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Any Way The Wind Blows...

Wind is one of the cleanest sources of energy, with no toxic by-products generation. The abundance of wind in some places should make it a top power source choice, yet initial set-up costs, and the ongoing maintenance of complex equipment, often mean that wind is still not as an accessible and affordable energy source as it could be. Read on

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Solar Photos Are the New Solar Panels

A team of Finnish scientists found a way to print solar electricity-generating photographs. In a world obsessed with pictures and advertisement, this could create a new important source of energy. As the old saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words. A new breakthrough means it could also be worth some precious electrons. Read on

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A Solar-Powered Trip from Amsterdam to Paris in 30 Minutes

When Elon Musk launched the idea of a fifth mode of transportation, Hyperloop, it was met with enthusiasm, then scepticism. Since the unveiling of Musk’s concept in 2013, a lot of progress has been made. With real-life tests in the Nevada desert and the upcoming Hyperloop Pod Competition, Musk’s design seems to be finding its way into reality. Read on

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Driverless Cars, More Than Just a Cool Idea

Any idea that simplifies life as much as possible is one that will soon find itself on the fast track to actualisation, and today everyone is excited about the “driverless car”. This idea has overtaken the Hybrid Car as the car of the future and there is a rush to successfully produce autonomous cars with predictions of market availability being as early as 2020. Read on

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Back to the Future with eHighway Trucks

Carbon emissions and local air pollution are set to greatly reduce through innovation in road freight transport: electrification is the way to go. Siemens has been testing out a new eHighway system to reduce transport's impact on the environment. Read on

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What Do Salads, Pizza And Renewable Energy Have In Common? More Than You Think

Even with the most efficient processes in place, over-ripened fruit and vegetables are still a source of food waste. Ideas to counteract the issue may include turning them into jams and conserves, quick sale at discounted prices, donation to food banks, or using them as animal feed. Soon, farmers might have an extra option at hand: using over-ripened tomatoes to generate electricity. Read on

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Watt a Way Forward: France Is Building a Solar Road

A solar bike path: the Netherlands has one, France wants one and is looking to go one step further. With a 70 metre solar bike path having been installed close to Amsterdam, France wants build a 1,000 kilometre solar road by 2020. That’s quite an effort. Read on