By 2018, Dutch rail will be fully powered by wind

Posted on Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015 by

The Netherlands, a nation that’s been keen on harnessing the power of the wind since pretty much forever, has announced that in an effort to slash transport-related carbon emissions, its entire electric train network — all 1,800 miles of it — will run on energy produced at European wind farms. To be clear, Dutch […]

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This lamp works without batteries, electricity or sunlight

Posted on Thursday, May 28th, 2015 by

A team of engineers from the UK has now come up with a new device called GravityLight that runs simply using the force of gravity. The set-up is pretty simple, the whole thing works a bit like a pulley – all you need to do is add 12 kg of weight to one end […]

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The Bike Washing Machine

Posted on Wednesday, May 6th, 2015 by

Bike Washing Machine combines a stationary bike and washing machine so you can exercise at the same time as you wash your clothes. But hang on a second, can’t we do that already? I often flick on the washing machine and hop on my […]

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Coffee: The Fuel Alternative that Powers London

Posted on Wednesday, April 15th, 2015 by

When it comes to green solutions, creating low-cost, renewable energy is an excellent choice for a startup business. Creating energy from waste, without tapping into needed consumer resources, makes that energy even more valuable. Bio-Bean is doing just that while creating jobs in London, UK. Bio-Bean is using the […]

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Chinese scientists have built the world’s first hydrogen-powered tram

Posted on Thursday, March 26th, 2015 by

In an effort to mitigate the ridiculous amounts of smog that cloud China’s biggest cities, local scientists have teamed up to develop the world’s first hydrogen-fuelled tram. Manufactured by the Sifang Company, which is a subsidiary of the China South Rail Corporation, in conjunction with several research institutions around […]

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Electric car powered by salt water

Posted on Thursday, March 19th, 2015 by

A car which uses an electrolyte flow cell power system is now certified for use on European roads. The car is called the Quant e-Sportlimousine, which made its debut at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. Not only does this car use salt water as a part of its […]

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Sonoma County Is Building the Largest Floating Solar Project in the US

Posted on Friday, March 13th, 2015 by

California wine country is going solar. Specifically, floating solar. Sonoma Clean Power recently announced it has contracted to build the largest floating solar project in the United States, which will produce enough electricity to power 3,000 homes when it comes on-line in 2016. The 12.5-megawatt installation is one of the largest projects of […]

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Students test ‘wee-lectricity’ power

Posted on Friday, March 6th, 2015 by

A “wee-lectricity” experiment which could pave the way for urine to provide power in remote areas has been launched. The project uses bacteria to convert urine into electricity. Students at the University of the West of England (UWE) are being asked to make “donations” to the project via a special urinal on campus. […]

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On-the-go with rollable solar charger

Posted on Friday, February 20th, 2015 by

Rotterdam-based consultancy studio WAACS has created the ‘rollable solar charger’ to enable green energy usage on-the-go. the design is based on ancient papyrus rolls, combined with modern day flexible solar cells to ensure that traveling without electricity will no longer be a problem.  A major advantage of solar charging is […]

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Tesla will unveil a new kind of battery to power your home

Posted on Tuesday, February 17th, 2015 by

According to Musk, the company is working on a consumer battery pack for the home. Design of the battery is apparently complete, and production could begin in six months. Tesla is still deciding on a date for unveiling the new unit, but Musk said he […]

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