In a new book, Vaclav Smil explains the energy transitions that have driven social, economic and technological change worldwide over time. He also discusses the evolving shift from fossil fuels to renewables.
Scientists have developed the first hybrid cell, which is capable of harnessing both motion and sunlight on a miniature scale. Nanogenerators can collect kinetic energy at the nanoscale by relying on piezoelectricity, and solar energy via existing dye-sensitized solar cell technology.
The strategic objective of the Land Art Generator Initiative is to advance the successful implementation of sustainable design solutions by integrating art and interdisciplinary creative processes into the conception of renewable energy infrastructure. The project can be subdivided into four main areas of focus: events & design competition education outreach the eventual construction of aesthetic renewable energy infrastructure