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Living Light Is An Off-Grid Lamp Powered By Photosynthesis…

Dutch designer Ermi van Oers has created a lamp that uses a living plant to generate its own electricity – and plans to scale up the technology to power entire smart cities. Presented at Dutch Design Week, the Living Light uses microorganisms to convert the chemical energy it naturally produces during photosynthesis into an electric […]

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Elon Musk Finishes World’s Biggest Battery In Less Than 100 Days…

In March 2017, the State Government announced its Energy Plan, with the objective of delivering cleaner, more affordable and more reliable energy to South Australians. This plan included building the nation’s largest battery, to store renewable energy and have back up power for when needed. In July, following a competitive process, French renewable energy company Neoen […]

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Solar Greenhouses Generate Electricity & Grow Crops At The Same Time…

The first crops of tomatoes and cucumbers grown inside electricity-generating solar greenhouses were as healthy as those raised in conventional greenhouses, signaling that “smart” greenhouses hold great promise for dual-use farming and renewable electricity production. “We have demonstrated that ‘smart greenhouses’ can capture solar energy for electricity without reducing plant growth, which is pretty exciting,” […]

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Vortex Bladeless Wind Turbines Wobble To Generate Energy…

Looking somewhat like a giant reed gently swaying in the wind, the new Vortex bladeless wind-driven generator prototype produces electricity with very few moving parts, on a very small footprint, and in almost complete silence. Designed to reduce the visual and aural impact of traditional spinning-blade turbines, this new device takes advantage of the power […]

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The 3 Best Batteries For An Off-Grid Energy System…

It’s the question that anyone using alternative energy inevitably asks at some point. What are the best batteries for an off-grid energy system? Because of the falling prices of renewable energy systems, more and more people are looking to use alternative energy sources as a way to: Save money Become more energy independent And break their dependence […]

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