The Pelamis wave energy converter. This is perhaps the most advanced device for long period waves such as those in the North Pacific ocean. The Finavera Ltd. company has a nice movie of their wave energy project proposed in Oregon. There are many different wave energy converters and no clear leader in technology. The power density from wave energy farms appears to be about 2 MW/km2. We expect wave technology to stabilize and become a reliable power source in about ten years, by 2020.
Solar Tree « Golden Jubilee || A unique lighting concept that combines avante-garde design with renewable energy technology. A solar tree is an aesthetic means of producing solar energy. It uses multiple solar panels which form the shape of a tree by assistance of poles. This is a project that would symbolise the inherent atmosphere of art, culture and science on campus. This project would be taken by the GE3 as a part of the Golden Jubilee of the Students’ Gymkhana.
This light is environmentally friendly as it has a wind energy generator. The lamp uses the breeze from land and water to power LEDs.
INFOGRAPHIC: Solar power on the large and small scale
In the U.S, #SolarEnergy is one of the leading sources of renewable and clean energy. The fuel (sunlight) is free and no pollution or noise is generated through #PV systems. New technology, subsides and the creation of solar farms are few of the important employment avenues for the future engineers. To learn more about Solar Power, check out the Infographic below. Stories via @inhabitat