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Pavegen walkway in Bird Street, London (Credit: Pavegen) What was once a grey and dull street connecting Oxford and Barrett Street in London has now become a showcase for clean, green city living and an oasis for shoppers. Bird Street,…
Published in GOVERNMENT NEWS
  Is it a train? Is it a bus? Well, it’s kind of both. Developed by Chinese rail transit firm CRRC, the smart bus or Autonomous Rail Rapid Transit (ART) can be thought of as a train/tram that is able…
Published in Transport
  Australians will be able to install new solar roof tiles as early as next year with Tesla now officially taking orders on their revolutionary new product. Tesla has been spruiking the durability of the tempered glass tiles and now…
Published in GOVERNMENT NEWS
Eigg, Solar Panels A small island off the west coast of Scotland is showing the world how remote communities can generate their own power from renewable resources whilst being completely cut off from the main power grid. The Scottish island…
Published in GOVERNMENT NEWS
Solar Panels at Topaz Solar, California USA South Australia’s power troubles have been well documented in recent times with perhaps the biggest headline being the state-wide blackout. News of the state’s power problems even reached Tesla CEO Elon Musk who…
Published in GOVERNMENT NEWS
Chicago Town Hall Green roofs (also known as living roofs) can provide a whole host of benefits to urban and commercial areas. What is a green roof? It is a roof of a building that is partially or completely covered…
Published in GOVERNMENT NEWS
Tuesday, 04 April 2017 15:48

How electric cars can help save the grid

How electric cars can help save the grid Mark Andrich, University of Western Australia and Jemma Green, Curtin University Just think of it as a battery that can also take you to the shops. Steve Jurvetson/Wikimedia Commons, CC BY A…
Published in Transport
Wednesday, 01 March 2017 09:35

New solar panel can work in the rain

Imagine a solar panel that can produce electricity in bad weather conditions as well as nice sunny days. Researchers from China’s Ocean University in Qingdao believe they have designed what could be the first step towards an all-weather solar panel.…
Published in GOVERNMENT NEWS
  As of January 1st 2017, Dutch electric trains have been running on 100 per cent wind power. This is according to the Netherland’s national railway company NS. In 2015, Dutch electricity company Eneco won a tender offered by NS…
Published in GOVERNMENT NEWS
  South Australia will likely have a new large-scale solar farm by 2018 thanks to a partnership between Snowy Hydro and Equis. The $200 million plant is set to begin construction this year, pending relevant approvals, and will be situated…
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