Monthly Archives: September 2009

Splitting Water to Store Solar Energy

MIT professor Daniel Nocera earlier worked on a catalysts that can divide water molecules which can be utilized to store energy. Daniel Nocera has established a company named as Sun Catalytix to give his dreams a concrete shape. His company … Continue reading

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Keeping Hybrid & Electric Cars Cool

When scientists unveiled the mystery of boiling of fluids in the form of tiny “microchannels” they cracked various formulas and models to keep the high-power electronic gadgets cool. These high power electronics generally are electric and hybrid cars, aircrafts, computers … Continue reading

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World’s Largest Solar Power Project Planned

Gujarat, a state of India, is quite eager to opt for alternative sources of energy. It started out as a small dream. The Gujarat government visualized only 500 MW of solar power generation by 2014. But this humble goal may … Continue reading

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New IMEC Solar Cells: 18.4% Conversion Efficiency

IMEC (Interuniversity Microelectronics Center) has presented a large-area solar cell with 18.4% conversion efficiency at the ongoing European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference (Hamburg, Germany). A world leader in its own right, IMEC is an independent research center working on nanoelectronics … Continue reading

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Students to Sail Hydrogen Powered Boat

A group of bright young Rensselaer students will soon take up the Hudson River, but with a difference. They are using a boat driven by clean and green hydrogen fuel. Their boat is the 22-foot New Clermont looked after by … Continue reading

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Dairy industry pledges to reduce carbon emissions

from: agweb.com “On 24 September, the dairy industry will make history signing a Global Dairy Agenda for Action during the World Dairy Summit in Berlin, Germany. Signed by seven organisations on behalf of the world’s dairy associations and companies, the … Continue reading

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First 3D Images of Polymer Solar Cells

The Eindhoven University of Technology and University of Ulm scientists have successfully developed the first high-resolution 3D images of the internal structure of a hybrid polymer solar cell. This helps them in gaining important insights into the nanoscale structure of … Continue reading

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Dairy industry pledges to reduce carbon emissions

from: agweb.com “On 24 September, the dairy industry will make history signing a Global Dairy Agenda for Action during the World Dairy Summit in Berlin, Germany. Signed by seven organisations on behalf of the world’s dairy associations and companies, the … Continue reading

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Agriculture 2.0: The First Sustainable Agriculture Investment Conference

from: fastcompany.com “While no one advocates that we should stop producing food, when the finger-pointing over climate change begins, the ag industry often gets an unfair shake. If agriculture is so disproportionally bad for the planet, shouldn’t sustainable agriculture receive … Continue reading

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GE to Manufacture Offshore Wind Turbines

GE, the US industrial group, is promoting and showing confidence in offshore wind technology by buying ScanWind, which makes direct-drive turbine components. This move will help in generating thousands of new jobs in the field of designing and manufacturing turbines. … Continue reading

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More Efficient Solar Cells with Carbon Nanotubes

Silicon is one of the basic but expensive materials used in designing solar panels. If we can use something else as effective as silicon but more economical, solar power will be within the reach of the common consumers. Cornell researchers … Continue reading

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Agriculture 2.0: The First Sustainable Agriculture Investment Conference

from: fastcompany.com “While no one advocates that we should stop producing food, when the finger-pointing over climate change begins, the ag industry often gets an unfair shake. If agriculture is so disproportionally bad for the planet, shouldn’t sustainable agriculture receive … Continue reading

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Enhancing Nanocrystal Electrical Conductance with Gold

It is being estimated that the world demand for energy would be more than twice over by 2050 and we will still be clamoring for more than triple by the end of the 21st century. By that time stock of … Continue reading

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150mpg Algae-Powered Toyota Prius

First algae fuel-powered vehicle in the world was officially launched in San Francisco. The car, called Algaeus is a modified Toyota Prius, which derives power from green crude, from Sapphire Energy. The car runs on an astonishing 150 miles per … Continue reading

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New Hope for Hydrogen Storage

It seems simple but if put it into practice then we can develop real potential for hydrogen fuels. A new method of “recycling” hydrogen-containing fuel materials could pave the way for commercially viable hydrogen-based vehicles. An article published in world’s … Continue reading

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Human Powered Workout Gym Concept

When we look closely at human history we can easily conclude that locomotion is one of the most primordial needs. But our current lifestyle does not allow us with much of the movements. We need to move more often. But … Continue reading

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A Step Closer to Solar Power in Space

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation and IHI Corporation are undertaking an ambitious project of $ 21bn. They are aspiring to design and develop a Space-based solar farm that would generate 1GW of power. This will require an area of four square kilometer … Continue reading

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First Instant Solar(TM) PV System

Solomon Technologies announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Technipower LLC has installed its first Instant Solar(TM) system at its Danbury, CT headquarters. Technipower has successfully completed the development program in less than six months. Their pilot manufacturing is in the … Continue reading

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Sustainable Library Planned in Kazakhstan

BIG Architects is undertaking an ambitious project of a library in Kazakhstan. Like all the libraries this one will have books as usual but it will also boast of going easy on the environment. This new library will serve as … Continue reading

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Solar Cells To Be Printed Like Newspaper

Sunlight is a non exhaustible source of energy without contributing greenhouse gases to the atmosphere. Still it is miles away from replacing the fossil fuels. Many reasons can be sited. One of its biggest disadvantages is it is still out … Continue reading

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