At this moment 40% of 2016 registered cars are electric vehicles (EV’s) in Norway. The country has a higher number of all electric battery only cars: more than 100.000. On the second place stands the Netherlands, which intends to phase out all fossil fuel powered automobiles by 2025. Although 0,2% of the global car fleet are a hybrid or EV’s, this transportation technology is here to stay. Global EV sales rose to 30% in 2016 compared to the previous year. It works as follows: When you push on the pedal it sends a signal to two potentio metres, which delivers it to the controller. The controller reads the petentic metres and the controller converts DC volts from the batteries to AC volt. In this article we explore why companies invest in electronic cars, why they choose for electricity and which hurdles are being crossed.
At this moment  humans are still dependent on fossil fuels to provide them with electricity for their daily uses. This energy source is not only reliable but more importantly low-cost. However there are downsides: fossil fuels aren’t abundance source and it isn’t sustainable for planet earth. One of the solutions is making use of is sun by placing solar panels on the roof. And thus giving humans an abundant natural energy source.It’s a straightforward solution, but this comes with a few difficult tasks. In the ‘Solar energy:good for now or tomorrow?’ article you will learn how the production of solar energy works, the advantages and disadvantages, what kind of tasks lay ahead make solar energy accessible for the average household and how to find your way in the current market.
Last year the total installed wind capacity was 54.6 gigawatts globally. And according to the Global Wind Energy Council today’s total installed windmills produce circa 487 gigawatts.The first place goes to the Chinese market with a total share of 42.7%. In order to meet their increasing electronic needs the country installed 23.3 gigawatts of new wind mill farms and if the growth stays at the same pace they can provide 26% of their own market supply by the end of 2030, says a study of the MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) USA. On the second place you have USA, where less than 8.3 gigawatts windmill power was installed, supplying 4.7 % of the entire electricity in the country. In this article we”re going to look at which modern windmills are mainly used on today’s market and what the (dis)advantages are from this ”new” invention. And lastly, why their is a big spurt in investments and growth in the industry.
Nowadays we don’t stand still with the development of LED lighting, because it’s in allot of daily applications such as the back-lighting in many laptops, tablets and naturally smartphones. This widely popular invention got the 2014 Nobel prize in physics awarded to Japanese scientists; I. Akasaki, H. Amano and S. Nakamura. LED lighting is durable and energy efficient. However why is it that people haven’t switched from conventional lighting to LED’s? In this article we answers this and what possibilities lies ahead for future LED applications.
One of the trends at this moment is the 3D printing technique. This is also called Additive Manufacturing, Rapid Prototyping or Rapid Manufacturing. In ”Modifying your own 3dimensional objects” we’re going to look at the 101 on 3D printing.