Wireless Power Solutions for the Wind Industry

PowerbyProxi has just completed a successful trial of the Proxi-Ring™ 480, a frictionless and contact-free slip ring that provides wireless power and data to pitch control systems that drive blades in wind turbines. The technology was developed to replace mechanical slip rings which can be a source of problems for wind turbine operators due to the maintenance requirements and failures caused by physical connections and frictional rotation.

Worst Solar Excuses

Experts have talked to a number of our friends and other colleagues about solar power, we've been hearing a lot of the same excuses for not going solar.

6 Steps to Making E85 Ethanol

e85 Flex Fuel Vehicles are becoming more and more popular as the gas prices continue to rise. e85 is defiantly going to be a major relief for the United States fuel problem.

A Worldwide Waste-To-Energy Policy

While Achieving Energy, Food, Fuels, And Water Independence By Utilizing Already Existing And Individually Profitable Holistic Component Technologies

Building a Safer Lithium-Ion Battery

Lithium-ion batteries continue to be the technology of choice for small electronics but, as illustrated here, their continued evolution and the introduction of new large format applications require a closer look at the technology inside the battery.

Direct Methanol Fuel Cells

The direct methanol fuel cell or DMFC is emerging as a future winner in many of the applications that fuel cells can satisfy. DMFC is an important subset of the proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cell technology.

Editorial Comments

Imagine if the next Bill Gates is this minute working on a new solar panel design in his garage with a few friends. Let's hope so ... the Alternative Energy Industry needs it's Microsoft.

Energy Security Code of Conduct

All over the world, buildings energy consumption is increasing at a high rate due to the improvement in living standards in developing countries.

It's Not About Being Green

Before you decide to hop onto the green building bandwagon, look towards the final destination. Sustainable, integrated, whole-building design is where to head.

It's Not About Being Green

Before you decide to hop onto the green building bandwagon, look towards the final destination. Sustainable, integrated, whole-building design is where to head.

Novel Renewable Energy Products

Virtually, every aspect of our lives in this digitized world needs energy. Alternative energy solutions are now available and more are on their way.

People Planet Profit

The best solutions come from within the community, working on the ground with dedicated entrepreneurs and local groups, who best understand the needs of their community.

Sustainable Patriotism

Do something Sustainable (and thus Patriotic) every day. Take a simple walk instead of taking "a ride," invest in renewable by installing solar or wind, or buying green from your utility, use a compact fluorescent bulb, buy local vegetables, switch to a bio-fuel, trade in that gas hog for something clean and efficient.

The Importance of Watersheds to Your Community

Thinking on the scale of a watershed is useful for environmental work as we can scale things down for planning purposes, and therefore have a greater impact on the environment.

The World Needs Gigawatts not Megawatts

If the Photovoltaics industry is going to play a significant role in worldwide electricity production in the future it all comes down to one word - scalability, the ability of a technology to expand its production capacity to very large sizes, thereby enabling significant cost decreases.

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