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Solar Cars Come of Age

The Stella Lux is not a brand new design. Eindhoven University entered previous models in the trabs Australia race previously. But this year they have produced an upgrgade that can drive for more than 600 miles without stopping for a … Continue reading

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The Future of Farming

A superb solar powered greenhouse and desalination project in arid South Australia. Free energy from the sun is the easy bit of the climate change challenge – how we get water and food is the next and harder piece of … Continue reading

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Oceans as Solar Panels

It's been a long time since I have heard a peep about OTEC – Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion. How it works is simple, it uses the temperature difference between warm shallow water and the low temperatures in deep water. The … Continue reading

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IKEA Now Make Flat Pack Homes

We all have some IKEA furniture but who knew that they having been developing flat pack homes to use in Refuge camps. What’s more each tent has built in solar panels to help the kids do their homework and for … Continue reading

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A Lawyer found her dream car…

Her dream car had been specially designed so that wheelchair disabled people could just wheel straight in and drive away. The problem was the company who had produced this game changing technology had no finance to bring the invention to … Continue reading

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Power From Waves

I love the high tech in Solar but I really appreciate the simplicity of Wind turbines and Wave turbines. Here is a nice pilot project I came across being trialled just off the Scottish coast. North sea oil probably cost … Continue reading

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A Solar Powered Ship Sails into the Record Books

Solar powered houses and cars scarcely merit attention nowadays but this Solar powered cruiser is making an attempt to cruise around the world fueled by its gigantic battery and huge solar array.

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The Dark Side of Green

Wind power got an early start on solar energy. The technology was simpler and the engineering was easy. So the turbines sprouted in hill fields and farms and then it got close to homes. That’s where the trouble started and … Continue reading

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Germany’s Renewable Energy

We hear so much about Solar Energy and Wind installations in the context of US or Chinese progress so I thought it would be interesting to feature this European perspective

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Portable Solar Just Raised its Game

Follow the link for the Kickstarter campaign http://is.gd/h36Rel

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