Wireless energy from space

Japan has serious plans to send a solar-panel-equipped satellite into space that could wirelessly beam a gigawatt-strong stream of power down to earth and power nearly 300,000 homes. The satellite will have a surface area of four square kilometers, and transmit power via microwave to a base station on Earth. Putting solar panels in space… Lire la suite Wireless energy from space


Dubaï featuring Graft lab

A Dubaï, le village vertical dessiné par "Graft Lab" a été conçu pour fournir des espaces multiples, tout en exploitant au maximum l'énergie solaire.Une fois terminé, le complexe devrait être certifié Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) niveau GOLD. Ce dernier est un système nord-américain de standardisation de bâtiments à haute qualité environnementale créé… Lire la suite Dubaï featuring Graft lab

Shade Power

Umbrella Photovoltaic cells made from organic polymers, rather than crystalline silicon, could make solar power much cheaper. Last year Konarka, a startup based in Lowell, MA, opened a factory for such solar panels, which are flexible and produced in a process akin to printing. The first application of Konarka's potentially transformative technology? Umbrellas ! SkyShades,… Lire la suite Shade Power