Infographic: 2014 Most Promising Alternative Energy Trends

3 years ago by Inside EVs Staff 10

Alternative energy is one of today’s hottest trends.

This new infographic explores some of the world’s most readily applicable (solar) and unique (sugar battery) clean energy technologies.

Infographic via Next Premium

Infographic via Next Premium

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10 responses to "Infographic: 2014 Most Promising Alternative Energy Trends"

  1. Gsned57 says:

    Hadn’t heard about the new iphone charging via integrated solar. That would be awesome if it could let me go the day without recharging. Wish there was a way to pit the screen in Eco mode so it looked like a b&w kindle and barely used power

    1. alohart says:

      I would be really surprised if the iPhone 6 features solar charging or has a sapphire screen. Apple has filed one or more patents concerning the former and is definitely working on the latter, but I think neither will be implemented soon. We should know more in a couple of weeks…

    2. Mikael says:

      You just have to put it in the sun all day. But isn’t that were you keep it anyway? 😛

  2. Mikael says:

    “most promising” is not the term I would use. But this infographic at least gave me a good laugh. 🙂

  3. ggpa says:

    “amp-hours per kilowatt” deserves a prize for smart sounding BS scientific terminology.

    1. alohart says:

      Yeah, Ah/kw makes no sense to me, either. Maybe that’s because http://www.nature.com/ncomms/2014/140121/ncomms4026/full/ncomms4026.html reports the energy density as 596 Ah/kg which makes more sense. So Next Premium needs to correct its infographic.

      1. Djoni says:

        Still meaninless if we don’t know the voltage.
        But kWh/kg might be useful.

  4. Ocean Railroader says:

    The Coal Company is going to go into the toilet in the next few years. In that a major coal company has fired 1,100 workers at it’s mines in West Virginia and Western Virginia.

    1. Spec9 says:

      Let’s get those workers installing PV solar panels and wind turbines.

  5. Craig says:

    The sugar fuel cell that only produces water and energy must also employ nuclear fusion and fission in order convert the carbon in sugar into hydrogen and oxygen for the water it emits.

    I stopped reading after that. Thanks for the lols.