Hyundai says the rooftop solar power system it will install at its Asan plant in South Korea, with a generating capacity of 10 megawatts, will be the largest in the country – and it’s right up there with the biggest single-site rooftop installations in the world.
When I travel for work, I have to keep a close eye on my laptop battery. Often I attend an event, and then immediately look for a place blog about what was presented. Being caught between a deadline and a dead battery is my own special type of torture, so I can’t stray too far from a reliable power source.
Toyota has been on a bit of a tear lately when it comes to examining the intersection of transportation and sustainability. It, for example, showcased at the recent Shanghai Motor Show the FT-HT hybrid concept and also unveiled the all-electric Me.We vehicle as a study in ecological responsibility.
You approach the Tucson mountain retreat by a 500-foot path through saguaro cactus and palo verde. The squat, earth-colored structure looks a little bunker-like at first, but from closer up the walls turn out to be not concrete but rammed earth, with a rich layering of warm colors.
A new development in extending the range of electric cars on a single charge of a battery could soon mean range anxiety is more of a thing of the past. This interesting research breakthrough comes from Australia’s University of Wollongong (UOW).
Siemens is one of the world’s largest electronic and engineering firms. Volvo is well known for its safe cars.
Even as amateur racing team Drive eO prepares to try and take the cup for the electric vehicle class at the upcoming Pikes Peak hill climb race in Colorado at the end of June, Toyota is busy preparing to defend its title.
If you stay up to date on green design and architecture, you read a lot of posts about futuristic designs where no poster (except maybe the original designer) seems to have a clue whether the “project” has an actual client with a budget or is simply a designer playing computer games with his or her fantasies.
Chemical engineering researchers have managed to identify a new mechanism to convert natural gas into energy up to 70 times faster, while effectively capturing the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide (CO2).
Turning waste heat into electricity seems to be a popular trend these days. Although we’re not quite as good at harnessing heat the way we do sunlight or wind, thermoelectronics is a promising field and provides yet another opportunity to go off grid without sacrificing the gadgets we love.
Tesla Motors recently unveiled some new options around its popular Model S electric sedan which could end up helping the vehicle get into the hands of even more would be drivers.
Before the world was wired, the day began and ended with the sun. Work had to be done efficiently so that not a moment of precious daylight was wasted. Now, with easy access to electricity, we light up the night so that life goes on, even in the dark.
Electric bicycles or e-bikes, are great cruisers. Don’t want to pedal up that last half-mile or more to get back home? Or go up yet another hill? No problem. Just turn on the electric motor, stop pedaling, and just focus on the road or trail in front of you.
I’ve always loved Voltaic System’s habit of slapping a solar panel on just about anything one could carry around during the day. Backpacks, tablet covers, or laptop bags all become doubly useful once they’re capable of powering the gadgets within.
Coral reefs are one of the most beautiful natural phenomena on our planet, but their purpose goes far beyond visual enjoyment. Did you know that coral reefs provide a living for over 500 million people across the globe?
Solar Impulse embarked this morning on its latest journey, departing the San Francisco Bay Area at dawn, heading toward Phoenix on the first leg of a trip that if all goes well will land the sun-powered airplane in New York City around the Fourth of July.
There’s significant progress to report on an idea that could transform electric vehicles from a potential grid destabilizer to a helpful piece in the energy storage puzzle.
Dwellings fashioned out of used intermodal shipping containers continue to spread into new places. Their spread is slowed by the resistance of many US cities to altering their building codes.
In a city better known for turning its rivers bright green every March 17, a new title has been bestowed upon an unassuming little stretch of pavement in the industrial Pilsen section of Chicago.
When we normally think of electric race cars we envision ones used for traditional racing around a track in a competition designed to generate a winner from a crowd of competitors.