renewable energy

Graphene-fitted solar panels could harvest usable energy from raindrops

With countries increasingly turning towards renewable energy in recent decades, scientists across the globe are looking for more efficient and cheaper ways of harvesting it on a large scale. As part of a new research, a team from Shandong-based Ocean University of China is developing graphene-fitted solar panels that can capture usable energy from raindrops. (more…)

Scientists develop new technology that could harvest wind energy from movements of trees

Remember ‘Wind Tree’, a miniature tree-shaped wind turbine designed by French company New Wind? A recent study, by scientists at Ohio State University’s Laboratory of Sound and Vibration Research, is somewhat along the same line, focusing on the development of a new technology that could convert tree movements into clean, usable energy. Based on piezoelectricity, the…

Ecocapsule, a sustainably-powered mobile micro dwelling, now available for purchase

This June, we brought to you an innovative mobile micro-shelter concept, called Ecocapsule, which gives you the freedom to live off grid, without having to compromise any of the comforts. Designed by Bratislava-based Nice Architects, this ingenious renewable energy-powered dwelling has finally hit the market, and is currently available for pre-order, under a limited-edition series…