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Wyoming Coal Country Explodes With Wind Energy Opportunities

Posted by Tom Denham on Jan 30, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Can a state where coal is king also be the king of wind power?  One thing is for sure – Wyoming wants both titles and it has a ready market to sell their resources to power thirsty California.



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Topics: New Energy Forms, Environmental Impact

Macro Grids To Enable New Power Solutions

Posted by Tom Denham on Jan 18, 2018 8:00:00 AM

While micro grids are in the public arena are seen as a solution to power remote communities with renewable energy, the transformative potential of macro grids in the long term will probably have a greater impact.



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Topics: New Energy Forms

China Successfully Tests Solar Road

Posted by Tom Denham on Jan 13, 2018 8:00:00 AM

China has successfully tested solar photovoltaic power generation pavement, more popularly called a photovoltaic road surface.



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Topics: going green, New Energy Forms

Researchers Believe Chicken Poop Could Be Converted To Energy Source

Posted by Tom Denham on Jan 10, 2018 7:00:00 AM

The world population eats a lot of chicken, so there is plenty of chicken poop available and disposing of it is a significant issue for poultry farmers. Now it looks like researchers at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel believe poultry excrement can be turned into an energy source for heat and electricity.



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Topics: New Energy Forms

Living Solar Panels Printed on Wallpaper

Posted by Tom Denham on Dec 5, 2017 2:00:00 PM

A new type of ultra-thin solar panel made from living organisms could lead to next-generation electrical devices that can be made on a home printer.



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Topics: New Energy Forms

Puerto Rico’s Energy Solution May Be Microgrid System

Posted by Tom Denham on Nov 11, 2017 4:00:00 PM

Puerto Rico recently published a post-Maria plan to rebuild Puerto Rico’s energy system in a smarter way than anything that has ever been proposed.   The plan calls for constructing a modern, resilient and affordable energy system.



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Topics: SolarCity, New Energy Forms

The United States Navy Creates New Battery That Will Impact Energy Storage

Posted by Tom Denham on Jun 6, 2017 10:37:42 AM

The US Navy is not just building ships; it is also building batteries.  The Navy recently announced it is building new batteries that could solve the exploding rechargeable battery problems in portable electronic devices plus it will also have wide ranging implications for energy storage.

The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory produced a zinc-based battery that's a safer alternative to the common lithium-ion batteries that had issues with instantaneous combustion. 



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Topics: New Energy Forms