Category Archives: renewable energy

Infrared Rectenna – waste heat recovery

  Researchers from Sandia National Laboratories have developed a tiny silicon-based device that can harness what was previously called waste heat and turn it into DC power. It is a solid-state device with no moving parts to jam, bend or … Continue reading

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FCEV or BEV – VHS or Betamax?

The pros & cons of FCEVs are that they are quick to refuel, but there are very few hydrogen fueling stations around. Continue reading

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Supercapacitors Vs Lithium-ion Batteries

      A development in supercapacitors based on contact lens technology could potentially allow electric cars to be refuelled as quickly as petrol ones. A Hertfordshire company Superdialectrics had a technological breakthrough in January 2017, and since then, in … Continue reading

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Cars recover energy from pot holes

                 Where we live we have a generous amount of ‘pot’ holes in the road – the county of Buckinghamshire in the UK ! The automotive industry has developed car suspension prototypes that … Continue reading

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Solar Aircraft pioneering transatlantic crossing

solar powered aircraft that has a larger wing span than a Boeing 747 yet weighs the same as a car ! Continue reading

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Renewable energy Steps forward

                Lawrence Kemball-Cook at Loughborough University came up with a floor tile that generates power from footsteps, after seeing a growing need in cities for energy. He won the Royal Society of Arts … Continue reading

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Solar cells to dye for

  Solar panels are becoming more common place around us as renewable energy is promoted by the government to reach it’s ‘green’ targets. Photovoltaic (PV) silicon solar panels are the commonest, but a new technology being developed at Cambridge University … Continue reading

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