Posts tagged: energy

Enphase plug-and-play solar energy storage system to begin pilot program

By: Lynda Delacey An interesting new player is set to enter the emerging home energy storage arena in the shape of the Enphase Home Energy Solution. Enphase is billed as the world’s first integrated system that allows home users to store, monitor and manage their rooftop-generated solar electricity, while controlling their overall electricity consumption. The […]

This transparent solar-powered battery looks like a futuristic Tony Stark invention

By: Chris Smith Remember Iron Man’s transparent smartphones? They might become reality sooner than you think thanks to an unusual new type of battery that’s not only transparent, but it can also charge via solar power. The technology could also be used for other products in the future, such as smart office and home windows that […]

The Dutch Railway Could Run Solely on Wind Power By 2018

By: Bryan Lufkin The Netherlands has an ambitious new energy goal: The country wants its entire electric rail system to run on 100% wind power within three years. Railway Technology reports that Dutch energy company Eneco and the VIVENS rail companies signed a deal to make Dutch electric trains within Netherlands Railways run entirely on […]

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Like AirBnB for solar power, Yeloha lets you use other people’s rooftops for energy

By: Kelly Hodgkins Boston-based startup Yeloha has a novel idea for expanding solar power in cities — sharing. We already share apartments, cars, and bikes, so why not solar panels, too. Instead of using a central solar source like SolarPerks, Yeloha crowdsources the technology by connecting individuals together and encouraging them to share in the […]

Should I source my home power from renewable energy?

By: Ask Umbra Q. Got an email from a company called Arcadia Power. They say they can source my energy such that it comes from renewables, then pay my energy bill for me. Can they do this? Is my money safe with them? Won’t my municipally owned power company be upset? I would love to make the switch, […]