| Alternative Power Feature Articles
|Ranhill Powertron Selects GE
"Many countries around the world, such as Malaysia, are seeking to meet their growing power demands in a responsible manner," said John Reinker, general manager-gas turbine combined cycle product line, for GE Power & Water.
|Smart Paper Battery Looks Hopeful for Green Market
Sweden's Uppsala University recently announced that researchers within the university have crafted a battery using two common and inexpensive substances: cellulose and salt.
|Energy Harvesting Without Batteries
Energy harvesting is the conversion of ambient energy into electricity to power small electric and electronic devices, making them self-sufficient, often for decades. It is popularly believed that energy harvesting always calls for a battery, albeit a smaller, longer lasting rechargeable one. That is what gives you the electronic wristwatch powered by solar cells. Such a battery will last up to ten years. In some cases, 20 year primary batteries such as lithium thionyl chloride versions can be used but they have their own challenges.
|Alcatel-Lucent Unveils Alternative Energy Program
As companies all over the world realize the need to save energy, the demand for energy efficient products have been on the rise. Apart from helping companies do their bit for the environment, these green products also make it possible to reduce costs.
|OWIkit Designs Educational Solar Building Kit for Children
OWIKit has announced the release of a newly designed 6 in 1 Educational solar building kit that will provide a fun way for kids to learn about robots and solar power.
|When Telephony Gets Wet
For some time now, Motorola, NEC, Toshiba and other companies have been working on how to provide more power to mobile handsets and laptops for longer periods of time. Conventional battery technology has just about been pushed to its limits – after all, if a chemical battery could somehow store a lot of power, it would probably be so unstable that at full charge it would be always be on the verge of exploding.
|Human-Powered Laptops Now In Beta from Easy Energy
Easy Energy, the inventor and manufacturer of the Yogen product suite, a series of man-powered generators for recharging cellular phones and small electronics devices, has announced that it has completed the first prototype of its patented foldable laptop charger, known as the Yogen Max, a product that charges laptops without the need to depend on any external power source.
|Utility Company Implements GE Smart Grid Technology
WEL Networks of New Zealand has announced it will be implementing GE smart grid technology in its endeavor to improve power reliability for consumers.