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Harnessing body heat to power electronic devices

Article source: Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) Article link: https://phys.org/news/2018-11-harnessing-body-power-electronic-devices.html SINGAPORE, Nov. 16, 2018 – If thermoelectric materials can convert low-grade heat into electricity, we may never need to charge wearable technology at home again. At night, most of us plug in a jumble of wires and devices as we charge our smart [...]

By |November 29th, 2018|Industry|0 Comments

2018 Energy Efficiency Indicator survey: More than half of global organizations plan to increase energy efficiency spending in next 12 months

Article source: Johnson Controls Article link: https://www.johnsoncontrols.com/media-center/news/press-releases/2018/11/15/2018-energy-efficiency-indicator-survey MILWAUKEE, Nov. 15, 2018 – Today, Johnson Controls, a global leader in creating smart cities, unveiled the findings from its 2018 Energy Efficiency Indicator (EEI) survey, revealing that U.S. organizations are planning to increase investments in smart building measures including building controls and building systems integration at a greater [...]

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More efficient heating & cooling technology extends electric car range

Article Source: Clean Technica Article Link: https://cleantechnica.com/2018/10/08/more-efficient-heating-cooling-technology-extends-electric-car-range/ Vehicles powered by internal combustion engines use heat from the coolant to heat the passenger compartment. They also use the engine to run air conditioning compressors and power steering pumps. Since an electric car, by definition, has no engine to power things, they rely exclusively on the energy [...]

By |November 15th, 2018|Industry|0 Comments

German scientists research use of old coal power plants for energy storage

Article Source: Xinhua Article Link: http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-10/10/c_137521635.htm BERLIN, Oct. 9 (Xinhua) — The German Aerospace Center (DLR), the University of Stuttgart and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) will jointly build a research facility for energy storage called NADINE (national demonstrator for isentropic energy storages), the DLR announced on Tuesday. The aim of the research project [...]

By |November 9th, 2018|Industry|0 Comments

Three decades after nuclear disaster, Chernobyl goes solar

Article Source: Reuters Article Link: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-ukraine-chernobyl-solar/three-decades-after-nuclear-disaster-chernobyl-goes-solar-idUSKCN1MF1UM Article Author:  Pavel Polityuk CHERNOBYL, Ukraine (Reuters) - Ukraine unveiled a solar plant in Chernobyl on Friday, just across from where a power station, now encased in a giant sarcophagus, caused the world’s worst nuclear disaster three decades ago. Built in a contaminated area, which remains largely uninhabitable and where [...]

By |November 2nd, 2018|Industry|0 Comments