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Stanford's ultra-cheap batteries are ushering in a new age in energy

Let’s Get Salty<p>Researchers from Stanford University have developed an inexpensive alternative to lithium-ion batteries that could better help us …

Clean Energy

Revolutionary 'Air Breathing' Battery Can Store Electricity For Months At A Fraction Of The Cost

There is no downside here.<p>A team at MIT have developed a radical new “air breathing” battery that can store energy for months on end, comes at a …

Morocco is now operating the largest solar power plant in the world

It is hoped that it will eventually produce so much electricity that the nation will not only be able to meet its own energy needs, but also export the excess to Europe.<p>The first section of the plant was turned on Saturday afternoon by Morocco's King Mohammed VI, and is expected to start churning …

Renewable Energy
Renewable Energy
Renewable Energy

Meterless Solar Microgrids in Rural India

On May 25, 2015, solar microgrid lighting illuminated the small farming village of Bommekallu, Karnataka, for the first time. Two grids, self-contained, connected two large solar panels to 22 houses, providing lighting insurance against the two to four hours of daily power cuts.<p>I was the main …


The Dutch Wind Wheel will blaze a trail for sustainability in Rotterdam

With key recent developments – such as De Rotterdam, the Markthall and the recent Timmerhuis – the Dutch city of Rotterdam has been aiming high in the architectural stakes, and a new project proves that it has its eye firmly on sustainability too.<p>The Dutch Wind Wheel 'must become the new icon for …