Lockheed Martin has announced that it is working with Reignwood Group to develop an Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) pilot power plant off the coast of southern China.  Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion is now a commercial product.  It’s the easiest access geothermal/solar energy available. Ocean thermal uses the ocean’s natural thermal gradient to generate power.  [...]

Electric Drive For Formula Motorsports FIA, the governing body for much of the world’s motor sport, a federation of the world’s leading motoring organizations and organizer of the famed Formula 1 tour, is planning a racing series for electric vehicles.  One answer for the series comes from Fraunhofer research scientists showing an electric racing car [...]

Terrestrial Energy Inc. (TEI) founded in late 2012 with Dr. David LeBlanc’s patent-pending Molten Salt Reactor (MSR) technology has oil sands production company partners and a plan for oil sand taxes to pay for the MSR development.  The U.S. investment in nuclear power using technologies that doesn’t produce an abundance of dangerous waste has escaped. [...]

Researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University have designed a low-cost, long-life battery that might make solar and wind energy major suppliers to the electrical grid. An electrical grid’s tolerate of large and sudden power fluctuations from wide swings in sunlight and wind power sources is a [...]

LEDs have a mysterious drop in the light produced called “droop” when a higher current is applied.  That limits the amount of lumens an LED can make thus holding the technology down as a viable replacement for incandescent bulbs for all-purpose commercial and residential lighting. The situation could change now that the cause of LED [...]

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