Energy

Eliminating the mother of all physics myths

Today if you are one of the lucky physicists who is supported by mass media you can say anything you want and it will be considered physics fact. You can propose a new imaginary particle and call it the God particle, Devil particle, Angel particle, Ghost particle and ev

September 11, 2014

New dams in Mekong basin threaten Cambodia's food security, up to 80% of population affected

Experts are warning that the planned construction of 88 hydroelectric dams in the lower Mekong basin by 2030 will cause food security challenges in Cambodia. Up to 80 percent of population might be affected.“Cambodia is going to pay the highest price for dam devel

July 28, 2014

Iberian Peninsula’s geothermal power can generate current electrical capacity five times over

Researchers from the University of Valladolid (Spain) have estimated how much electricity could be obtained from the heat stored in the first ten kilometres beneath the Peninsula. Results indicate around 700 GW: five times that of all the electrical power installed

June 19, 2014

SolarCity to build the world's largest advanced solar panel factory, cut down cost of solar power

Chairman of clean energy provider "SolarCity", Elon Musk, announced yesterday the company has signed an agreement to acquire Silevo, a solar panel technology and manufacturing company. The news comes just a couple of days after his Tesla Motors

June 18, 2014

Supercritical solar - new frontier for power generation

CSIRO has used solar energy to generate hot and pressurised ‘supercritical’ steam, at the highest temperatures ever achieved in the world outside of fossil fuel sources.Supercritical steam is a breakthrough for solar energy and means that one day the sun cou

June 17, 2014

Sun as the answer for 400 million Indians without electricity

It seems India is about to finally push up the plan to bring at least minimal electricity to 400 million of their citizens still without power. With population of over 1.2 billion their new energy plan is described as second green revolution, the first being a

May 23, 2014

The next big thing in photovoltaics - taking the lead out of a promising solar cell

Northwestern University researchers are the first to develop a new solar cell with good efficiency that uses tin instead of lead perovskite as the harvester of light. The low-cost, environmentally friendly solar cell can be made easily using "bench" chemistry

May 05, 2014

Japan shifts focus on abundant geothermal energy

After devastating earthquake and tsunami that crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant three years ago Japan is still keeping all their remaining nuclear power plants shut down and actively searching for alternative energy sources ever since. With rich

March 28, 2014

US solar sector boomed in 2013, growing trend expected to continue through 2014

United States solar industry boomed last year with a record breaking volume of new solar capacity added, almost 5 000 MW. U.S. has installed more solar in last 18 months than in the previous 30 years combined and the growing trend is expected to

March 08, 2014

"History and Theory of Electricity" - By Eric P. Dollard

The following presentation was made by famous electrical engineer Eric P. Dollard at the Tesla Society around 2007. He is considered by many to be the most knowledgeable expert alive today on the true nature of electricity. Eric Dollard is author

March 02, 2014

Scientists bring energy-efficient nuclear fusion closer to reality

American scientists have made a giant leap forward in the realm of energy-efficient nuclear fusion, overcoming a key obstacle to making such reactors a reality. Researchers have managed to demonstrate that they can now produce more energy than what is put into

February 19, 2014

Artificial leaf jumps developmental hurdle

In a recent early online edition of Nature Chemistry, ASU scientists, along with colleagues at Argonne National Laboratory, have reported advances toward perfecting a functional artificial leaf. Designing an artificial leaf that uses solar energy to convert

February 19, 2014

World's first magma-enhanced geothermal system created in Iceland

In 2009, a borehole drilled at Krafla, northeast Iceland, as part of the Icelandic Deep Drilling Project (IDDP), unexpectedly penetrated into magma (molten rock) at only 2100 meters depth, with a temperature of 900-1000 C. The borehole, IDDP-1, was the first

January 25, 2014

Renewable tidal energy could power about half of Scotland, studies show

Renewable tidal energy sufficient to power about half of Scotland could be harnessed from a single stretch of water off the north coast of the country, engineers say. Researchers have completed the most detailed study yet of how much tidal power could be generated

January 21, 2014

Wireless device converts 'lost' energy into electric power

Using inexpensive materials configured and tuned to capture microwave signals, researchers at Duke University's Pratt School of Engineering have designed a power-harvesting device with efficiency similar to that of modern solar panels. The device wirelessly

November 13, 2013

New miracle material poised to alleviate the global water and energy crisis

Daunting observations made in the Population Institute report, "2030: The 'Perfect Storm' Scenario," clearly illustrate the dire need for innovative solutions concerning the pending worldwide energy and water crisis. According to Science Daily,

November 04, 2013

Japan nuclear-free as last reactor shuts down

It's a shame that terrible disaster had to be the cause of extreme public outrage against nuclear power in Japan, but it is the fact. As last nuclear reactor began switching off yesterday, Japan will, for the second time since the Fukushima disaster,

September 16, 2013

'Fracking' began in China’s most dangerous earthquake zone

Oil companies have started drilling for oil in China's Sichuan region, an earthquake hot bed, where nearly 70 000 people died in devastating M 8.0 earthquake in 2008. The Sichuan province of China has seen many strong and

