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Want a Death Star? That'll be $7.7 octillion per day

Want a Death Star? That'll be $7.7 octillion per day British energy supplier Ovo Energy decided to pull together all the available data on the Death Star and estimate how much it would cost to power.To be accurate, this analysis is not estimating what it would cost the Galactic Empire of Star Wars to power the Death Star.

How will cars, car tech, and clean air fare under the Trump presidency?

How will cars, car tech, and clean air fare under the Trump presidency? There’s interest in how much the new administration supports self-driving cars, and whether fuel economy limits and clean air initiatives will continue to move forward.Not much is known about how Trump sees self-driving cars and smart highways; he didn’t talk about them during the election campaign.

We could be headed for a solar power renaissance as costs keep dropping

We could be headed for a solar power renaissance as costs keep dropping The International Energy Agency reports that nations from all regions have seen the market for solar power growing this year.In fact, solar power is growing by as much as 25% in some countries as the price  continues to drop.

EPA now concedes fracking is a hazard to drinking water

EPA now concedes fracking is a hazard to drinking water After a year-long review of the data, the EPA has concluded that fracking poses a systemic danger to clean groundwater.In response to that report, Oklahoma ordered the shutdown of dozens of wells, and they’ve had a little relief.

China has become the world’s biggest producer of solar energy

China has become the world’s biggest producer of solar energy Not only is it the world’s most populous country, it’s now also the world’s biggest producer of solar energy.On Saturday, the National Energy Administration (NEA) noted that the nation officially claimed the title after doubling its installed photovoltaic (PV) capacity last year.

The well-paying job of the future will be solar-powered

The well-paying job of the future will be solar-powered The annual National Solar Jobs Census, published by the nonprofit, nonpartisan Solar Foundation, found that 1-in-50 new jobs created in the U.in 2016 were in the solar industry.

The U.S. solar power industry added over 51,000 new jobs last year, and it’s still growing

The U.S. solar power industry added over 51,000 new jobs last year, and it’s still growing If you needed proof that solar power is the future of US energy production, look no further than these new stats released from the National Solar Jobs Census 2016.The annual review shows that solar energy industry employment ranks higher in U.

Wind power industry passes major milestone, now boasts over 100K jobs in the U.S.

Wind power industry passes major milestone, now boasts over 100K jobs in the U.S. The DOE reported in January 2017 that precisely 101,738 Americans are now employed by the wind power industry.mining or drilling — for the electric power plants total 74K for coal and 310K for natural gas.

Harvard creates a flow battery that can last for 10 years

Harvard creates a flow battery that can last for 10 years Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) developed a new flow battery capable of lasting more than 10 years.A flow battery uses liquid electrolytes to store charges.

Stanford researchers use a compound in fertilizer to create inexpensive battery

Stanford researchers use a compound in fertilizer to create inexpensive battery Ever the incubator for innovative ideas, Stanford University announced this week its engineers successfully developed a new type of low-cost battery capable of storing renewable energy.A breakthrough, no doubt, but what is particularly impressive is that the engineers used urea — a compound typically found in fertilizer or the urine of mammals — to create the battery.

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.