Professor Tsumoru Shintake of the Okinawa University in Japan intents to develop small turbines that generate electricity from the power of the flowing water.
Professor Shintake: “Using just 1% of the seashore of mainland Japan can [generate] about 10 gigawatts [of energy], which is equivalent to 10 nuclear power plants. That’s huge. It is especially huge in Japan, where nuclear power has a somewhat mixed track record.”
The first Ecovat Thermo Energy Storage Tank almost ready for use
The Dutch startup Ecovat is making the energy supply in the built environment sustainable, by creating a large thermal storage tank that is able to store high temperature heat (to around 90 degrees C) over a longer period (> 6 months) with a loss of energy in this period of less than 10%.
Water from the lake at Penllergare Valley Woods flows downwards to the river below, turning the screw to produce electricity.
With rising energy costs, not only is industry looking for energy-saving solutions, but even better are energy-producing solutions. Hydrodynamic screws are a low-cost, environmentally sound way to generate energy. Their origins go back to ancient Greece. Andritz Atro gave the original disign a new twist. Read More
Power generating turbines with running under water on the flow of the water. That Crowd Energy achieved through a campaign on IndieGoGo. The project was detailed to the folks at Livescience, with the goal being to create turbines deep in the ocean that use currents to generate power. Crowd Energy was founded by Todd Janca, who came up with the idea and discussed it in detail recently. Read More
This WavePower Generator mini-model is the first to use the whole elliptic way of movement of the waves. And by that takes the full advantage of the wave energy in order to produce electricity.Fully patented, the most efficient device for producing electricity from wave’s energy.
The wave energy potential is
10 times greater than wind energy
more than 100 times greater than solar energy
The WavePower generator is capable of gathering almost 30% of the waves energy potential.
Maintenance and repair costs
Prior calculations show that the total cost of energy (financing, building and maitenance) for 20 years should be around USD 0.02/KWh.
For additional information and investors relations, please contact Yossi Levy, Founder of Wave-Power Technologies
Three of the spheres between the planned Phoenix Towers will be themed restaurants. Courtesy Chetwoods Architects
As China struggles with it’s industrial emissions, the concept of a new eco-city is a possible model for it’s sustainable development.
Last year the academy of social science, launched the 2014 ecological city ‘the greenwork’, with technical solutions to get cities green. One of the sustainable solutions is ‘The Phoenix Towers’ in Wuhan. Read More