Tagged with research

Working on a better battery

Working on a better battery

Lucas Mearian writes on the Computerworld website about recent developments on power storage systems for solar energy. The national power grid could someday become the backup to custom solar systems for businesses and homes   How Tesla will help bring renewable energy to your business or home Tesla Motors and other manufacturers have set their … Continue reading

Music maestro!

Music maestro!

When we listened to the Beatles singing Here Comes the Sun, little did we know how important music would be to the effectiveness of our solar panels.  Steve Williams writes on the Care2makeadifference website about the role of music to help solar panels.  Interesting to see the research going on at Imperial College in London. … Continue reading

Re-thinking innovation

Re-thinking innovation

Martin Wolf of the Financial Times provides a review of a new book that argues that government is behind the boldest risks and biggest breakthroughs.  Wolf considers this a brilliant book.  It is certainly worth the read.  While the examples are from other sectors, it has important messages for those working in sustainable energy.   … Continue reading

Transforming waste water to clean energy

Transforming waste water to clean energy

Sadhbh Walshe wrote recently in the Guardian about the race underway to develop innovative, cost-effective ways to extract value from waste water instead of just dumping it. The scientists and startups converting waste water into clean energy Traditionally, waste water treatment has focused on removing toxic waste from the water so it could be safely … Continue reading

Finns support building renovations in Moscow

The Science Codex writes that VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland is helping Moscow address the technical problems of the poor quality buildings in Moscow.  The work covers both individual buildings and entire districts.    Finnish researchers to provide solutions for energy-efficient repairs in Moscow There are many old and decrepit residential buildings in Moscow … Continue reading