Posts Tagged: solar energy collection


America’s aging electrical grid could benefit from smart grid tech

With an average price of 12 cents per kilowatt hour (Kwh) as of January 2016, the American electrical grid system still does a good job of getting electrical energy …
By Steve Brachmann
4 years ago 1

The Top 10 Patent Applications of 2015

Innovation in the automotive sector was a huge story, both for the types of technologies being developed and the companies pursuing the R&D in that field. …
By Steve Brachmann
4 years ago 0

A Bright Future: The Current State of Solar Technology Development

Recently, a team of scientists working at Ohio State University created the world’s solar battery, which includes a solar cell and a battery within a singly …
By Steve Brachmann
6 years ago 0

Solar Energy Hurdles: Cost and Software Patent Chaos

Deriving energy from the sun has been aggressively, albeit periodically, pursued since at least the 1970s when the U.S. suffered through several gas shortages. But over …
By Gene Quinn
7 years ago 5

University Patents: Focus on the University of California System

One patent application discusses a solar collector that is low in price while providing sun tracking capabilities. Additionally, a number of applications and issued patents we cover …
By Steve Brachmann
7 years ago 1

Sun Power: Keeping it Green with New Energy Technologies

Solar energy is one of the alternative energy forms that many believe can be an effective part of the new alternative energy that replaces our current carbon-based …
By Steve Brachmann
7 years ago 0

Boeing Patent Application Flight Trajectory Prediction

Recent patent applications assigned to Boeing show the company’s desire to create more adaptive in-flight management in response to unforeseen conditions. Another patent application describes a …
By Steve Brachmann
7 years ago 0

Nobel Prize Scientist Not Enough for Bankrupt Solar Company

Just because a company has a patent portfolio and interesting technology does not mean that the portfolio, or the company behind the portfolio, will be able to …
By Gene Quinn
8 years ago 7

Earth Day 2012: 5 Green Innovations to Celebrate

I thought I might take the occasion to identify Green-Tech innovations that relate to recycling technologies, energy conversion and conservation of energy that are worthy of celebration …
By Gene Quinn
8 years ago 2