In Better News – 01.06.17

Wieder einige neue hoffnungsvolle Nachrichten aus Wissenschaft und Technik

Umweltschutz: MIT trennt mit Licht Öl von Wasser

Ein Forscherteam um Kripa Varanasi, Maschinenbau-Professor am Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge/USA, hat ein Verfahren entwickelt, bei dem Öl und Wasser einfach mit sichtbarem Licht voneinander getrennt werden.


Elektroauto aus Biomaterial

Die Forscher von der TU/ecomotive in Eindhoven verwendeten für das Fahrgestell eine Kombination aus einem Material, das aus Flachs gewonnen wird, und Bioplastik. Diese PLA wird aus Zuckerrüben hergestellt und soll dem Fahrgestell in einer Wabenstruktur die nötige Festigkeit verleihen.

Volvo says no more diesel engines, the future is electric

The company’s CEO, Håkan Samuelsson, recently told German publication Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung that Volvo’s current diesel engines may well be the last of their kind.


The world’s largest floating solar power plant just went online in China

Located in the city of Huainan in the Anhui province, the 40-megawatt facility was created by PV inverter manufacturer Sungrow Power Supply Co. Ironically, the floating grid itself was constructed over a flooded former coal-mining region.

New on-demand energy system generates and stores power in one device

 

India cancels plans for coal power stations as solar prices hit record low

Overaggressive bidding is also resulting in a decline in prices, according to The Independent. An auction for a 500-megawatt solar facility, for example, resulted in a tariff of just 2.44 rupees compared to a wholesale price charged by a major coal power utility of 3.2 rupees. That’s a 31 percent difference.

Tesla Solar Roof Tiles Are So Popular They’re Sold Out Until 2018

Sources speaking to Electrek confirmed a report from RBC Capital Markets, which claimed that the company has sold all its stock until well into next year. The source claimed that early orders exceeded expectations.

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