In a Flash
The technology for capturing solar energy in space and beaming it to Earth is already in development.
Amazing new technologies!
Around the world, scientists, developers and even ordinary people are coming up with inspiring new technologies to help us use energy more efficiently.
While we may not be seeing these hi-tech products in our homes immediately, these awesome new technologies give an exciting insight into what the future may hold for energy efficiency.
What are some examples of new technologies?
Here are some cool examples of new technologies in the energy efficiency space.
1. The Makani energy kite
The Energy Kite is a new type of wind turbine, designed to generate more energy using 90% less materials.
"Makani's energy kite uses the same aerodynamic principles as a conventional wind turbine, but replaces tons of steel with lightweight electronics, advanced materials, and smart software."
2. Tree-shaped wind turbines
A French company called New Wind is installing tree-shaped wind turbines in Paris, France. The company's founder came up with the idea when he saw the leaves tremble when there was not a breath of air.
He hopes the trees can be used to exploit small air currents flowing along buildings and streets, and could eventually be installed in people's yards and urban centres.
The solar smartflower is designed to follow the sun.
3. Solar smartflower
Smartflower is a solar system designed to make it easy to produce clean energy. It has a smart tracking system makes the most of the Sun’s rays during daylight hours. Once the Sun goes down, SmartFlower automatically folds itself back into a secure position and waits for sunrise. Now that’s smart!
What Do You Mean?
The world is finding new ways to transitioning to more Eco-friendly or renewable sources of energy.
New Technologies are being developed that make it easier to harness renewable energies.
Renewable energy comes from a source that will never run out. Renewable energy sources are environmentally-friendly.
Sunlight that beams on the Earth for one hour could meet world energy demands for an entire year.
By 2050, solar power may account for the world's main energy source of power.
What will the next 10 years hold for science?
New technologies are being developed around the world, which allow us to use energy in alternative, more environmentally-friendly ways.
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