Solar power

Solar Chargers for Modern Gadgets

Who on earth could have possibly imagined just 20 years ago how dependent so many of us would be on small battery powered portable devices today? Of course there's the cell phone but then there's mp3 players, netbooks, digital cameras, laptops, and the list just goes on and on. The problem … [Continue Reading]

Battery Chargers

We all realise that electric power cost is rising these days and it will quite possibly go up in the future. When working with electrical power complications, money is a large consideration which is the reason why you need to start opening your thoughts towards the notion of photovoltaic driven … [Continue Reading]

Portable Solar Generators

Portable solar generators are used when regular electrical power is unavailable, such as during a power outage or on a camping trip. These units collect energy from the sun's rays and convert it to electrical current, which is then stored for future use on a 12-volt battery. This power may be used … [Continue Reading]

Wind energy

A Renewable Energy Resource

With the cost of fuel nowadays, there is much talk about alternative energy. One such alternative energy source is wind power, the promise of which when harnessed in bulk, as on wind farms, is being looked into. Wind has the advantage of being a really clean and limitless source of energy. Solar … [Continue Reading]

Wind Farm Efficiency

Wind power is an incredibly clean renewable power source. To capture the energy in wind, wind farms are used. So, how about wind farm efficiency? Wind Farm Efficiency Wind power is the process by which wind is used to generate power or electricity. The power of the wind is actually a form of … [Continue Reading]

History of Wind Mills

How the wind is generated? The unequal heating of land and water by sun is the main cause of wind generation on the earth's surface. The global installed capacity of wind farm is 6000MW and about 10.6 billion units of electricity were generated in 1996, thus reducing CO2 emission by 10.5 million … [Continue Reading]

Biogas

Gas engines

There were many experiments with gas engines in the 19th century but the first practical engine was built by the Belgian engineer tienne Lenoir in 1860. The best known builder of gas engines in the UK was Crossley, but there were several other firms based in the Manchester area as well. The Anson Engine Museum in … [Continue Reading]

What is Green Gas?

Green gas, or biogas as it is otherwise known offers a replacement to that of natural gas and also provides a solution to landfill waste. Biogas is created from landfill waste, which would otherwise be incinerated, or left there to rot. It consists of a number of products and estimations suggest 20 per cent of UK … [Continue Reading]

Ethanol

How to use ethanol as alternative

Ethanol fuel is changing our lives and changing the economy in ways no one anticipated before, with energy costs rising every day, there has been an increased interest in ethanol fuel. Ethanol is a variety of alcohol that can be produced in a natural fashion, similar to the way in which alcoholic beverages are produced. Ethanol can be used by itself in some specially designed vehicles, but it can also be used as a fuel additive, stretching … [Continue Reading]

Is Ethanol Truly A Viable Option?

Most people recognize the simple fact that there is only a certain amount of oil reserves in the planet. And anything that is in limited supply is certain to run out sooner or later. Because all societies are so dependent on oil, if oil ran out before a sufficient alternative was created, there would be bedlam and chaos. The good news is that there are plenty of alternative energy sources being investigated. The bad news is that many of them are … [Continue Reading]

The “cheap gas” that will replace high-priced petroleum?

High gas prices have been a thorn in the side of all drivers for the last few years, as they continue to steadily rise. That is why alternative fuels such as ethanol have gained so much attention during the same period. Some believe that it can be the savior of America's energy policy, while others see it as a fad that is made popular by subsidized corporate backers. There is a lot of misinformation out there about ethanol. The reality of its … [Continue Reading]