Archive:June, 2014

June 30th, 2014

New Battery Is Changing the Grid

By Kent Harrington | Comments (0)
2014-06-27 axion 3

Axion Power makes a hybrid super-capacitor/battery that replaces the negative electrode with an activated carbon electrode to get super capacitor properties.

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June 30th, 2014

New Battery Is Changing the Grid

By Kent Harrington | Comments (0)
2014-06-27 axion 4

Axion Power makes a hybrid super-capacitor/battery that replaces the negative electrode with an activated carbon electrode to get super capacitor properties.

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June 27th, 2014

New Liquid Crystals Controlled by Magnetic Field

By Douglas Clark | Comments (0)
LCD display

Newly developed liquid crystals that can be manipulated by external magnetic fields may open the door for the next generation of device displays and more.

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June 26th, 2014

Concentrated Solar Power Closing In on Natural Gas

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2014-06-25 abengoa 2

By combining concentrated solar power with molten salt storage, one pioneering company says its technology could compete on the open market with natural gas by 2020.

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June 25th, 2014

Prototype for 60% Solar Cell Efficiency Unveiled

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Solar Cell

Sharp unveiled a small solar cell prototype that relies on exotic physics to double current solar cell efficiency.

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June 24th, 2014

Rigs-to-Reefs Program Saves Time, Money and Boosts Marine Life

By Kent Harrington | Comments (0)
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Unused offshore oil platforms can be reefed, by bringing above-water parts ashore and chopping the jacket down, to allow sunlight to supply a thriving ecosystem.

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June 23rd, 2014

Tidal Energy Plants Coming to Florida

By Douglas Clark | Comments (0)
Ocean currents

A Swedish firm is bringing its tidal technology to Florida, where it will build commercial demonstration plants that aim to harness the force of the Gulf Stream.

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June 20th, 2014

Elon Musk Talks About The Future Of Solar Energy

By Kent Harrington | Comments (0)
2014-06-19 Elon Musk

Elon Musk is a huge believer in the future of solar energy. But for Musk, it’s not speculative. Every new press conference reveals the enormity his vision.

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June 19th, 2014

Smallest Canary Island Takes Over as World’s Renewable Energy Champ

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2014-06-12 El Hiero 7

El Hierro, the smallest of Spain’s Canary Islands, will generate all of its own power from an innovative, hybrid water and wind power plant.

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June 18th, 2014

Should Greenhouse Gasses Be “Petrified” in Rock?

By Douglas Clark | Comments (0)
Basalt formation

Among the many scenarios for capturing greenhouse gasses, one of the most novel is “petrifying” it in basalt formations. But is it practical?

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