Water Evaporation could be Used to Generate Electricity

Water Evaporation could be Used to Generate Electricity

Clean energy is all around us in various untapped forms. It’s just a matter of finding out how to tap those untapped sources of green energy. Take this development: lakes and reservoirs in the United States could generate 325 gigawatts of power, which would account for 70% of the country’s…

Making Solar Panels Greener. Literally

Making Solar Panels Greener. Literally

Solar panels are mainstays of renewable energy and for good reason. By converting the sun’s rays into energy, they can serve as a clean and green source of inexhaustible power. There’s a bit of a problem, though: solar panels tend to be unsightly. They hardly blend into their natural surrounds…

Solar-powered CO2 Reduction has just Got a major Boost

Solar-powered CO2 Reduction has just Got a major Boost

Splitting carbon dioxide into carbon monoxide and oxygen has been a challenge, especially doing so cheaply. Yet the process is key if we are to improve our use of renewable energy because it can help turn renewable energy into fuel directly without adding to the amount of CO2 in the…

California reaches a new Renewable energy High

California reaches a new Renewable energy High

Chalk up another seminal success for renewable energy. Thanks to a spell of windy days with lots of sunshine recently, California reached a renewable energy milestone one day by producing two-thirds (67.2%) of the state’s electricity from renewable sources. Add in hydropower facilities, and the result is more impressive still:…

Here comes Wearable Sustainability

Here comes Wearable Sustainability

Wearable technologies are becoming increasingly popular: smartwatches, fitness bands, virtual reality headsets. According to some industry experts, by 2020 the wearables market will be worth $34 billion. Wearables that replicate the features of smartphones are cool gadgets. But can they also be tools for sustainability? The answer is yes. Recycling old technologies With…

A Japanese company has set a new Record for Solar cell Efficiency

A Japanese company has set a new Record for Solar cell Efficiency

We’re getting better and better at harnessing the power of the sun. In 2015, the Japanese electronics manufacturer Panasonic rolled out the prototype of a rooftop solar panel that set a new world-record of 22.5% for module conversion efficiency with mass-produced solar panels. Before long, a new record was set at 25.6%. Now here comes yet…

Apple is Green; Samsung, not so Much

Apple is Green; Samsung, not so Much

When it comes to the quality of their products, there is little that separates Apple and Samsung. When it comes to their energy footprints, however, there’s plenty of difference that sets the two hi-tech manufacturing giants apart. That is according to Greenpeace, which has just released a report on how eco-friendly the…

Tesla shows off Brand new Solar Tiles

Tesla shows off Brand new Solar Tiles

First came Elon Musk’s electric Tesla cars. Now come the maverick billionaire entrepreneur’s solar roofs. Big deal, you might say. Solar roofs have been around for quite some time, after all. Yes, but these roofs are solar roofs with a difference. Musk says his new solar-powered roofs come with fancy…

Clean Energy is on the Way Up and Up

Clean Energy is on the Way Up and Up

It often seems like there is nothing but gloom and doom when it comes to the environment. We’ve reached a point of no return on climate change. We’ve been making our oceans sick with global warming. We’ve been driving myriad animals like Malaysia’s iconic tigers to the brink of extinction. But…

Heliofloat can float giant Solar Panels

Heliofloat can float giant Solar Panels

Take a glimpse at a picture of Earth from outer space, and you will see what looks like a multicolored marble with lots and lots of blue on it. That’s no surprise: the planet’s surface (all 70% of it) is covered in water. Now, what if we could use some…

Malaysia’s Biodiesel Conundrum

Malaysia’s Biodiesel Conundrum

Here is a bit of a conundrum: Biodiesel is a far cleaner alternative than traditional fossil fuels, and Malaysia is working on boosting its biodiesel output. So that’s good news, right? Not so fast. The problem is that much of that biodiesel will come from palm oil obtained from plantations…