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Highly Efficient Solar Cells are Tailored to Suit their Location

Friday, July 3, 2009 0:57 No Comments

The burning hot sun at the equator is a far cry from the weak sunlight that reaches higher latitudes. To make the most of such different conditions you need specially tailored solar cells, according to UK firm Quantasol.

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A New Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Achieves 63% Efficiency

Thursday, June 18, 2009 2:11 No Comments

NGK Insulators Ltd developed a solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) that achieved a lower heating value (LHV) of 63%, one of the highest in the world and uses hydrogen gas as fuel. The SOFC features an operating temperature of 800°C and  a power output of 700W.

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ATS’s New Wind Tower Increases Wind Output by 20%

Monday, May 18, 2009 5:48 No Comments

ATS has developed this week in Germany a new wind tower. It’s new design increases wind output by 20%. “This is a great day for wind energy.” said Frans Brughuis, Managing Director of the tower construction specialist Advanced Tower Systems (ATS). “Now the pilot project can demonstrate the high cost-effectiveness and efficiency of the ATS [...]

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Volkswagen has launched Golf Plus BiFuel

Tuesday, March 31, 2009 10:32 No Comments

Volkswagen has officially launched Leipzig Motor Show, Germany, the Golf Plus BiFuel powered by LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas). The new Golf comes with two modes of operation, gas or LPG. When the car is powered by LPG, its environmental balance sheet shows a 10 percent reduction in CO2 emissions compared to a gasoline engine.

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Los Angeles Will Have The World’s Largest Solar Installation

Monday, December 15, 2008 10:37 No Comments

The mayor of Los Angeles, Antonio Villaraigosa, announced recently that the city will have 10% electricity from solar energy. Nicknamed „Solar A”, the mayor’s ambitious plan would develop the world’s largest solar installation.

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Israel’s Largest Solar Installation Comes Into Operation

Tuesday, December 9, 2008 12:20 No Comments

Israel’s largest solar installation has been inaugurated Monday, marking the cooperation between China and Israel in the clean energy field. According to official estimates, the solar project will generate up to 85,000 kilowatts of electricity per year. It was built by the Chinese company Suntech Power Holdings and was incorporated in the Israel’s national energy [...]

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Solar Energy Can Be Accumulated In Concrete

Monday, December 8, 2008 13:38 No Comments

Concrete could be used for thermal energy storage, according to researchers from Arkansas University. They have won a prize worth 770,000 dollars from the U.S. Department of Energy, within a programme for supporting the projects of cheap solar energy accumulation. Solar panels are used to pull the heat that to be stored than in concrete. [...]

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Hawaii Will Be The First Island With 100% Electric Transport

Friday, December 5, 2008 9:37 No Comments

Hawaii will be the electric cars paradise until 2012, said the Electric Company representatives. The battery charging will be made through a “intelligence” network of chargers. The network’s project uses the latest technologies in the field of electric transport, coupled with a Internet network aimed to follow up the few tens of thousands of rechargeable [...]

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World’s First Battery That Can Use Any Liquid To Power Up

Saturday, November 1, 2008 1:20 1 Comment

The world’s first chlorophyll organic battery was created by professor Chungpin Hovering Liao of National Formosa University in Taiwan. To power up, this amazing battery can use any liquid, even urine. The battery starts providing power in only 10 seconds of being doused with liquid. Besides its advantages, the battery has a disadvantage : it [...]

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Appartments Equipped With Carbon-Free Technology In Switzerland

Saturday, October 25, 2008 0:46 No Comments

A professor at the Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, Switzerland, named Hansjürg Leibundgut, said that he will start the construction of a apartment block equipped with carbon free technology. The apartments will contain cooling, heating and solar energy systems.  These systems are different from those of private homes. The entire apartment block will run [...]

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