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Solar power: What happens when we start producing more electricity than we can consume?

While Australia leads the world in the use of rooftop solar power, some experts say there could soon be too much power coming online — and …

Clean Energy

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Design

Hanergy's thin solar panels break multiple world records for efficiency

China-based Hanergy just launched the highest efficiency single-junction solar panel ever created. Hanergy’s US-based subsidiary Alta Devices …

Tesla is connecting 50,000 homes in Australia to create a power grid

The state of South Australia is taking on a revolutionary project to harness solar energy and power 50,000 homes – but instead of using solar cells at a single location, it’s creating a decentralized network across the state, and Tesla is helping out.<p>The idea is to kit out homes with a 5kW solar …

New method efficiently generates hydrogen from water

Washington State University researchers have found a way to more efficiently generate hydrogen from water—an important key to making clean energy …

A New Lithium-Metal Battery Takes Flight in Drones

A Massachusetts-based startup says it’s doing something that no other company has been able to pull off: selling lithium-metal batteries …

Tesla Mega battery made about 650,000 euros in two days

Less than a year ago, Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted to say that he could fix a huge power problem in Australia by installing a giant battery. And if that wasn’t a big enough challenge, he said he’d do it within 100 days or he’d give the whole plant away for free.<p>The $50 million USD bet must have …

Clean Energy

China’s latest energy megaproject shows that coal really is on the way out

China has some of the worst air pollution in the world. In several cities, thick layers of smog are common, resulting in thousands of deaths every year.<p>According to a 2016 study, the top contributor of air pollution-related deaths in China is the burning of coal. The team of Chinese and American …

New 'thermal battery' soaks up heat energy like a sponge

Scientists at University of Massachusetts Amherst have created a new unconventional material that is highly effective at storing and releasing heat …

China is planting 16.3 million acres of forest this year

<b>The pollution-beleaguered country plans to increase forest coverage to 23 percent of its total landmass by the end of the decade.</b><p>I've always wondered …

Chinese Communist Party

Fisker patents car battery with 500-mile range on a minute’s charge

Car designer Henrik Fisker’s new company, Fisker Inc., recently filed to patent a car battery – which is currently in development – that has a range of 500 miles and can be charged in one minute.<p>Fisker told the FOX Business Network’s Stuart Varney that he could see the new battery technology in …

The Keystone pipeline just spilled another 210,000 gallons of oil

Here's what you need to know about the situation in South Dakota.<p>Sometime before 6 a.m. local time, operators noticed that pressure had dropped in a pipeline capable of pumping 590,000 barrels of crude oil products every day from Canada down to the Gulf Coast.<p>The oil was likely diluted bitumen, or …

U.N. Officials Urge the World to Ignore Trump on Climate

The hurricanes and wildfires that have severely damaged large areas of the United States in recent weeks have had no impact on US president Donald …

Des îles incubateurs : une utopie artificielle en Polynésie Française

Créer un archipel artificiel écologique en Polynésie Française pour tester de nouveaux modèles de gouvernance et promouvoir l'innovation dans les …

Google’s DeepMind achieves machine learning breakthroughs at a terrifying pace

It’s time to add “AI research” to the list of things that machines can do better than humans. Google’s Alpha Go, the computer that beat the world’s greatest human go player, just lost to a version of itself that’s never had a single human lesson.<p>Google is making progress in the field of machine …

Scientists say "ecological armageddon" is imminent due to massive insect deaths

Dropping Like Flies<p>The amount of flying insects living in Germany has dropped precipitously over the past 25 years, according to a new study. Dozens …

Ecology

People are using recycled laptop batteries to power their homes

Why spend thousands of dollars on a Tesla Powerwall when you could build your own – for a fraction of the cost? This is a question many alternative …

Hydrogen Fuel Could Become a Viable Energy Alternative Thanks to This Aluminium Alloy

Nearly 100 percent efficiency.<p>If you have seen or read <i>The Martian</i>, you may recall the stranded astronaut converting a hydrogen-based fuel into water. …

Imperial College London

This Solar Cell Can Capture All Wavelengths of Solar Spectrum - ExtremeTech

By on July 12, 2017 at 2:38 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Traditional solar cells harvest only …

Okay, WTF Is Ethereum?

A beginner’s guide to the world’s second most popular cryptocurrency.<p>By now, chances are pretty good that you've heard of bitcoin, the cryptocurrency unleashed on the world in 2009 by a mysterious person or group that goes by Satoshi Nakamoto. Maybe you've heard it's the currency that fuels massive …

World's Biggest Coal Company Closes 37 Mines as Solar Prices Plummet

The rapid growth in renewable energy continues to put a dent in the demand for coal.<p>Coal India, the world's biggest coal mining company and producer …

The ICO is a revolutionary new way to get funded, and everyone wants in

A few days ago, a startup called Bancor raised around $153 million in two hours and twenty-five minutes.<p>The ICO, short for initial coin offering, …

New 'Solar Paint' Could Transform Your Entire House Into a Clean Source of Energy

We need this ASAP.<p>Powering homes using clean energy is becoming easier thanks to a growing number of innovative technologies and initiatives.<p>Some …

New "Instantly Rechargeable" Battery Deals a Fatal Blow to Fossil Fuels

Go With The Flow<p>Purdue researchers have developed technology for an “instantly rechargeable” battery that is affordable, environmentally friendly, …

Scientists invented a battery that could work for a decade without degrading

Energy storage degradation in rechargeable batteries is a pretty serious problem that many of us put up with on a regular basis. It’s why your iPhone …

Lithium-ion creator helped develop a better battery technology

At 94 years old, John B. Goodenough isn't done changing the landscape of battery technology. The University of Texas at Austin professor who's widely credited for the invention of lithium-ion batteries has developed a better alternative. Goodenough, Cockrell School senior research fellow Maria …

Clean Energy

New battery design for electric cars would stack up to 1,000-km range

One of the big stumbling blocks preventing the wide scale acceptance of electric cars is dreaded range anxiety. With an average range of around 100 …

A Plant 1,000 Times More Efficient at CO2 Removal Than Photosynthesis Is Now Active

The CO2 Collector<p>Yesterday, the world’s first commercial carbon capture plant began sucking carbon dioxide (CO2) out of the air around it. Perched …