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Oct 21, 2015, by slashgearSlashGear

Toyota built this amazing "Back to the Future" gullwing Mirai

Oct 21, 2015, by slashgearSlashGear
Are fuel-cells the future of eco-friendly transportation? Toyota certainly thinks so, and it's cranking up the Mirai's cool-factor with a one-off Back to the Future special edition for the hydrogen car's official launch for preorder customers in Los Angeles.  Read more...
Oct 20, 2015, by Máté PetrányJalopnik

The Real-Life Stark Industries Turns Decades Of F1 Know-How Into Speed And Green Energy

Oct 20, 2015, by Máté PetrányJalopnik
I stepped into Sir Frank Williams’ complex expecting to see Felipe Massa’s Formula One car in bits and pieces, but my visit revealed that their engineering department would make Tony Stark run for his money. Read more...
Oct 19, 2015, by azengineeringEurekAlert!

Solar Pioneer John Wesley Miller receives Lasting Legacy Award

Oct 19, 2015, by azengineeringEurekAlert!
( University of Arizona College of Engineering ) John Wesley Miller, 82, has received the 2015 Lasting Legacy Award for housing innovations from the Department of Energy. He is only the second recipient of the award. An alumnus of the University of Arizona College of Engineering, he was one of the first builders of solar-powered homes.  Read more...
Oct 13, 2015, by Yahoo! Finance

CommScope Develops New Power Solution for Wireless Cell Sites

Oct 13, 2015, by Yahoo! Finance
With wireless operators deploying increasingly powerful remote radio units at the top of cell towers, and with those RRUs being further distanced from the power distribution points, delivering electric power efficiently becomes more challenging—and costly. Read more...
Oct 13, 2015, by Linux

Applying IoT to Reduce Power Losses | @ThingsExpo #IoT #M2M #BigData

Oct 13, 2015, by Linux
Electric power utilities face relentless pressure on their financial performance, and reducing distribution grid losses is one of the last untapped opportunities to meet their business goals. Read more...
Oct 13, 2015, by Bloomberg

Aston Martin Seeks `Beauty and Soul' in All-Electric Sports Cars

Oct 13, 2015, by Bloomberg
Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd., the 102 year-old maker of high-performance cars featured in the next James Bond film, is envisioning a future when its engines are fueled by electricity instead of gasoline. Read more...
Oct 10, 2015, by nasdaq.com

Tesla vs. Edison: Why Edison Is Revered, While Tesla Is Still a Relative Unknown

Oct 10, 2015, by nasdaq.com
Tesla vs. Edison: Why Edison Is Revered, While Tesla Is Still a Relative Unknown. Read more...
Oct 06, 2015, by Jeffrey D. SachsMarketWatch

Project Syndicate: Our generation's moonshot: A clean-energy world by 2050

Oct 06, 2015, by Jeffrey D. SachsMarketWatch
Just as JFK challenged the U.S. to land a man on the moon within a decade, our generation must rise to the challenge of replacing fossil fuels with clean energy by 2050, writes Jeffrey D. Sachs. Read more...
Oct 06, 2015, by Nick Jaynesmashable.com

I tested Tesla's 'Ludicrous' Model S in the Palo Alto mountains

Oct 06, 2015, by Nick Jaynesmashable.com
Having just come off the debut of the Tesla Model X , I didn't think that driving the Model S could even compare to the high-riding, $142,000 SUV. How wrong I was. When I returned the Tesla headquarters the next morning, I was tossed the keys (well, fob, actually) to the new Model S P90D (Performance 90-kilowatt-hour dual-motor) with 'Ludicrous' acceleration mode.  Read more...
Oct 02, 2015, by Mika McKinnonEarth & Space

NASA Loves Sending Spacecraft Into Wild Tumbles in This Spin Tunnel

Oct 02, 2015, by Mika McKinnonEarth & Space
September 11, 1959: The Mercury Capsule dropped in free-flight within Langley’s Spin Tunnel so researchers could observe how it gyrated and tumbled during descent. The Spin Tunnel remains in use today to study aerodynamics during unconventional maneuvers.  Read more...
Oct 01, 2015, by Discovery News

Radio Waves Turned Into Electricity

Oct 01, 2015, by Discovery News
A multi-band antenna and a type of battery that converts alternating current to direct current is turning Wi-Fi into power. Read more...
Sep 28, 2015, by wiredwired.com

