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By Daniel Kammen What can be done to diversify our clean energy technology options?  In recent years we have seen a number of seemingly  “old” technologies undergo a reassessment, and a reinvention.  Geothermal power, once assessed as “an excellent... Read More
Researchers from University of Michigan are looking to fish to monitor water quality. But, we're not talking about Nemo, these fish are robots!
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Among the casualties of the March 11, 2011, earthquake and resulting tsunami in Japan was the country's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. A result of the loss of electricity, overheating at the power plant led to significant releases of iodine... Read More
I have developed a turbine for use in high flow areas of tide and current. The design has almost limitless torque and only 3 moving parts. It can be deployed in shallow water with as little as 6ft of water, in areas that even loose water completely... Read More
Filtering Dirty Water, By Losing the Filter
Filtering Dirty Water, By Losing the Filter
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This week, tackling one of the great challenges of our time – water. The engineers at Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) say they have the answer that could make it cheaper and less energy-intensive to clean water. It has no moving parts and no filter... Read More
You know how we have wind turbines scarring (and killing birds) our hills, mountains and valleys, well this idea is based on the same principle. Using horizontal turbines and placing them in our rivers, streams, waterfalls and oceans is a vast,... Read More
PARC’s breakthrough clean water platform technology, Hydrodynamic Separation (HDS), can potentially provide multiple benefits, such as: Compact form factor – ideal for space- and weight-constrained sites; Modular and scalable – easily increase or... Read More
My idea has to do with using ocean currents to power homes, industrial buildings and much more. By putting tubines in the ocean where jet streams are prevelant, we can use that energy to power many things. Inside the turbines would be big bar... Read More
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Northwestern University researchers have found that microbial fuel cells designed to produce electricity and clean wastewater, or biofilm reactors, are more efficient when biofilms don't become too thick.
Mike Smalley of Carina explains their WISE technology, which helps manage electric hot water heaters more efficiently. It uses demand response to shift energy use to off-peak times to reduce the water heater's energy load, while maintaining a supply... Read More