Monthly Archives: June 2009

New Washing Machine Only Uses One Cup of Water

An environmentally friendly washing machine has been developed by the University of Leeds, Britain. The technology has been developed by Professor Stephen Burkinshaw of the University of Leeds. He has been working on this project for the past thirty years. … Continue reading

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World Speed Record Set by 100% Electric Airplane

Aircrafts are notorious for adding carbon content into the atmosphere because more and more people are choosing this mode of travel. We are trying to reduce carbon emissions on the ground. But we are not giving enough thought to reducing … Continue reading

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New Hydrogen Powered Urban Car by Riversimple

A new hydrogen car was unveiled in London, UK by Riversimple. This Riversimple Urban Car (RUC) is powered by fuel cells. These fuels cells combine hydrogen with oxygen from the air to release energy. What comes out from the exhaust … Continue reading

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More Efficient Hybrid Vehicles

If we can control the excess carbon emissions from fossil fuels we can control the global warming to a great extent. When we start our cars and apply brakes using combustion engines we use generous amount of fossil fuel and … Continue reading

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Kite-like Turbines Could Capture Wind Above New York

Now we know that oil reserves are not going to last forever we are searching for alternative energy resources keenly. We are reading about new ways to tap energy from renewable resources. Sometimes these alternative energy resources seem quite odd … Continue reading

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Walnut Creek Installs 3 Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Coulomb Technologies has taken the initiative to install their ChargePoint™ Networked Charging Stations for electric vehicles in Walnut Creek, CA. Walnut Creek has got the distinction of becoming the third Bay Area city to deploy charging station. Coulomb’s charging stations … Continue reading

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Transparent Electronics: A Solar Energy Breakthrough

Not even in our wildest dreams have we anticipated that while we are simply looking out the window enjoying the outside view our windows can simultaneously produce energy for our household needs! Not only windows but the facade of the … Continue reading

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New Generation of Solar Devices with Trapped Sunlight

What a wonderful age we are living in! We hear about so many possibilities in the field of alternative energy. Scientists all over the world are thinking about alternatives to fossil fuel. On every scale be it large or small … Continue reading

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Pig Poop Helps Power Netherlands (VIDEO)

from: news.nationalgeographic.com “Methane-rich pig excrement on a large Netherlands farm is being turned into electricity and partially fed into the national power grid.” Link to Article and Video

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UNEP To Help Green The Sochi 2014 Olympics

We have seen many Olympic Games but didn’t bother to check about the green quotient of the games, till now. What is most talked about is always the performance of the athletes. But slowly the scenario is changing. People are … Continue reading

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Pig Poop Helps Power Netherlands (VIDEO)

from: news.nationalgeographic.com “Methane-rich pig excrement on a large Netherlands farm is being turned into electricity and partially fed into the national power grid.” Link to Article and Video

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Small, Low Speed Wind Turbine

Most of us want to reduce our carbon footprints but currently most of the alternative energy products are simply unavailable for urban population that lives in metros. But gradually the scenario of alternative energy is changing and manufacturers have started … Continue reading

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Flexible Solar Powered Rooftop Shingles

Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) in Richland have developed flexible solar panels that could be installed on roofs like shingles. This technology was originally used to protect flat panel televisions from dampness. They used to cover television screen … Continue reading

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BioJet – First Biofuel Powered Jet For Sale

Biodiesel is beginning to make its way into the aviation jetfuel market, several flights have already been made using various biofuel combinations. This Delfin L-29 was the first jet aircraft to fly on 100 percent biodiesel and the first to … Continue reading

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Vegawatt – Restaurant Power and Hot Water from Waste Vegetable Oil

Vegawatt is the next step in biofuel evolution from waste product to low priced commodity to valuable resource. Vegawatt is an onsite generator installed next to a restaurant or any food service facility that uses cooking oil. The waste oil … Continue reading

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Light-driven Nanomotor

How we see things around us without noticing it! We know the peculiar habit of the sunflower. How it moves with the movement of the sun everyday. But if we want to move anything with the help of sunlight we … Continue reading

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Lasers Make Solar Cells Competitive

For centuries we have been using fossil fuels for industrial and domestic purposes. Most of us consider fossil fuels cheap. But now we are realizing the “real” costs of using fossil fuels. It is destroying our environment and making us … Continue reading

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Solar Powered Wi-Fi Bus Stops

What a delightful combination for environmentalists! While you are waiting for your bus to arrive you can happily stay in touch with the cyber world. San Francisco bus stops produce solar electricity and offer Wi-Fi connectivity too. By 2013, San … Continue reading

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Solar Powered Surveillance Aircraft

Bye Aerospace Inc. (Denver, Colorado), is collaborating with thin film PV manufacturer Ascent Solar. This is not one of those tie ups taking place everyday. The echo of this tie up will be heard for a long time in the … Continue reading

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Molten Salt Solar Plant

If you happen to travel to Las Vegas, you can come across a tall tower surrounded by around 1,800 mirrors. Mirrors size may be equivalent to a billboard. Don’t confuse it with a futuristic movie set. It is an alternative … Continue reading

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