Tag: kinetic energy


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Chile’s Atacama Desert is as eerily beautiful as it is barren, hot, and dry. Yet this seemingly inhospitable patch of Earth might be the perfect host for a different kind of solar energy, one that has nothing to do with Read more…


I received an interesting press release about something called Nautical Torque technology, a process for generating energy from the rise and fall of ships and other large vessels with the tide. It was invented by the late Cahill Maloney; his Read more…


From solar-in-a-suitcase to super-efficient irrigation systems, my time at the CleanTech Open’s North Central awards show proved that the U.S. has no shortage of innovators, entrepreneurs, or passion. I came away feeling hopeful about our future, patriotic about the diversity Read more…


We are currently living in an age of finite resources. We as a planet are completely dependent on something that will one day run out. Never before has the human race faced such a problem as the one we do Read more…


Beacon Power is a Massachusetts company that makes flywheel-based energy storage systems. Rockland Capital, a private equity firm, recently purchased Beacon Power, including a Stephentown, New York, flywheel plant project. The purpose of the project is to allow excess


Last week New Energy Technologies went on the road to try out its MotionPower-Express system, which it calls the world’s first electricity-generating rumble strip. The test took place in the City of Roanoke, Virginia. The demonstration took place at the Read more…


The average human takes 3,000-5,000 steps a day. Seems like a lot, but most health experts would tell you to average 10,000 a day (but that’s a post for another time…). What if we could harness power from some of Read more…


I’ve written before about the increasingly common challenge in obtaining U.S. registrations for eco-marks, i.e., the proscription against registering “merely descriptive” marks (see, e.g., my post about the HYBRID GREEN mark here). Often the eco-marks include the term “GREEN,”


As a parent, I don’t expect world changing results when I gripe at my kids. I’m happy if they at least leave a path through the dirty clothes on their bedroom floors. If you’re like that too, you’ll be a Read more…


The glass that covers buildings across North America and elsewhere could become a source of solar electricity if a technology currently under development becomes commercially viable. A company that works to develop a solar type of technology that generates electricity Read more…


What if we, as individuals, could contribute to renewable energy simply by working out? Imagine hitting the gym, getting into your zone, achieving optimal heart rate and… putting electricity back onto the grid. Not only is it a pretty cool Read more…


We all know that walking is one of the most, if not the most, environmentally friendly means of transportation. What if you could help power the world around you just by walking? If you are picturing yourself like a hamster Read more…


A wind turbine is a device that converts kinetic energy from the wind into mechanical energy. If the mechanical energy is used to produce electricity, the device may be called a wind generator or wind charger. If the mechanical energy Read more…


While there is not usually a shortage of electric vehicle news to go around, it isn’t often that there is a truly remarkable story to share. A story that shows what humanity can do with an electric vehicle and pushes Read more…

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