Blame an FAA Blunder for the Lack of Electric Airplanes

Sep 28, 2015, by wiredwired.com
An FAA rule has inadvertently banned the development of electric airplanes in a category that makes it easier and cheaper for manufacturers to design simple, fun-to-fly aircraft. The post Blame an FAA Blunder for the Lack of Electric Airplanes appeared first on WIRED . Read more...
Sep 27, 2015, by Mike LindblomThe Seattle Times

No word on when First Hill Streetcars will run

Sep 27, 2015, by Mike LindblomThe Seattle Times
The First Hill Streetcar has missed the summer grand opening sought by Seattle transportation chief Scott Kubly, but he says full service should begin soon. Read more...
Sep 26, 2015, by upi.com

Harvard researchers announce cleaner flow battery safe for homes

Sep 26, 2015, by upi.com
Marilyn Malara CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Sept. 26 (UPI) -- A team of researchers from Harvard University have uncovered an even cleaner solution to storing green energy from the sun and wind. Read more...
Sep 26, 2015, by Kevin F. Kelly & Cyrus C.M. ModyIEEE Spectrum

Whatever Happened to the Molecular Computer?

Sep 26, 2015, by Kevin F. Kelly & Cyrus C.M. ModyIEEE Spectrum
Forty years ago, a New York University graduate student named Arieh Aviram opened his Ph.D. dissertation with a bold suggestion: “Taking a clue from nature, [which] utilizes molecules for the carrying out of many physical phenomena, it may be possible to miniaturize electronic components down to molecular size.” What Aviram was proposing was revolutionary: leapfrogging the ongoing miniaturization trend of Moore’s Law by substituting single organic molecules for silicon transistors and diodes. Read more...
Sep 25, 2015, by analyticsystemsPress Release Distribution

Analytic Systems introduces Ideal Multi-Bank Battery Isolator for 2 and 3 bank battery systems

Sep 25, 2015, by analyticsystemsPress Release Distribution
Analytic Systems introduces the IBI (Ideal Battery Isolator) for 2 bank and 3 bank battery systems, allowing all the batteries to be fully charged from a single alternator while maintaining electrical isolation between the battery banks. Read more...
Sep 25, 2015, by HarvardResearchEurekAlert!

Green storage for green energy

Sep 25, 2015, by HarvardResearchEurekAlert!
A team of Harvard scientists and engineers has demonstrated a rechargeable battery that could make storage of electricity from intermittent energy sources like solar and wind safe and cost-effective for both residential and commercial use. The new research builds on earlier work by members of the same team that could enable cheaper and more reliable electricity storage at the grid level. Read more...
Sep 24, 2015, by ThomasNet News

LED Roadway Light creates, stores, and regenerates power.

Sep 24, 2015, by ThomasNet News
Consuming 15–70 W, SEPCO™ SolarWarp9 LED Outdoor Luminaire is 100% solar-powered with minimum of 5 days autonomy of stored power, ensuring backup power to cover inclement weather. Pole-mounted unit comes in 4 light distribution patterns, delivering direct-downward crisp white light along public or private areas, roadways, parking lots, and walkways.  Read more...
Sep 23, 2015, by Alexandra Gibbscnbc.com

Top US businesses commit to renewable energy

Sep 23, 2015, by Alexandra Gibbscnbc.com
Starbucks, Wal-Mart and Goldman Sachs are among the latest round of companies making the pledge to convert completely to renewable energy. Read more...
Sep 17, 2015, by Climate Centralmashable.com

U.S. invests $100 million in solar power research

Sep 17, 2015, by Climate Centralmashable.com
Researchers developing new solar power technology are getting more than $100 million in grants from the federal government as a way to reduce the cost of solar power and expand access to low-carbon energy. As part of the Obama administration's Climate Action Plan, the U.S. Department of Energy on Wednesday announced $52 million in new funding to universities, corporations and national laboratories to find ways to reduce the cost of solar energy, and $50 million for solar photovoltaic technology research and development. Read more...
Aug 29, 2015, by Talent Based Immigration Lawyer

The Information Society

Aug 29, 2015, by Talent Based Immigration Lawyer
The smartphone has ushered in the era of the information society. Decisions big and small are better informed by access to rich information. As the Internet of Things (IoT) flourishes and our ability to gather and analyze data from our environment improves, the information society will mature. The advances and efficiencies resulting from the information society in critical areas, such as infrastructure and health care, will help improve our lives, our economy, and the world. Read more...
Aug 27, 2015, by Grand View Research, Inc.PR Newswire

Distributed Energy Generation Market Worth $179.65 Billion By 2020: Grand View Research, Inc.

