Monarch Power Granted Patent for Solar Powered Turbine | 2015-06-11 | ACHRNEWS

… air conditioned. The sun is our ubiquitous power source. Our natural gas grid provides backup energy security more reliably than overhead power lines.” Hui predicts that the current power grid with centralized generation of electricity will be replaced by personal energy, a term he coined for local sourcing, generation, storage, and use of energy. “Energy isn’t just about electricity. Energy is for home heating and cooling, cooking, driving, communicating, lighting, and watering. …

An Organic Food Retailer Is Calling Its New Campaign The Most Eco-Friendly Ever | Co.Create | creativity + culture + commerce

… message. Instead of the traditional ad production, the brand went all eco-friendly, using bikes instead of cars during production, pinhole cameras instead of a electricity-hungry camera set-up, veggie-based paints for outdoor posters, even doing post-production on a homemade computer and launched the campaign using recycled tweets. The effort ended up using up three times less CO2 than a typical ad production, and generated more than 30 million ad impressions. To continue reading this article, …

Should the UK be subsidising the world’s first tidal lagoons? | Environment | The Guardian

By Karl Mathiesen, The Guardian, Posted 3rd March 2015 The company planning to build a series of massive tidal lagoons in the UK claim their project can generate electricity that will be competitive with offshore wind and nuclear power. But experts have urged the government to take a cautious approach to the massive capital investment. The world’s first tidal lagoon power station is ready to begin construction in Swansea, Wales should it attain planning approval. The project has been …

Dark Horse May Outdo Lithium-Ion Battery Storage

… for use across a wide range of large-scale applications. ESP 250s, for instance, are more efficient and will soon prove more cost-effective than the conventional natural-gas and coal-fired “peaker” plants used by grid operators to meet peak electricity demand. They are also much better-suited than Li-ion batteries for applications such as utility and grid operator transmission and distribution investment deferral, renewables management, microgrid implementation, emergency back-up power …

Gas investments may ‘never pay off’ | Newcastle Herald

… favour of renewable energy, such as solar. “That could mean that gas investments being made now might never pay off,” an institute statement said. “It’s a similar situation to that in the electricity market, in which demand was forecast to rise continuously but fell instead. It left infrastructure worth billions of dollars under-used while people on tight budgets felt the impact of price shocks that seemed to come from nowhere.” The energy institute, based at the …

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Do you want to use your lawn to charge your electric car? Use your green roof to power your house? Would you like to see each wetland and rice paddy field in the world turned into a power plant without harvesting the plants? Plant-e is a company that develops and produces products in which living plants generate electricity. The company was founded on September 14, 2009 as a spin-off from the sub-department of Environmental Technology of Wageningen University by David Strik and Marjolein Helder. …

Toyota follows Tesla, makes hydrogen patents open source

Back in June, Tesla said All Our Patents Are Belong to You as it released its electric vehicle patents to the world. CEO Elon Musk said at the time that patents, “serve merely to stifle progress, entrench the positions of giant corporations and enrich those in the legal profession.” Despite some disagreement on which gasoline alternative (electricity or hydrogen) will power the automotive future, it looks like the folks over at Toyota like the idea of making advanced technology …