Monthly Archives: September 2010

Touring this year’s renewable energy crop

Commentary by Michael Vickerman, RENEW Wisconsin September 27, 2010 One of the abiding pleasures of my job at RENEW Wisconsin is going out into the field to visit renewable energy installations. Many of the systems sprouting across the state owe … Continue reading

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Will Robots Clean Up Future Oil Spills?

Cleaning oil spills can be costly business. If eco-friendly robots can take over and clean all the mess it will be good for marine life and humans too. MIT is developing Seaswarm robots that will utilize a special substance to … Continue reading

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Cheapest Green Car – Honda Fit Hybrid

In tune with its focus on continuing with combining hybrid attempts and smaller size, Honda is offering another hybrid – the smallest and cheapest. This fall, Honda’s Fit will be on sale in Japan priced at 1.6 million yen hoping … Continue reading

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Silver State Dishing Out Golden Geothermal Power

Nevada is poised to lead in producing energy from geothermal heat sources in the entire US. Presently playing second fiddle to California, the day is not far off when it will overtake California in converting geothermal heat into electricity. Nevada … Continue reading

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Zinc-Oxide Nanostructure Production Made Easy

Two scientists are on a path-breaking method to produce ’sea-urchins’ to expedite the work capacity and efficiency of photovoltaic devices. Jamil Elias and Laetitia Philippe are the two scientists from Empa’s Mechanics of Materials & Nanostructures Laboratory who have been … Continue reading

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Hydrogen-Powered Personal Helicopter

A personal helicopter weighing just 230 lb created sizzling news when it flew on hydrogen with zero emission. With an ability to carry payloads up to 800 lbs, this pocket Hercules can fly for 90 minutes. Fitted with easy controls, … Continue reading

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A Power Sticker to Boost Solar Power Generation

New and unique ways of making solar panels more efficient in power generation are coming to light every day. The new kid in the block of one such device is a large transparent sticker applied to the front of the … Continue reading

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Webinar — Rethinking Biogas: An Emerging Energy Source in the Midwest

From an announcement issued by the Energy Center of Wisconsin: Free live webinar Wednesday, September 29, 2010 1:00pm – 2:00pm CDT Presented by Peter Taglia, Staff Scientist, Clean Wisconsin The Midwest contains the world’s largest concentration of productive agriculture and … Continue reading

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