Electricity

Cheap 100,000 hours LED Light

Cheap 100,000 hours LED Light

Researchers at Cambridge University have found a new way to produce light-emitting diodes (LEDs), which they say can reduce the cost of LED products by as much as 75 percent in five years time. At the basis of the novel ...

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Better Plastic Solar Cells

Michael Gratzel, a chemistry professor from the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, in Switzerland and Peng Wang, a professor at the Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences have recently been able to create new, efficient dye-sensitized solar ...

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StatoilHydro’s Hywind

StatoilHydro’s Hywind

Norwegian Company StatoilHydro has announced the building of the world’s first full scale floating wind turbine, called Hywind, which will be tested over a two year period offshore Karmoy in Norway. The company intends to invest approximately 80 million dollars ...

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Selsam SuperTurbine

Selsam SuperTurbine

The innovative Selsam SuperTurbine off-shore concept was designed for simplicity, as it eliminates all components that do not directly contribute to power generation, resulting in a low-cost wind turbine. The unit is equipped with multiple, synchronous, small rotors and with ...

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Illogical Secret of Superconductors Discovered

Illogical Secret of Superconductors Discovered

A research conducted at Princeton University has uncovered part of the mechanism that transforms matter into a high-temperature superconductor – a medium that conducts electricity without resistance-related energy loss. This mechanism, which has eluded scientists for over 20 years, seems ...

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Knee Brace Captures Energy as You Walk

Knee Brace Captures Energy as You Walk

Researchers from the University of Michigan collaborated with researchers from the Simon Fraser University in Canada and the University of Pittsburgh to create a knee brace that captures energy from walking and utilizes it to generate electricity. The energy captured ...

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The Rise of the Solar Tower

The Rise of the Solar Tower

The Australian firm “EnviroMission” is developing a large-scale solar tower that, according to the company, will be capable of supplying electricity to 200,000 typical Australian homes. EnviroMission owns the exclusive license to the German-designed Solar Tower technology in Australia. The ...

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Solar Cells of the Future

Solar Cells of the Future

Dr. Martin Aagesen from the Nano-Science Center and the Niels Bohr Institute at the University of Copenhagen has discovered a new crystalline material. The crystalline material, called nano flakes, is more efficient than solar panels, converting almost twice the amount ...

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Cheap Solar Electricity?

Nanosolar, a California-based company, has developed a unique technology for producing cost-efficient solar electricity. The company says that the new technology is significantly superior to existing solar cell techniques, both in its versatility and in its availability. Named “Innovation of ...

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