Category : Energy

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Egloo: Candle powered Terracota Heater

Egloo heats your room for 10 cents a day. The Egloo is a candle powered heater. An advantage of terracotta is that stores heat.  This heat is slowly and gradually released by radiation, even after the candles blow out. “Once you light it up, Egloo needs 5 minutes to get to the right temperature. Once

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Breathing Earth

The heartbeat of planet Earth seen from Space. An amazing, almost hypnotic animated gif shows the seasonal change on planet earth. Curious how this was made? Check the source. 0000

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UrJar uses old laptop batteries as a lighting solution

Mobile Charger and Lighting Solution. Millions of people in India don’t have access to the electrical grid. They have to uses alternative sources to light their homes. IBM did research to find out if old laptop batteries would be a good alternative. Could this be a solution to light shops and houses for the people

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Star Wars: The ‘Fire’ Awakens

The dark side and the light So you’ve seen the Star Wars Episode 7 trailer a couple of times. With the release date at December 18, 2015 it still seems far far away. What to do next?  Well, if you are handy and know how to use a tools such as a welding machine you

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Kitepower: Is this Kite an alternative to Wind Turbines?

Generate Electricity with a Kite. Kitepower is harvesting wind energy by using a kite. This results in a eco and cost friendly solution. Traditional wind turbines are expensive to place and maintain. Kitepower would be a few cents cheaper per kilowatt generated, compared to traditional ways. An average Dutch household consumes 3,340 kilowatts per year,

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SolarFlight Sunstar is an (un)manned H.A.L.E. aircraft

From Greek Myth to Modern Vision The Greek Boy Icarus lost his wings because he flew too close to the sun. This innovation however, flies longer when it comes ‘closer’ to the sun. After the Sunseeker I, Sunseeker II and Sunseeker Duo (on my santa wishlist) the company SolarFlight shows their idea of the Sunstar. 

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13% More energy with Pitch Control for windturbine

Test also show that adjusting rotor blades individually reduces load by 20 % A new advanced control system for wind turbines, built by Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN) makes it possible to build larger wind turbines that produce up to 13% more energy. Tests carried out at the ECN wind farm using the system,

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