Energy Conversion


Aqueous Solar Flow Battery is More Efficient

Aqueous Solar Flow Battery is More Efficient

Researchers develop a solar battery 20% more efficient that today's Lithium-iodine batteries....

Aug 3 2015, 9:10am CDT

Solar Impulse 2 Breaks Non-Stop Solo Flight Record

Solar Impulse 2 Breaks Non-Stop Solo Flight Record

The solar-powered airplane known as Solar Impulse is about to land on Hawaii Airport after breaking the record for uninterrupte...

Jul 3 2015, 6:44am CDT

Solar Impulse 2 Lands in Japan due to Bad Weather

Solar Impulse 2 Lands in Japan due to Bad Weather

Solar impulse 2 makes emergency stop in Nagoya, Japan due to critical weather conditions....

Jun 1 2015, 7:04am CDT

Solar Plane 6 Day Nonstop Flight to Hawaii has Started

Solar Plane 6 Day Nonstop Flight to Hawaii has Started

The Solar Impulse 2 Solar Plane is on its nonstop flight from China to Hawaii. It is a 6 day nonstop flight. Due to bad weather...

May 31 2015, 1:54am CDT

Stanford's New Designer Carbon Boosts Battery Performance

Stanford's New Designer Carbon Boosts Battery Performance

New carbon material boots battery performance....

May 31 2015, 1:17am CDT

Solar Plane 6 Day Nonstop Flight is Postponed

Solar Plane 6 Day Nonstop Flight has been Postponed

The Solar Impulse 2 Solar Plane is set for a nonstop flight from China to Hawaii. It will be a 6 day nonstop flight. Due to bad...

May 25 2015, 8:50am CDT

Bladeless Windmills Mark Step Forward

Bladeless Windmills Mark Step Forward

These windmills take up less room, allowing for more wind-powered energy to be generated....

May 18 2015, 6:14am CDT

70 Meter Solar Road Surface Generates Enough Power for a Household

70 Meter Solar Road Surface Generates Enough Power for a Household

Engineers in Netherland say that solar road surface trial is more successful than expected....

May 11 2015, 5:03am CDT

Solar Airplane entered Chinese Air Space in Around the World Flight

Solar Airplane entered Chinese Air Space in Around the World Flight

The solar powered air space entered today its longest segment yet of the around the world flight attempt....

Mar 30 2015, 1:31am CDT

World’s First Solar-Powered Airplane begins World Tour

World’s First Solar-Powered Airplane begins Round-the-World Tour

The world’s first solar cell airplane is to take to the skies once again. It is hoped that it will make a round-the-globe journ...

Mar 9 2015, 4:43am CDT

Apple invests $848M in First Solar to build a 130 Megawatt Solar Farm in CA

Apple invests $848M in First Solar to build a 130 Megawatt Solar Farm in CA

First Solar and Apple Incorporated are involved in a rock solid pact that will benefit both firms in the long run. The goal is...

Feb 11 2015, 3:00am CST

Solpro Helios Smart is the Fastest Portable Solar Charger debuted at CES 2015

Solpro Helios Smart is the Fastest Portable Solar Charger debuted at CES 2015

Solpro happens to be the maker and creator of Helios Smart, the quickest chargeable solar energy device that fits in your pocke...

Jan 9 2015, 6:54am CST

EnerPlex's New Portable Solar Power Solutions will be showcased at CES 2015

EnerPlex's New Portable Solar Power Solutions will be showcased at CES 2015

Ascent Solar’s EnerPlex brand will display new portable power solutions at the International CES 2015....

Jan 2 2015, 5:28am CST

Nuclear Fusion Reactor Breakthrough Made Says Lockheed Martin

Nuclear Fusion Reactor Breakthrough Made Says Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin announced that they are working on a compact fusion reactor (CFR) that could be ready in 10 years....

Oct 16 2014, 8:29am CDT

Federico Capasso: Generating Electricity by Releasing Infrared Light

Federico Capasso: Generating Electricity by Releasing Infrared Light

One of the less appreciated privileges of becoming a tenured professor at Harvard University is that most people consider even...

Mar 3 2014, 8:31pm CST

Stampede Of Investors Sue Spain Over Cuts In Solar Subsidies

Investors Sue Spain Over Cuts In Solar Subsidies

A flurry of investor lawsuits filed against Spain in recent months may make it more difficult to finance renewable en...

Feb 19 2014, 4:21pm CST

World's Largest Solar Thermal power plant goes online in California

World's Largest Solar Thermal power plant goes online in California

Power generation is underway at massive solar facility...

Feb 14 2014, 8:28am CST

Do We Really Need Nuclear Fusion for Power?

Do We Really Need Nuclear Fusion for Power?

The science of nuclear fusion took a major step forward today. The National Ignition Facility (NIF) at the U.S. Department...

Feb 13 2014, 2:21am CST

When (and Where) Solar LED Lighting Makes Sense

When (and Where) Solar LED Lighting Makes Sense

Right now, very few businesses or real estate development companies would think first about using solar panels to run their out...

