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Posts Tagged ‘renewable energy’

2015 Ashden International Award winners

Sunday, December 27th, 2015:

SteamaCo – International Gold Award and Ashden Award for Business Innovation “Lake Victoria’s fishing villages and other rural communities in Kenya are benefiting from clean light and power for the first time, thanks to renewable energy micro-grids. Using the natural energy of the sun, they work like mini power stations for each village, supplying enough […]  Read more from > 2015 Ashden International Award winners

Super Solar Cells

Monday, December 21st, 2015:

Today’s blog post is actually two stories in one. First, we’ll look at cutting edge solar cells, and then we’ll look at how improved, lower cost solar is ushering in a new age of electric transportation and home energy systems. “Australian scientists from the University of NSW have set a new world record for the […]  Read more from > Super Solar Cells

Windmill Driven Compressed Air

Sunday, November 29th, 2015:

I was reading about water powered air compressor systems called trompes that were used for hundreds of years for furnaces, mines, air conditioning and ice production. Even compressed air cars were available at one point. Trompes can work great if you have a steep drop in elevation and an adequate water source. What may work […]  Read more from > Windmill Driven Compressed Air

Andrea Rossi Granted E-Cat Patent by US Patent Office

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015:

Today’s news is reposted from my favorite blog — E-Cat It’s a story I’ve been following closely for several years because it is world changing technology. For those who don’t know, Rossi now has major investors and is half way through a successful year-long test of an industrial sized reactor in a commercial plant. […]  Read more from > Andrea Rossi Granted E-Cat Patent by US Patent Office