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Solar3D is one step closer to a prototype 3D solar cell

04/12/2011, We’ve previously talked about Solar3D before; a startup focused on creating 3D solar cells. Instead of having flat panels of solar cells like we currently do now, Solar3D had plans to create a 3D shape for a solar cell so that it can be used to trap...

Cincinnati Zoo uses solar panels to go greener

03/28/2011, In an attempt to go even greener, the Cincinnati Zoo has recently installed a large array of solar panels to feed electricity to the zoo. The installation consists of over 6,400 solar panels over the zoo’s carpark, covering 800/1,000 parking spots...

Artificial leaves can power homes in the future

03/28/2011, Whenever you hear about artificial plants, the first thing that pops into mind would be those fake plastic flowers that you display indoors and away from sunlight. In the future, that might not be the case anymore. Some experts at the American Chemical...

British soldiers go green with special solar-powered suits

03/16/2011, A team of researchers over at the University of Glasgow are developing new suits to make soldiers better and more efficient while on the battlefield. One of the main problems with current soldier equipment is that they need to carry heavy battery packs...

3D Solar cells will make solar energy efficient

01/19/2011, Solar energy – a renewable energy source that hasn’t been too popular due to its low efficiency and high cost of implementation. And that’s because of our current solar panel designs – they just don’t trap the sunlight well enough....

MIT Researchers Discover New Energy Source (It’s Not Energon)

03/16/2010, Every gadget and laptop user on the planet has at some point of time complained about battery life, and we’ve been waiting for something new and interesting to give us smaller and lighter batteries for ages. Now, hopefully the folks over at MIT...

Bloom Box ready to rock and roll

02/22/2010, The Bloom Box from Bloom Energy looks set to hit the general populace, where it will do its part in helping keep the earth nice and green, assuming everyone adopts it on a large scale. It resembles an industrial-sized refrigerator, where it goes about...

Horizon Hydrofill Hydrogen Refueling and Storage Solution

01/11/2010, [CES 2010] We published about Horizon Hydrofill, when it was announced prior to CES on Jan. 4th, and we got a chance to see the device at the show. Hydrofill is a major fuel cell innovation, allowing everyone to have a personal hydrogen generator and...

Google PowerMeter gets device partner

10/06/2009, Google is pleased to announce their first device partner which means you no longer need to have a smart meter installed by your utility before booting up Google PowerMeter! Their devices will now play nice with TED 5000 from Energy Inc., where the latter...

Solar highways: what about theft?

07/24/2009, A number of states are looking into building huge solar arrays along highways. For one, there’s some electric infrastructure along highways. Secondly, the area surrounding these roads should be somewhat built up (or flattened). Today, installations...