How drones are helping design the solar power plants of the future

  At the edge of a plot of muddy farmland, a few miles down the road from the University of California at Davis, an engineer takes a few quick steps across crop rows and lets go of a three-foot drone. Within seconds, the device – which weighs less than 2lbs and...

Can Kite Power Revolutionize the Wind Industry?

  Rod Read, an engineer and stay-at-home dad, lives on the remote Isle of Lewis in Scotland. For the past seven years, he’s been designing a kite that he thinks could revolutionize wind power. His prototype, a series of spinning rainbow-colored rings,...

Hot Waste Water For District Heating

A recovery of surplus heating from waste water is the focus in a new research project – the results can lead to energy savings, which both benefit economy and environment. Today the heating from the food production’s waste water vanishes, not being utilized, which a...

World’s first solar panel road opens in Normandy village

  France has opened what it claims to be the world’s first solar panel road, in a Normandy village. A 1km (0.6-mile) route in the small village of Tourouvre-au-Perche covered with 2,800 sq m of electricity-generating panels, was inaugurated on Thursday by the...