Join BrightHub’s Renewable Energy Channel as we explore all sources of energy coming from natural resources that are renewable and sustainable. Natural power can come from the sun in the form of solar power; water, in the form of tidal or wave power; earth, in the form of biomass; and wind in the form of wind power. Read articles exploring the technology behind wind turbines, clean coal, biogas and more.
Have you ever wondered if biodiesel and ethanol are good choices for clean car fuel? Are you curious about how we might harness power from volcanoes resulting in geothermal power? Find all the answers you’re looking for on how to make our world a cleaner, more sustainable place with less pollution and less worry about the energy of the future. Explore articles, tips and reviews written by students, scientists and enthusiasts exploring new technologies and resources around the world.
Do your part to make our tomorrow brighter and join in the discussion. Become a member of the community, voice your opinion, browse pictures, reviews and more. We can’t wait to see your contribution to a sustainable future and a cleaner environment!
Compressed air may be the future to green cars. However, this technology does not come with some minor challenges. Learn more about the future of air-powered cars, the challenges that face mainstreaming them, and the potential future developments.
Some of the earth’s oldest living organisms may be the answer to our over-reliance on fossil fuels. This article discusses many of the potential uses for algae from bio-fuels to surfboards and…Forumula racing? The uses of algae are limitless!
The flow battery is an old idea that has come back around. If built with clean and affordable components, it could become the power source our planet needs. Before getting into the details of the flow battery, let’s review how a basic battery works.
The automotive marketplace is shifting. Suddenly a traditional internal combustion engine (ICE) is not your only option. Do you understand your choices? The following is a guide to the pros, cons, ins and outs of the four most common new car power trains: Hybrid, Plug-In Hybrid, Battery Electric and
Together with brilliant minds from Tesla, Space X and around the world, Elon Musk is developing a new way to travel long distances over land. “It’s a cross between a Concorde, a rail gun and an air hockey table," he says. Learn more about the fascinating Hyperloop.
Elon Musk believes that 100 years of internal combustion engines is enough. Electric cars can be mainstream. Along with Martin Eberhard, Marc Tarpenning, JB Straubel and Ian Wright, he built Tesla Motors to prove it.
You probably don’t think much about the electricity supply to your house. Flip the switch and there it is, unless a storm knocks down a power pole. Considering two-thirds of the United States’ electricity is produced by burning fossil fuels, it’s time you took control of the process.
Our world today depends heavily on computers, cell phones and other technology which leaves us vulnerable not only to natural disasters, but also to the depletion of resources needed to create these devices. Learn how important some rare metals are to our life as we know it.
Researchers at Standford University have developed the first solar cells built completely out of carbon, an inexpensive and versatile material. There could be many positive implications of this discovery.
Scientists have been working on unleashing the potential of nuclear fusion for peaceful purposes for almost a century now. Imagine harnessing the same energy processes that powers the Sun – and will continue to do so another 6 or 7 billion years!
If we want to keep using electrical devices in the not-so-distant future, we need to start investing in renewable energy sources. Energy producers are balking at this development mainly because of the cost of renewable energy installations and plants.
The high cost of fossil fuels coupled with CO2 emissions threatening climate change has led to an influx of proposals for renewable energy projects. However, the choice as always will come down to costs and which renewable energy type has the best short-term and long-term economic potential.
Wind offers an endless supply of energy, but the big question is how can we take advantage of this in the most efficient way? In this guide to harnessing wind power for energy we’ll look at the current technology and the future potential.
The ozone layer located high in the stratosphere protects us from the sun’s harmful high frequency UV rays. This layer is getting thinner due mostly to anthropogenic activities along with the production of ionized air, prompting an examination into the relationship between ionized air and ozone.
Coal-fired power generating facilities spew vast quantities of the greenhouse gas CO2 into our atmosphere. However, there is a technology that could allow these facilities to keep operating, but it could also possibly have as much of an impact on greenhouse gas emissions as renewable technologies.
Farmers who grow barley and other cereal crops have had difficulty reaping their harvest due to wet weather prevalent in many parts of the world. This has caused them to reap wet barley resorting to the use of expensive grain dryers to reduce the humidity content before it is acceptable for malting.
The use of solar energy is growing rapidly and photovoltaic cell technology is constantly evolving. All these advancements may sound unfamiliar and difficult to keep up with. This guide will show you how this technology works, the application potential, and what the future may hold.
Wind energy is one of the most promising ways to keep nature clean and meet our ever increasing energy demands. Conventional energy sources are not going to last forever and our energy woes are only going to increase in the coming years. Harnessing wind energy can ease our pain to a great extent.