Aug 27, 2015, by Grand View Research, Inc.PR Newswire
SAN FRANCISCO, August 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The global distributed energy generation (DEG) market is expected to reach USD 179.65 billion by 2020, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc. Read more...
Aug 25, 2015, by Home - San Jose Mercury News

Obama touts solar, wind power at energy summit

Aug 25, 2015, by Home - San Jose Mercury News
President Barack Obama brought presidential star power to tout the benefits of solar electricity in Western states during an annual green power conference Monday in Las Vegas hosted by U.S. Sen. Harry Reid. Read more...
Aug 25, 2015, by Yahoo! Finance

The Fuel Station of the Future: Nissan and Foster + Partners Charge Ahead with Bold New Vision

Aug 25, 2015, by Yahoo! Finance
Nissan's unwavering vision of a cleaner, safer and more user-friendly automotive environment takes another marked step forward with the announcement of a unique project to design and develop the Fuel Station of the Future in partnership with renowned international architects Foster + Partners. Read more...
Aug 24, 2015, by Sarah SchmidXconomy

Roundup: U-M Impact Challenge, Digerati Girls, 365 Retail Markets & More

Aug 24, 2015, by Sarah SchmidXconomy
Here’s a look at news from around Michigan’s innovation communities: —The University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business today unveiled details of its annual Impact Challenge, an immersive leadership development program that brings together the entire incoming class of first-year, full-time MBA students to engage in a week-long business challenge that aims to make a positive. Read more...
Aug 21, 2015, by Investopedia

Who Will Be the Tesla of the Airline Industry?

Aug 21, 2015, by Investopedia
Explore the move toward producing electric-powered airplanes and learn what companies are in the forefront for developing the necessary technology. Read more...
Aug 17, 2015, by DavidRotmanMIT Technology Review

Paying for Solar Power

Aug 17, 2015, by DavidRotmanMIT Technology Review
SolarCity's massive new manufacturing plant in Buffalo, New York, reflects a booming demand for solar power. Is it sustainable? The rail cars that once carried iron ore around Republic Steel's sprawling plant at the edge of downtown Buffalo, New York, were plowed under when the steel company abandoned the location in 1984. They were recently discovered when excavation began for the so-called gigafactory to be operated by SolarCity, the country's leading supplier of solar panels. Read more...
Aug 14, 2015, by ENVIRONMENTAL ENERGETICSENVIRONMENTAL ENERGETICS

7 Technologies That Will Save the Earth

Aug 14, 2015, by ENVIRONMENTAL ENERGETICSENVIRONMENTAL ENERGETICS
We will no longer depend on limited energy sources that pose a tremendous threat to our ecosystem, but instead be able to benefit from the unlimited and non-polluting supply of wind and sunlight at our disposal. For some time, solar panels were unaffordable for the average household, and wind turbines were deemed cost-inefficient because of their inability to function without adequate wind sources. Read more...
Aug 12, 2015, by Energy Physics

How to Make A Simple 6V Emergency Light For Home

Aug 12, 2015, by Energy Physics
Today, I am here to give a complete tutorial on 'how to make a simple 6v emergency light' using compact fluorescent lamp. This lighting device can be easily equipped with a solar panel, then it can be termed as Solar powered emergency light. You can make this device automatic by using a Light Detecting Resister. We know that some countries are mostly depends on hydroelectric power stations for electricity. Read more...
Aug 10, 2015, by ipwatchdog.com

General Electric beats recent earnings estimates, focuses on healthcare and energy R&D

Aug 10, 2015, by ipwatchdog.com
The General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) of Fairfield, CT, is a multinational conglomerate corporation which operates in a wide range of energy and heavy industrial sectors. Recently released financials for GE's second quarter of the 2015 fiscal year turned some heads when a strong performance in the quarter allowed the company to increase its guidance on earnings per share (EPS) by three cents for 2015; GE still posted an overall loss of $1.36 billion on the quarter. Read more...
Jul 29, 2015, by Manufacturing . net

Rise And Shine: This Diamond-like Material Is Helping Solar Power Cast A Bigger Shadow

Jul 29, 2015, by Manufacturing . net
The energy usage curves of most industrial countries — or load curves — have long resembled a crumpled fedora hat. They rise sharply at daybreak as people start brewing coffee and companies switch on machines, then peak twice — in the morning and the late afternoon, before dropping off after dinner. Utilities usually crank up their turbines and bring extra power plants online to cover the "peak" demand. Read more...
Jul 29, 2015, by Solar power

Better, Smaller Solar Inverters On The Horizon?

