General Electric has plans to begin beaming power from SPACE using giant orbiting solar panels. The system could capture solar power in space, and beam the energy to Earth using Arrays of panels 1km wide. The panels could power entire areas, even cities. The system would be nine times larger than the International Space Station.
The idea of everything around us doubling a solar panel, could soon be a reality, thanks to a new breakthrough in quantum dot research which could significantly change the way we harvest the suns energy in the future. Researchers at Los Alamos National Labs, and the University of Milano-Bicocca, have synthesised a new generation of quantum
About 8 years ago, an electrical engineer and his wife started throwing around an idea to replace asphalt on highways and byways throughout the US with electricity-producing solar panels that were tough enough to be driven upon. The idea blossomed into a project, where the panels featured built-in LEDs that could “paint the road” with
When it comes to carbon emissions, & our eco footprint, the aviation industries approach to clean air has been stuck in the mid-evil era. For years the industry turned a blind eye conservationists who credited high emission jet fuel as one of the leading causes for climate change. So the giant 757 sized question has
The challenge with electric vehicles is that to charge, they have to be stationary for significant blocks of time, could be minutes even hours. Some measures have been proposed, such as solar panels that can provide energy while the car drives, and even electric highways that can provide power wirelessly. South Korea is the first to