Tag Archives: Energy conversion

04Jul/15

World record holder for longest duration solo flight says it was a childhood dream

The Swiss pilot who broke a world record with a five-day nonstop solo flight across the Pacific Ocean from Japan to Hawaii says he has fulfilled a childhood dream, and that they have proven solar powered technology works.

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03Jul/15

Solar powered backpack helps South African children cope with rolling blackouts

Made from recycled plastic, an innovative new school bag is assisting students from impoverished communities in South Africa study at night. Using solar technology, the bags are powered during the day and light up homes which are either not connected to the national power grid or are in the dark because of frequent electricity cuts.

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17Mar/15

Cheap wind power? Just listen to turbines talk to each other, say researchers

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE, UNITED STATES (REUTERS AND VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY) – The measurements taken inside this wind tunnel could hold the key to making wind power a viable, cost effective energy source in the future.
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