Tag Archives: power generation

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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Bloodhound: Britain’s 1000 mph land speed record attempt

You may or may not of heard of this amazing engineering project that started back in 2008. The vision for Bloodhound came from a desire from Richard Noble & Andy Green to break the land speed record and reach 1000mph, … Continue reading

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HSE get wind of turbine failures !

Five wind turbines crashed to the ground during unexceptional weather conditions leading to an investigation by the Health and Safety Executive. The fifth collapse at Winsdon Farm in north Petherwyn, Cornwall triggered the inquiry in 2013, a 40m Gaia Wind … Continue reading

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