Jul 29, 2015, by Solar power
Chips made from a material called silicon carbide (SiC) will result in super-efficient and smaller inverters according to GE. A solar inverter is a device that converts DC (direct current) electricity produced by solar panels into mains-type AC (alternating current); suitable for use in a home and for exporting to the mains grid. Read more...
Jul 20, 2015, by Paul Dvorakwindpowerengineering.com

More great uses for wind-generated power

Jul 20, 2015, by Paul Dvorakwindpowerengineering.com
Demand for electric power, thanks to the recession, has been almost flat for the last seven years and government forecasts for the next few years are not encouraging. Some of that lack of growth is attributed to improved efficiency. Not long ago, for instance, we replaced incandescent light bulbs around our house with CFLs and then again more recently with more efficient LEDs. It is quite likely that other homes are doing the same. Read more...
Jun 25, 2015, by The Economist

Coiled and ready to strike

Jun 25, 2015, by The Economist
DRONES may one day transform the way parcels are delivered, crops monitored and suspects apprehended. Those who talk up these possibilities, though, often neglect to mention the drawbacks of such robot aircraft—one of which is that most cannot fly for more than a quarter of an hour before they need to find a human being to swap their batteries for them or plug them into an electrical socket. Joshua Smith, a computer scientist at the University of Washington, in Seattle, hopes to change that. Read more...
Jun 16, 2015, by Joshua Smalleywindpowerengineering.com

NREL partnerships to help the grid accommodate more renewable energy

Jun 16, 2015, by Joshua Smalleywindpowerengineering.com
The Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) announces five new partnerships that will award up to $6.5 million in federal funds to technical teams throughout the country. The cost-shared projects with industry, universities, and other stakeholders will address the challenge of enabling the nation's electric grid to handle increasing amounts of renewable energy. Read more...
Jun 09, 2015, by Willy C. ShihHarvard Business Review

Does Hardware Even Matter Anymore?

Jun 09, 2015, by Willy C. ShihHarvard Business Review
We are in the midst of a technological revolution that is every bit as profound as the impact of cheap computing power, but it's subtler and harder to notice. It will ease the way for companies launching and updating digital products, but it presents steep new learning curves that companies will have to master if they are to be successful. What I'm referring to is the migration of functionality from hardware to software. Read more...
Jun 02, 2015, by Joshua Smalleywindpowerengineering.com

A better fuel cell could put demand on hydrogen production and hence wind power

Jun 02, 2015, by Joshua Smalleywindpowerengineering.com
Editor’s note: The fuel cell described in this release is powered by hydrogen, a gas that most likely will be generated by electrolysis from electric energy. With a nearly flat increase in the projection of electric power use over the next few years, developments that will use more from power from electrical sources should be greeted as good news.  Read more...
Jun 01, 2015, by Michelle Froesewindpowerengineering.com

Renewable energy must be key component of U.S. energy policy, according to industry leaders

Jun 01, 2015, by Michelle Froesewindpowerengineering.com
Energy industry leaders are meeting in Washington D.C. to discuss renewable energy as an important component of U.S. energy policy – key to addressing the issues of climate change, energy security, and economic development. The event, The Renewable Energy Transition, is co-organized by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the Atlantic Council Global Energy Center. Read more...
May 29, 2015, by RMartinBoulderMIT Technology Review

Power Sector Finds a New Set of Customers: Cars

May 29, 2015, by RMartinBoulderMIT Technology Review
Lawmakers in Washington state this month passed a bill that opens up the electric-vehicle charging sector to a group of players who have thus far been mostly absent: power utilities. The goal is to help the EV market get beyond its chicken-and-egg problem: EV charging stations are expensive to install, and there’s not yet enough of a critical mass of EVs on the road to make deploying them widely profitable; with few publicly accessible charging stations, meanwhile, many potential EV purchasers are still hesitant to trade in their gas guzzlers. Read more...
May 27, 2015, by Michelle Froesewindpowerengineering.com

Duke Energy, LG Chem and Greensmith team up to build a fast-response energy storage system in Ohio

May 27, 2015, by Michelle Froesewindpowerengineering.com
The new two-megawatt (MW) storage project will assist in regulating electric grid frequency for PJM, the transmission organization that powers much of the eastern U.S. The system will be built at Duke Energy's retired W.C. Beckjord coal-fired power plant in New Richmond, Ohio, and is expected to be operational by late 2015. It continues Duke Energy's exploration of energy storage solutions and their potential for broad adoption. Read more...