energy

Smart2Go project will create wearables that never need recharging

Smart2Go project will create wearables that never need recharging

German company Fraunhofer FEP is leading Smart2Go, a new collaborative project that will involve the development of a flexible power supply for wearable devices under the EU's Horizon 2020 program. The company anticipates the creation of an 'autonomous energy-supply platform' intended to power the growing number of wearable technologies in development, including medical gadgets and trackers.

Continue Reading

DeepSolar Project uses machine learning, satellite imagery to calculate US solar panels

DeepSolar Project uses machine learning, satellite imagery to calculate US solar panels

As the use of renewable energy, in this case solar power, continues to rise in the US, there's also a growing need to better understand not just how much of the country's energy comes from solar, but also how many solar panels are in use and where they are installed. While the government and utilities can offer estimates on commercial installations, the lack of data on individual residential installations makes these inaccurate. That's where Stanford University's DeepSolar Project aims to help.

Continue Reading

Goal Zero reveals Nomad 5 solar panel, Yeti home power gear, and Flip batteries

Goal Zero reveals Nomad 5 solar panel, Yeti home power gear, and Flip batteries

Sustainable and portable power company Goal Zero has announced a number of new products at CES 2019, including a new portable solar panel for USB devices, power banks in a variety of sizes, and a device that enables consumers to chain lead acid and lithium batteries together. Though the products won't be available until May, Goal Zero has thoroughly detailed each item ahead of their launch.

Continue Reading

Bitcoin firm bankrupt, owes millions

Bitcoin firm bankrupt, owes millions

As the value of bitcoin fell below $5k this week, a cryptocurrency mining firm Giga Watt declared bankruptcy. The US-based bitcoin mining firm currently owes creditors millions of dollars - US dollars - and filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in an Eastern District of Washington court on Monday, the 19th of November, 2018. They currently owe over $7-million to creditors.

Continue Reading

This cooling paint could slash A/C bills

This cooling paint could slash A/C bills

A cooling paint that could easily deliver buildings a significant temperature drop could help cut down on expensive air-conditioning, one research team is suggesting. The light-reflecting material gives ancient advice to paint buildings white in order to reflect away heat a high-tech upgrade.

Continue Reading

Apple, suppliers invest in China Clean Energy Fund

Apple, suppliers invest in China Clean Energy Fund

China is home to majority of the world’s manufacturing and assembling plants. It is also the most populated country in the world. These two factors together mean that China’s energy requirements and pollution output is higher than any other country and it’s not a sustainable situation, especially for those invested in China’s products. That’s why Apple and some of its suppliers are creating a fund that will help those suppliers switch over to renewable energy in the long run.

Continue Reading

California to make solar mandatory for new homes starting 2020

California to make solar mandatory for new homes starting 2020

Solar power has been around for years, even decades, but it has never caught on in the consumer market for two reasons. One is affordability, the other is a lack of a bigger push. California might be providing the latter if the state's Energy Commission gets what it wants in Wednesday's vote. If it does, all new houses and small condos and apartments applying for a permit starting 2020 will be required to have solar panels.

Continue Reading

Audi testing its own Smart Energy Network home battery system

Audi testing its own Smart Energy Network home battery system

Tesla may have made waves with its Tesla Energy home batteries, but more luxury car makers are looking to do something similar as they make the jump to all-electric vehicles. Audi is one of the latest, as the company has just announced its own "Smart Energy Network," which combines home energy storage, solar power generation, and electric vehicle charging.

Continue Reading

Tesla flips on the world’s largest lithium ion battery

Tesla flips on the world’s largest lithium ion battery

Today is a big day for Tesla and the residents of South Australia, as the company has turned on its massive Powerpack battery at Neoen's Hornsdale wind farm. The 100-megawatt battery is officially the world's largest, at it will be used to supply South Australia's power grid with backup power during times of shortage. South Australia, of course, is no stranger to power outages, as blackouts left much of the area without power last summer.

Continue Reading

Bitcoin mining uses more electricity than a dozen US states

Bitcoin mining uses more electricity than a dozen US states

Bitcoin, love it or hate it, is a financial reality that has moved into the mainstream. With attention -- and value -- higher than ever, people around the world are mining in hopes of picking up precious digital fragments of the cryptocurrency. The environmental cost of cryptocurrency mining was a concerned raised years ago and one that has received renewed attention thanks to a new report: Bitcoin mining is using more electricity than 12 US states and 159 countries.

Continue Reading

Daimler’s newest fuel cells aren’t going anywhere

Daimler’s newest fuel cells aren’t going anywhere

Put in hydrogen; get out nothing but electricity and water. There's a reason hydrogen fuel cells have become increasingly popular among automakers, but Daimler's latest ambition for the technology isn't actually designed to move at all. Instead, it's all about weening power-hogs off the grid.

Continue Reading

First floating wind farm in the world starts production in Scotland

First floating wind farm in the world starts production in Scotland

The world's first floating wind farm started construction back in 2015 off the shore of Scotland. Two years later the plant is now starting production and is the first floating wind farm in the world to do so. The power it creates will be sent to the Scottish electric grid and will power 20,000 households.

Continue Reading

1 2 3 4 5 6