This week’s finds:
- Electric cars of the future will probably be powered by your home supply overnight through a plug point in your garage. Nissan’s new Leaf will be able to do the converse! If the power is down on your local grid, you could reverse the flow and have some dinner and a warm shower before dream time.
- Thermal power electricity generation instead of sunlight? MIT researcher have developed sun-free photovoltaics.
- We all know how awesome and ridiculously profitable Google is. I like them a little more knowing they are investing some of their millions in Green projects. A project projected for completion in 2013, located in the Mojave Desert in southeastern California, costing them US$168 million will be the world’s largest solar power plant. Google, together with NASA , is sponsoring the Green Flight Challenge for the design of quiet, practical and energy efficient aircraft, offering a prize of $1.65 million. The next spy plane?
- This article is amazing! Most amazing is how the windows of world could become massive solar energy harvesters if transparent solar cells are included in window glazing. It mentions 4 other new tech developments that could change how solar energy is harvested.
- Does water flow on Mars?