Katherine Blanton

Innovations

Green Energy Storage Options: Solar Batteries

Solar energy is one of the world’s answers to renewable energy solutions. Its generation and storage are also cheaper than fossil fuels, the world’s mainstream energy source since time immemorial. According to the International Energy Agency’s World Energy Outlook, based on the cost for each Megawatt, it’s more affordable to construct solar plants than fossil fuel plants.
Though fossil fuels are still the most popular and utilized energy source (80% of the world’s energy consumption), the world is gradually shifting to renewable energy and various types of solar batteries to store clean energy. In addition, with the ongoing issue of global warming, the world …

Green Energy

Development of Wind Turbines that are Innovative and Future-Facing

American Wind Inc. is changing the thinking process when it comes to energy production by creating a distinguished wind turbine system. The company is focusing on a system that can deliver clean and safe renewable energy that both businesses and utilities can easily invest in.
They are looking to shift away from the tradition of larger wind turbines to smaller units with reduced coating and O & M costs.
Turbine Systems
There is no denying that American Wind’s turbine systems are unique and unlike what the market has ever seen. They knew too well that innovation had to take place to create a scalable effect. They …

Ecotechnology News

Research Shows that New Electrode Coating Enhances Photovoltaic Cell Performance

A study done by scientists from King Abdullah University of Science & Technology has revealed that electrode coating can help to enhance the performance of organic photovoltaic cells. According to the researchers, the electrode coating that is just one molecule thick can outdo the leading and most common organic photovoltaic cells.
The study, which was led by Thomas Anthopoulos, has revealed that the single-molecule layer boosts the electrical charge into the electrode and this could lead to advanced devices that rely on organic molecules such as light-emitting diodes and photodetectors.
Generally, organic …

Green Energy

Using AI-Powered Tool to Attain Sustainable Rooftops

Authorities in most cities in the world are looking for ways to optimize underutilized rooftop spaces and other existing spaces. By developing sustainable rooftops, the carbon footprint for cities will be significantly reduced.
Although this seems like a viable solution, studies show that very few rooftops can track the performance of cities. This limitation has led to the development of an automated tool known as Roofpedia.
What is Roofpedia?
The novel AI tool was developed by Dr. Filip Biljecki from the National University of Singapore School of Design and Environment and Mr. Abraham Noah Wu, a …

Ecotechnology News

Is Production for Stand-Alone Energy and Clean Water Possible?

A company in Belgium, Blue Power Synergy, has been working on developing a stand-alone renewable energy system that will produce both electricity and clean water. To promote climate change, there is a demand for technologies that have no pollution. This is where renewable energy comes in handy since it is non-polluting and it can deliver energy and purified water.
Fossils resources are mostly used in remote locations as an energy source. However, a challenge with this type of energy production is that it is expensive and can impact the environment. For this reason, Blue Power Synergy began its research and development in 2016 to …

Sustainable Planets

Osprey Charging is Set to Open 150 Rapid Electric Charging Hubs in Europe

Osprey Charging has announced plans to build 150 high-powered EV hubs across the UK by 2025. The charging network pioneer is looking to install about 1500 150-175KW charging hubs across the sites adjacent to motorways and on strategic A-roads to reduce EV charging anxiety.
According to the CEO of Osprey Charging, Ian Johnston, the electric vehicle market is booming, making sales of over 117% annually. He also notes that there is an increase in the adoption of electric vehicles and purchasing a new diesel or petrol car will be unlikely in less than 9 years. Following this, Johnston believes that there is a need for the public charging infrastructure to remain ahead of the curve.

Ecotechnology News

NextGenerationEU Green Bonds

The Commissioner of Budget and Administration at the European Commission, Johannes Hahn, said that the NextGenerationEU Green Bond framework will enable Europe to take a step forward on many levels.
During the press conference on the framework, Hahn said that the EU intends to give €250 billion in green bonds by 2026. He said that this will make the European Union the world’s largest green bond issuer and the global leader when it comes to sustainable finance.
The commissioner went ahead to say that the confirmation of their 2021 original funding plan shows that their planning and preparatory work is excellent. He also said that they will be launching an auctioning that will have a great impact on the EU capital markets and increase the attractiveness for EU borrowing…

Sustainable Planets

European Commission: Proposed Legislation for Common Charger for Electronic Devices to Reduce E-Waste

The European Commission has appealed for a common charger for electronic devices in a bid to counter e-waste. The growing burden of electronic waste is caused by the wide range of different chargers for electronic devices that are incompatible.
It is estimated that about 420 million mobile phones along with other portable electronic devices were sold in the EU in 2020. On average, consumers are reported to own about three mobile phone chargers with most using two chargers regularly. Nevertheless, consumer inconvenience has been reported where nearly 38% of consumers experience difficulties charging their phones because of incompatibility with …

Innovations

Innovative Technology Intensifies Organic Solar Cells Performance

Researchers from the Kaunas University of Technology have come up with a novel technology that can boost the efficiency and performance of organic solar cells. Organic solar cells consist of elements such as sulfur, nitrogen, fluorine, nitrogen, carbon, oxygen, and hydrogen.
These organic photovoltaic elements are cheap, plentiful, lighter, and more malleable. Nevertheless, these elements are lacking in proficiency when compared to other photovoltaic technologies such as perovskite, tandem solar cells, and silicone.
Development of Organic Solar Cells
In 2018, a team of Lithuanian chemists working from Kaunas …

Innovations

Recent Innovations to Increase the Sustainability of Renewable Energy in the Future

Solar and wind energy are deployed across the world as most countries embrace clean energy. This energy covered 10% of the electricity demand in the world during the first half of last year. However, there are still limitations to clean energy and its expansion considering that coal still produces a third of the world’s energy.
Fortunately, some innovations could help to reduce these barriers and make renewable energy more sustainable.
Operating Solar During the Day and at Night
One of the barriers to solar energy is that it can only be generated in the daytime. Furthermore, the photovoltaic panels do not store the …