Category: Green Technology

Tokelau Islands Now Use 90% Solar Electric Power

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The tiny South Pacific nation of Tokelau has switched to renewable energy sourced primarily from solar power. Consisting of 4,032 photovoltaic panels and 1,344 batteries with generators running on biofuel derived from coconuts, the $7.5 million Tokelau Renewable Energy Project is considered one of the world’s largest off-grid solar systems. Tokelau, which has a total…

HyperSolar Develops Technology To Create Renewable Natural Gas Using Solar Power

Using advanced nanotechnology, HyperSolar intends to eliminate the harmful aspects of extracting natural gas and preserve its existing delivery infrastructure and economy by fundamentally changing the source of natural gas from underground to above ground.

Company’s breakthrough technology uses sunlight, water and carbon dioxide to produce, clean, renewable natural gas HyperSolar, Inc. the developer of a breakthrough technology to make renewable natural gas using solar power, today announced that it has filed a patent application for the production of renewable natural gas using sunlight, water and carbon dioxide. This renewable…

Magnesium Energy Cycle Could Free Us From Fossil Fuels

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Japan, a revolutionary new technology, Magnesium Energy Cycle could one day free society from dependence on fossil fuels. The demonstration conducted by Tokyo Institute of Technology Professor Takashi Yabe uses water and the common metallic element Magnesium to create pollution-free power. Solar-powered lasers are used to renew the magnesium fuel with the only waste product…

Scientists Develop Solar-Powered Wind Turbine

Why settle for one form of renewable energy when you can produce power with two? That’s exactly what scientists from the University of Liverpool have done by upgrading an everyday wind turbine with a new set of spinning solar blades. The team, led by Dr. Joe King, came up with the innovative solution to stymie…

HyperSolar Comes To The USA

HyperSolar magnifying film can increase solar panel efficiency by up to 300%, making solar competitive with fossil fuels.

As the U.S. government continues to heap billions in subsidies to the world’s wealthiest coal and oil companies, the solar industry has been struggling to make it in the United States. This is sad for many reasons, not the least of which is that we’re missing out on one of the biggest growth industries in…

MoS2/Graphene Composite Materials As High-Performance Anodes For Li-ion Batteries

A pair of researchers from Zhejiang University (China) have synthesized layered MoS2/graphene (MoS2/G) composites using a facile biomolecular-assisted process for use as high-performance anode materials in Li-ion batteries. The MoS2/G composite with a Mo:C molar ratio of 1:2 exhibited the highest specific capacity of ~1100 mAh/g at a current of 100 mA/g, as well as…

FAA Grant Helps Portland Jetport Save 50,000 Gallons Of Oil A Year With Geothermal Heating And Cooling

A group of officials gets a look at upgrades under way at the Portland Jetport.

Portland, Maine’s new airport expansion is to be the first in the country to use a dead-simple but often overlooked technology to significantly reduce its heating and cooling bills. They’re calling it a geothermal system, but it’s not like the kind that produce power in Iceland; it’s more properly called a “ground-source heat pump.” With…

Rossi Cold Fusion Validated

Andrea Rossi grasps one of his new E-Cat units that offer a more compact size and higher power density.

The evidence in support of Andrea Rossi’s “cold fusion” or “LENR” (low energy nuclear reaction) based Energy Catalyzer continues to grow. For those who are not aware, his system combines nickel powder, hydrogen gas, and an input of pressure and heat to produce a large output of thermal energy. On March 29th, 2011 yet another…