French start-up Heat2power claim to have a new technology that increases fuel mileage using heat energy otherwise dissipated via the exhaust pipe. There are others that use a similar system, but the company claims that their device captures even more energy. The basics include installing an additional cylinder linked to the crankshaft with a clutch that is powered by exhaust heat. The exhaust gases circulate inside a heat exchanger linked to a closed-circuit filled with compressed air. Hot air enters the additional cylinder. Once it has moved the piston, the air goes to an intercooler and returns to the heating unit forming a closed circuit. The system is compatible with any ICE engine, the company claims. Their numbers also say the device reduces fuel consumption up to 20 percent in urban driving and 35 percent on the highway. Autobloggreen original article here .
Unirac unveils CLICKSYS, the next generation in residential PV mounting technology Today we announced the launch of CLICKSYS', an innovative new click-system mounting solution offering better value and installation ease for flush roof residential PV market.
Prime Electronics has recently introduced very compact and rugged, feature packed Variable DC Electronic Load Model EL 601 with overall size of only 145 mm (W) X 250mm (D) X 250mm (H) and weight 7 Kg.
Third-party licensing now available for industry's leading wind and solar datasets
Energy efficiency improvements can save Pennsylvania consumers nearly $5 billion each year on energy bills and help create 27,000 new, local jobs by 2025, according to an analysis released today by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE).
University of South Carolina selected for alternative energy research center; $12.5 million award la
The University of South Carolina has been selected by the U.S. Department of Energy to house a research center that is expected to bring $12.5 million in federal funding, the largest award in the university's history.
Bullfrog Power, together with Enbridge Gas Distribution, EnerWorks, and the Government of Canada today announced the launch of a new Solar Water Heating Program.
- World GDP $65 trillion, global stimulus $7 trillion - Global oil reserves remaining: 43 years - Global atmospheric carbon at 386 ppm highest level for 40 million years - In 150 years human activity released 20 million years CO2 accumulation - Australian Government budgets two weeks away
Leviathan Energy has completed initial testing on their Wind Energizer unit and is reporting gains in wind turbine output in the ballpark of 30% - and as much as 150% at lower wind speeds. The idea is that by placing site-specific structures at the bases of the turbines you can shape the flow of air in the vicinity of the turbine so that the highest velocities get targeted at the blades. Leviathan's early testing has been conducted on a relatively small scale, using commercially-available small turbines with 3-meter blades but they are planning on exploring opportunities for third-party testing and certification on a commercial scale wind farm. Cleantech's original post.
Advanced Solar Photonics has increased the product line for its previously announced SolarFAB' project in Lake Mary, Florida to include not only thin film, but also monocrystalline solar modules.
At a recent symposium, Future Facilities presented a simulation-based methodology that addressed the most common efficiency problems that plague the modern mission critical facility.
Today, the National Hydrogen Association released a new report called the "Energy Evolution: An Analysis of Alternative Vehicles and Fuels to 2100."
Hydrosphere UK Ltd has confirmed that it will be exhibiting at the All Energy exhibition in Aberdeen in May 2009. The company, which is attending the show for the first time, will be showing its growing range of renewable and solar-powered navigation aids and lighting systems.
The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB), which recently came out to support wind power development in correctly sited locations, has installed a small scale wind turbine at its Rainham Marshes visitor centre in Purfleet, Essex.
Access to wind resource data for Europe, Asia and the Pacific Rim catalyzes prospecting and development
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