Category Energy

The solar power tower

It produces electric power competitively using just solar power. This amazing technology becomes even more cost-efficient the bigger the generating plants get. And that’s the kicker. The plant is simply a tall tube with a horizontal turbine in it. Sun…

Maui wind turbines

90% of electrical production for Hawaii comes from imported petroleum. In other words, the oil comes in by boat. Yikes. Not real sustainable, is it? However the state is acting fast to create renewable energy. Just this year, new wind…

Wind power creates hydrogen from water

It “uses electricity from wind turbines to produce and store pure hydrogen, offering what may become an important new template for future energy production.” If hydrogen-powered cars become viable, this could become an important source of renewable energy for them.…

Wave power

A New Zealand company is proposing “to generate electricity with 200 tidal-powered turbines submerged at the entrance to the Kaipara Harbour.” It’ll be enough for 250,000 homes, and the largest project of its kind anywhere. Power doesn’t get much more…