Posts tagged: Fahrenheit

Inventor Claims Solar Energy Discovery that is Game-Changer

In a U.S. patent application, a Maryland man says his breakthrough will end the planet’s reliance on fossil fuel. By GREG GORDON — STATESMAN WASHINGTON BUREAU WASHINGTON – Ronald Ace says that his flat-panel “Solar Traps,” which could be used in electric power plants, will shatter decades-old scientific and technological barriers that have stymied efforts […]

Liquid Batteries to Pour on Green Energy?

Justin Sullivan / Getty Images Banks of scorching hot batteries filled with molten metals may be the long-sought silver bullet to make large-scale adoption of wind and solar energy a practical, purely green reality. Such a storage solution is needed because, as we know, the wind doesn’t always blow and the sun doesn’t always shine […]

A Hybrid Approach to Solar Power

When photovoltaic cells make electricity from sunlight, they collect a lot of heat along the way. And they don’t work as well warm as they do cold. Four years ago I wrote about a hybrid system that was intended both to make electricity and gather usable heat on residential rooftops. That company, now called Echo […]