Posts Tagged "Electricity"

Ibasei’s Cappa provides hydroelectricity on a small scale

Ibasei’s Cappa provides hydroelectricity on a small scale

Despite being the most widely used form of renewable energy worldwide, hydroelectricity is generally reserved for large-scale commercial installations built around massive dams. Japanese company Ibasei has shrunk things down and removed the need to build a dam with its Cappa compact hydropower generator – a system that’s designed to…

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High-efficiency solar energy tech turns water into steam

High-efficiency solar energy tech turns water into steam

A team of researchers at Rice University has developed a new technology that uses light-absorbing nanoparticles to convert solar energy directly into steam. Even though it is already significantly more efficient than solar panels at producing electricity, the technology will likely find its first applications in low-cost sanitation, water purification…

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