[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Very cool! Solar powered flight is becoming more and more of a reality. I'll definitely keep my eye on this project. This thing is light (only 2.3 metric tons), efficient, has about 7,200 solar cells on top of the wings, and I'd imagine it has an insane amount of battery storage to soak all [...]
Researchers from the Academy of Finland have discovered a new method of harnessing more of the suns radiation. They found that by coating the solar cells with nano-scale structures they could pretty much eliminate reflection losses entirely. The nanostructured black silicon coating features very low reflectivity, meaning that a larger portion of the Sun’s radiation can [...]
The amazing video below is a product of NASA's latest endeavor at the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO), and provides breathtaking and high quality data that will aide astronomers in better predicting solar activity such as solar flares and coronal mass ejections. Plus, it just looks really cool! The SDO’s Atmospheric Imaging Assembly (AIA) captures a [...]
The only oil spills that get any media coverage are the major ones that are pretty hard to ignore, or coverup. But did you know that just in the past 30 days, there have been 13 oil spills, amassing a total of 1,185,000 gallons of toxic oil? This is business as usual believe it or [...]
People are becoming more conscious of the energy that is being used and are looking into ways in which carbon footprint can be reduced. Not only this but cutting back on wasted energy can cut energy bills by a great deal. Here are some ways for better energy management in the home: Servicing and Maintenance [...]
There are a couple of ideas about solar energy that are not entirely accurate, and have a lot to do with the fact that we are still knee deep in conventional energy production via fossil fuels and natural gas. The primary issue at hand is how we shift our minds away from what we have [...]
Biomass energy is organic matter that can be burned or decomposed to be used a source of energy.
Geothermal energy is essentially the heat that originates from deep within the earth.
Hydropower is the production of electricity from the kinetic energy of moving water such as rivers, streams, or oceans.