26 Feb 2020
Significance of Alphabet Exiting Giant Drones Including AWE
Significance of Alphabet Exiting Giant Drones Including Airborne Wind Energy.
Alphabet/ Google and Facebook exiting large drones does not mean such aircraft are a failure.
In Alphabet, a sister company of Google, was acquisition Makani in California and later Hawaii trialling a huge drone with eight propeller-generators and a 70 meter wingspan.
13 Sep 2017
Large companies target energy independent electric vehicles
The IDTechEx report, Energy Independent Electric Vehicles Land, Water, Air 2017-2037 covers markets, technology timelines, energy harvesting and extreme powertrain efficiency involved. Constantly updated, it now reveals backing of many large companies.
15 Aug 2017
Energy Independent Electric Boats and Ships Lead the Way
There is more energy to harvest at sea. True, water craft have stronger resistance to overcome but on balance, it means that energy independent electric boats are more common than their equivalents on land or in the air and they have lessons for both.
9 Aug 2017
Ship energy independence from multimode energy harvesting
It is now becoming clear that the appalling emissions from ships that cause global warming and local injuries can be virtually eliminated.
14 Jul 2017
Energy Independent Electric Vehicles: Big Companies & New Technologies
EIVs are an idea whose time has come.
19 Jun 2017
Energy Independent Electric Vehicles: Reinventing their Wind Turbines
Several organisations are working to improve the poor efficiency of a wind turbine on a boat, car, bus or similar vehicle.
17 Sep 2015
Exotic new sources of free electricity: $50 billion market
High Power Energy Harvesting (HPEH) is a term beginning to be used for creation of electricity where it is needed using ambient "free" energy. That zero-pollution, high-energy conversion typically captures light (photovoltaics), heat difference (thermoelectrics and heat pumps) and movement (electrodynamics).
27 Aug 2015
Only conference on the full range of energy harvesting
Energy harvesting spans microwatts to megawatts because it is the creation of electricity where it is needed using wind, sun, movement, heat difference, friction and other ambient energy.
28 Jul 2015
Kitemill Airborne Wind Energy advances
Airborne wind energy (AWE) systems harness the stronger winds above the biggest wind turbines on earth. They use a small fraction of the materials and are quieter and more easily moved and commissioned so they have great potential for both off and on-grid use.
18 Jun 2015
Airborne Wind Energy Conference Netherlands 15-16 June Part Two
There is healthy disagreement among everyone concerning the optimal products, with some going to grid applications first then planning off-grid or, like Makani, looking only at on-grid.