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Jul 3, 2020

QuenchSea: Turn Seawater into Freshwater

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Interesting technology for myriad reasons. Game changer for people in underdeveloped coastal areas.


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Jul 3, 2020

Harley-Davidson LiveWire rider completes Mexico to Canada electric border run

Posted by in categories: sustainability, transportation

Sure, the Harley-Davidson LiveWire electric motorcycle may be designed for urban riders, but that doesn’t mean it can’t handle long distance trips. At least that’s what Diego Cardenas just proved after completing a ride from the US-Mexico border to the US-Canada border to celebrate his 50th birthday!

Jul 3, 2020

Surrounded by trees and with 1,200 solar panels, this Norwegian building could change how we think about factories

Posted by in categories: solar power, sustainability

The buildings that produce the goods we use every single day are changing.

Jul 2, 2020

How Transparent Graphene Electrodes Could Aid Solar Cell Generation

Posted by in categories: particle physics, solar power, sustainability

A new technique of manufacturing graphene could revolutionize solar power by enabling the creation of ultra-lightweight, flexible solar panels.

A novel technique developed by researchers at the Michigan Institute of Technology (MIT) that allows for the creation of large sheets of graphene — a layer of single carbon atoms extracted from graphite — could have a significant impact on the development of future electronic devices.

In particular, the development could give a significant boost to the field of solar power where graphene is used as a replacement for indium tin oxide (ITO) in the creation of electrodes. The resultant transparent and light electrodes can bend up to 78 ⁰ — much more flexible than traditional ITO electrodes.

Jul 2, 2020

Rimac C_Three Rendering Is a Four-Seat 1,900 HP Electric Hypercar

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Rimac Automobili went very quickly from a company that built subassemblies for others to one that produces some of the quickest, most desirable electric hypercars on the market. The man behind it all is Mate Rimac, a 32-year-old Croatian with a passion for electricity and innovation and, we presume, never-take-no-for-an-answer kind of attitude.

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Jul 2, 2020

The dry ice-cooled electric motorcycle heading for the land speed world record

Posted by in categories: sustainability, transportation

Originally intended to make the record attempt this month, plans for the (hopefully) record-breaking run have now been delayed until next year. There seems to be a lot of electric vehicle world record attempts being delayed lately.

But that’s no matter to the Voxan team, including six-time motorcycle racing world champion Max Biaggi, who plans to ride into the record books on the Salar de Uyuni salt flat in Bolivia in July 2021.

The delay may have prevented the team from making their record run this month, but it hasn’t stopped them from unveiling the impressive bike today.

Jul 2, 2020

Crystal structure discovered almost 200 years ago could hold key to solar cell revolution

Posted by in categories: solar power, sustainability

Solar energy researchers at Oregon State University are shining their scientific spotlight on materials with a crystal structure discovered nearly two centuries ago.

Not all materials with the structure, known as perovskites, are semiconductors. But perovskites based on a metal and a halogen are, and they hold tremendous potential as that could be much less expensive to make than the silicon-based that have owned the market since its inception in the 1950s.

Enough potential, researchers say, to perhaps someday carve significantly into fossil fuels’ share of the energy sector.

Jul 1, 2020

Tesla is now worth more than Toyota, Disney and Coke

Posted by in categories: business, Elon Musk, food, sustainability

Elon Musk’s electric car business exceeds the value of almost every company in the S&P 500, including some iconic American companies.

Shares of Tesla (TSLA) were up 4% in midday trading Wednesday to a new record high of above $1,120 a share. At that price, Tesla’s market cap is nearly $210 billion.

Jun 30, 2020

Tesla and the science behind the next-generation, lower-cost, ‘million-mile’ electric-car battery

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, science, sustainability, transportation

Elon Musk is often referred to as the real-life Tony Stark, aka Iron Man, and in the new quest to engineer an electric vehicle battery that lasts up to 1 million miles, iron may play the role of hero.

Jun 30, 2020

Illinois Community Solar Lands Northwestern University As New Customer

Posted by in categories: solar power, sustainability

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