August 07, 2013

Free energy breakthrough? Holy grail of water splitting technology now achieved with sunlight, mirrors and seawater

A team of scientists at the University of Colorado, Boulder, have achieved what appears to be the "holy grail" of water splitting technology for the production and storage of clean, abundant energy. Because sunlight is free, I'm calling this "free

August 02, 2013

1.2 billion people in the world without access to electricity

According to the report published on May 28, 2013 by the Global Tracking Framework about 1.2 billion people don’t have access to electricity and 2.8 billion have to rely on wood or other biomass to cook and heat their homes. Most of the people still

May 29, 2013

Nano technology solar design cools buildings in full sunlight

Solar energy is not something associated with cooling, but a research team from Stanford University have utilised new technology for effective cooling in buildings and cars.Shanhui Fan, a Stanfoird professor of electrical engineering, has developed nano technology

April 10, 2013

Scientists produce hydrogen by mixing silicon and water

Hydrogen is a zero-emission fuel and arguably an excellent candidate of alternative energy. Use of  hydrogen extracted from water  to generate electricity is a topic of an ongoing debate. Recent experiments by University at Buffalo researchers revealed how silicon

February 02, 2013

Is the Sun Dying? Eric Dollard reveals 3 secrets about the Sun

Eric Dollard is the only man known to be able to accurately reproduce many of Tesla's experiments with Radiant Energy and wireless transmission of power. He is able to do this because he understands that conventional electrical theory only

January 31, 2013

Mexican firm plans to build 30 MW wave power projects

With growing environmental concerns, nations and corporations are considering renewable sources of energy to help generate clean and green energy. One such source wave power (different from Tidal power), is usually ignored in renewal energy talks. Mexican

December 15, 2012

Electrogravitics – A simplified description

Electrogravitics... This technology, in which the separation of positive charges from negative charges produced a movement of that which was between the charged plates towards the positive plate, was being developed and tested in all major aerospace companies in the

October 26, 2012

The End of Entropy: A look at our entropic world and the evidence supporting how we could change this

Entropy… That measure of disorder that increases as energy is dissipated into unusable forms effects many aspects of our present human condition. It is easy to grasp the principle as it pertains directly to heat. We see the energy of a fire heat our food, but we also

October 20, 2012

Germany raising surcharge for energy utility bills by 47% to fund renewable energy

Four major German utilities, the Federal Network Agency and grid authority have announced that they are raising the surcharge that customers pay on their utility bills to fund renewable energy by a steep 47% in 2013, from € 3.592 c/kWh now to 5.277 c/kWh.  This to

October 19, 2012

Denmark achieves solar energy goal eight years in advance

Earlier this year, Denmark's parliament resolved to increase share of renewable energy to 35% among Danish energy supply by 2020, making it to 100% by 2050. Denmark recently announced that the nation will achieve its 2020-goal of 200 MW solar cell capacity this year,

October 11, 2012

Stress tests of nuclear power plants in EU released new concerns

European activists are joining their voices and worries after European Commision released this week their "stress tests" report of nuclear power plants (NPP) in Europe. By the report there are currently 145 nuclear reactors in 15 European states, EC states that safety

October 06, 2012

Even major oil company warns of a potential disaster of Arctic oil drilling

Arctic region is the world’s last untapped oil and gas reserves.With rapid ice melt the region becomes more accessible to oil and gas companies. Oil has been produced continuously onshore in the Arctic for several decades. Offshore drilling first took place in

October 01, 2012

Glass orb that concentrates sunlight up to 10000 times!

A spherical glass solar energy generator, which even has potential to harvest lunar energy for producing electricity is center of attraction these days. This innovation by Barcelona-based German Architect André Broessel is called  ß.torics system. This device

September 20, 2012

Power outages left millions without power in Cuba

Power failed across a large swath of western Cuba on Sunday night, plunging millions of people into darkness including those in the capital of Havana and at the popular beach resort of Varadero. The outage knocked out air-conditioning units and electric fans on a

September 10, 2012

More than 600 million people without power in one of world's biggest-ever blackouts, India

For a second day in a row India is struggling with power outages. Energy crisis cascaded over half the country on Tuesday, July 31, 2012 when three of its regional grids collapsed, leaving more than 600 million people without electricity. About half of India’s

July 31, 2012

WWF warns against Croatia, Bosnia hydro plant plans

Environmental group WWF warned against new plans to build hydro power plants in Bosnia and Croatia amid fears they could affect the Neretva river delta, one of Europe's rare wetland habitats. The planned projects would have a drastic impact on hydrology and ecology in

July 26, 2012

Chile to go ahead with Magallanes oil plan despite environmental concerns

The Magallanes Region  is the southernmost, largest and second least populated region of Chile. And now the state is going ahead with an extensive oil and gas exploration program in its scenic region despite environmentalists' protests about risks to the area's

July 17, 2012