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This weird $9 trick increases solar panel efficiency 5-17%

Mega Sunergy released a new “multi shingled array module” 315W solar panel design that increases the efficiency of a standard solar panel by up to 17%. The company has changed how they lay out the 60 individual solar cells within the solar panel. Instead of perfectly spacing those 60 out – with …

Solar 'smart' greenhouses produce both clean electricity & food crops

<b>A new breed of solar panel can do double duty on greenhouse roofs by not only generating renewable electricity, but also by using a light-altering</b> …

Ingenious new sewage treatment system generates electricity and clean water

We have a long ways to go towards a truly sustainable future. But a device called the NEWgenerator may help us get there by generating two of our …

Bladeless wind turbine that’s quiet and efficient

Add / Remove Wind turbine technology is going through somewhat of a golden age — in the past couple of months we have seen the world’s first floating …

Dwell's zero energy Emerald Star home uses almost entirely reclaimed wood

A new home in Seattle is described as having a cutting-edge combination of green technology, renewables and reclaimed materials. It is designed by …

Framing

The Lowly Lightbulb Outshines Solar and Wind on U.S. Power Grids

Utility and power grid managers in the U.S. are learning that the best way to cut carbon emissions and improve efficiency is the easiest: Just change …

Scientists Create Robotic Insect That Can Jump on Water

Mimicking a real-life bug known as the water strider, a team of international researchers has created a robotic insect that can jump on water without making a splash.<p>"I'm just fascinated by how the water striders can jump on water and I'm really excited to see that we were able to extract the …

Startup tests approach for squeezing water out of thin air

Ancient cultures were very creative about condensing water out of apparently thin air, through contraptions such as air wells, dew ponds and fog …

Mexico unveils plan to cap greenhouse gas emissions by 2026

Mexico on Friday said it will cap its greenhouse gas emissions by 2026, becoming one of the first countries to formally submit its national climate plan to the United Nations ahead of a climate summit in Paris in December.<p>Mexico’s foreign and environment ministries presented the national climate …

New Tesla battery could take your home off the grid

Ever wish you could ditch your electric bill? Tesla is working on a house battery that could help you slash your expensive utility bill, by taking …

5 remarkable inventions improving water quality across the globe

The world's water crisis is still in full force.<p>Approximately 750 million people around the world still lack access to safe, drinkable water — 90% of …

Underwater Aussie wave farms pump both power and water

It isn't the motion of the ocean that matters so much as what you do with the waves. At one Australian naval base, those waves are being put to use providing steady streams of both electricity <i>and</i> potable water, all while generating zero emissions. It's all thanks to an innovative green energy …

Articles about prefab home can be built day generates twice energy it uses on Dwell.com - Dwell

U.K. design firm DIY Kyoto recently announced the launch of cheaper version of its Wattson, an ingenious little device that not...<p>If you're anything like me, it drives you nuts when a light is left on in a room you—nor anyone in your household—is in. How...<p>With Europe leading the way, …

Prefab Homes

Riding the waves: The challenge of harnessing ocean power

<b>No energy source is perfect.</b><p>Fossil fuels emit damaging CO2, wind and solar are variable, nuclear generates radioactive waste, while biomass, depending on the source, can encourage deforestation.<p>On paper, tidal and wave power would appear to be the best solution, using the ferocious force of the …

Hydroelectric Power

ACT Wastewater Treatment Cuts Operating Costs, Recycles Waste

Applied CleanTech’s sewage recycling technology for wastewater has helped a UK wastewater treatment plant lower its carbon footprint and emissions …

Waste2Watergy Helping Beverage Companies Brew Power from Wastewater

Image credit: Craft Brewing Business<p>Related:<p><b>Waste2Watergy</b>, a Corvallis startup formed at <b>Oregon State University</b>, has secured a $225,000 federal grant …

Fuel Cell

Another Table Design Inspired by Natural Bodies of Water

What Greg Klassen did for rivers, Christopher Duffy does for oceans<p>Do you remember Greg Klassen's River Collection of tables? To refresh your memory, …

First floating solar plant hopes to change waste energy in Australia

A floating solar plant is set to be constructed on a wastewater treatment basin in South Australia, in an Australia-first initiative.<p>The plant, which …

Tiny $33K Home Offers Off-Grid Luxury Living on Wheels

Don't be fooled by this trailer’s boxy façade—inside lies an impressively spacious and luxurious miniature home! Designed and built by Andrew and …

Anish Kapoor’s Swirling Vortex of Black Water

Famed artist Anish Kapoor is back and this time he's showing a never-ending, swirling vortex of black water. At the Kochi-Muziris Biennale, India's first biennale for contemporary art, Kapoor has created an intriguing installation called <i>Descension</i>. Surrounded by a circular gate, the black water …

Art

This Amazing Urban 'Treehouse' Made From Windows and Doors is Open to Everyone

French architect Stéphane Malka built this amazing temporary "Bow House" in the Netherlands from dozens of old doors and windows! The tiny recycled …

Philippe Starck's New Wind and Solar-Powered Home Produces 50% More Energy Than it Consumes

Philippe Starck is spawning a new era of super green homes. The French designer teamed up with Riko, a European manufacturer of prefab wooden …

EU leaders agree CO2 emissions cut

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1118000/1118438_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534441880_f951712368496f4fde6106cf2f457b1a<p><b>EU leaders have reached a landmark deal to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 40% by 2030, compared with 1990 levels.</b><p>The binding decision came after …

Fossil Fuels

MIT Develops Brilliant Graphite Sponge that Converts Solar Energy into Steam

Researchers at MIT’s Department of Mechanical Engineering have developed a simple, graphite and carbon-based sponge that soaks up water and heats it …

Clean Energy

Peru to Provide Free Solar Power to its 2 Million Poorest Citizens

The country of Peru is looking to provide free electricity to over 2 million of its poorest citizens by harvesting energy from the sun. Energy and …

The World's Smallest Electric Vehicle Folds Up Smaller Than Carry-On Luggage

Riding a bike to work has its limitations. The charm fades after a few days of arriving to work covered in sweat and then manhandling your bike into …

Artificial leaf can make oxygen in space with water and light

It seems like we are constantly getting a little bit closer to being able to live in outer space, but one teeny-tiny little detail keeps holding us …

Handy

Arizona will get non-stop clean energy from hot air drafts

Many green energy sources only generate power in a narrow range of conditions. Solar panels won't work when it's dark, for instance, and wind turbines are useless when everything is still. If Solar Wind Energy Tower has its way, though, we'll soon get clean electricity around the clock. It recently …

The Micro is a 3D printer 'designed for everyone'

M3D is making a bid to bring 3D printing to everyday consumers. Today the company is introducing the Micro, a product it claims to be the world’s "first truly consumer 3D printer." The Micro — now live (and already funded) on Kickstarter — was designed around three key principles: reliability, …

Anti-Social Network Helps You Avoid People You Don’t Want To See

Sick of running into your ex? Brian Moore was, so he developed Cloak, an app that warns you when other people are nearby.<p>There is no shortage of social media apps out there that will loudly broadcast to everyone where you are at every second of the day. Rarer is the app that exists to obfuscate …

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