One of the most important parts in PV system architecture is the power converters. The reason is that they play an important role in transforming the different types of electricity, to make the electricity convenient to the end users. Since the solar cell produces a DC type of electricity, there’s room for various types of [...]
Good news for our waste haulers and urban environment — Wrightspeed’s new series hybrid powertrain retrofit sets a high standard anywhere waste needs picked up. Wrightspeed’s series hybrid retrofit waste haulers makes sense, saves money, and protects the environment. According to GM-Volt.com, waste haulers that use this retrofit can reportedly be cleaner (all things considered) than
Wrightspeed’s Series Hybrid Retrofit Kit For Garbage Trucks — Making Waste Cleanup Cleaner Than Ever was originally published on CleanTechnica.
Since the first solar cell was produced by Bell Labs in the 1950s, solar photovoltaic (PV) technology has been gradually evolving. The work resulted in the development of a compound which is formed of semiconductor elements found in the periodic table and the synthesis of an organic solar cell. Broadly, photovoltaic technologies are now classified as: crystalline silicon solar cells, [...]
Texas set a new US record for wind power generation last week, and the surge in output demonstrates how quickly the US domestic energy landscape is shifting. Just a few years ago, word was that shale formations in North America held enough natural gas reserves to last for decades. Today, shale drillers face a perfect
Why Shale Gas Is Toast: Texas Wind Power Sets New US Record was originally published on CleanTechnica.
The first 3-D nanoscale observations of the structural changes that occur in the anode of a lithium-ion battery during operation (discharging and recharging) were recently achieved by researchers at the US Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory. This achievement is expected to lead to a much greater understanding of such processes, and, as a result,
First 3-D Nanoscale Observations Of Structural Changes In Rechargeable Battery Material During Operation was originally published on CleanTechnica.
Originally published on Gas2. By Zachary Coffey What do Canadian craft brews, classic American cars, and green energy have in common? Steam Whistle Brewing, a Toronto, Canada-based craft brewery that is an exemplary model of the green revolution infiltrating the brewing industry, combining our love of cool cars, green technology, and good beer into a
Steam Whistle Brewing — Combination Of Classic Cars and Green Energy was originally published on CleanTechnica.
Originally published on ABB. By Hannu Vaananen Europe needs to become more intelligent if it is to stop paying more than one billion USD every day for imported energy The share of imported energy in Europe is growing and every day it pays more than one billion USD for its energy dependency, one that also has
Political & Economic Consequences Of Imported Energy In Europe was originally published on CleanTechnica.
Originally published on Gas2. On paper, the BMW i8 certainly looks like a supercar. But how does a 3-cylinder plug-in hybrid supercar sound? Freakin’ fantastic, as it turns out. While the BMW i8 doesn’t hit dealerships until later in the year, it’s become one of the most anticipated cars of the year. Using a three-cylinder generator paired
Originally published on Gas2. In response to two road debris-induced road fires that were front page news, Elon Musk announced the Tesla Model S will get a titanium-reinforced underbody shield. That should silence the haters and doubters who thought the Tesla was a firetrap. All new Tesla Model S sedans built after March 6th have been
Tesla Model S Equipped With Aluminum & Titanium Battery Shield (Free Upgrade Available) was originally published on CleanTechnica.
A high-energy biofuel — potentially capable of replacing or supplementing expensive missile fuels, such as JP10 — has been created via the use of a genetically engineered bacterium by researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology and the Joint BioEnergy Institute. For those wondering, the hydrocarbon in question, pinene, is actually exactly what it sounds
High-Energy Biofuel For Rockets, Missiles, And Other Aerospace Applications, Via Engineered Bacteria was originally published on CleanTechnica.