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Researchers at the University of Cambridge have developed a breakthrough wireless prototype which they say could usher in a new wave of devices that are capable of producing clean energy. What the device is capable of achieving seems like something out of science fiction and almost too good to be true, but the study author Dr. Qian Wang of Cambridge’s Department of Science says that their device is indeed the real deal. Put simply, the device in effect is able to achieve artificial photosynthesis, mimicking the mechanism that plants use to convert sunlight into usable energy. But in this case, a wireless photocatalyst sheet made of semiconductor powders is able to convert sunlight, water,... Read more...
As part of its commitment to achieving 100 percent renewable energy usage for its global footprint, Amazon this week announced that it has partnered with Community Energy to build and operate an 80 megawatt solar farm in Accomack County, Virginia. They'll call it Amazon Solar Farm U.S. East and expect it to generate around 170,000 megawatt hours (MWh) of solar power each year beginning in October 2016. That's enough energy to power around 15,000 U.S. homes in a year. Amazon said it will be the largest solar farm in Virginia, but rather than use the energy it harnesses to power households, it will all go into the electrical grids that supply both current and future Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud... Read more...