Cheaper Energy From Sand – TESS

May 21, 2015; by Flavia Rotondi and Alessandra Migliaccio Italian Company Uses Sun-Heated Sand to Produce Energy Magaldi Group is using sand to produce and store energy in a 100-kilowatt thermal power demonstration plant in Salerno, a short drive from the famous Amalfi Coast. Production is set to start later this year. “If you’ve ever walked on the beach in the sun and burned your feet,” you know how sand. . . Continue

Tesla’s Unk. Manuscript

(Manuscript discovered prior to 2009?) The Unknown Tesla Manuscript Proof of the Ether The 1908 Tunguska Event Unknown Manuscript of Nikola Tesla by Mikhail Shapkin FarShores Note: This is a new and more complete version of the unknown ‘Tesla’ manuscript, transcribed and translated into English by Mikhail using computer software. It replaces the original copy consisting only of Part 1. Editing has been kept to a absolute minimum in order. . . Continue

Solar Power In 2013

India Almost Doubled Its Solar Power In 2013 With Big Plans For More By Ari Phillips on January 21, 2014 India added just over 1 gigawatt of solar energy to its electrical grid last year, a major milestone that nearly doubles the country’s cumulative solar energy capacity to 2.18 gigawatts. After a slow start to the year, solar installation picked up rapidly – a good sign that India will be. . . Continue

Bloom Box: Bloom Energy Powers Big Business with a Box

updated 01-10-2015 posted 03-04-2010 Press Release October 18, 2013 Macy’s, Inc. Installs New Bloom Energy Server in Connecticut 600 kW project will provide clean and uninterruptible power to Macy’s online fulfillment center CHESHIRE, Connecticut – October 18, 2013 – Macy’s, Inc. and Bloom Energy today announced that an innovative and clean electricity generation system has been installed at Macy’s online fulfillment center in Cheshire, CT. The Bloom Energy Servers use. . . Continue

World Wind Power Set to Top 300 Gigawatts in 2013

April 3, 2013, By J. Matthew Roney Even amid policy uncertainty in major wind power markets, wind developers still managed to set a new record for installations in 2012, with 44,000 megawatts of new wind capacity worldwide. With total capacity exceeding 280,000 megawatts, wind farms generate carbon-free electricity in more than 80 countries, 24 of which have at least 1,000 megawatts. At the European level of consumption, the world’s operating. . . Continue

Giant German Offshore Wind Power Plant

Siemens To Provide 80 Wind Turbines For Giant German Offshore Wind Power Plant February 13, 2013, Joshua S Hill Siemens has been awarded a contract to provide 80 wind turbines to the Butendiek offshore wind power plant off Germany’s North Sea coast. The order was made by wpd group, and when the power plant comes on line under a plan for 2015, it’s total generating capacity will be 288 megawatts. . . Continue

World Solar PV Capacity Surpasses 100 Gigawatts In 2012

February 12, 2013, Cynthia Shahan, cleantechnica.com This bright news below brings the message that people are changing, things are changing. From a statement released in Brussels yesterday we find that the world’s cumulative solar photovoltaic (PV) electricity capacity surpassed 100 gigawatts (GW) in 2012, achieving just over 101 GW. This is according to new market figures from the European Photovoltaic Industry Association (EPIA). “A landmark year,” EPIA called it. Indeed!. . . Continue

California hits a renewable energy milestone

2013/01/10 By Dana Hull, Silicon Valley Mercury News California has hit a major milestone in renewable energy: State regulators reported Thursday that more than 1 gigawatt — or 1,000 megawatts — of solar power has been installed through the California Solar Initiative, which encourages homeowners, businesses, local governments and nonprofit organizations to install solar panels on their roofs. San Jose alone has installed 54.6 megawatts on homes and commercial buildings,. . . Continue

Republicans to put U.S. troops at unnecessary risk

May 22, 2012 at 12:08 pm Republicans blowing up military’s plans for alternative energy. Admiral Greenert wrote this week, saying attempts to obstruct the military’s transition to alternative fuels “will impede America’s energy security.” He referenced a May 16 statement from his superiors that lamented the [Republican] House provisions would affect the Department of Defense’s “ability to procure alternative fuels and would further increase American reliance on fossil fuels, thereby. . . Continue

Lester Hendershot’s Magnetic Field Motor

updated 07-30-2014 In the late 1920s, Lester J. Hendershot built his Hendershot Generator, largely through simple trial and error. He wove together a number of flat coils of wire, and placed stainless steel rings and sticks of carbon, and experimented with permanent magnets in various positions. To his surprise, the device actually produced current. The generator raised considerable attention at the time. “Fuelless Motor Impresses Experts” New York Times (Sunday,. . . Continue

Wind Power Cheaper Than Nuclear, soon

August 31st, 2011 After the damage caused by the Fukushima disaster, it only makes sense that Japan turn its resources to trying to find another efficient form of clean energy besides nuclear. Research into wind turbine development may have lead to a solution with stunning potential. Wind lenses, rings that go around the outside of a turbine’s blades, can double or even triple the turbine’s power output, bringing wind farms. . . Continue

U.S. Solar Industry Has Record-Breaking Year in 2010

March 11, 2011, by Nathanael Baker A new industry report conducted by the Solar Energy Industries Association and GTM Research highlights record-breaking growth for the United States’ solar power industry in 2010. According to the U.S. Solar Market InsightTM: Year-In-Review 2010 [pdf], the industry’s total value grew 67% from US$3.6 billion to US$6.0 billion last year.  This growth made solar the fastest growing sector of the energy industry, and a pace-setter. . . Continue

Howard Johnson’s permanent Magnet Motor

updated 2016-06-21 United States Patent 4,151,431 Johnson; Howard R. 3300 Mt. Hope Rd., Grass Lake, MI 49240 Filed: December 6, 1973 “Preferably, a plurality of armature magnets are used which are staggered with respect to each other in the direction of armature magnet movement. Such an offsetting or staggering of the armature magnets distributes the impulses of force imposed upon the armature magnets and results in a smoother application of. . . Continue