Next-Gen Electric Car Recharges Through Solar Energy

Lightyear solar car

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Solar powered cars are poised to be a reality. Currently, the focus is also on electric-powered vehicles (EVs), where alternatives to the plug-and-charge are at the centre stage of research in the field. In this context, Lightyear, a start-up is in the process of coming up with the first prototype of an electric car. The car would recharge through solar cells embedded on its roof. Continue reading

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Plants Generate Green Electricity to Power LED Bulbs

Green Plant LED Energy

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Sustainable and renewable energy sources are of increasing significance today. Scientists are constantly on a quest for sources that can make the world more environmentally friendly. Groundbreaking research, in this context, shows that plants can generate electricity in their leaves to power 100 LED light bulbs simultaneously. A team of researchers in Italy state that a “hybrid tree” can act as an innovative “green” electric generator.

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Costa Rica Poised for an Electric Car Revolution

Electric car charging station.

Electric car charging station.

Costa Rica is popular as an ecological paradise with over 98% of its electricity needs being met by clean energy. In the context of the automotive industry, however, the story is different, with the country lagging behind with 600 out of 1.4 million private vehicles running on electricity instead of gas or diesel. And, experts reiterate that the situation would be changing soon. Continue reading

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BT Closes in on 100% Renewable Electricity

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British multinational telecom giant, BT recently claimed that it is within 4% of its 2020 target of powering entire global operations with 100% renewable electricity. Continue reading

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ScottishPower Set to Produce 100% Electricity from Wind Power

ScottishPower has become the first vertically integrated energy company in the UK to leave coal and gas generation and shift to 100% of electricity generation from clean wind power. The transition will be complete after the sale of its traditional generation business to Drax for £702 million.

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Wales-Ireland Electricity Interconnector Gets Go-Ahead

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Wales-Ireland electricity connector, the Greenlink interconnector received the go-ahead from Ireland’s electricity regulator, the Commission for the Regulation of Utilities (CRU). Continue reading

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A Solar Battery Could Bring Electricity to Rural Areas

Solar energy is featured with the dropping of prices due to which the source is progressively getting more popular. However, a home-powered by the Sun wouldn’t be free from the grid as the solar panels don’t store energy for later use. Continue reading

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Is Green Electricity Really Green?

Renewable energy sources are green, but the technologies that are used to transform them into usable energy; are they always environmental-friendly? Continue reading

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Cow Manure Helps Farm Achieve 100% Green Electricity

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An ever-increasing quest to find solutions for rising power costs brought dairy farmer, Quentin Moxey closer to an innovative solution. Continue reading

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Colossal Coal Plant Pioneers in Converting to Green Energy

drax power station

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Many nations, including the UK and the US, are moving away from coal. In light of other energies getting cheaper and with stringent environmental regulations, the story seems to be the same worldwide. Continue reading

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