The rise of the solar panel machines

Friday, 14 December 2012 by Roger East
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Germany's Kraftwerker is developing a PV panel-placing robot. Will these automated fitters boost the march of solar power?

Could a 'triple energy chip' signal the end of the battery?

Tuesday, 04 December 2012 by Anonymous (not verified)
Tags: Creative industries

MIT researchers are working on a chip that can harvest energy from the sun, heat and movement. Will this make changing batteries a thing of the past?

A cleaner future for diesel engines?

Friday, 30 November 2012 by Anonymous (not verified)
Tags: Engineering

A start-up in the US claims to have devised a way of reducing diesel engine pollutants by almost 50%.

The cost of propping up oil

Wednesday, 28 November 2012 by Anonymous (not verified)
Tags: Carbon, Economy

As the UK announces a new Energy Bill, investors call for a clearer picture of fuel subsidies. 

A new crest for wave energy

Wednesday, 21 November 2012 by Anonymous (not verified)
Tags: Creative industries

Software capable of predicting the size and strength of waves could help double the amount of renewable power taken from the sea, engineers believe.

Will future wind turbines do without blades?

Wednesday, 14 November 2012 by Anonymous (not verified)
Tags: Creative industries

The Saphonian turbine is more efficient, quieter and safer for birds, its makers claim. Could it represent the future of wind energy?

Tiny diamonds could transform low-temperature laundry

Friday, 02 November 2012 by Roger East
Tags: Creative industries

Microscopic diamonds could hold the key to tackling tough stains at low temperatures, scientists at Proctor and Gamble believe.

Can a simple stove meet the energy needs of millions?

Tuesday, 30 October 2012 by Anonymous (not verified)
Tags: Creative industries

Waste heat from a BioLite HomeStove can help provide cheap, clean electricity. But will it prove a hit with cooks across the developing world?

Panasonic patents efficient artificial photosynthesis

Tuesday, 23 October 2012 by Anonymous (not verified)
Tags: Carbon

Technology drawn from LEDs is being developed by Panasonic to harvest energy from light with record efficiency. Could this be used to convert carbon dioxide emitted by power plants?

PV panels track the sun, passively

Friday, 19 October 2012 by Eleanor Devenish
Tags: Creative industries

Thanks to a new carbon nanotube-based system, these PV panels can follow the sun's movement without drawing on the energy they harvest.

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