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This solar energy harvesting concept *could* revolutionise solar power on Earth - allegedly 30% more energy efficient than traditional PV panels, it magnifies rays from the sun (and moon) through a glass globe.

This glass sphere might revolutionize solar power on Earth. German architect André Broessel, of Rawlemon, has created a spherical sun-tracking solar energy-generating globe — essentially a giant glass marble on a robotic steel frame.

Japanese researchers have created a technology called "Wind Lens" that doubles-to-triples the potential output of a wind turbine making wind energy now a suitable replacement for nuclear.

Japanese breakthrough will make wind power cheaper than nuclear

Japanese breakthrough will make wind power cheaper than nuclearA surprising aerodynamic innovation in wind turbine design called the ‘wind lens’ could triple the output of a typical wind turbine, making it less costly than nuclear power.

Solar Power, Organic Photovoltaics and 3D Printing | 3D Printer World

Ultra-Thin Printed Solar Cells Could Turn on Lights for Billion People printed solar cells are paper-thin, flexible, and require only an industrial printer to manufacture. This makes them inexpensive and easy to transport to rural locales.

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have created low-density, super-strong aerogels made of carbon nanotubes that could be key to cleaning up oil spills. The new material is lighter than air but can absorb 900 times its own weight.

New Ultra-Light Nanotube Aerogels Could Clean Up Oil Spills

sciencesoup: “Frozen Smoke Translucent, ethereal blue and over air, aerogels are the lightest solids in the world. They’re not actually frozen smoke—they’re an artificial material—but the nickname.

Production of the Royal Navy's Astute class of nuclear-powered submarine is in full swing in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, with the first two of seven boats launched and two more taking shape. Have a look at the attack submarines, named Ambush, Artful and Audacious, being built by BAE Systems.

In pictures: BAE, Barrow and the building of the Astute class submarine

Production of the Royal Navy's Astute class of nuclear-powered submarine is in full swing in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, with the first two of seven boats launched and two more taking shape. Have a look at the attack submarines, named Ambush, Artful and Audacious, being built by BAE Systems.

Siemens Smart Building - YouTube

For those seeking a broader more holistic understanding of how a sustainable infrastructure is more than just a future, imagined construct, Siemens is offeri.

World’s second largest offshore wind farm opens off coast of Wales. At full power, Gwynt y Môr’s 160 turbines generate a 576MW of low carbon electricity which is enough power for more than 400,000 UK homes and the same as powering a third of all the households in Wales.

World’s second largest offshore wind farm opens off Welsh coast

World’s second largest offshore wind farm opens off coast of Wales. At full power, Gwynt y Môr’s 160 turbines generate a 576MW of low carbon electricity which is enough power for more than 400,000 UK homes and the same as powering a third of all the households in Wales.

Low Carbon Campus, United Kingdom City Campus East at Northumbria University won the Low Carbon New Build Project of the Year. Photograph: Ashley Cooper/Alamy

Financing low carbon cities: reconciling needs and expectations

Low Carbon Campus, United Kingdom City Campus East at Northumbria University won the Low Carbon New Build Project of the Year.

Bladeless wind turbine produces energy with no moving parts (Wired UK)

Bladeless wind turbine produces energy with no moving parts

EWICON bladeless wind turbine generates electricity using charged water droplets. Dutch researchers have developed the EWICON, a bladeless windmill with no moving parts that produces electricity by pushing charged water droplets into the wind

Energy savings to eclipse EU fossil imports by 2030...More than a million UK households now have solar panels installed to produce electricity or hot water

Energy savings to eclipse EU fossil imports by than a million UK households now have solar panels installed to produce electricity or hot water

Manmade lagoon could power 155,000 homes  (Wired UK)

Manmade lagoon could power homes (Wired UK)

ENESSERE wind turbine can think for itself (Wired UK)

This wind turbine can think for itself

WIRED spoke to the person behind this thinking wind turbine

BAE Systems: Hybridrive

Print advertisment created by Y&R, United Kingdom for BAE Systems, within the category: Industrial, Agriculture.

Results from trials to pave the way to save money and help cut the capital’s carbon footprint revealed.

Results from trials to pave the way to save money and help cut the capital’s carbon footprint revealed.

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