Posts tagged: IBM

Japan is planning to Build Huge Floating Solar Power Plants

Japan may be short on free land space, but that’s not stopping them from investing in renewable energy. Solar panel company Kyocera Corp, Century Tokyo Leasing Corp and Ciel Terre have announced (release in Japanese) that they’re teaming up to create two huge floating solar power plants which will be up and running by April […]

Energy Consumption in Kitchen: Electricity or Gas?

Guest Post Gas and electricity both have their pros and cons. But just as gas took over from wood and coal in the early twentieth century, electricity is all set to dethrone the friendly neighbourhood gas from our kitchens. Cooking by electricity became popular in kitchens since the middle of the twentieth century, as it […]

Can Elon Musk’s cousin do for solar power what Tesla has done for electric cars?

In 2004, Lyndon Rive was in an RV on his way to Burning Man when his cousin gave him five words of advice: “You should look into solar.” The way Rive tells it, it sounds a little like Mr. McGuire in The Graduate telling Dustin Hoffman to think about plastics. Except that Rive’s cousin is […]

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IBM solar collector will concentrate the power of 2,000 suns, keep its cool

Modern solar collectors can concentrate only so much energy for safety’s sake: too much in one place and they risk cooking themselves. An IBM-led group is working on a new collector dish that could avoid that damage while taking a big step forward in solar power efficiency. The hundreds of photovoltaic chips gathering energy at […]

IBM solar collector will concentrate the power of 2,000 suns, keep its cool

Modern solar collectors can concentrate only so much energy for safety’s sake: too much in one place and they risk cooking themselves. An IBM-led group is working on a new collector dish that could avoid that damage while taking a big step forward in solar power efficiency. The hundreds of photovoltaic chips gathering energy at […]