Friday, October 31, 2008


Sydney Avila

One of the newest breakthroughs in alternative energy is the electrochemical, double layer capacitor known as Super or Ulteracapacitor. These capacitors have an unusually high energy density and can hold up to ten times the battery power of a common battery. Only time will tell if these super-powered batteries will help us work toward a more energy efficent future.
Tidal Stream Energy is a company working to take and use energy from tidal currents off the coast of British Columbia, Canada. This uses the renewable energy from the moon's gravitational pull, and does not effect the wildlife living near the areas where this is taking place. The first site could produce enough energy to provide electricity for 140,000 homes and is located near Vancouver Island.

-taylor, eden, shayla