Largest solar farm in the world to send power from Sahara to UK

Largest solar farm in the world to send power from Sahara to UK

The Sahara is literally overflowing with energy: within a few hours, photovoltaic cells can harvest more electricity there than humanity uses in a year. Unfortunately, so far this energy is only available regionally, as an early 2000s project to import the electricity to Europe failed. Now British entrepreneur Simon Morrish wants to pick up the … Read more

Poverty shrinks forests around the world

Poverty shrinks forests around the world

At first glance, the matter seems clear. Researchers in Japan analyzed detailed data sets on global forest cover from 1960 to 2019. Two opposing trends were observed: while deforestation has stopped in most richer countries and the number of trees has even increased again, in poorer countries the tropics still lost huge areas every year. … Read more

Ground-effect electric vehicle races across the water at 300 km/h

Ground-effect electric vehicle races across the water at 300 km/h

In 1967, US intelligence analysts discovered on satellite images a previously unknown structure about 100 meters long. It was therefore initially referred to as the “Caspian Sea Monster”. Later it turned out that it was by no means a mythical creature. Rather, it was the work of Soviet designer Rostislav Evgenievich Alexeyev that the Americans … Read more

The world’s first wind turbine with recyclable rotor blades is spinning

The world's first wind turbine with recyclable rotor blades is spinning

The German-Spanish joint venture Siemens Gamesa recently made mostly negative headlines. Losses lined up on missed forecasts, so the boss had to be replaced twice. Meanwhile, majority shareholder Siemens Energy has lost patience and wants to take over the company completely. Then the costs have to come down. In fact, the entire industry is suffering … Read more