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16 11 2019 | 14:30

Orkney tidal specialists to set up Japanese energy demo.

Orkney-based offshore marine energy construction specialist Green Marine is exporting its skills to Japan as part of a tidal energy demonstration project. Simec Atlantis Energy, which developed and…

13 11 2019 | 09:50

Breaking down controls to better control wind energy systems.

Researchers based in Brazil have developed a way to better control wind energy systems in electrical generation. Wind energy systems are typically expensive to maintain, and they can only convert a…

11 11 2019 | 16:26

Go With the Flow: Scientists Design Better Batteries for a Renewable Energy Grid.

New blueprint for affordable, sustainable ‘flow batteries’ developed at Berkeley Lab could accelerate an electrical grid powered by the sun and wind How do you store renewable energy so it’s there…

10 11 2019 | 05:15

247Solar and ROST to develop affordable solar power for the mining industry.

ROST International Trading, Ltd., and 247Solar Inc., has announced a definitive agreement for ROST to market 247Solar's modular, scalable concentrated solar power (CSP) technology to the worldwide…

08 11 2019 | 06:35

Solarglass Can Survive a Two-Story Pumpkin Drop. Elon Musk Has Video.

Tesla’s Solarglass can survive a pumpkin being dropped from a two-story building, a Halloween-themed test of durability that may ease questions about how the product could fare against inclement…

29 10 2019 | 13:40

'Artificial leaf' successfully produces clean gas.

A widely-used gas that is currently produced from fossil fuels can instead be made by an 'artificial leaf' that uses only sunlight, carbon dioxide and water, and which could eventually be used to…

29 10 2019 | 13:40

Biological material boosts solar cell performance.

Next-generation solar cells that mimic photosynthesis with biological material may give new meaning to the term "green technology." Adding the protein bacteriorhodopsin (bR) to perovskite solar cells…

29 10 2019 | 13:29

Wavefoil fits a ferry with “underwater wings”

A Faroe Islands ferry, M/F Teistin, has become the first ship in the world to be fitted with retractable bow foils from Trondheim, Norway, based Wavefoil AS. The foils are designed to convert wave…

23 10 2019 | 10:35

DREAMBOATS:Space-age sails, bionic hulls, clean fuels drawn from the oceans themselves — the shipping industry is poised for transformation ... if the stars align.

An evening drizzle falls on the Dutch port city of Rotterdam as dockworkers untie the moorings of Estraden and shove the 535-foot cargo ship from the industrial dock. Captain Mikko Innanen steps into…

22 10 2019 | 09:47

Computer models show clear advantages in new types of wind turbines.

Researchers have modelled the fluid dynamics of multi-rotor wind turbines, and how they interact in wind farms. The research demonstrates a clear advantage for a turbine model with four rotors. With…

22 10 2019 | 09:17

Introducing The First GivePower Solar Water Farm.

Kenya: Site of GivePower’s Solar Water Farm Kiunga, Kenya is a small fishing community of about 3500 people located just a few miles south of the Somalian border. The village is situated along the…

18 10 2019 | 07:26

Scientists develop robot inspectors for offshore wind farms.

Scientists have developed fully autonomous robots which are able to inspect wind farms for damage. Unlike many drones, these do not require a human operator and can assess the integrity of offshore…

09 10 2019 | 13:59

Community Microgrids: Renewables-Driven Resilience.

The Climate Crisis is very much in the news now. This is a global problem, but some of the solutions are happening at a local or regional level. Craig Lewis of the Clean Coalition gave a spirited…

03 10 2019 | 13:52

New gel-like material can stop wildfires for months at a time.

A novel preventive technique developed at Stanford could help slash the incidence and severity of wildfires. The technique involves an environmentally-benign gel that helps common fire-retardants…

01 10 2019 | 11:06

Sustainable Development for Islands.

        19 September 2019 Island Innovation    

01 10 2019 | 10:43

South African teenager creates her own brand of biodegradable, edible straws.

A 19-year-old South African student has created her own brand of edible, biodegradable straws.  Leila Siljeur, a chemical engineering student of Stellenbosch University, developed Eat Me Straws as a…

01 10 2019 | 10:15

How smart meters saved water and money in drought-ravaged Cape Town.

London (CNN Business)In 2018, a severe drought brought Cape Town close to "Day Zero," when it could have become the world's first major city to run out of water. Dam levels in South Africa's Western…

24 09 2019 | 11:54

UNSW Professor wins international award for sustainable energy tech.

Scientia Professor Mat Santamouris is a recognised leader in creating sustainable and liveable cities using innovative methods, techniques and technologies. UNSW Scientia Professor Matthaios…

16 09 2019 | 09:38

Flexible solar cells a step closer to reality.

Solar cells that use mixtures of organic molecules to absorb sunlight and convert it to electricity, that can be applied to curved surfaces such as the body of a car, could be a step closer thanks to…

15 09 2019 | 14:37

Brand New Renewable Technology Harnesses Electricity From The Cold, Dark Night.

Two years ago, one freezing December night on a California rooftop, a tiny light shone weakly with a little help from the freezing night air. It wasn't a very bright glow. But it was enough to…