Dale Vince is one of the Britain’s richest green founder and entrepreneur of green energy supplier Ecotricity (an energy provider which invests profits into wind turbines). He aims to break the land speed record in an all-electric car called the Nemesis.
Avacos Solar helped the integration of 2 great newly developed technologies from Sanyo Canada Inc and DuROCK Alfacing International Inc. On one side Sanyo has developed a HIT (Heterojunction with Intrinsic Thin-layer) double bifacial solar photovoltaic module which has a 30% more efficiency than normal photovoltaic cells, while on the other hand DuROCK has developed [...]
Researchers from Sandia National Laboratories have developed a glitter size photovoltaic cell that has the efficiency of a normal silicon cell. Using about 100 times less silicon, the new cells are able to produce the same amount of electricity as conventional solar cells.
Eko Vehicles is an Indian manufacturer which recently has announced the development of the world’s first production hybrid motorcycle called ET-120. In short time this motorcycle will run on the Indian streets, offering about 280 miles per gallon with a top speed of 40 miles per hour.
Panasonic Corp. in collaboration with Sanyo Electric Co., plans to develop a lithium-ion storage cell for home use until 2011. “We’ll be the first to bring to the market a storage battery for home use, which can store sufficient electricity for about one week of use,” said Fumio Otsubo, president of Panasonic, in a recent [...]
Steel requires a very close control if the material is used in infrastructure(bridge wires, high building pillars) because of corrosion risks. Anti-corrosion treatment is mainly done with a huge quantity of hazardous chemicals. But recently scientists have found a way to replace these toxic chemicals, with an infrared light treatment that bonds new nanomaterials to [...]
Ambitious plans to develop a £60m wave power project off the coast of Scotland’s Shetland Islands edged forward last week when wave energy developer Pelamis signed a new joint venture agreement with European energy giant Vattenfall.
Scientists at the University of Illinois are working to develop a new and different technology to capturing more light. Instead of using parabolic mirrors to focus sunlight onto flatbed solar panels, they have now come up with self-assembling spherical solar cells being able to capture more sunlight than flat ones. Researcher have created these new [...]