New inexpensive, efficient catalysts offer viable way to store and reuse renewable energy
Two University of Calgary researchers have developed a ground-breaking way to make new affordable and efficient catalysts for converting electricity into chemical energy.
Dutch Windwheel draws energy innovations
Architects to hatch Ecocapsule as low-energy house
Floating wind turbines bring electricity where it's needed
It's a balloon that lifts a wind turbine. That's the easiest way to describe the technology being developed by Altaeros Energies, led by Ben Glass, inventor and CEO of the young company. Glass has reimagined ...
Engineers study the benefits of adding a second, smaller rotor to wind turbines
Hui Hu picked up a 3-D printed model of a typical wind turbine and began explaining two problems with the big, tall, three-bladed machines.
Vortex Bladeless aims for lower-cost wind energy approach
New study reveals unexpected disappearance of superconducting fluctuations at super-cold temperatures
(Phys.org)—The next generation of sustainable energy systems, from magnetic storage to offshore wind turbines, hinges in part on high-temperature superconductors (HTS), which can carry current with zero ...
Engineer says 'smart grid' needed for shift to alternative energy
(Phys.org) —Electrical grids are balky beasts, and nobody knows that better than Stanford Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering Ram Rajagopal. He grew up in Brazil, where no one took ...
UK wind power share shows record rise
The United Kingdom wind power production has been enjoying an upward trajectory, and on Tuesday wind power achieved a significant energy production milestone, reported Brooks Hays for UPI. High winds from Hurricane Gonzalo were the force behind wind turbines outproducing nuclear power ...
Denmark champions wind power, sets record
Researchers develop real-time CT-scan test rig for ceramic composites at ultrahigh temperatures
(Phys.org)—Advanced ceramic composites can withstand the ultrahigh operational temperatures projected for hypersonic jet and next generation gas turbine engines, but real-time analysis of the mechanical ...
October was 'bumper' month for Scotland's renewables
Study suggests real-world generating capacity of wind farms at large scales has been overestimated
Research by Harvard professor David Keith suggests that the global capacity for energy generation from wind power has been overestimated, and that geophysical / climate effects of turbines will reduce the ...