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Author Archives: Charis Michelsen

Denmark Presents: The QBEAK EV

August 8th, 2012 | by Charis Michelsen

Tiny little electric vehicles make a lot of sense for people living in urban environments – and (tell the truth, now) how many of you live in a city? Even with a relatively short range, small electric vehicles thrive in their natural habitat of


1500V Photovoltaic Operation from Belectric

July 11th, 2012 | by Charis Michelsen

Belectric, a world market leader in photovoltaic system integration, has integrated the world’s first 1500-volt operation into the grid. The open-space solar power plant is the first to utilize the full power bandwidth defined by the European Union’s Low Voltage Directive, and could result in


Hybrid Solar System to Go Online in Chiba

July 10th, 2012 | by Charis Michelsen

The prototype hybrid solar system will go online in Noda City, Chiba Prefecture this month. It’s supposed to have a rated power output of 2.4kW. Based on the results of the current test run


Congress Still Hates Biofuel (For the Military)

June 20th, 2012 | by Charis Michelsen

The U.S. military is – perhaps unsurprisingly – one of the driving forces behind alternative fuel sources; after all, not being dependent on potentially hostile foreign countries for vital fuel is a matter of national security. However, in the short term, said alternative fuels are more expensive than standard fossil fuels, and that creates a few problems.



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