energy

  • DIY Energy Monitor Mounts To Your Electric Meter

    DIY Energy Monitor Mounts To Your Electric Meter

    Remote electricity meters are interesting things. They essentially change the way you think about the juice flowing into your home by connecting to the potentially aged box in your basement and sensing the total energy usage in your home over time. The resulting stats are often quite enlightening and may help you make wiser energy-use decisions. Read More

  • Panasonic Shows Advanced Fuel Cell For Home Use

    Panasonic Shows Advanced Fuel Cell For Home Use

    The news has become muted regarding <a href="fuel cells and their future role in energy supply in recent years, but it seems we’re getting there step by step: Panasonic today said that it has developed a new type of home-use fuel cell [press release in English], which is more efficient and cheaper than its existing solutions. Read More

  • New Fujitsu Device Harvests Energy From Both Heat And Light

    New Fujitsu Device Harvests Energy From Both Heat And Light

    Fujitsu today announced the development of a single device that’s capable of generating electricity from either heat or light. Previously, two devices had to be combined to generate electricity from these sources (through energy harvesting, energy can be derived from external sources like light, heat, vibrations, wind energy etc.). Read More

  • Even If Solar Grows 30X, It Will Only Be 4% Of America's Power Capacity

    Even If Solar Grows 30X, It Will Only Be 4% Of America's Power Capacity

    For all the talk about solar, the US market for solar power still has a long way to go before it makes a real dent in the country’s overall power capacity. On Monday morning, Bloomberg New Energy Finance, a major aggregator of green industry data released a few key projections: the US solar market is on track to grow 30x to 44 gigawatts by 2020 and could make up 4.3% of America’s… Read More

  • Solarve: Sanyo Shows World's First Solar Cell-Equipped Bus

    Solarve: Sanyo Shows World's First Solar Cell-Equipped Bus

    Sanyo in Japan today announced [JP] what it says is the world’s first solar-cell-equipped public bus, the Solarve (which stands for Solar Vehicle). The bus was unveiled to commemorate the 100th anniversary of a Japanese transportation and logistics company called Ryobi [JP]. The Solarve is essentially a city bus with solar cells on top that generate power for its interior LED lights. Read More

  • Study Shows People Are Clueless About Energy Savings – Here's What Actually Works.

    Study Shows People Are Clueless About Energy Savings – Here's What Actually Works.

    Quick, name one of the best things you can do to save energy at home. If you said “turning off the lights,” you’d be wrong. But you are not alone, most Americans say the same thing. A new survey shows most people have misconceptions about what works best to save energy. Keeping lights off isn’t a bad idea in itself, but it has significantly less impact than swapping… Read More

  • Alternative Energy: A Guide To Greening Your Home

    Alternative Energy: A Guide To Greening Your Home

    Alternative energy is a growing market, and though many states offer tax credits, rebates, and other incentives to promote clean energy, it can still prove to be an expensive proposition. It generally also requires plugging your energy source into the grid so you’re not left in the dark when the wind calms or the sun lingers behind clouds. Here is a roundup of solutions that can help power… Read More

  • The Heat Is On: There Is Plenty Of Geothermal Energy Underground, We Just Need To Get To It

    The Heat Is On: There Is Plenty Of Geothermal Energy Underground, We Just Need To Get To It

    Most green technologies gather energy above ground, but like Jules Verne, we want to take you on A Journey to the Center of the Earth. Alright, not even close to the center, but deep down nonetheless, where naturally occurring hot water can be turned into clean energy above ground. It is estimated that the amount of heat within 30,000 feet below the earth’s surface holds potentially… Read More

  • Caltech Awarded $122 Million to Create Fuel From Sunlight

    Caltech Awarded $122 Million to Create Fuel From Sunlight

    The U.S. Department of Energy announced today that it will award up to $122 million to create a Fuels form Sunlight Energy Innovation Hub led by the California Institute of Technology. The Hub’s goal is to develop ways to convert solar energy into chemical fuels and scale the technology for commercial use. The project is in part inspired by the way plants produce energy, and will use… Read More

  • Terra-Gen Power Closes $1.2B in Financing to Build Nation's Largest Wind Farm

    Terra-Gen Power Closes $1.2B in Financing to Build Nation's Largest Wind Farm

    Terra-Gen Power announced closing $1.2 billion in construction financing and wind turbine orders. The company will build four wind power projects for the Alta Wind Energy Center in Kern County, California, for which Vestas-American Wind Technology will provide 190 turbines with a capacity of 570 megawatts. This is the largest number of wind turbines ever ordered for a single site in the… Read More