A group of researchers from City College of New York says that small-scale piezoelectric devices mounted to autos and planes may offer a way to scavenge kinetic energy to power control panels and mobile phones.
The AirRay auto, a concept car from EarthSure, is powered solely by renewable energy sources such as solar and wind power and could potentially even put energy back into the grid.
RidgeBlade, a new turbine developed by a UK-based team of aeronautical and turbine engineers, is slated to offer both an environmentally and aesthically sensitive solution to wind-based electricity generation.
Generating solar energy from non-traditional locations on buildings such as side paneling will soon be more possible via a new solar paneling technology being tested in Florida.
First Wind, a wind power company, unveiled this week the first completed phase of a large scale wind farm in Utah which will generate power for homes in the West.