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The Energy Observer boat can run for 6 years on nothing but wind, solar, and hydrogen

The Energy Observer boat can run for 6 years on nothing but wind, solar, and hydrogen More: Like a floating Transformer, this yacht changes shape at the push of a button “The Energy Observer boat creates energy onboard,” Delafosse told Digital Trends.“It has solar panels, wind turbines, a kite that converts the engines into hydro generators, and a hydrogen fuel system that uses decarbonized sea water.

This blooming solar system harvests energy from the sun like a flower

This blooming solar system harvests energy from the sun like a flower 'Smartflower' claims to be the world's first "intelligent energy plant." It's a solar system that unfolds its giant solar panel petals in the morning and follows the sun throughout the day.

An energy-efficient translucent material may revolutionize the AC industry

An energy-efficient translucent material may revolutionize the AC industry A translucent type of film, the material would reportedly feature the ability to cool a home at the expense of literally zero energy.The abstract of the study posits that “passive radiative cooling draws heat from surfaces and radiates it into space as infrared radiation to which the atmosphere is transparent.

San Diego uses smart streetlights to optimize parking, traffic, and more

San Diego uses smart streetlights to optimize parking, traffic, and more There will be 3,200 smart sensors installed to enhance streetlights with various capabilities throughout San Diego.By connecting them to a digital network, they can find open parking spots, optimize traffic, enhance public safety, and track air quality.

With a 4,000mAh battery, Energizer’s Energy E550LTE should keep going and going

With a 4,000mAh battery, Energizer’s Energy E550LTE should keep going and going Because of this, some lesser-known phones from lesser-known companies might fly under the radar, such as Energizer’s recently-announced Energy E550LTE.Around back, the Energy E550LTE features dual 13MP and 8MP sensors, with an LED flash module on the side and a fingerprint sensor right below the two cameras.

The Nest Smart Thermostat was just awarded an Energy Star by the EPA

The Nest Smart Thermostat was just awarded an Energy Star by the EPA On Tuesday, the Alphabet-owned company announced that its signature Learning Thermostat had received an Energy Star from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).The recognition comes moments after the EPA dropped a few criteria previously needed to be awarded an Energy Star, allowing connected thermostats to be considered.

Sistine Solar’s custom panel skins give rise to stealthy photovoltaics

Sistine Solar’s custom panel skins give rise to stealthy photovoltaics If you feel like solar panels break the lines of your home’s aesthetic, or think that covering your roof in solar cells is a waste of advertising space, Sistine Solar’s new solar skins could be what you’re looking for.They let you make your rooftop panels look like whatever you want, without much impact on efficiency.

American homes have fewer TVs on average than they did in 2009

American homes have fewer TVs on average than they did in 2009 A new study from the government’s Energy Information Agency (EIA) shows that Americans own fewer TVs on average than they did just a few years ago.In fact, the number of households with no TVs has doubled since 2009.

Google patents an “energy manager” that tracks and controls electricity usage

Google patents an “energy manager” that tracks and controls electricity usage On Thursday, Google filed a patent for a system that would provide “intelligent temperature management based on energy usage profiles and outside weather conditions.The data provided by these two factors could then be used to tell customers how best to save energy in their homes, allowing for more efficient energy management.

Turning flowers into supercapacitors could be a future alternative energy system

Turning flowers into supercapacitors could be a future alternative energy system A rose by any other name might smell as sweet, but could it store and release electrical energy?This is achieved by treating the rose with a conductive polymer solution that is soaked up like water.

Smart Meters may be dumber than you think, according to Dutch study

Smart Meters may be dumber than you think, according to Dutch study However, new research suggests that self-checking meters may actually be exaggerating the amount of energy being used, in some cases by as much as 580 percent.The concept of the smart meter is a relatively simple one.

OhmConnect wants to pay you to save energy (and the planet, too)

OhmConnect wants to pay you to save energy (and the planet, too) For the last three years, OhmConnect has been helping folks monitor their energy usage and save money.But if you save energy at that time, say by turning off your lights, your AC, or unplugging a few electronics, you can get paid (the company claims between $100 and $300 a year).

Facebook board member says there must be 'more open debate' on global warming

Facebook board member says there must be 'more open debate' on global warming This is all this according to Peter Thiel, a Facebook board member and influential advisor to President Donald Trump.When it comes to global warming, there is no credible other side to argue with given the lack of evidence showing that modern global warming is due to anything other than rising amounts of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere due to human activities.

Apple is taking its clean energy promise to Japan and the open sea

Apple is taking its clean energy promise to Japan and the open sea ” Calling it a “significant step forward in Apple’s efforts to help its manufacturing partners transition to clean power,” Apple is now on track to be generating more than 2.5 billion kilowatt hours per year of clean energy for manufacturing products by the end of 2018.

Elon Musk promises to solve south Australia’s energy crisis in 100 days

Elon Musk promises to solve south Australia’s energy crisis in 100 days In a recent interview with the Australia publication Financial Review, Solar City co-founder and energy division head of Tesla Lyndon Rive boldly claimed the Elon Musk-backed companies could solve south Australia’s growing energy problem in no more than 100 days.A dramatic rise in prices coupled with a higher frequency of blackouts recently pushed south Australia on the brink of an all-out predicament.

We took the Mule Light V2 on an overnighter in the woods to put its illumination to the test

We took the Mule Light V2 on an overnighter in the woods to put its illumination to the test I found the level of illumination from the rechargeable Mule Light V2 to be impressive.The Mule Light V2 has a three setting (high, low, and strobe) 300 lumen spotlight and attachable red lens filter.

New version of Chrome is much easier on your laptop's battery

New version of Chrome is much easier on your laptop's battery Now, Google has partly addressed that issue by throttling background tabs so that they don't use a lot of CPU time, thus saving power.According to a post on Google's Chromium blog, the change, which went live with Chrome version 57, makes background tabs 25% less busy.

The Energy Star program saved you money for 25 years, but budget cuts could kill it

The Energy Star program saved you money for 25 years, but budget cuts could kill it A week later, E&E news noted that the White House plans to close out or transfer the Energy Star program.President Trump’s budget proposal, released today, confirms that it plans to eliminate more than 50 EPA programs, including Energy Star.