What if all of our roads were covered in solar panels? That was the question asked by Scott and Julie Brushaw, and electrical engineer and a counselor from the US state of Idaho. They decided to find out by making a prototype, and next thing they knew they were being given funding by the Federal Highway Administration and had people like Google and NASA paying attention to them. Watch the videos below to find out more.
In this week’s Top 5 we have extreme weather, water saving brands, electric BMWs, supermarket solar panels and a poo-powered prison. Enjoy!
The recent British heatwave has created a surge in demand for solar PV installations, according to this recent report. On a good day we are able to meet about 2% of the UK’s energy demand with solar power. Doesn’t sound too bad, until you realise that Germany are churning out a meaty 5%, and have big plans to generate 20% of their electricity from renewable sources by 2020.
The in-depth article below is used with permission from The Carbon Brief. You can read the original version here.
Recycling robots, solar power news, Welsh wind farms and futuristic lorries all feature in this weeks Top 5!
Our friends at Moneysupermarket.com sent us over this little beauty recently. It’s an infographic that explains in detail how much carbon and money a typical home can save by making a few home improvements.
The top five is back. This week we have solar-powered planes, eco-friendly shopping centres, hybrid tanks, expensive petrol and a solar-powered tablet computer. Enjoy!
In this weeks global round-up of energy saving news we have wave power, wind power, solar powered bikes, non-slip bikes and food waste heroes. Enjoy!
It’s our first top 5 of 2013! With portable power packs, hybrid planes, tornado power stations, illegal plastic bottles and hi-tech tyres!