Monday, June 23, 2008

DailyTech - MIT Students Develop Revolutionary Solar Dish That is Hot Enough to Melt Steel

Wednesday, January 31, 2007

The ZAP-X Crossover Electric Car

The ZAP-X Crossover Electric Car - 155mph, 644 Horsepower, Based on the APX Technical Demonstrator Vehicle Designed & Developed by Lotus Engineering

Tuesday January 30, 4:00 am ET
ZAP-X features all wheel drive, 10 minute recharge time, a 350 Mile Range and will be the center piece of the NADA Exhibition, February 3rd to 6th.

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 30 -- Automotive pioneer ZAP (OTC Bulletin Board: ZAAP) today announced plans to display Lotus Engineering's advanced APX concept car at the North American Dealers Association (NADA) annual meeting and exhibition, February 3 to 6, 2007, confirming their choice to move ahead using Lotus' revolutionary platform and body structure design as the basis for the development of the high performance electric ZAP-X.

Sounds nice but what about something the general public can afford! //bob


Wednesday, January 24, 2007

EEStor unveils ultracapacitor-based battery system, Li-ion shudders in fear - Engadget

EEStor unveils ultracapacitor-based battery system, Li-ion shudders in fear - Engadget: "EEStor unveils ultracapacitor-based battery system, Li-ion shudders in fear

Posted Jan 23rd 2007 7:09PM by Darren Murph
Filed under: Transportation
If relying on sunlight and downhill routes in Venturi's uber-green Eclectic doesn't exactly sound feasible for your everyday (and night) errands, and your ultraportable's five hours of battery life just isn't where you think it should be, EEStor is hoping to remedy those issues -- along with basically every other battery-related quandary -- in one fell swoop. In another case of 'this just can't be for realz,' an elusive Texas company is coming clean about what's been happening in its labs of late, and the proclamations are nothing short of sensational. The firm boldly states that its one of a kind system, a 'battery-ultracapacitor hybrid based on barium-titanate powders, will dramatically outperform the best lithium-ion batteries on the market in terms of energy density, price, charge time, and safety.' Moreover, this miracle-working solution is said to produce 'ten times' the power of lead-acid batteries at half the cost, sans the need for 'toxic materials or chemicals.' Additionally, EEStor is hoping to have its Electrical Energy Storage Unit (EESU) powering the wheels of Toronto-based ZENN Motor vehicles.

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Danish Wind Industry Association

The Danish Wind Industry Association (DWIA) is a non-profit association whose purpose is to promote wind energy at home and abroad.

The association was founded in 1981. DWIA today represents 99.9 per cent of Danish wind turbine manufacturing measured in MW and more than 140 companies with activities in the Danish wind industry.

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Monday, August 28, 2006

Nanosolar - Home Page

Nanosolar - Home Page: "Nanosolar has developed proprietary technology that makes it possible to simply roll-print solar cells that require only 1/100th as thick an absorber as a silicon-wafer cell (yet deliver similar performance and durability). "

Hopefully this technology will bring the cost of solar way down and be able to use it on all surfaces. //bob

Monday, August 07, 2006

Cyclean - The pedal powered washing machine

Cyclean - The pedal powered washing machine: "This website contains more information about Cyclean, The pedal powered washing machine."
Pedal yer way to cleaner clothes!!! LOL //bob

Saturday, August 05, 2006

ScienCentral Video News: Super Battery

ScienCentral Video News: Super Battery: "Ever wish you could charge your cellphone or laptop in a few seconds rather than hours? As this ScienCentral News video explains, researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are developing a battery that could do just that, and also might never need to be replaced. They turned to the capacitor, which was invented nearly 300 years ago. Schindall explains, "We made the connection that perhaps we could take an old product, a capacitor, and use a new technology, nanotechnology, to make that old product in a new way."