Heliogen’s Solar Farm Could Drastically Reduce Global Emissions

Backed by Bill Gates, clean energy company Heliogen has developed a concentrated solar energy source that could eliminate carbon-emitting industrial processes—essentially “transforming sunlight to create and replace fuels.” The advancement would allow heavy machinery to forego fossil fuels and employ those created from the process (like hydrogen or syngas), ultimately reducing global carbon emissions by 10%. The technology at the center of Heliogen’s innovative idea …

Google’s Energy-Generating Kites

Google’s secretive innovations lab Google[x] will launch an 84-foot power-generating kite next month in its quest for more efficient clean energy solutions. The test flight is the culmination of years of work on Project Makani, a program that Google hopes will replace outdated ground-based wind turbines with more advanced airborne ones. The kites take advantage of high-speed winds unreachable by standard turbines and, if successful, …