Treehugger reports that CSEM, a Swiss non-profit technology company, has come up with a technology that allows solar panel to be integrated into the walls of buildings, coming in different colors and having no visible connections. White solar panels have been identified as being particularly useful, not just because of the versatility of the color, but because white solar panels would stay cooler, boosting efficiency and reducing the energy … [Read more...]
Is Power Matrix The Real Deal?
Leading global engineering and technology services company Siemens has developed a new game called Power Matrix, aimed at raising awareness and teaching people about new forms of energy. The free game is not only for experts or gamers but targets anyone who is interested in energy and sustainable resources. Starting with a rural territory where your future city is about to develop, the goal is to provide it with a sustainable power supply through … [Read more...]
New Block Copolymer Solar Cells Shows Promising Results
A small team of researchers at the Rice and Pennsylvania State universities has developed a new solar cell that is based on organic block copolymers. The research and the new solar cell have led to the possibility of an entirely new class of solar panels. The organic block copolymers are compounds that self-arrange into certain layers that are effective at absorbing sunlight, and are significantly better at doing so than other substances that … [Read more...]
Is Pee the Future of Energy?
Yesterday I discussed the possibility of an electric car powered by wind turbines. But there may be another energy source available in the near future that is plentiful, easily created, and requires no offshore drilling to harvest, uranium to mine, or coal to burn. The source is urine - pee may be the future of energy. Really, … [Read more...]