Mitsubishi, IHI to Join $21 Bln Space
It sounds like a science-fiction
cartoon, but solar power generation in space may
be a significant alternative energy source in the
century ahead as fossil fuel disappears,
Kanekiyo, managing director of the Institute
of Energy Economics, a government research body.
Japan is developing the technology for the
1-gigawatt solar station, fitted with four square
kilometers of solar panels, and hopes to have it
running in three decades, according to a 15- page
background document prepared by the trade
ministry in August. Being in space it will
generate power from the sun regardless of weather
conditions, unlike earth-based solar generators,
according to the document. One gigawatt is enough
to supply about 294,000 average Tokyo homes.
New battery could change
world, one house at a time
Ceramatec says its new generation
of battery would deliver a continuous flow of 5
kilowatts of electricity over four hours, with
3,650 daily discharge/recharge cycles over 10
years. With the batteries expected to sell in the
neighborhood of $2,000, that translates to less
than 3 cents per kilowatt hour over the battery's
life. Conventional power from the grid typically
costs in the neighborhood of 8 cents per kilowatt
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Corp. and more than 30 utilities, including Duke
Energy Corp., will work together on a project to
integrate plug-in hybrid electric vehicles into
the grid. The cars would use domestically
produced electricity and cost less to run than
traditional cars using petroleum fuels.
Diesel-Electric Hybrid Train
Mini nuclear plants to power
20,000 homes - £13m
shed-size reactors will be delivered by lorry
Plasma Turns Garbage into Gas
University of Miami physicist develops
battery using new source of energy
Virus battery could 'power cars'
Viruses have been used to
help build batteries that may one day power cars
and all types of electronic devices.
The speed and relatively cheap cost of
manufacturing virus batteries could prove
attractive to industry.
Professor Angela Belcher, who led the research
team, said: "Our material is powerful enough
to be able to be used in a car battery."