Mercedes Benz SLS E-Cell THE ULTIMATE MISSION
The engineering masterminds at AMG have undertaken a mission of the most challenging nature. The goal: to create the next generation driving experience. The result: 552 kW (751 hp) --the most powerful AMG of all time and, correspondingly, the world's fastest electrically-powered series production vehicle.
Further proof that electric cars don't need to be boring comes from Mercedes-Benz, whose latest concept, the SLS E-Cell, is almost as quick as the standard V8-engined SLS. It uses four electric motors (one for each wheel) to dash from 0-62mph in 4.0 seconds.
Town’s new subdivisions hot spots for solar energy
MILTON CANADIAN CHAMPION - During a summer that has seen more sun than normal, Miltonians have been capitalizing on the warm rays and transforming their rooftops into mini solar power generation stations.
The Halton Environmental Network (HEN) says interest in solar power has skyrocketed throughout the region, and in town, the abundance of new surveys free from the obstruction of large trees makes Milton an ideal breeding ground for solar energy.
“It’s been an exciting period of time since last fall,” said Graham Flint, the solar PV specialist with HEN.
Flint said Ontario’s Green Energy Act allowed for individuals to become energy generators. “(The act) opens up the electrical generation market to everyone.” Read more......
HOW DO WIND TURBINES WORK?
Wind turbines operate on a simple principle. The energy in the wind turns two or three propeller-like blades around a rotor. The rotor is connected to the main shaft, which spins a generator to create electricity.
So how do wind turbines make electricity? Simply stated, a wind turbine works the opposite of a fan. Instead of using electricity to make wind, like a fan, wind turbines use wind to make electricity. The wind turns the blades, which spin a shaft, which connects to a generator and makes electricity. View the wind turbine animation to see how a wind turbine works or take a look inside.
High Powered Lasers
The power of the sun has edged a little closer to Earth. Under x-ray assault, the rapid implosion of a plastic shell onto icy isotopes of hydrogen has produced fusion and, for the first time, 170 micrograms of this superheated fusion fuel released more energy than it absorbed. Experimental shots of the 192 lasers at the National Ignition Facility at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California have reproduced such fusion at least four times since September 2013. The advance offers hope that someday in the far future scientists might reliably replicate the power source of the sun and stars.