solar power

Hungarian company designs energy-harvesting, modular pavement from recycled plastic

Companies around the world are invested in developing versatile pavements that are sturdy enough to walk on, while also being able to produce clean, usable energy. The French government, for instance, is planning to build around 1,000 kilometers of solar panel-fitted road within the next five years. The concept behind Hungary-based startup Platio's energy-harvesting pavements…






Indian scientists design Solar Power Tree, a miniature structure that can light up to 5 houses

Remember New Wind, the brilliant miniature tree-shaped wind turbine built by Jérôme Michaud-Larivière back in 2014? Created by a team at India's Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute (CSIR-CMERI), the new Solar Power Tree looks somewhat similar, except it features a vertical arrangement of solar cells that can operate on much smaller plots of land. Recently…


Scientists in Abu Dhabi are using sand to store solar energy

A team of researchers in Abu Dhabi has developed an innovative new technology that uses sand to store solar energy. Known as Sandstock, the project aims to reduce costs associated with the conversion of solar power into usable electricity. Using locally-sourced sand to store sun's energy, according to the scientists, is not only cheaper, but also…