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Virginia Launches Auction for 2GW Offshore Wind Farm That Could Power 700,000 Homes

<i>Wind farm photo from Shutterstock</i><p>Virginia could soon be generating clean, renewable electricity for its residents from an offshore wind farm in the …

Offshore Wind Turbines Could Power the Entire European Union Four Times Over

A new report by The European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) has found that the European Union, from Portugal to Finland could source their all of …

Renewable Energy

Is This Dirty Little Secret Enough to Tarnish Wind Energy's Future?

Wind turbines have a dirty little secret. This clean power generator isn't entirely clean. Wind actually requires a dirty partner to get the job …

Researchers Build Nano Solar Cells 1,000 Times More Powerful than Conventional PVs

As global warming and climate change escalate, the push to develop better, more efficient solar energy technology has never been more urgent, and now …

Stonehill College Takes Campus Solar Plan to New Heights with Solect

NORTH EASTON, MA –January 6, 2014 – Stonehill College, a private, four-year liberal arts college located in southeastern Massachusetts, is deploying …

Solar Cooler chills beverages, makes ice with sun power

No ice, no problem. The Solar Cooler uses solar panels to keep things chill in remote places, on the beach, or when camping out.<p>Back in 2004, Ryan McGann, an engineer by training, was sitting on the beach. He was getting hot and his beer was getting warm. He thought to himself that there must be …

Beverages

These Beautiful Solar Orbs Are So Efficient They Even Harvest Moonlight

Photovoltaic panels aren't the most glamorous technology: They're usually tucked away on a roof, and when you can see them, they're ugly<i>.</i> And …

Solar-Powered OnBeat Headphones Charge Your Phone as You Listen to Music

Listening to music can be a drain on your smartphone or iPod battery, and stopping to charge up restricts your mobility. But with the OnBeat solar …

Spray-On Solar Cells Cheaper to Manufacture

A team of researchers from the University of Alberta developed a cost-effective solar cell — made with spray-paint like synthetics.<p>Jillian Buriak, a …

Liquid Solar Cells Could One Day be as Cheap as Paint

Researchers at SUNY Buffalo are working on a new generation of liquid solar cells that may one day be as cheap as paint. Although they would be …

Clean Energy

German-French Team Unveils World's Most Efficient Solar Cell!

A team comprised of the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems, Soitec, CEA-Leti and the Helmholtz Center, Berlin has just unveiled the …

UCLA Doubles Efficiency of Transparent Energy-Generating Solar Film

A team of UCLA researchers has achieved a breakthrough in polymer solar cell (PSC) technology by doubling the efficiency of the transparent solar …

Clean Energy

NASA Wants to Beam Microwave Energy to Earth with a Solar Power Plant in Space

When we first heard about the Solar Power Satellite via Arbitrarily Large Phased Array (SPS-ALPHA) – a proposed flower shaped solar power energy …

Renewable Energy

Super Efficient Transparent Solar Cells Could Turn Windows into Clean Energy Generators

Imagine windows powering homes, office buildings, and even airplanes. That fantasy might not be far from reality thanks to the latest breakthroughs …

M-22 House Runs on Geothermal and Hydropower in Northern Michigan

The M-22 House by Michael Fitzhugh fits within Northern Michigan's landscape while also taking advantage of renewable energy available on site. …

Hydroelectric Power

100% Electric Cars Are Now Outselling Plug-in Hybrids in the US

<i>Photo via Shutterstock</i><p>Range anxiety isn’t holding back the electric car. Sales figures are in for the first half of 2013, and they show that 100% …

New BMW i8 and VW e-Golf Represent Thriving and Diverse Electric Car Market

<b>Both BMW and VolksWagen show off new electric cars at the Frankfurt Motor Show, as the market for green, rechargeable cars continues to grow.</b><p>BMW has …

10 most expensive Electric and Hybrid cars for 2014 -

Gone are those days when the boring Toyota Prius was the only choice when it came to hybrid cars. Now the market has a long list of exceptionally …

Auto Shows

5 Sports Car Stunners You'll Be Shocked To Learn Are Hybrids

Toss aside your thoughts of what a hybrid car should be. Beginning in 2014, automakers like Porsche, Ferrari and BMW will be putting electric motors alongside gas engines in sports cars that can tear up the track as well as save the environment (or at least hurt it less). Hybrids will no longer be …

Rolls-Royce And Bentley Want To Get Into The Electric-Car Game

In interviews with Business Insider, executives from both brands said they are seriously considering a plug-in hybrid car. Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) combine the ability to run on electricity stored in a battery with an internal combustion engine. They usually offer an EV mode range …

Volkswagen Aerrow Hybrid Car Concept Looks Like a Futuristic Spaceship

German designer Andreas Blazunaj‘s Volkswagen Aerrow is a futuristic hybrid car that looks like an out of this world spaceship. The two-wheeled …

2014 Acura ILX Hybrid Priced at $29,795, Tech Package at $35,495

2014 Acura ILX Hybrid continues into its second model year with no changes to its powertrain, equipment, and starting price of $29,795, which includes the destination fee of $895. The 2014 ILX Hybrid with Technology Package, however, gets a $200 price bump to $35,495.<p>The ILX Hybrid’s powertrain …

Sexy Hybrid Concept Coupé Previews Volvo's Future

Volvo has unveiled its latest concept car, the Concept Coupé, which is a new hybrid vehicle that takes styling elements from Volvo’s past and at the …

Volvo

Renzo Piano's Dragonfly-Inspired Turbine Can Harvest Energy from the Slowest Winds

As we shift away from fossil fuels, many utilities have focused on building the biggest and most powerful wind turbines possible to meet growing …

Renewable Energy

SOM's Soaring 99 Story Pertamina Skyscraper to Harness Wind Energy in Indonesia

Skidmore, Owings & Mills just unveiled their centerpiece design for Pertamina’s new headquarters: a futuristic “energy beacon” that dramatically …

Architecture

SheerWind's INVELOX Wind Turbine Can Generate 600% More Energy Than Conventional Turbines

US-based wind energy company SheerWind just unveiled the INVELOX – a tunnel-based wind turbine that can produce up to 600% more power than …

TU Delft and Mecanoo Unveil New Bladeless Bird-Friendly Wind Turbine Design

Researchers at TU Delft recently teamed up with Dutch architecture firm Mecanoo to design a bird-friendly wind turbine that can transform wind energy …

Renewable Energy

CalTech Researcher John Dabiri Uses Biomimicry to Design Cheaper, More Efficient Vertical Axis Wind Farms Inspired by Schools of Fish

Wind turbine designs have improved significantly in recent years, but wind farms are still pretty inefficient. That’s because traditional wind …

Silicon/nickel water splitter could lead to cheaper hydrogen

While not a primary source of energy, hydrogen, because of its large energy density, provides a vehicle with which to store and transport energy. …

Scientists Use Microbes to Turn Poo into Hydrogen

Scientists at Newcastle University have created a process that uses microbes to not only process sewage at treatment plants, but to then produce …

Clean Energy