If you live in or commute daily to a city, you know the drawbacks of relying on a car.
There’s traffic, the high cost of gas and maintenance - not to mention the endless challenge of finding a parking spot.
A team of German industrial researchers says concentrated photovoltaic (CPV) systems that focus light on to solar cells can provide an effective alternative for powering remote irrigation networks.
It wasn't so long ago we brought you the Eagle Nest Hut - a concept design for an alpine hut that could be assembled at high altitudes and on uneven ground, powered by renewable energy.
Got an industrial-scale demonstration of photovoltaic modules, cells or substrates that offers lower-cost solutions in line with the Obama administration’s SunShot goals?
Snoopy will have more than the Red Baron to keep an eye on as competitors take to the skies above California's Charles M. Schulz Sonoma County Airport this fall in pursuit of a $1.65 million prize for fuel-efficient aircraft.
If climate change continues, summer sea ice in the Arctic could disappear altogether - but in the meantime Arctic ice could temporarily stabilize or even increase.
NTT America, a subsidiary of Japanese telecom giant NTT, has selected Bloom Energy Servers to power its new Silicon Valley data center.
There was a leveling off of the amount of methane in the atmosphere towards the end of the last century - and scientists can't agree on why it happened.
Renewable energy production in the United States has surpassed the production of nuclear power for the first time, a government study reports.
California is certainly doing a lot to build up its green economy.
You think Lafayette College, you think East Coast liberal arts school. You think long discussions of the Hegelian system, and the allusions in Eliot's "The Waste Land."
It’s the perfect alpine retreat for the eco-conscious - that is, if your idea of the perfect alpine retreat involves hanging, literally, off the side of a mountain.
In times of natural disasters, mobile clinics can be a godsend to those facing injury, illness and lack of access to basic services.
Desalination of seawater could be the best way to solve the world's water shortage, say Yale researchers, who have come up with ways to improve its efficiency.
Over the past 20 years, the University of Wisconsin Hybrid Vehicle Team has dominated the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Vehicle Competition by winning the event six times.
Breeding deeper-rooted crop plants could dramatically lower CO2 levels in the atmosphere, a University of Manchester scientist claims.
More than a year after the largest oil spill in history, scientists have discovered that much of the oil was eaten by microbes, fast - but they still don't know what the microbes did with all the energy they gained.
NASA might not be looking ahead to launching anything new into space these days, but some innovative hydrogen fuel cell technology lit up operations on the ground at the 135th and final mission for the Space Shuttle Program.
Using the wrong biofuel production methods can lead to the release of toxic, carcinogenic substances, new research has shown.
Biofuels hold great potential, but they're certainly a double-edged sword.