Tag Archives: Energy conversion

10Jul/17

France may close up to 17 nuclear reactors by 2025

France may close as many as 17 reactors by 2025 as it seeks to reduce the share of nuclear power in its electricity mix. Julian Satterthwaite reports Continue reading

20Mar/17

Google’s Project Sunroof shows huge solar potential of U.S.

Google launched a project called Project Sunroof in 2015, which measures solar potential of individual homes in the U.S. The result of the project shows most U.S. homes have great solar viability.
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17Dec/16

Google develops floating data centers propelled by windmill-like kites

After developing self-driving cars, Google is set to bring its innovation prowess to the seas, with a novel new ship propulsion system that uses kite energy.
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13Oct/15

Tapping into plant energy to charge phones

A trio of Chilean student engineers have developed a biocircuit device that can harness plant energy and convert it into small charges of electricity to power smartphones. Ben Gruber reports.
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04Jul/15

Solar plane smashes world record

(SOLAR IMPULSE) – The Solar Impulse 2 team say the latest leg of the plane’s round-the-globe journey has shattered a world record in its own right.
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04Jul/15

World record holder for longest duration solo flight says it was a childhood dream

The Swiss pilot who broke a world record with a five-day nonstop solo flight across the Pacific Ocean from Japan to Hawaii says he has fulfilled a childhood dream, and that they have proven solar powered technology works.

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03Jul/15

Solar powered backpack helps South African children cope with rolling blackouts

Made from recycled plastic, an innovative new school bag is assisting students from impoverished communities in South Africa study at night. Using solar technology, the bags are powered during the day and light up homes which are either not connected to the national power grid or are in the dark because of frequent electricity cuts.

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17Mar/15

Cheap wind power? Just listen to turbines talk to each other, say researchers

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE, UNITED STATES (REUTERS AND VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY) – The measurements taken inside this wind tunnel could hold the key to making wind power a viable, cost effective energy source in the future.
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