A recent demo from Nokia charged a cellphone with a simulated lightning bolt, but will we ever really get 1.21 gigawatts out of the sky?
Belatchew Arkitekter has proposed a fuzzy, bristle-like addition to the facade of Stockholm's Söder Torn to capture energy from the wind.
Running out of trash of its own, Oslo, Norway is importing waste from around the world to heat the city.
Lockheed Martin is planning on developing the world's largest Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion system to power a net-zero energy resort in China.
Georgia Tech has invented a recyclable, tree-based solar cell that you can wash off with water when you're done with it.
This airplane will fly across the continent, powered by nothing but the sun.
Why yes, it was designed by a doctor.
They say that everything is bigger in Texas. This giant new battery pounds that point home, by storing enough juice to power 17,000 homes.
The only way that solar power is ever going to contribute an appreciable amount of energy to the betterment (and cheaperment) of society is if we plaster solar panels on everything, everywhere, all the time. And we might just be able to do it now, with this new generation of panels that are thinner than a strand of human hair by a factor of 20.
An interesting new entry in the solar power market is blooming in a desert in Southern Spain. 50 mirrors track the sun and reflect its light into a 115-foot high tulip-shaped tower; the concentrated rays cause the air in the bulb to heat up to over 1800 degrees Fahrenheit. The super heated air is then forced into a combustion chamber where it expands, powering a turbine generator and creating electricity.