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