Water Filtration Using Wood Fibers


One of the key components of living off-the-grid is an effective method of water filtration, and a team of researchers at the Swedish KTH Royal Institute of Technology has uncovered a simple and affordable way of doing that. They have developed a technique to filter water using wood fibers.

By |August 16th, 2017|Green Tech|0 Comments

Solar Cells That Harvest Energy All Day Every Day


One huge drawback of going solar is the fact that it only makes sense in areas which get abundant sunshine year-round. However, a team of scientists from China has now come up with a new solar cell, which can harvest energy even when it’s raining. (more…)

By |August 9th, 2017|Green Tech|0 Comments

New Breakthrough with Perovskite Solar Cells


As you’re probably already aware, perovskite solar cells have the greatest potential of being the most prominent source of solar energy in the near future. They’re cheap to make and flexible enough to be applied to most any surface.

By |July 24th, 2017|Green Tech|0 Comments

Bringing Light to Impoverished Underdeveloped areas of the World


It’s always great to see green tech used to better the world. The so-called Dominican Light Project has set out to provide a source of light in the form of solar power lanterns to the poor in the Dominican Republic for only $5 per person.

By |July 6th, 2017|Green Tech|0 Comments

Battery Made From a Sheet of Paper


As bacteria feed on organic waste electrons are produced, so they could potentially be used as a source of power. A team of researchers at Binghamton University, NY have found a way to incorporate microbial fuel cells into a battery that is made of paper and also foldable. Since this new battery is paper-based, it is also completely biodegradable. (more…)

By |June 17th, 2017|Green Tech|1 Comment

A Breakthrough in Sustainable Hydrogen Production


A shift to using renewable sources of energy to fuel our lifestyle is a must if we want to ensure a sustainable future. But finding such sources that are reliable, scalable, affordable and eco-friendly has been a challenge. Hydrogen is certainly one such potential source, if it could be produced and stored more efficiently, and using renewable energy to do so. (more…)

By |June 15th, 2017|Green Tech|0 Comments