Posts tagged: fuel cell

ExtremeTech explains: How do solar cells work?

By Graham Templeton There are really only two possible endpoints for human energy production, and they’re both fusion. Either we find a way to create tiny, controlled fusion reactions here on Earth (fusion power) or we find a way to usefully collect a good portion of the energy already being released form the enormous fusion reactor our […]

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New Solar Power Fuel Cell Runs On Wood Chips

New Solar Power Fuel Cell Runs On Wood Chips (via Clean Technica) We’ve been spending a lot of time on cutting edge solar thermal power projects this week, and here’s yet another new twist: a fuel cell that incorporates solar thermal energy, enabling it to use woody biomass, algae, and even chicken waste for energy… […]

New Solar Panel Technology could Produce Electricity and Hydrogen

An advance in solar panel material research is pointing to something that is potentially huge: solar panels that can generate electricity and Hydrogen at the same time. This is extremely important because this would increase the effective energy efficiency of the panel by generating extra energy in a clean way. Hydrogen is seen by many […]

25 Years After First Solar Restaurant, Germany Breaks 25% Renewable Energy Barrier

Photo Courtesy: Rappenecker Huette On the 27th of July, the Rappenecker Hütte celebrated its 350-year anniversary (how’s that for sustainable?) as well as 25 years since it became Europe‘s first solar powered restaurant. Hiking in the countryside ranks among the top hobbies in Germany, so many small businesses offer refreshments in areas that are well […]

SSE Chief Executive Test Drives Car of the Future

SSE Chief Executive, Ian Marchant, took the next generation of zero emission vehicles for a spin at the company’s HQ today (Friday 18 May) as the latest hydrogen fuel cell car drove into the city for the first time. The Hyundai ix35 fuel cell electric vehicle is the European Commission’s official demonstration vehicle to test […]