California to Have World’s Largest Wind Farm

Wednesday, July 28, 2010 3:06 1 Comment

Terra-Gen Power LLC, a company specialized in renewable energy, has recently inaugurated the place where will be built the world’s largest wind power site. It will be located in central California and the project will generate about 1,550 megawatts of wind power. With the support of investment group ArcLight Capital, Terra-Gen hopes this wind farm, [...]

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MIT’s New Multilayered Optical Fibers that Carry Electricity and Light

Thursday, July 15, 2010 8:27 No Comments

A group of MIT scientists headed by Professor of materials science and engineering Yoel Fink, have developed a new multifunctional material that carries both electricity and light. The fibers could be used to create biomedical devices, smart textiles that monitor the body or structural sensors that are able to detect even the smallest stresses on [...]

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Quick Battery Charger Needs Just Three Minutes for a 50% Charge

Saturday, July 10, 2010 2:31 No Comments

Companies around the world are trying to find solutions to make electric vehicles attractive but so far there hasn’t been a charging speed war among those. It seems that the competition already starts because one of the biggest companies in Japan called JFE Engineering now claims it has developed a quick charger that apparently needs [...]

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Triple-Layered Solar Panel Increase the Total Efficiency to More Than 35%

Sunday, July 4, 2010 4:12 1 Comment

According to scientists, traditional solar panels are able catch just about 15% of the sun’s rays. But now, a company that focuses on the production and development of high efficiency thin film photovoltaics, called RoseStreet Labs Energy Inc. (RSLE), founded a new way to increase that efficiency using mirrors and even the shaping them like [...]

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