- Diffraction Grating: Inching Toward Efficient Solar Cells
New ways of squeezing out greater efficiency from solar photovoltaic cells are emerging from computer simulations and lab tests conducted by a team of physicists and engineers at MIT. This project, along with other research work going on now in solar cells ...
Article - News Staff - Nov 24 2008 - 4:59pm
- America's Future Is Not The Internal Combustion Engine
If there is a bailout of the Big Three, it should include alternative energy metrics against which the three companies compete for better loan repayment terms. The company that most rapidly converts its’ entire fleet to an average of 45 mpg, starts mass pr ...
Article - David Houle - Dec 5 2008 - 11:01am
- Grass Biofuel Reduces Our Carbon Footprint
Converting forests or fields to biofuel crops can increase or decrease greenhouse gas emissions, depending on where – and which – biofuel crops are used according to researchers at University of Illinois. Scientists analyzed data from dozens of studies to ...
Article - News Staff - Sep 8 2010 - 6:55pm
- New Green Energy Plans Would Create 120 Green Tons Of Wood Demand
RISI today through its Wood Biomass Market Report, indicated that woodfiber will play a major role in any new green energy spending plans in the U.S. The Report stated that as of Dec. 12, estimates from the ever-expanding federal stimulus package suggest ...
Article - News Staff - Dec 12 2008 - 1:16am
- Energy Harvesting Radios Never Need A Battery Change
If changing the batteries in the remote control or smoke detector seems like a chore, imagine having to change hundreds of batteries in sensors scattered across a busy bridge. That's why Kansas State University engineers are helping a semiconductor m ...
Article - News Staff - Dec 16 2008 - 12:27pm
- Batteries Included- Forever- With New USB Chargeable Batteries
A British company says they have a solution to the over 22,000 tons of hazardous waste that ends up in UK landfills annually from Alkaline batteries that are thrown away after being used in toys and gadgets, creating a toxic problem for hundreds of years. ...
Article - News Staff - Dec 28 2008 - 2:47am
- Wave Energy Tries To Navigate Troubled Waters
New technology is often called 'the wave of the future' but it couldn't be any more literal in the case of wave energy. Wave energy can be a large, widespread renewable resource that is environmentally benign and readily scalable. In some ...
Article - News Staff - Dec 16 2008 - 1:58pm
- New Ideas To Harness Wave Power
As early as 1890, people were beginning to think about harnessing the power of the ocean. During the twenty-year span between 1890 and 1910, there were wave power generation stations built all along the Southern California coast. The advent of cheap petrol ...
Article - Chris Rollins - Dec 16 2008 - 11:14pm
- Green, But Not Too Green- Unicellular Algae Growing Into Biofuel Of The Future
In pursuing cleaner energy there is such a thing as being too green. Unicellular microalgae, for instance, can be considered too green. In a paper in a special energy issue of Optics Express, scientists at the University of California, Berkeley describe a ...
Article - News Staff - Dec 17 2008 - 10:27am
- Using E Coli To Make Better Biofuels
For the first time, researchers at the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science have successfully pushed nature beyond its limits by genetically modifying Escherichia coli, a bacterium often associated with food poisoning, to produce un ...
Article - News Staff - Dec 18 2008 - 3:07pm