Air pollution casts shadow over solar energy production
4 hours ago
Global solar energy production is taking a major hit due to air pollution and dust.
Freshwater from salt water using only solar energy: Modular, off-grid desalination technology
Jun 19, 2017
A federally funded research effort to revolutionize water treatment has yielded an off-grid technology that uses energy from sunlight alone to turn salt water into fresh drinking water. The desalination system, which uses ...
Project Sunroof's red dots display neighborhood view on solar installations
Jun 13, 2017
Launched in 2015, a Google project has been holding the hands of people interested in going solar in their homes with the how-to and as important the why-to if to save on costs.
Not your uncle's helicopter: SureFly will be at Paris Air Show
Jun 10, 2017
(Tech Xplore)—Workhorse, the people behind SureFly, have a dramatic opener on their company site. "After 78 years, the helicopter has been reinvented." It will be available for viewing at the Paris Air Show this month.
'Instantly rechargeable' battery could change the future of electric and hybrid automobiles
Jun 01, 2017
A technology developed by Purdue researchers could provide an "instantly rechargeable" method that is safe, affordable and environmentally friendly for recharging electric and hybrid vehicle batteries through a quick and ...
Floating solar power plant in China connected to grid
May 29, 2017
(Tech Xplore)—China is addressing its environmental future. One sign is a floating solar farm power plant built on a former coal-mining area, and the floating power plant has been successfully connected to the grid, in ...
Running a power plant on carbon dioxide instead of steam
May 26, 2017
(Tech Xplore)—A team with NET Power is currently in the process of building a power plant in Texas that will use a form of carbon dioxide to turn turbines instead of using steam to make electricity. The plant will be the ...
Printed, flexible and rechargeable battery can power wearable sensors
May 24, 2017
Nanoengineers at the University of California San Diego have developed the first printed battery that is flexible, stretchable and rechargeable. The zinc batteries could be used to power everything from wearable sensors to ...
Qualcomm has focus on charging for electric vehicles
May 20, 2017
(Tech Xplore)—What about that technology focused on charging electric vehicles while they are moving, not standing still?
Wait for it: A smartphone charge in five minutes
May 16, 2017
Charging time endured is just a fact of life when you are depending on your mobile gadget. Now there is news of a phone that charges fully in just five minutes—and it could be on the scene next year.