Geoffrey Marles

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Infographic: Solar Power by the Numbers

As an engineer, my skills tend to lean toward the analytic, verbal, and logical sides. But as an educator, I've come to realize that students learn …

Microsoft starts letting Windows 10 users control smart home devices from their PC

Windows 10 users are going to be able to treat their PCs more like smart home hubs. <i>Windows Central</i> reports today that Microsoft has added a "connected home" section to Cortana. From this new menu, users can sign into smart home services, thereby giving Cortana control. It's currently compatible …

What Happens to Your Life When You Write Goals Down

You're reading What Happens to Your Life When You Write Goals Down, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're …

Is a battery storage system the answer to rising bills?

The system from Ovo and Nissan allows consumers to store electricity created from their solar panels which would otherwise by wasted.

Rethink on Smart meters needed

Researchers have highlighted the limitations of current smart meters and developed their own ‘smarter’ meter

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 …

A new low-cost battery offers a hefty voltage and sustained energy capacity

A zinc-based battery that delivers a high voltage and substantial energy capacity could be set to rival conventional lithium-ion batteries, A*STAR …

A Guide to Blockchain and Energy

Over the last 18 months, blockchain has evolved from an obscure concept in cryptocurrency circles into a mainstream corporate tool for "disrupting” …

From Dumb to Smart: Stepping into the Future of Energy

In some ways, the future is already here. The next generation of retail energy services and cutting-edge tech tools are helping first adopters …

10 lessons from Tim Ferriss that took him a decade to learn

It inspired me to start a business that gives me the time, mobility, and income that I want — instead of being trapped in a 9 to 5.<p>It's the book I most highly recommend because of how it's changed my life and the lives of just about everyone who reads it.<p>I had the opportunity to attend an exclusive …

Massive wind turbine takes energy generation record

A behemoth V164 offshore wind turbine from Danish company MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has produced almost 216,000 kWh over a 24-hour period during tests …

Vanadium Batteries To Power The $27 Billion Off-Grid Energy Market

While the cost of renewable energies such as wind and solar have come down greatly in recent years, low availability continues to handicap renewable …

Clean Energy

Swansea Bay project: Tidal lagoons cheaper than 'almost any other source of power', concludes energy expert

Harnessing the tides could provide major amounts of cheap, reliable and renewable energy, according to the author of a report commissioned by the …

Hydroelectric Power

Battery back-up solar systems

<b>3. Why consider buying a hybrid solar system?</b><p><b>1) Keep the electricity flowing if the grid goes down</b><p>Most solar power systems shut down if they detect …

Green Charge: The Energy Storage Startup Transforming A $100 Billion Market

The energy storage industry has grown to become a $100 billion market, projected to reach $250 billion by 2040.<p>This massive valuation is due, in part, to more than 50% of consumer energy bills being attributed to peak hour charges. Noticing the need to make energy usage more affordable and …

Clean Energy

Las Vegas' City Government Is Now Powered Entirely by Renewable Energy

Las Vegas is now the largest city in the country to run entirely on renewable energy.<p>Just last week, Las Vegas announced it has reached its goal of powering the city governement entirely with renewable energy, meeting a goal the city has been working toward for nearly a decade. The goal was reached …

Renewable Energy

Google launches Android Things, a new OS for IoT gadgets

Google has launched Android Things, an IoT platform that lets you build connected devices while leveraging Android APIs and the company’s cloud-based services for delivering updates and enabling voice commands.<p>The company says it’s combining Brillo, its previous Android-based IoT OS, with tools …

Instead Of Buying Electricity From The Power Company, What If You Bought It From Your Neighbor?

Traditionally, when you want electricity, you buy it from a utility. In the future, you may buy it from the house next door. A Dutch company called PowerPeers is making it happen in the Netherlands.<p>In the Netherlands, a marketplace called Power Peers is linking up home energy producers with …

CodeMade.io is a place to find open-source Internet of Things Inspiration

Most people who learn to code typically encounter the same problem during their first few months. They’ll read a book or two and learn the basics of a programming language. They’ll write a few short programs. They’ll figure out how to print <i>“Hello World”</i> to the screen, and then they’ll figure out …

Silicon Valley aims to conquer the energy sector

Smart technologies like big data, blockchain and the "Internet of Things" are likely to play a big role in the new energy landscape. So, will …

Producing Wind Energy In The Ocean, No Turbines In Sight

President Trump hates offshore wind turbines. Maybe he’ll like Accio’s innovative new way to generate energy from ocean winds.<p>Accio Energy gets its name from the Harry Potter series, where an “accio” spell summons something to a character (a broomstick, for instance). In the open ocean, Accio …

The First Tidal Generator in North America Is Now Online

The generator harnesses the power of the tides in the Bay of Fundy, and produces enough electricity to power 500 homes.<p>The first tidal generator in North America has gone online this month in the Bay of Fundy, and is expected to generate enough electricity to power 500 homes.<p>While most hydro …

Renewable Energy

Opinion: How to profit from the Internet of Things: 4 quick successes and 4 bigger ideas

During the past few years, much has been made of the billions of sensors, cameras, and other devices being connected exponentially in the “Internet …

NASA Has Compiled a List of the Best Air-Cleaning Plants for Your Home

Many of us spend most of our time indoors, so it’s important to cultivate a space that’s a healthy one. A simple—and beautiful—way to do this is through houseplants; they add some green to your home while being an effective way to purify the air.<p>NASA hardly seems like the organization that would …

Some new energy-efficient technologies are on the verge of delivering real benefits to consumers and companies alike<p>Smart technology allows companies and households to use energy more efficiently, reducing the need to build more power stations, some of which burn polluting fossil fuels such as coal …

Clean Energy

For The Cost Of An iPhone, You Can Now Buy a Wind Turbine That Can Power An Entire House For a Lifetime

<b>Indian startup Avant Garde Innovations has developed a low-cost wind turbine that can generate 3-5 kW hours of electricity every day.</b><p>For the same …

11 home batteries that rival Tesla's Powerwall 2.0

Musk unveiled the new version of its at-home battery, Powerwall 2.0, on Friday night. The battery comes with technical and design improvements from its predecessor, but it also speaks to Tesla's larger vision for energy. Musk wants to bring solar installation and battery installation, two processes …

The world’s biggest nuclear fusion experiment may lead to endless clean energy

Thirty-five countries are working together to build the world’s first large-scale nuclear fusion reactor—and if successful, their efforts could help humans harness the “ultimate green energy.”<p>The reactor, currently estimated to cost $20 billion, is now under construction in southern France. Nuclear …

Energy

Choosing a Wireless Protocol for Home Automation

Which wireless protocol should you use when designing a home automation device?<p>As the Internet of Things begins to proliferate our personal and …