Tesla Roadster Sets a New World Record on a Single Charge

Thursday, October 29, 2009 10:17 No Comments

Driving a 2008 Tesla Roadster, the owner Simon Hackett and co-driver Emilis Prelgauskas has set a new world record for a production electric vehicle by driving 313 miles (501 km) on a single charge.

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Suzuki Burgman to be Powered by Hydrogen Fuel Cells

Sunday, October 25, 2009 1:35 No Comments

Suzuki Motor Corporation in partnership with Intelligent Energy, the leading clean power systems company,will present at the Tokyo Motor Show, the new fuel-cell powered scooter. Called Suzuki Burgman, the zero-emission scooter is a demonstration of the potential for zero emissions motorcycles to significantly reduce emissions around the world.

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Sharp Developed World’s Highest Solar Cell Conversion Efficiency

Friday, October 23, 2009 7:07 No Comments

The company Sharp Corporation has developed the world’s highest solar cell conversion efficiency of 35.8% using a triple-junction compound solar cell. In comparison with silicon-based solar cells, the compound solar cell utilizes photo-absorption layers made from compounds consisting of two or more elements such as gallium and indium.

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Pilot Projects to Generate Renewable Energy from Water

Tuesday, October 20, 2009 14:12 No Comments

Two companies called Statkraft and Wetsus are trying to develop an alternative that provides low-cost renewable energy by harnessing energy from the sea water and clash of river.

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Magnetic Levels in Tree Leaves Indicate Levels of Air Pollution

Tuesday, October 20, 2009 13:53 No Comments

Researchers at Western Washington University are trying to find low-tech ways to measure levels of air pollution and air quality. They have come up with a new study which shows that leaves along bus routes were up to ten times more magnetic than leaves on quieter streets. The magnetism comes from tiny particles of pollution, [...]

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Canada’s Largest Solar Park Starts Generating Electricity

Thursday, October 15, 2009 13:07 No Comments

Canada’s largest solar park developed by SkyPower Corp and SunEdison Canada has officially opened today. The solar energy generating plant is composed of over 126,000 solar panels situated on 90 acres, being able to generate about 10 million KWh of renewable electricity in its first year. This great amount of energy will be enough to [...]

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Improved Redox Flow Batteries Can be Recharged in Few Minutes

Wednesday, October 14, 2009 11:16 No Comments

Scientists from Fraunhofer Institute of Chemical Technology have improved the performance of redox flow batteries, presenting a huge advantage for electric vehicles. What is amazing at the redox batteries is that these can be recharged in minutes.

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