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Scientists Are Building a System That Could Turn Atmospheric CO2 Into Fuel

Suck it up and store it for later.<p>Scientists in Canada are developing an industrial carbon dioxide recycling plant that could one day suck CO2 out of …

Solar fuel cell producing hydrogen fuel will boost the yield by tenfold – RtoZ.Org – Latest Technology News

A solar cell that produces fuel rather than electricity. Researchers at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) and FOM Foundation have presented a …

Solar Trees Now Power the "Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas" Sign

1/3<p>Las Vegas Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Sign going green with solar tree installation Green Chips and Clean Energy Project solar power …

KQED

<i>Click to enlarge.</i><p>Solar power is energy that comes from the sun. This energy can be captured and stored in many different ways. It is the ultimate …

The 9 Most Electrifying Energy Stories Of 2014

By Jessica Leber3 minute Read<p>Very soon, it could cost less to install rooftop solar panels than to pay your utility bill in many U.S. states. And so …

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A huge floating solar farm will be built on a reservoir in Japan

Japan has been aggressively building solar projects — close to 11 GW in two years — in the wake of the decision to dismantle its nuclear plants …

My 14 favorite energy stories of 2014

While the rest of the tech world focuses on things like Apple’s upcoming gadgets, which retailer is the latest to get hacked, or the ongoing drama …

Moth eyes inspire scientists to cut reflection on solar panels

The eyes of the common moth have led to a novel discovery that could boost the efficiency of solar panels. Scientists at Brookhaven National …

Special report: How the rise of a mega solar panel farm shows us the future of energy

After about an hour of weaving up and down the winding, mountainous, two-lane highway that is route 58, eastbound from San Luis Obispo, I honestly …

Another huge solar panel farm opens in California

Just months after the world’s largest solar panel farm, called Topaz, was turned on outside of San Luis Obispo, Calif., on Monday a similarly-large …

Pros And Cons Of Solar Energy | Investopedia

With the growing threat of climate change due to the excessive release of carbon emissions, many nations are looking to clean energy alternatives to …

Investors turning away from green energy

Big investors are confident that fossil fuels will remain a key energy source for years down the road, writes Michael McDonald, and the number of …

Leading the shift to wind energy, Elgin company blows away competition

Drive through rural Illinois and you're bound to pass a wind farm, row upon row of tall, imposing turbines, equipped with gearboxes that capture wind and convert it to electricity.<p>Tucked away in Elgin's manufacturing community is Winergy Drive Systems Corporation, a global player in the clean …

Ecocapsules are pint-sized solar and wind-powered micro homes

Ecocapsule is a small, egg-shaped abode that could be the perfect home for someone who wants to let it all go like Elsa and live off the grid. Its roof is decked with 600W solar cells and a built-in 750W wind turbine that store the energy they harness into a high-power battery. The structure's …

How It Works: The Highest-Efficiency Solar Cell

I'm going to soak up the sun.<p>Solar cells typically convert no more than 20 percent of incoming energy into electricity, in part because they capture only certain wavelengths of light. Researchers at Germany’s Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems have developed a solar cell that converts …

Clean Energy

Make a Solar Water Heater for Under $5

Instructables user, TheNaib, has written a tutorial on how to create a solar thermal water heater for under five dollars. It will involve a fair …

This Algae Battery Could Power A Tesla With 200X The Charge

In a small lab, near a lake at the edge of West Berkeley, sits the prototype of what could revolutionize battery power as we know it. The secret to this power? Algae.<p>OK, just hang with me here. Lots of research has already been done on algae’s possible power capabilities. Prototype creator Adam …

An All-Liquid Battery For Storing Solar And Wind Energy

Making alternative energy cheaper and more reliable<p>You could call it a rainy-day fund. A team of MIT researchers has built an all-liquid battery prototype that's designed to store excess energy from solar and wind power plants. When the sun isn't shining, or the wind isn't blowing, future versions …

Clean Energy

Smartphones could be charged in 60 seconds with new battery

An iPhone 6 takes around two hours to charge but could be full of power in a minute if fitted with a new aluminium battery<p>Smartphones could be charged in less than one minute after scientists at Stanford University invented an aluminium battery so powerful it could revolutionise the industry.<p>The …

Clean Energy

America's First Offshore Wind Farm Breaks Ground

America's smallest state claimed a big spot in the country's renewable energy development history. Monday Deepwater Wind broke ground on the …

Audi just created diesel fuel from air and water

Audi is making a new fuel for internal combustion engines that has the potential to make a big dent when it comes to climate change – that's because …

Top 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Hydropower

10. Hydropower is one of the oldest power sources on the planet, generating power when flowing water spins a wheel or turbine. It was used by farmers …

Homeowners Install Solar Metal Roofs

The thin-film solar laminate may have an advantage over solar panel systems, depending on architecture, position and local climate. "The solar …

Oyster Wave Energy Converter puts climate change to good use

One of the Holy Grails of green power is hydroelectricity, and we've certainly seen our fair share of research in that department. The newest guy on the scene is called Oyster, a collaborative effort between Queen's University in Belfast and Aquamarine Power Limited that sees something called an …

Incredible Fab Lab House Generates Three Times More Energy Than It Consumes

Sustainability and green technologies have taken over the world of design lately as more and more projects develop with these new concepts in mind. …

Germany Builds A Solar City That Produces Four Times The Energy It Consumes [Video]

When it comes to clean energy, most people in green communities believe the future of power usage will be solar energy. Initially, such a belief …

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Motion-powered 'smart' fabric could charge your electronics

Options for a wearable, portable charging solution include a jacket with solar panels stuck on the back and shoes that collect kinetic energy -- but a new type of fabric taps into something we usually find undesirable -- static electricity.<p>Created by a team led by materials scientist Sang-Woo Kim …

This Texas city will run entirely on renewable energy by 2017

GEORGETOWN, Texas, a city of 50,000 inhabitants, will offer 100% wind and solar energy by January 2017.<p>If you thought that this big change in energy …