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PiSolMan: Raspberry Pi Zero Solar Energy Management Module by Abel Rodríguez de la Concepción

PiSolMan is a highly efficient Solar Module for continuously powering Raspberry Pi while monitoring power consumption & battery state.

Tesla Energy and sonnen compare energy storage strategies on stage at US Energy Storage Summit

The stage of the US Energy Storage Summit today was the scene of an interesting talk between Tesla’s Vice President of ‘Tesla Energy’, Mateo Jaramillo, and sonnen’s Chief Sales & Marketing Officer, Philipp Schröder, who was an executive at Tesla until late 2015. The two companies have been …

Energy Storage

Großbatterien: Sechs 15-Megawatt-Anlagen sollen deutsches Stromnetz sichern

Die unregelmäßige Einspeisung von Wind- und Solarstrom sorgt für gefährliche Schwankungen, die zum Zusammenbruch des Stromnetzes führen können. …

Insekten als Pflanzenfreunde

Wenn Feldfrüchte von neuen Krankheiten befallen sind, helfen oft nur noch Pestizide, doch die können teuer, giftig und unwirksam sein. Forscher …

This Wool Is Made From The Pine Needles You'd Normally Trash

Just in time for the holidays.<p>Pine trees are an important source of timber—600 million are chopped down each year in the EU alone. But while the trees are harvested for their wood, billions of pine needles go to waste.<p>Or, they could be used to make Forest Wool, a new material designed by Tamara …

Wool

The colossal African solar farm that could power Europe

We visit a vast power plant at the door to the Moroccan desert that is helping to define the energy future of the world.<p><i>This story is featured in BBC Future’s “Best of 2016” collection. Discover more of our picks.</i><p>The minibus crosses the vast plateau on a newly paved road. Cracked fields stretch …

Renewable Energy

I Tried to Power Three Electric Vehicles With Solar Panels

Powering three modern electric vehicles with my home's solar array and an extension cord. Can the sun be your endless fuel pump?<p>Toward the end of last year, I bought a solar array: 24 LG panels up on my roof paired with Enphase microinverters, transforming sunlight into 7.4 kilowatts of …

Electric Vehicles

Six unexpected sources of renewable energy

<i>By Cat DiStasio</i><p>When it comes to discussions about renewable energy, solar and wind power often take center stage. To a lesser degree, other forms like geothermal energy and hydropower also get some attention. But many people may not be aware that there are many other sources of renewable energy …

Renewable Energy

Erneuerbare Energien: Neue Gezeitenkraft-Turbine in Kanada produziert erstmals Strom

<b>Eine vor der Küste Neuschottlands versenkte Gezeitenkraft-Turbine speist nun Strom ins Netz. Die Stromkunden kommt das teuer, die Provinzregierung</b> …

Erneuerbare Energien: Tesla baut Solarstromnetz auf einer Pazifik-Insel

Sauberer Strom statt Dieselgeneratoren: Tesla hat auf einer Pazifikinsel ein Stromnetz mit Solarzellen und einem großen Akku aufgebaut. (Tesla …

Redox-Flow-Akku: Bessere Akkus dank Leuchtfarbe

Kann eine Farbe als Energiespeicher eingesetzt werden? US-Forscher haben einen Redox-Flow-Akku gebaut, der mit einer Leuchtfarbe betrieben wird. …

Las Vegas streetlights are powered by your footsteps

Las Vegas is famous for its lights, bright sunny days and copious pedestrian traffic. That no doubt made it the perfect place for clean tech startup EnGoPlanet to test new LED streetlights powered by both photovoltaic panels and kinetic footstep pads. Married with a battery, the setup not only …

Green Energy

Smart Solar Street Light: Straßenlaternen werden durch Fußtritte betrieben

Sonne und Fußgänger sorgen für den Strom, mit dem vier neuartige Straßenlaternen in Las Vegas betrieben werden. Die Straßenlaternen beleuchten aber …

Solar Power Turns Water and Carbon Dioxide Into Fuel

Finish researchers are building a demonstration power plant that would use solar-generated electricity, water and carbon dioxide extracted from the …

