Creating a Practical Nuclear Battery

Scientists at the University of Missouri (MU) have created a nuclear battery that can be used to supply energy to everything from electric cars to space flight.

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How You Benefit From Solar Energy

  Taking advantage of the Sun’s light to supply your home with electricity helps to reduce your electricity bills and your carbon footprint. Whether it’s summer or winter, throughout the year, Australia bakes under the unyielding rays of the sun.   On average, Australia experiences more solar radiation per square kilometre than anywhere else. The … Continue reading How You Benefit From Solar Energy

By 2018, an Expected 50% of all Australian Homes will Convert to Solar Power

  A new report claims that new battery technology could make it possible for Australian homes to generate and store solar-powered energy more inexpensively than traditional electricity suppliers by 2018.   A report by The Climate Council, a non-government organisation, found that improvements in battery technology may make solar energy cheaper than purchasing it within … Continue reading By 2018, an Expected 50% of all Australian Homes will Convert to Solar Power

One Man’s Trash is Another Man’s Clean Energy

  Researchers claim a new technique could transform smelly, air-polluting landfill gas into a fuel cell that can generate clean energy for homes, offices and hospitals. The advance would convert methane gas into hydrogen, an efficient, clean form of energy.   The researchers report is part of the 248th National Meeting of the American Chemical … Continue reading One Man’s Trash is Another Man’s Clean Energy

New Innovative Substance to be used in Solar Cells and Flexible Electronics

  Physicists at the University of Kansas have created an innovative substance from two different atomic sheets that interlock like Lego toy bricks. The researchers said the new material, made of a layer of graphene and a layer of tungsten disulfide, could be used in solar cells and flexible electronics.   Hsin-Ying Chiu, assistant professor … Continue reading New Innovative Substance to be used in Solar Cells and Flexible Electronics

Major Increase in Production of Hydropower Expected this Decade

  A major increase in the construction of hydropower dams is underway, mainly in developing countries and emerging economies. Since this trend is expected to double global electricity production from hydropower, it could reduce the number of our last remaining large free-flowing rivers by about 20 percent and pose a serious threat to freshwater biodiversity. … Continue reading Major Increase in Production of Hydropower Expected this Decade

Renewable Energy Storage

  Renewable energy holds the great promise of reducing carbon dioxide emissions. However, there are times when solar and wind farms generate more electricity than is needed by consumers. Storing the surplus energy in batteries for later use seems like the obvious solution, but a new study from Stanford University suggests this might not always … Continue reading Renewable Energy Storage

The Weight of Traffic and Pedestrians can Generate Electricity

  Mexican entrepreneurs have developed a system capable of using the flow of vehicles to generate electric energy. This development has the potential to produce sufficient electricity to supply power to a household through a device that “catches” the force of the moving cars.   “This is a technology that provides sustained energy and could … Continue reading The Weight of Traffic and Pedestrians can Generate Electricity