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Pavegen flexible paving slabs generate energy from footsteps

By Damir Beciri
4 Comments8 December 2009

pavegen-systems-energy-genrating-pavement1The need to reduce carbon emissions and keep costs down increases the importance of renewable energy for most governments and the tech industry. With that in mind, investments are being made in the popular green energy sectors such as wind, solar, and wave energy. However, our footsteps utilize and channel kinetic energy too, and an… »

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Artificial photosynthesis system converts water into hydrogen

By Damir Beciri
One Comment20 October 2009

artificial-photosynthesis-3The energy available in sunlight is a resource we’ve only begun to really get a handle on. Current photovoltaic-cell technology, typically a semiconductor-based system, is expensive, not very efficient, and only does instant conversions from sunlight to electricity. But an artificial photosynthesis system or a photo-electrochemical cell that mimics what happens in plants could potentially… »

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Green architecture – Omega Center for Sustainable Living

By Damir Beciri
3 Comments16 August 2009

omega-center-for-sustainable-living1The Omega Center for Sustainable Living (OCSL) in Rhinebeck, New York is carbon neutral and produces 100 percent of its own energy through solar and geothermal power. OCSL officially opened on July 16th 2009 and it is on track to receive a LEED Platinum Certification, which cannot be officially granted until the building has been… »


Organic Photovoltaics on Al Fresco umbrellas

By Damir Beciri
22 June 2009

konarkaSoon, you’ll be able to charge a laptop, mobile phone, iPod or some other portable device while you are working or relaxing outdoors.A retractable umbrella that converts sunlight into electricity is in development a partnership between SKYShades, a supplier of shade structures, and Konarka Technologies, the developer of Power Plastic. Konarka has agreed to design… »