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Creating Energy Independence With Solar Panels & Storage Battery Systems In The Home

When designing a house, one of the most important issues is energy efficiency. That means there needs to be the right amount of insulation in the foundation, walls and roof, energy efficient windows, and well placed on the periphery of the house. The house also should be placed on the property for optimal solar orientation. With these factors…

The Myth of Algae Biofuels

In 2017, ExxonMobil announced an intriguing energy innovation: In partnership with biotech company Synthetic Genomics, it had used CRISPR gene-editing technology to produce a strain of algae that ExxonMobil claimed could pave the way toward a sustainable future and “reduce the risk of climate change.” Ever since then, the company has…

If you look on ExxonMobil’s Facebook or Instagram, you’d think that algae is all they’re thinking about all the time. When you call their offices there’s no algae unit, there’s no gaggle of scientists working on this — their major product is still oil.

Zoya Teirstein, a reporter for Grist

Electric vehicle maker Rivian: expect prices lower than previously announced

Electric vehicle startup Rivian on Saturday displayed its pickup truck and SUV at an event in San Francisco’s Bay Area and said that when their prices are unveiled soon they will be lower than has been previously announced. Rivian founder and chief executive R.J. Scaringe told Reuters the mid-range R1T pickup truck with a glass sky panel that…

So we’re excited by that. But we now have the challenge of a lot of pre-order customers aren’t going to get the cars as fast as they like because there’s such a long queue.

Rivian founder and chief executive R.J. Scaringe

Smart Cities based on IOTA – what the city of the future will look like

Smart Cities are built with new innovative information and communication technology, in which IOTA plays a key role. Sensors connected via the Internet can collect and process data about the cities and a large number of other players can benefit from the automatic evaluation of the data. One of the objectives of building smart cities is to ensure the…

For example, power supply systems such as solar roofs, buildings, electric vehicles or batteries can easily trace and redistribute electricity so that it is supplied where it is most needed, avoiding waste or lack of energy in a decentralized system.

AI, energy storage and the electrification of transport

Academics and analysts are predicting that it could still take decades for the world to wean itself from fossil fuels, since some of the key technologies needed to deploy renewable energy on a massive scale, have seen very slow improvements over the years. For this transition to be expedited, energy storage solutions need to be improved…

Speed of charging is often cited one of the biggest barriers preventing the mass adoption of EVs. This applies to individuals, businesses and fleet managers. For drivers, when you compare current charging rates of EVs to filling a tank of gas, the convenience of getting gas in a few minutes is simply more appealing.

The Smart Cell Turning Solar Energy Into Hydrogen

What could be better than a solar cell that captures most of the visible light spectrum to generate energy? A cell that can capture the whole visible light spectrum and turn the energy into hydrogen. The cell is actually a molecule, and it is a busy molecule: it not only harnesses 50 percent more solar energy than existing solar cells, but it also turns this energy…

The whole idea is that we can use photons from the sun and transform it into hydrogen. To put it simply, we are saving the energy from sunlight and storing it into chemical bonds so it can be used at a later time.

Chemistry professor Claudia Turro from the Ohio State University

How Does Staking Economy Work?

Everybody seems to be talking about cryptocurrency staking nowadays. As it continues to grow in popularity, exchanges all over the world seem to be lining up to offer their customers staking services – with no shortage of takers among their clientele. So if you are one of the many people out there who have never really quite got to grips with…

The staking market will explode. More financial products featuring integrated staking will be created.

Indeed, Mirko Schmiedl, CEO of

Supply Chain and Blockchain: How Do they Go Together?

The supply chain consists of a complex network of suppliers, manufacturers, distributors, retailers, and consumers. Consequently, a product goes through multiple stages in its supply chain lifecycle. It gets transferred through hundreds of hands, from one geographical location into another. This entire activity may take months. The supply chain is tricky…

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