Posts Tagged ‘Green Energy’

240 Pop cans + Plexiglass covers= free energy

Saturday, October 26th, 2013

I am still shocked about this article that I read in Hackmon.

The article explains how with 240 pop cans and plexiglass covers you can generate free heating! I wish my hubby would be a bit more hands on with his DIY and he could build me something like this!!!!!

Green Algae-Based Batteries

Friday, October 4th, 2013

I read an amazing article in Technabob about some scientists at Uppsala University in Sweden developing highly efficient and paper-thin batteries using cellulose produced by Cladophora, a green algae!!

Cladophora produce high contents of cellulose which allows scientist to produce a large amount of conducting polymer. these cellulose-conducting polymer batteries hold 50 to 200 percent more charge than other conducting polymer batteries. Batteries that have been tested so far where able to reduce the charging time from 8 minutes down to 11 seconds!!!!

The applications could be amazing! not only because the batteries could be as thin as a paper so they could be embedded into wall papers, clothes, or newspapers but because the technology could power a lap top for a whole day!!

 

 

Endesa Pavilion

Thursday, September 6th, 2012

I am planning a trip to Spain and I will try to pay a visit to the Endesa Pavilion.

The Endesa Pavillion,  is a testbed for informational grid technologies, driven and designed by the Institute for Advance Architecture of Catalonia and supported by ENDESA (Electricity company in Spain)

The pavillion is settled at the Olimpic Port of Barcelona on the score of the Smart City BCN Congress and will be there until the end of this year.

The structure is highly unusual because is designed to protect from the sun in summer and to have maximum solar gain in winter. This house is not only designed to consume less energy but to produce it is well. It has solar panels strategically placed to produce as much energy as possible. During this year it will perform as a meeting point for knowledge interchange as well as benchmark for smart grid technologies.

 

 

BlueBuild Energy

Wednesday, August 15th, 2012

Sometimes I feel clueless with all the information out there about renewal energy. I would love to have a very energy efficient home but there are so many options out there. So how do you choose the right boiler/windows/insulation for your needs?

There is so much information that it is impossible to be sure if you choose the right option…

This is why I think that this company BlueBuild Energy is great. They offer professional help to find what is right in reducing YOUR energy bills, generating a tax free income and lowering the Co2 emissions.

They provide sound advice to your needs and also do a free survey for you.

 

Ocean Energy

Friday, February 24th, 2012

I am playing with the idea to pursue a career in green energy. It is a subject that has always interested me so I have been doing a bit of research these days.

I came a cross this website called SEAI (Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland) that has very interesting information. What caught my eyes was the section on Ocean Energy.

Ocean  Energy includes, wave, tidal and offshore wind power:

  • Wave power is the extraction of energy, usually in the form of electricity from the up and down motion of waves.
  • Tidal power is the generation of electricity from the horizontal motion of tidal currents in the sea
  • Offshore wind power includes wind turbines which are either floating structures or are attached to the sea-bed

Apparently the average wave power in Europe is highest near the west of Ireland with an average theoretical power of 525TWh within the total limit of Irish waters. This is a lot if we consider that the total electricity requirement for the republic of Ireland in 206 was 27.8TWh of electricity!