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[17 Jul 2009 | No Comment | ]
World’s first Liquid-Cooled LED Lightbulb, only consumes 4-Watts of electricity

Technology.am (July 17, 2009) — Eternaleds introduced their new Hydrolux-4 LED lightbulb, which is the first LED bulb in the world to use liquid-cooling technology to give true 360 degree light like a regular light bulb. If it uses at 8 hours per day, 365 days per year then it will cost at $0.15/kWh.
The Hydrolux-4 can lower your monthly electricity bill since it only consumes 4-Watts of electricity and rated 35000 hours of use.
The Hydrolux-4 saves on average $13.96 per year and it costs only $1.75 to run per year. …

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[16 Jul 2009 | No Comment | ]
Delhi’s Airport to Build 10 MW Waste-to-Energy Plant to Avoid Blackouts

Technology.am (July 16, 2009) — Faced with energy shortfalls Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi, India is looking to tap the city’s overflowing landfills to make up the difference.
The plan is to build a waste-to-energy plant to ensure that the airport itself isn’t hit by blackouts caused by the 400 MW energy shortfall in the city as a whole.
The plant would require some 1,400 tons of waste each day, which is actually a bit more than the entire city of Delhi produces, and is expected to come …

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[13 Jul 2009 | No Comment | ]
Enertia e-bike Ready for Sale

Technology.am (July 13, 2009) — Enertia e-bike has finally been put on sale by US firm Brammo; it carries a price tag of $11,995 (£7,400/€8,600) and is only available in Brammo’s native North America. There will be deduction of $1,199 (£740/€860) from the price for US buyers, due to the 10 per cent Federal Plug-In Tax Credit.
Enertia is a clutchless twist-and-go e-bike with a 45 mile range and a top speed of over 55mph. This bike can also flash to 40mph in just a fraction under six seconds.
The …

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[13 Jul 2009 | No Comment | ]
Washington Building World’s Largest Solar Photovoltaic Plant

Technology.am (July 13, 2009) — World’s largest solar photovoltaic plant is to be built in Washington by a group of private investors. The 75 megawatt Teanaway Solar Reserve will be located on 400 acres of private property four miles north of Cle Elum, in Kittitas County, Washington. The plant would generate enough power for an estimated 45,000 homes.
Currently, the largest solar photovoltaic plant in the world is a 60-mw facility in Spain. This project makes Washington the second largest solar producer by megawatts behind California. It is hoping that the …

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[11 Jul 2009 | No Comment | ]
Synthetic Tree Captures Carbon 1,000 Faster Than Real Trees

Technology.am (July 11, 2009) — Scientists have developed and designed a synthetic tree that traps carbon dioxide from the air in an attempt to combat growing emissions. The device looks less like a tree and it can collect carbon about 1,000 times faster than a real tree.
One synthetic tree could absorb one ton of carbon dioxide per day, an amount equivalent to that produced by about 20 cars, on average. After being trapped in a chamber, the carbon would be compressed and stored in liquid form for sequestration. …

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[9 Jul 2009 | No Comment | ]
World’s first Fuel Cell Aircraft takes off in Germany

Technology.am (July 9, 2009) — The world’s first piloted aircraft capable of taking to the air using only power from fuel cells took off in Germany, producing zero carbon dioxide emissions, its makers said.
The Antares DLR-H2 motor glider is developed by the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and it has a range of 750 kilometres and can fly for five hours.
The airplane uses hydrogen as its fuel, and it is converted into electrical energy in a direct, electrochemical reaction with oxygen in the ambient air, without any combustion …

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[6 Jul 2009 | No Comment | ]
McDonalds to offer ChargePoint Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Technology.am (July 6, 2009) — Recharge your plug-in Electric Vehicle while enjoying your meal. McDonald, the leading foodservice retailer, and NovaCharge, a leader in the deployment of EV charging infrastructure, announced the deployment of electric vehicle charging stations.
McDonald will open the first “green” restaurant, built with eco-friendly materials and technologies, including ChargePoint™ Networked Charging Stations for electric vehicles from Coulomb Technologies, when it opens in Cary, North Carolina on July 14th, making it the first of its kind in the United States.
Ric Richards, president of Richard’s Advantage, …

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[29 Jun 2009 | One Comment | ]
Daimler Launches First German Hybrid Car

Technology.am (June 29, 2009) — German luxury car maker Daimler produces big, powerful cars by brands including Mercedes, Porsche, BMW and Audi. But now it launched its first hybrid model, the Mercedes Benz S Class, that is available in Europe with two motors, one electric and the other petrol (gasoline), to save fuel and cut pollution.
The world’s best-selling limousine, a favourite of world leaders, the Mercedes Benz S Class, is the “CO2 champion of luxury cars,” as Mercedes bills it.
However it cranks out 186-189 grams of CO2 per kilometre, considerably …

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[28 Jun 2009 | No Comment | ]
Greener Solution for Air Conditioning

Technology.am (June 28, 2009) — Air conditioners consume a lot of energy and in turn lead to global warming. But Hamburg based companies named as Thermodyna is trying to harness the sun’s energy to cool offices and homes. The company plans to sell its first machines as early as 2010.
However, this technology is an expensive and in its early stage too. There is no use of electronics or components. It just requires two motors to produce cool air. The core system is called Schukey motor which transforms the …