Feb 11 2014, 7:30pm CST

Bird Deaths Stop Wind Power Project In Ohio

Bird Deaths Stop Wind Power Project In Ohio

A wind power project near Toledo, Ohio has been delayed due to concerns about the impact the project would have on migrating bi...

Feb 3 2014, 1:05am CST

Recharge Your Wardrobe: Fashion and Tech Collide with emPOWERED

Recharge Your Wardrobe: Fashion and Tech Collide with emPOWERED

Tired of schlepping around a phone charger with you all day, only to find that you have nowhere to charge your phone? emPOWERED...

Jan 31 2014, 3:12am CST

Sprint, FedEx Support Hydrogen Fuel Cell Tests

Sprint, FedEx Back Hydrogen Fuel Cell Tests

The flurry of corporate interest in hydrogen fuel cells continued this week with telecommunications giant Sprint announcing tha...

Jan 30 2014, 11:15pm CST

Energy Storage: Winning/Losing In The Market

Energy Storage: Winning/Losing In The Market

Bottling up wind and solar energies would be a critical component of their success.  And while such energy storage devices...

Jan 27 2014, 9:25pm CST

Do not Expect Solar Cells In iPhone 6

Do not Expect Solar Cells In iPhone 6

Back in November of 2013, I explained in detail the rationale for a sapphire screen on Apple (AAPL) iPhone 6 in my column on Fo...

Jan 27 2014, 9:13am CST

The Rise Of Thin-Film Solar Technology

The Rise Of Thin-Film Solar Technology

I am a sucker for data visualization graphics, especially if the data involved energy innovation. Needless to say, I was thrill...

Jan 27 2014, 4:45am CST

CES 2014 in Las Vegas Highlights: Sunsocket Solar Generator from Aspect Technologies, Inc

CES 2014 in Las Vegas Highlights: Sunsocket Solar Generator from Aspect Technologies, Inc

CES 2014 in Las Vegas Highlights: Sunsocket Solar Generator from Aspect Technologies, Inc...

Jan 15 2014, 11:42am CST

Folsom Labs: Another Example Why Solar Is The Future

Folsom Labs: Another Example Why Solar Is The Future

In solar, bankability is the ultimate four-letter word. Getting final bank approval is one of the most arduous, and needlessly...

Jan 13 2014, 1:01pm CST

Solar Installer Takes Google Glass Up On The Roof

Solar Installer Takes Google Glass Up On The Roof

One of the residential solar industry’s ongoing challenges surrounds standardizing and speeding up the time it takes to get ins...

Jan 13 2014, 9:11am CST

I4U news

Mosaic Plans Overseas Expansion With Its Kickstarter-Style Solar Campaigns

Mosaic, a California startups that raises solar project investments through kickstarter-like campaigns, plans to expand oversea...

Jan 8 2014, 4:11pm CST

DOE Mentions Technology Behind The Home Nuclear Reactor In Funding Opportunity

DOE Mentions Technology Behind The Home Nuclear Reactor In Funding Opportunity

The Department of Energy included low energy nuclear reactions—which NASA scientists have said could fuel home nuclear reactors...

Jan 4 2014, 12:56pm CST

Ascent Solar EnerPlex Case line to Surface at CES 2014

Ascent Solar EnerPlex Case line to Surface at CES 2014

Solar charging cases will be available for the iPhone 5/5S...

Jan 2 2014, 11:44am CST

United Wind Bets Leasing Will Transform The 'Small Wind' Market

United Wind Bets Leasing Will Transform The 'Small Wind' Market

In September, I wrote about how certain wind technology and fuel-cell technology companies are borrowing a page from the succes...

Dec 23 2013, 12:46pm CST

I4U news

Britain Has Installed Too Much Solar Power Too Early

That Britain currently has half a million households with solar panels is hailed as some great victory: I insist that it’s a di...

Dec 21 2013, 6:16am CST

Universal Laptop Charger Standard Announced by IEC to Reduce E-Waste

Universal Laptop Charger Standard Announced by IEC to Reduce E-Waste

IEC publishes first first globally relevant technical specification (standard) for a universal laptop charger to significantly...

Dec 18 2013, 5:35am CST

Apple Plans to Build a Solar Panel Farm for Nevada Data Center in Reno

Apple Plans to Build a Solar Panel Farm for Nevada Data Center in Reno

Apple has made certain plans for its data center in Reno, Nevada. It wants to set up a solar panel farm for this particular dat...

Jul 2 2013, 6:44am CDT

AT&T Launches Free Street Charge Solar Mobile Stations in NYC

AT&T Launches Free Street Charge Solar Mobile Stations in NYC

Solar power is the “in” thing right now. That is why AT&T began its Street Charge program in coordination with Goal Zero. I...

Jun 19 2013, 4:22am CDT

Google X Acquires Makani Power

Google X Acquires Makani Power

It is indeed a case of perfect timing. Google has just acquired Makani Power, the wind power company in its latest bid for more...

May 23 2013, 9:55am CDT

Dads and Grads Gift Ideas 2012: The Solar Powered Wireless Speaker

Dads and Grads Gift Ideas 2012: The Solar Powered Wireless Speaker

This is a great gift idea for dad and any graduate....

May 21 2012, 10:30am CDT