Tag: energy

Can Africa fully utilize renewable energy?

The African course of development does not have to follow the established order. According to several reports, there is huge potential for renewable energy across the continent. African countries can jump over relying on fossil fuels and going straight to clean energy that is now cheaper and more readily available than ever before. The continent… Read More

Solar Impulse: The little plane breaks big records

Pilots cheer after landing the Solar Impulse safely in Hawaii

After five days of non-stop flight, the sun-powered Solar Impulse 2 aircraft has landed in Hawaii while breaking records in the process.   On Friday, pilot Andre Borschberg was finally able to step out of the cockpit and walk around for the first time since the plane’s departure on Monday. Borschberg had spent five days with… Read More

Sun-powered plane, Solar Impulse, attempts record breaking flight

On Saturday, the Solar Impulse airplane took off on its five day journey powered by the sun and nothing more.   The flight is almost 5,000 miles long, traveling from Nanjing, China, to Hawaii. If it’s successful, this will be the longest flight in history. Only one man will be working the controls for the entirety… Read More

Tesla unveils new off-grid ‘Powerwall’ for homes

Elon Musk stands on stage and speaks about the Tesla Powerwall battery.

Having already made a name for himself in the automotive industry, Elon Musk — CEO of Tesla Motors — has set his sights elsewhere. Not content with revolutionizing the electric car industry, Musk recently announced the creation of “Tesla Energy” and their flagship product: the “Powerwall.”   In the simplest of terms, the Powerwall is… Read More

United States Ranks Low on Energy Efficiency

Energy of all types are vital resources, and our world is ever concerned with ways to obtain more. Since the industrial revolution, our use of fossil fuels has increased to exceptional levels. Everyday in the United States alone, we use over 18 million gallons of petroleum based products. The rate at which we consume seems… Read More