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Solar Energy in Seville

Solar Energy in Seville

Seville, Spain is hosting the first commercial operation of solar tower technology, which features more than 1,000 freestanding heliostat mirrors, following the arc of the sun. In a process referred to as Concentrated Solar Power (CSP), [...]

Greenpeace says, “Facebook, Quit Coal!”

Vice President of marketing and sales at Verne Global, an Icelandic data center company, Lisa Rhodes recently said that: “According to the Environmental Protection Agency, data centers now account for 1.5 percent of all electricity consumption [...]

Flying on the Wind: The Alternative Energy Race Is On

Set for construction in the Golan Heights – that is Israel’s Northern-most point and border with Syria – a 155-megawatt wind turbine farm. Finally given permission by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Ministry of National Infrastructures, [...]

Solarex to Downsize Its Maryland Operations

Solarex to Downsize Its Maryland Operations

Solarex was once a solar energy firm which opened shop in Frederick, Maryland in the 70’s. It was very much a pioneer company and far ahead of its time. Its high visibility plant located next to [...]

High-Voltage Charging: Brining Tomorrow 15 Minutes Closer

Electricity is something which should be respected, not something to be feared. This is not a recommendation to stick your finger in the socket, that’s common sense. What I mean to say is that there is [...]

Electricity from Trees? Not so Much, but a Bit

It began with a finding from researches at MIT that trees can generate a current of up to 200 millivolts. That’s one fifth of a volt, which isn’t so much, but starting hooking it up and [...]

Organic Plastic Conducting Electricity

Only a few weeks ago, we reported on the new technology of organic computers. Here’s something similar: organic plastic that conducts electricity. Why plastic? Because it’s cheaper, thinner, lighter, and faster than silicon. This technology is [...]

Using Bacteria to Purify Water & Produce Electricity

While we’re all freaking out about swine flu and other bacterial microbes that have the potential to make us seriously ill or worse, the scientific community has figuring out how to use bacteria to purify salt [...]

Nissan Turns a New Leaf

Looks like the world is waking up from it’s gasoline gorging party. Slowly, but surely. The latest step happened just today, with Nissan’s unveiling of its 2010 Leaf. (Get the title now?) It’s a cute little [...]

Zero X electric motorcycles: a clean air transportation solution

It looks like an ordinary street or dirt bike, and TV personality Jay Leno owns one. But compared to a gasoline driven one it’s a very different set of wheels. The Zero X totally electric motorbike [...]