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Category Archive: Power Plants

  1. Experimental Fusion Reactor Reaches Temperature of the Sun

    Jun
    25
    2018

    Researchers from Tokomak Energy in the U.K. are claiming a new milestone in thermonuclear fusion. They were able to achieve plasma temperatures in a fusion reactor, known as the ST40 device, hotter than the sun’s core for the first time — reaching 15 million degrees Celsius (59 million degrees Fahrenheit). It’s a big achievement and […]

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  2. Russia Launches World’s First Floating Nuclear Power Plant

    May
    24
    2018

    Russia recently launched the world’s first floating nuclear power plant out of the St. Petersburg shipyard. Known as Akademik Lomonosov, this floating nuclear reactor is moving toward Western Europe for a controversial maiden voyage. The plant will be towed through the Baltic Sea to a base in Murmansk, a port town in northwest Russia. After arriving […]

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  3. Water Purifier Can Clean Water from the Dead Sea

    Apr
    12
    2018

    Water is one of the most basic needs of life, yet billions of people around the world don’t have access to clean drinking water. Although major shortages occur in developing nations, developed countries also face unanticipated water shortages, especially after natural disasters that can disrupt supplies without warning. But in a recent tech breakthrough, a […]

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  4. New Hybrid Solar Panel Harvests Energy from Sun and Rain

    Mar
    25
    2018

    Numerous advances in solar cells have made them very efficient. But they’re still pretty much useless in rainy weather. In a big breakthrough, a team of Chinese engineers has created a new hybrid solar panel that can generate energy even from raindrops. Now solar panels can harvest energy from the movement of raindrops on its […]

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  5. Tesla Quietly Raises Prices Per Kilowatt Hour At Its Supercharger Stations

    Mar
    12
    2018

    Tesla’s Supercharger network is expanding across the country but not without a cost. The company has quietly raised prices per kilowatt hour for using the fast-charging stations at an average increase for pay-per-use customers ranging from approximately 20 to 40 percent, according to Electrek. The price has actually doubled from 12 cents to 24 cents in Oregon […]

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  6. Quantum Tunneling: Producing Electricity From Earth’s Heat

    Feb
    27
    2018

    A team of researchers from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Saudi Arabia has developed a device to generate electricity from the Earth by turning excess infrared radiation and waste heat through quantum tunneling. Quantum tunneling is a phenomenon that occurs when particles move through a barrier that should be impossible to move through, […]

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  7. Lightyear One: World’s First Fully Solar-Powered Car

    Jan
    30
    2018

    Considering the many problems associated with air pollution and the fact of worldwide climate change, electric cars give us the hope of building a cleaner and greener future. However, present battery technology, which requires frequent time-consuming recharging, and the lack of well-distributed charging stations combine to make electric cars less preferable. But things are going […]

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  8. Solar Greenhouses Grow Crops, Generate Electricity

    Jan
    04
    2018

    Greenhouses have a variety of applications, but they consume a lot of energy to grow our food. Temperature, lighting, and other systems are powered by electricity. To remedy this, researchers from the University of California, Santa Cruz, have developed new electricity-generating solar greenhouses that make use of the same energy that grows the plants. This […]

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  9. Rayton Solar: New Super-Efficient Solar Panels

    Nov
    19
    2017

    Given the pace at which the renewable energy sector is rising, it is believed that the fossil fuel industry’s days are numbered. Companies are spending billions of dollars in the solar industry and thousands of people are getting work in this area. There are three major hurdles for the solar industry: the costs involved, efficiency, […]

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  10. World’s First Negative Emissions Power Plant

    Nov
    07
    2017

    Scientists have discovered a powerful weapon in the fight against global warming. The world’s first negative emissions power plant has opened in Iceland. With the vital issue of global warming in mind, Iceland has gone beyond zero by developing a power plant that actually removes CO2 from the atmosphere. World’s first power plant that eliminates more CO2 than it produces Researchers at the Swiss […]

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  11. Tesla Is Helping Bring Power Back to Puerto Rico’s Hospital del Niño

    Oct
    25
    2017

    Puerto Rico is still suffering from the devastation that occurred as a result of Hurricane Maria. Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk is doing his part in working to rebuild the country’s power grid, starting with Puerto Rico’s Hospital del Niño. Yesterday, Tesla tweeted out some of the progress the company has made utilizing its Powerwall batteries, […]

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  12. These Innovative Glass Blocks Can Power Buildings

    Aug
    31
    2017

    Our inefficient buildings consume more than 40 percent of the electricity generated across the globe. To generate electricity through a building’s architecture, Tesla created solar tiles last year. Now, a team of researchers from the University of Exeter in the U.K. have created an innovative type of glass block designed to collect solar power and […]

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  13. US Power Grid Holds Up as Solar Eclipse Takes the Spotlight

    Aug
    24
    2017

    On Monday, millions of Americans put on their glasses (hopefully) and took in a rare total eclipse. While 14 states were in the dark for a couple of minutes as the moon covered the sun, the power grid in the United States was put to the test. This was especially true in California where roughly […]

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  14. The World’s Largest Floating Solar Energy Farm is Finally Online

    Jul
    07
    2017

    China, which was one of the worst offenders in the area of carbon emissions, is now a world leader in the adoption of renewables. China is on the way to becoming “green superpower.” Now the world’s largest floating solar plant in the South Anhui Province of China is finally online and generating renewable energy. This […]

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  15. Wave Energy Is The Largest Untapped Energy Source In The World

    Feb
    24
    2017

    According to scientists, the global potential of wave energy is more than 500 GW of renewable energy. Today, wave energy is being developed so that within a few decades it will represent 10% of global energy supply. The current global installed capacity of wind is 360 GW, and solar power is 150 GW. Huge WaveRollers: […]

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