Norway’s hydropower empire – part 2 GEORGIA

A thousand years ago, Vikings sailed up the river Rioni in present day Georgia Now, present-day Vikings are building the two largest hydropower plants since Georgia became independent “Norwegian Vikings don’t love this place as much as we who are from here” Village Chanchkhalo, Adjara, Georgia “You shouldn’t walk here” “I had to move out […]

Bonneville Power: Thinking, Working and Living Green

Kim Leathley, Executive Vice President, Internal Business Services, Bonneville Power Administration: At BPA, preserving the planet is just part of the job. We manage the output of the Federal Columbia River Power System – one the cleanest power systems in the world. We are on the cutting-edge of technology to facilitate the development of wind […]

Renewable energy doesn’t always mean what you think

When you think of renewable energy, what comes to mind? Wind, solar. Wind power Wind energy, solar energy Solar panels, wind farms How about hydroelectric? Hydroelectric? Yeah. I would say yes. Burning wood? No? I think technically it’s a renewable energy. Burning trash? No? I feel like it’s a trick Hmm Depending on the state, […]

Venus May Have Been Habitable

Venus, the second closest planet to the sun, and Earth’s closest neighbor, is not a place where you’d want to spend your vacation. The atmosphere is corrosive, scorching-hot, and extremely toxic. But recently, scientists have discovered that millions of years ago, Venus was probably nothing like the uninhabitable, hostile world it is today! About 700 […]

STELR How to use the Solar Cells

This video will be about setting up the solar panel experiments for the STELR Renewable Energy program. Here we have our solar panel. It has four cells on it. There’s a schematic down the front here which shows you which cell is which. And each cell has a positive and negative terminal. We need a […]

Watly: The biggest solar-powered computer in the world

We have dedicated three years of our lives to this project and today we made it, till here Ghana, West Africa, in order to help our first community one of the many thousands of communities around the world, that will need Watly so much. If we reach our goal with this campaign, we will build […]

Flexible Parylene-based Solar cells as light as a soap bubble

Imagine solar cells so thin, flexible, and lightweight that they could be placed on almost any material or surface, including your hat, shirt, or smartphone, or even on a sheet of paper or a helium balloon. Researchers at MIT have now demonstrated just such a technology: the thinnest, lightest solar cells ever produced. Though it […]

Solar Electricity for Night Study

RVE: How are you doing? Boy: Fine RVE: What’s your name? Boy: Edgar RVE: What class are you in Edgar? Edgar: Five RVEr: What school do you go to? Edgar: Sidonge (primary) RVE: So what’s going on behind you? Edgar: Electricity RVE: Electricity?! You’ve heard they (RVE.Sol) are bring electricity? Edgar: Yes RVE: What will […]

Boiler Bytes: Purdue Solar Racing Club

THIS IS SPOT 2. IT COULD VERY WELL BE THE CAR OF THE FUTURE. WE’RE GONNA LEARN MORE ABOUT PURDUE SOLAR RACING AND A UNIQUE CLUB THAT SUPPORTS IT. I’M IN PURDUE’S SOLAR RACING’S WORK GARAGE TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT WHAT PSR IS ALL ABOUT. HEY, MACKENZIE. HI. THIS IS MACKENZIE. SHE’S THE PRESIDENT […]

Disney Could Go Nuclear If They Wanted To

If you’ve been following my videos for the last couple of weeks you will know that I am at Disney World. It’s not that they’ve sponsored me or anything, it is just where I happen to be on holiday. Now, I’ve been avoiding Disney trivia because, you know, it’s a little bit boring after a […]