China’s CSSC unveils a wind turbine so big it can power 89,000 homes

China’s CSSC unveils a wind turbine so big it can power 89,000 homes

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF There are lots of reasons why bigger wind turbines are better, but as they get bigger soon the blades could be supersonic …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends, ...

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This new self-healing semiconductor can withstand the radiation of a hundred Suns

This new self-healing semiconductor can withstand the radiation of a hundred Suns

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Radiation destroys electronics, but what if they could heal themselves to run forever?   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends,  connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. A few years ago I talked...

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Researchers have found a way to store solar energy for over 18 years

Researchers have found a way to store solar energy for over 18 years

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The ability to store solar energy in batteries for a long time opens up some interesting battery opportunities …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends,  connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog....

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Germany is building colossal urban thermos flasks to heat homes this winter

Germany is building colossal urban thermos flasks to heat homes this winter

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and its weaponisation of energy supplies has left Europe short of vital gas supplies so countries are finding new innovative ways to keep their citizens warm this winter.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with...

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Innovative floating deep sea vertical axis turbines to hit Norway’s coast in 2023

Innovative floating deep sea vertical axis turbines to hit Norway’s coast in 2023

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF By creating a vertical axis wind turbine this company believes it can create some of the most powerful and efficient wind turbines on the planet.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech...

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For the first time a flying yacht has made green hydrogen at sea

For the first time a flying yacht has made green hydrogen at sea

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Our ability to make zero emissions green hydrogen fuel from renewable sources is getting better all the time, and it will accelerate the energy switch from fossil fuels.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, subscribe to the podcast, future proof yourself with...

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Tesla researcher demonstrates 100 year 4 Million mile EV battery

Tesla researcher demonstrates 100 year 4 Million mile EV battery

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF What if your cars battery lasted longer than you could live?   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, subscribe to the podcast, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends,  connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. With things like...

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This pyramid shaped lens eliminates the need for solar panels to track the Sun

This pyramid shaped lens eliminates the need for solar panels to track the Sun

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Not only does this boost efficiency and solar conversion, but it also eliminates the need for solar tracking systems …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, subscribe to the podcast, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech...

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Japan’s newest deep sea turbines tap into 200GW of deep sea power

Japan’s newest deep sea turbines tap into 200GW of deep sea power

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Countries are looking for renewable energy sources that produce power 24/7/365 and at the moment the deep oceans are the best bet so Japan’s scaling their technology.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, subscribe to the podcast, future proof yourself with courses...

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Commercially available solar vehicles that never need charging are here

Commercially available solar vehicles that never need charging are here

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF With solar panels getting so efficient have you ever wondered why you need tons of batteries to power your electric vehicle?   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, subscribe to the podcast, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential...

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No stopping solar after another record breakthrough smashes 32% efficiency

No stopping solar after another record breakthrough smashes 32% efficiency

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF If solar is already the world’s cheapest form of energy what happens when the tech gets multiple times better?! Energy generation costs go to zero …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential...

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This startup wants to use Carbon Dioxide battery to store energy for the grid

This startup wants to use Carbon Dioxide battery to store energy for the grid

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Renewables don’t generate electricity 247 – yet – so we need a way to store energy cheaply so it can be returned to the grid when its needed.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read...

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These new plastic batteries could make low cost grid scale storage possible

These new plastic batteries could make low cost grid scale storage possible

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Renewable energy technologies don’t generate electricity all the time – yet – so it has to be stored, and when it comes to grid scale storage cost is king.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University,...

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Stanfords new solar panels work at night and there’s more to come

Stanfords new solar panels work at night and there’s more to come

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF We are told solar panels only generate electricity when it’s sunny, but for researchers around the world that hasn’t been true for years.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends, ...

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The UK starts talks with SpaceX to launch a $20 Bn solar power station into orbit

The UK starts talks with SpaceX to launch a $20 Bn solar power station into orbit

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Solar panels are affected by cloud and other environmental conditions like dust, but in space solar power stations would be free from these challenges and could generate alot more constant electricity.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses...

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DeepMind’s AI can now successfully control plasma in a fusion reactor

DeepMind’s AI can now successfully control plasma in a fusion reactor

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF In order to maintain fusion superheated plasma has to be held in magnetic confinement and AI’s proving to be very good at managing that.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and...

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UK’s National Grid in talks to create an energy island in the North Sea

UK’s National Grid in talks to create an energy island in the North Sea

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Energy islands can accelerate the world’s transition to renewable energy and decrease renewable energy costs by at least 10%.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends,  connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog....

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Japan to trial new energy tankers to transport energy from deep sea wind farms

Japan to trial new energy tankers to transport energy from deep sea wind farms

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Energy that is generated and stored offshore needs transporting, just like we transport oil today, so Japan have created a new breed of “Energy tankers.”   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech...

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Innovative Ocean Battery stores renewable energy at the bottom of the deep sea

Innovative Ocean Battery stores renewable energy at the bottom of the deep sea

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Sometimes energy generated by offshore wind farms is hard to store or transfer, this is a neat solution to that problem and new energy tankers can then collect the energy at their leisure.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself...

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Novel Israeli startup uses ice to store solar energy and solve energy’s “Duck Curve”

Novel Israeli startup uses ice to store solar energy and solve energy’s “Duck Curve”

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Today renewable energy sources don’t generate electricity 24/7, and while they will in the future for now we need a way to store excess energy so it can be released back to the grid when we need it.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our...

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