This is the Energy Observer, the first hydrogen-powered, zero-emission, and zero-noise vessel to be self-sufficient in energy. The mission behind this eco-friendly beast is “to prove that another future for energy is possible.” Before COVID-19 struck, the vessel was cruising around the world and making stops along the way to advocate and serve as a laboratory for ecological transition.
This is the LIFESABER by Innovation Factory, a powerful power supply for wilderness survival. Equipped with a USB generator, light/siren, UV water purifier, and plasma fire starter, this tool allows you to recharge your mobile phone and other USB devices and have peace of mind when you’re on a hike off-grid and find yourself in a jam.
A group of Danish companies have teamed up to build the world’s largest hydrogen and synthetic fuel production facilities in an ambitious effort to decarbonize the country’s transport sector. By manufacturing sustainable alternatives to fossil fuels, such as petrol and diesel, the country will not only significantly bring down costs, but it will also meet climate targets.
This is the Eco Wave Power, an affordable and innovative technology that produces clean, renewable electricity from ocean waves. Using a simple but clever design, the Eco Wave’s floaters can be attached to existing man-made structures, such as docks, which makes them accessible and simplifies the installation process as well as the maintenance.
Energy Vault is the Swiss-based creator of gravity and kinetic energy-based, long-duration energy storage solutions. As one of the World Economic Forum’s Technology Pioneers of 2020, it’s reinventing the global methods of delivering reliable and sustainable electricity, and it has started this initiative in Biasca, Switzerland with an alternative to pumped-hydro.
This is the Nomad 7 Plus by Goal Zero, a solar panel does not hold a charge, but produces power when it is exposed to sunlight. While on a hike off-grid you can plug your phone directly into the panel or use it to recharge a portable recharger for later use.
Waterotor Energy Technologies Inc. is an efficient and economic renewable energy solution that is especially useful in remote locations worldwide that don’t have power. Waterotor uses marine-safe water turbines to affordably harvest electricity from very low-speed rivers, canals, and ocean currents – with a water flow that’s 2mph to over 6mph.
These are vertical axis turbines that operate at lower speeds, lower height, and look much different than conventional wind turbines – they resemble good old-fashioned egg beaters. They operate in close proximity to perpetuate wind and are supposed to be safer for birds and bats, produce less noise pollution, and could be used efficiently in urban areas.
With social distancing and Coronavirus precautions in place in many states, more families want to stay put and enjoy their backyard barbecues and have an at-home staycation by the pool or beach. The Suntable is a solar-powered table that lets you “charge, chill and play” is the perfect addition.
This is MS Tûranor PlanetSolar, the world’s largest solar-powered catamaran built by Swiss company PlanetSolar, designed by naval architect, Craig Loomes from New Zealand and financed by a German entrepreneur, Immo Ströher. Constructed in Kiel, Germany back in 2008 in the Knierim Yachtbau shipyard, MS Tûranor PlanetSolar officially launched in 2010.