Category Archives: Alternative Fuels

Family-sized Solar Car to Race in World Solar Challenge

Battery Technology | Electric Cars | Solar Power | Transportation Solar Team Great Britain has started a kickstarter page to help fund their design for entry in the 2017 World Solar Challenge. Founder Steven Heape leads a team of volunteers … Continue reading

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The Spherical Sun Power Generator

Energy Inventions | Future Technology | Solar Power German Architect Andre Broessel believes he has a solution that can “squeeze more juice out of the sun”, even during the night hours and in low-light regions. His company Rawlemon has created … Continue reading

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Hydrogen-Powered Tram Developed in China

Fuel Cells | Hydrogen Fuel | Public Transit | Transportation In an effort to reduce China’s harmful and plentiful greenhouse gas emissions, Chinese company Sifang (a subsidiary of China South Rail Corporation) has developed the world’s first hydrogen powered tram. … Continue reading

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The WaterNest: An Eco-Friendly Floating House

Environment and Sustainability | Photovoltaic Cells | Solar Power Designed by renowned Italian architect Giancarlo Zema and produced by EcoFloLife, the WaterNest 100 is an eco-friendly floating housing unit. The 100 square meter residential units are made of up to … Continue reading

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Floating Solar Panels: A Viable Solution?

Hydro Power | Photovoltaic Cells | Solar Power Since 2011, French Company Ciel & Terre has been developing large-scale floating solar solutions. Their innovative Hydrelio Floating PV system allows standard PV panels to be installed on large bodies of water … Continue reading

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France Passes Green Rooftop Law

Energy Politics | Environment and Sustainability | Solar Power France keeps making green headlines lately… the Eiffel Tower’s wind turbines, the tree-shaped wind turbines being installed in Paris, and now an exciting new law that is sure to have a … Continue reading

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Apple Electric Car: Concept Photos

Electric Cars | Future Technology | Transportation Recent rumours that suggest Apple may be working on an electric car have inspired the website carwow to produce some concept images of what the vehicle may look like. Speculation that Apple may … Continue reading

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The Bigfoot Electric Monster Truck

Electric Cars | Transportation Some Friday fun… we discovered this intriguing electric beast while covering this week’s Vancouver Auto Show. It’s not really going to do much to help the environment, but we think it’s kind of neat that many … Continue reading

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Top 10 Green Cars – 2015 Vancouver Auto Show

Electric Cars | Fuel Cells | Hydrogen Fuel | Transportation This Tuesday we had a unique opportunity to preview the Vancouver International Auto Show. This year’s show features a wide variety of electric, hydrogen and hybrid-electric vehicles. We took full … Continue reading

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Tulip Shaped Solar Plants to be Installed in Ethiopia

Energy Industry | Future Technology | Solar Power AORA Solar has announced that it will begin construction of its solar-biogas power plants in Ethiopia. Construction of the first pilot plant will start by mid-2015. Ethiopia’s Minister of Water, Irrigation and … Continue reading

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Tree Shaped Wind Turbines to be Installed in Paris

Energy Inventions | Wind Power | Wind Turbines A French company called New Wind is installing tree-shaped wind turbines at the Place de la Concorde in Paris, France. The company’s founder, Jérôme Michaud-Larivière came up with the idea while in … Continue reading

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Japan Closer to Harvesting Solar Energy from Space

Energy Inventions | Future Technology | Solar Power Since 2008, the Japanese Space Agency (JAXA) has been working hard to develop technologies to transmit electricity wirelessly. The goal of the Space Solar Power Systems (SSPS), is to be able to … Continue reading

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The Eiffel Tower Installs Two Wind Turbines

Energy Industry | Wind Power | Wind Turbines The 126 year old Eiffel Tower is going green! A pair of camouflaged VisionAIR5 wind turbines were installed inside the scaffolding on the second floor, and are expected to generate 10,000 kilowatt … Continue reading

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Possible Dual Rotor Technology for Wind Turbines

Energy Inventions | Wind Power | Wind Turbines Iowa State Aerospace Engineers Anupam Sharma and Hui Hu are exploring the possibility of adding a smaller, secondary rotor to wind turbines. The engineers studied the base of existing turbines and found … Continue reading

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The Kymogen Wave Energy Generator

Energy Inventions | Hydro Power | Wave Power Mechanical Engineer David Hartmann and Craftsman Jason Ballash have designed a new wave power technology called the KymoGen, which has the potential to produce clean, low-cost energy using the constant power of … Continue reading

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Man Converts Toyota Prius into Motor Home

Hybrid Cars | Transportation It’s Friday, so we figured it’s time for a little humour. James Lawler, a Landscaper from Torquay Australia, has built himself a mini-motorhome atop his Toyota Prius Hybrid. The project took just over a week to … Continue reading

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Meet the ELF: A Pedal-Powered, Solar-Electric Hybrid

Pedal Power | Solar Power | Transportation Described as the “most efficient vehicle on the planet”, The ELF is a solar and pedal-powered hybrid tricycle hand-built in the United States by Organic Transit. It is available in one, two and … Continue reading

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How Recycled CO2 is Changing the Manufacturing Landscape

Energy Economy | Energy Industry | Environment and Sustainability Environmentalists have pushed greenhouse gases as being the leading cause of global warming. Carbon dioxide has been regarded as being the biggest contributor to the greenhouse effect. But what if there … Continue reading

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The Hydrobee: USB Power from Nature

Energy Inventions | Human Power | Hydro Power We just received an email from a company called Hydrobee, asking us to vote for them as Autodesk’s inventor of the Year. Having never heard of this we checked it out… what … Continue reading

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Goodyear Releases Electricity-Generating Tire Concept

Electric Cars | Future Technology | Transportation We’ve been getting a lot of positive news about electric cars recently. This week at the Geneva International Auto Show, Goodyear unveiled a new concept tire called the BH03. While we don’t know … Continue reading

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