Who needs oil? World’s largest solar power plant with 258,000 mirrors opens in Abu Dhabi

Posted on Thursday, May 16th, 2013 by

In the sweltering heat of the Arabian sun,  Shams 1 generates electricity to power 20,000 homes in the UAE. And because solar power is generated during  peak demand the UAE is able to reduce the need for ‘peak shaving’ generators,  which are expensive and idle most of the year. Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company,  […]

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13 year old Inventor Cracks Secret of Trees to Collect Solar Power

Posted on Tuesday, May 14th, 2013 by

What do trees know that we don’t? 13 year old inventor Aidan Dwyer realized that trees use a mathematical formula to gather sunlight in crowded forests. Then he wondered why we don’t collect solar energy in the same way. Watch video click here  http://www.social-consciousness.com/2013/03/13yo-inventor-cracks-secret-of-trees-to-harness-solar-power.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+UsingTheLawOfAttraction+%28Using+the+Law+of+Attraction+-+Information+Insemination+for+Self+Improvement%29

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Dance Floor That Generates Electricity: Party Power

Posted on Friday, May 10th, 2013 by

Energy Floors developed the Sustainable Dance FloorTM and launched it in 2008 as the world’s first energy generating floor. It is an eye-catching dance floor which can be installed in customized ways for various occasions to represent sustainable innovation. Events range from corporate pavilions on the Olympics, a 3 month club tour through Spain, over […]

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Scientists Discover Methods of Harvesting Electricity from Plants

Posted on Thursday, May 9th, 2013 by

When it comes to capturing solar energy, plants are first in their class. Able to function at nearly 100 percent quantum efficiency, they can produce an equal number of electrons for each photon captured. Using these photons to split water into hydrogen and oxygen, the resulting electrons are able to create sugars that help the […]

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For this mobile phone charger, just add water

Posted on Friday, May 3rd, 2013 by

When your phone battery dies, you can shake it, pedal for it, hook up a small solar panel to it, or even use your BBQ grill to charge it. And you’ll soon have another option, but one that requires no sunshine or movement or heat to produce power. In the near future, all it […]

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Jane Fonda’s Newest Project: a House Powered by Exercise

Posted on Thursday, May 2nd, 2013 by

The empress of exercise, along with Spanish design firm Elli Studio, may have put forth the craziest idea for a micro home yet: an angular, translucent, shack-like thing that’s totally powered by stationary bikes, weights, and other “kinetically powered mechanisms,” as Architizer puts it, that “encourage residents to engage in various physical activities to both […]

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German town goes off the grid, achieves energy independence

Posted on Tuesday, February 19th, 2013 by

Imagine a town which no longer relies on fossil fuels or nuclear power, a place where residents reached into their own pockets to build their own energy grid, reaping the benefit of lower electric and heating prices from their investment. You are dreaming of Feldheim, a 100% energy independent town. read more original article […]

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Beer Power Is Brewing In Alaska

Posted on Wednesday, February 6th, 2013 by

image via Alaskan Brewing Co. The Juneau craft brewer is using the spent grain from the brewing process as the sole fuel source for a custom-made boiler. The innovation will cut the use of fuel oil in the brewhouse by more than half, according to the brewery. “We have the unique honor of brewing craft […]

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The Voltmaker Charges Your Gadgets Off-Grid With Kinetic Energy

Posted on Friday, February 1st, 2013 by

Sick of your batteries dying at the very moment you need to make a call, flick  on a flashlight, or find your position on a GPS when you are lost in the  outdoors? Introducing the Voltmaker– an innovative and rapid kinetic electricity generator inspired by a fan or ratchet  system. The Voltmaker is ideal for […]

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Iron-oxidizing bacteria fooled into ‘eating’ electrons instead

Posted on Friday, February 1st, 2013 by

Scientists have long been interested in the unique properties of iron-oxidizing bacteria, and now, new research has paved the way to cultivate these bacteria using electricity instead of iron. The new method, called electrochemical cultivation, gives the bacteria a steady stream of electrons — instead of iron — that the bacteria can use to “breathe.” […]

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