Thermoelektrika: Abwärme als Rohstoff

Milliarden Gigajoule Prozesswärme bleiben jährlich ungenutzt. Neuartige Thermoelektrika sollen das ändern und daraus Strom gewinnen. Doch sie zu …

Hochleistungs-Batterien aus Schrott und Waschmittel

<b>Einem Forscherteam an der Vanderbilt University in Tennesse soll es gelungen sein, leistungsfähige Stahl-Messing-Akkus aus Metall vom Schrottplatz</b> …

Erneuerbare Energien: Kanada gibt Gezeitenkraft neue Chance

<b>In Neuschottland wird eine experimentelle Turbine in der Bay of Fundy versenkt. Dort gibt es den höchsten Tidenhub der Welt. Die Energiebranche hofft</b> …

Vast Moroccan Solar Power Plant is Hard Act for Africa to Follow

On the edge of the Sahara desert, Morocco is building one of the world's biggest solar power plants in a project largely funded by the European Union.<p>…

Renewable Energy

Low-Cost Wind Turbine To Power An Entire House For A Lifetime

For some time now, these words <i>“for the cost of an iPhone, you can now buy a wind turbine that can power an entire house for a lifetime”</i> have been …

Elon Musk Takes Leonardo DiCaprio through Tesla Gigafactory (W/Video)

Documentary discusses the future of sustainable energy<p>Free Price Quote From a Local Dealer<p>View Special Offers<p>No Obligation, Fast & Simple Free New Car Quote<p>Change Car<p>In a new documentary entitled “Before the Flood,” Leonardo DiCaprio talks with a variety of people who help paint a picture of …

Elon Musk

German firm aims to compactly convert radioactive Fukushima wood into power

Japan is turning to a small German company to generate power from timber irradiated by the 2011 Fukushima No. 1 nuclear meltdowns.<p>Closely held …

Eine Leuchte aus Bakterien

<b>Studenten der Newcastle University treten beim iGEM-Wettbewerb in Boston mit einem Elektro-Baukasten an. Statt der üblichen Glühlämpchen oder LEDs</b> …

Tesla Energy: Solar-Dachpfannen und eine neue Powerwall

<b>Tesla hat Solarzellen in Dachpfannenform vorgestellt. Außerdem verdoppelt das Unternehmen bei der zweiten Generation der Haus-Batterie Powerwall 2</b> …

Check out Tesla's four different glass solar roofs

Can you see the solar panels?<p>Tesla released photographs of four different solar roofs that the company announced earlier today. Instead of adding bulky solar panels to an existing roof, the roofs themselves will be made of textured glass tiles that incorporate photovoltaic cells.<p>The new roofs are …

Elon Musk

Tesla unveils residential ‘solar roof’ with updated battery storage system

Tesla will build and sell its own line of solar panels to combine with its battery storage system, the company announced at a press event at Universal Studios in LA, today. The system will allow residential homeowners to replace their entire roof with solar panels connected to an updated Powerwall …

Elon Musk

Farm 360 in Indianapolis grows veggies with 100% renewable energy and 90% less water

In a nondescript warehouse on the Near Eastside of Indianapolis, the growers at Farm 360 are growing vegetables through a hydroponic system that is …

Tesla reveals more details about its plan to create ‘world’s only integrated sustainable energy company’

While anyone with a few dollars (~$200 for Tesla and ~$20 for SolarCity) can hold shares and vote on the merger between Tesla and SolarCity, the institutional shareholders are really the only ones who can make a difference and tip the scale.<p>Now Tesla put together a presentation and set out to …

Elon Musk

Why Apple and Google are moving into solar energy

Silicon Valley’s biggest companies are investing in renewable energy in a serious way – a sign, perhaps, of rapid changes in the energy market.<p>Most people think of Apple as a company that makes phones, computers and smart watches – not an energy provider. But in August all of that changed when the …

Renewable Energy

Couple from England Show How to Heat and Power Your Home With Self-Made Battery Pack

Brian and Ruth Willis live near Oxford, England and have been heating their home for quite some time now completely free of charge using solar panels …

Solar Panels