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Paddy Kelly

Paddy Kelly

Paddy Kelly

🔌 The Air-gen - Making power out of nothing at all

Electrical engineer Jun Yao and microbiologist Derek Loveley, working at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, have described, in a recent paper in Nature, a bioelectrical device capable of producing clean electricity from nothing more than slightly moist air. The device in question they have named the Air-gen. It consists of

Paddy Kelly

🌙 A solar panel that can operate at night

A new paper describes a PV solar panel system that can still generate electricity long after the sun has gone down.

Paddy Kelly

⚡ What goes up - using gravity to store energy

With solar and wind energy booming, there’s still one big problem, and that’s storage. How can we assure a reliable power supply when the sun isn’t shining, or the wind isn’t blowing?