This souped-up DIY Tesla Cyberquad was built from a 2008 Yamaha Raptor, maxing out at 102.5 mph.August 24, 2020A team of mechanics built a custom version of the Tesla Cyberquad Electric ATV — and it tested at 100 mph, according to a video posted on YouTube.RELATED: TESLA& 39;S ELECTRIC AT IS SURPRISINGLY QUIET IN NEWLY-RELEASED FOOTAGEDIY Tesla Cyberquad ATV goes 100 mphWhen Tesla first debuted its Cybertruck in 2019, CEO Elon Musk humblebragged about & 34;one more thing& 34; while on stage, cueing the introduction of the Tesla Cyberquad — an electric ATV — which could fit on the Cybertruck& 39;s bed.
July 25, 2015Forty six years ago, Neil Armstrong took that one small step for a man; here in 2015, that journey has taken some epic strides. The New Horizons mission is gathering unprecedented data from Pluto and other Kuiper Belt Objects - And as if that could be topped - Planetary Resources takes a giant step toward space mining.
July 10, 2015Just months ago hundreds of sightseers along with tourists and workers gathered together in the deep concrete canyon of the Panama Canal to take a look at it before it was submerged into the water. Image Source: BCG The canyons are made of rough concrete and are 11 storeys deep and are the new locks of the Panama Canal that have been made bigger as part of a huge expansion project in the summer.
Every user of a cell phone, tablet, or iPad knows what the Achilles heel of their device is. Regardless of who made it, or what model it is, it’s the charging/data cable that’s most likely to crap out first. Some of those are, in fact, legendarily fragile and/or touchy. That’s surprising, given how critical they are.
By Robin WhitlockAugust 21, 2015Solar panels Elliott Brown,Flickr As the price of installing a solar PV array continues to fall, you may be wondering whether it is time to get in on the act and consider installing such a system on your own rooftop.Just how quickly are prices for solar falling?This was a popular topic at the recent World Energy Future Conference in Abu Dhabi in January.
The Fisker Karam PHEV (Plug-in Hybrid) with solar panel roof Image Source: Steve Jurvetson, Flickr Electric Vehicles (EV’s) are increasing in popularity all around the world. Despite some concerns about range and speed of charging, many if not most of the major vehicle manufacturers are introducing them.
By Robin WhitlockSeptember 17, 2015Although the sun emits over 50 percent of its light as ‘near-infrared’ light, solar cells can only absorb visible light, which means that solar panels only really get to about 20 percent efficiency. However, a team of chemists at the University of California Riverside have now found a way to increase solar panel efficiency by combining inorganic semiconductor nanocrystals with organic molecules, thereby successfully ‘upconverting’ photons in the visible and near-infrared regions of the solar spectrum.
Sunlight solar farm, California Image Source:US Department of the Interior, Flickr As renewable energy development increases around the world, some countries are investing in some truly huge projects, particularly when it comes to solar power. The two major solar technologies being used for such projects are solar PV solar farms, incorporating rows of PV panels with automated solar trackers, sophisticated management systems and even automated cleaning systems, and concentrated solar thermal power (CSP) plants which involve the use of parabolic mirrors reflecting and concentrating sunlight on a solar power tower to drive a steam turbine.
August 13, 2015Water has always been an issue for California in general and Los Angeles in particular. As that city grew over the course of the 20th century, finding reliable supplies of water to supply the 4 million occupants grew exponentially in importance. Roughly 30 of L.A.s water comes from underground; the remainder is largely surface water, collected from ten basins east of the city, and as far away as the Colorado River - almost 90 of L.
By Robin WhitlockSeptember 07, 2015A new power plant in Hawaii is using a renewable energy process that previously proved to be unpopular because of its low levels of efficiency. Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) utilizes the temperature difference between deep, cooler, water and shallower, warmer, water to run a heat engine to generate electricity.
By Robin WhitlockAugust 13, 2015 Image Source: Youtube John Waldman and Karin Limburg have just written an article for Yale e360 arguing that large scale hydro has actually damaged the environment and is therefore not the clean energy technology it is often purported to be. For example, on the US East Coast, the authors point out, hydroelectric dams have damaged the ecological integrity of nearly every major river and decimated the runs of migratory fish.
By Robin WhitlockAugust 29, 2015Alongside wind, marine energy is one of the renewable energy markets currently dominated by the UK with around 10MW of wave and tidal energy being tested in waters around the country. This is more marine energy power than is deployed in the rest of the world combined.
By Robin WhitlockSeptember 02, 2015 Image Source: Clean Ring Generator In Copenhagen right now a company called Amager Bakke is working on what is expected to become the world’s cleanest power plant, the Amagerforbraendingen Energy Plant, which will open in 2017 and is part renewable energy technology and part art project.
By Robin WhitlockAugust 31, 2015The Heliotrope, designed by Ralph Disch Image Source: Andy Wright, Flickr The Heliotrope is a rotating solar home which gave rise to the Sonnenschiff Solar Development and also the German solar sector as it is today. It was designed and developed by architect Ralph Disch in 1994 and is able to generate five times the energy it consumes.
Nikola Tesla was a genius inventor who created some groundbreaking inventions. Tesla also collaborated with many big names and companies in history.Because some of his ideas were considered far out there at the time, Tesla is often featured in science fiction television shows and movies. Here we shine a light on some of his most notable works and explore some other commonly asked questions about the man and his life.
By Robin WhitlockSeptember 25, 2015 Image Source: University of Melbourne Thin flexible solar cells that can be printed may be able to offer the world a further reduction in solar energy costs and have a range of other benefits, such as being much easier to transport than conventional solar panels, particularly with regard to solar energy projects in remote locations.
By Robin WhitlockSeptember 27, 2015Keuka Energy Rimdrive wind turbine Image Source: Keuka Energy Keuka Energy, based in Florida, has completed and launched the first floating US offshore wind farm which has been paired with a Liquid Air energy storage system. The facility is a 125 KW 1:100 prototype version of a design that the company began to construct in October.
Trinity 50 charging an iPhone Image Source: Janulus Icelanders Einar and Agust Agustssohn have come up with a great new idea for personal and portable energy generation – small-scale wind turbines that can be used to power all sorts of gadgets from smartphones to cameras to tablets while also being able to lower domestic energy costs at home.
By Robin WhitlockOctober 07, 2015An Australian manufacturing company has embarked on an attempt to commercialise a new solar cell that is potentially cheaper and more efficient than current solar cells. The project is being supported by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) which has contributed $449,000 dollars which, according to ARENA CEO Ian Kay, would enable Dyesol, based in New South Wales, to create a roadmap aimed at the commercial production of its new perovskite solar cell technology.
By Robin WhitlockOctober 28, 2015Middelgrunden, Denmark Image source:Kim Hansen, Flickr Middelgrunden, DenmarkMiddelgrunden is situated in the Øresund, 3.5 kilometers from Copenhagen. The offshore wind farm was completed in 2000 when it was the world’s largest, with 20 turbines and a 40 MW capacity.
By Robin WhitlockOctober 16, 2015 Solar farm at Ahorn, Germany, developed by Q Cells Image source:Q Cells An EPC is a company that performs Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) on projects, in this context to do with renewable energy and particular solar PV. More generally, EPC is a common form of contractual arrangement in the construction industry.