L Solarbag Provides Eco-Friendly Energy

The Mini L Solarbag is ushering a whole new generation of mobile power gaining. Element5′s Swiss Made Mini L Solarbag is tailored to fit your iDevice of choice, but it’s fairly obvious that the iPad line will be most at home here. For the first time, a solar bag has been designed from scratch to go perfectly with your favourite gadgets. From the plain design with a refreshingly easy handling to the hand-picked build materials: Everything is designed for a seemless perfomance with your electronic devices.

By On July 10, 2011 Respond
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