Hans Kohlsdorf’s Blog

Surprising Sources Of Renewable Energy

Renewable energy, also scientifically referred to as clean energy, is defined as a power source that is created from natural elements that are continually replenished. Two of the most common renewable energy sources are wind and sunlight. However, while sun and wind...

The Power of Second Life Batteries

Nearly fifteen billion primary batteries end up in landfills every year. Only a very small percentage of batteries purchased end up being recycled. The average American household uses forty-eight single-use batteries a year. This amount of batteries could easily be...

Anti-Solar Panels, Batteries, and the Future of Energy

The very name solar panel indicates that this source of power requires sunlight and does not work at night when the sun has set. However, a researcher in California claims to have found a way for such panels to keep generating power, even after the sun has set. Jeremy...

Technology Trends with Impact in 2020

The world of technology is ever-evolving, yet it plays a critical role in every industry. Over the course of this year, we’ll see new developments in the internet, artificial intelligence, and more. The following are a few specific examples of new technology and how...

Future Implications of Solar Energy

While solar power has been available for years, only 2 percent of the United States's power is from these sources. However, this could change rapidly as more convenient and user-friendly technologies emerge.   Solar panels are changing to be more aesthetically...

How Blockchain Will Subsidize Green Energy

Blockchain began as a distributed ledger created for use with cryptocurrency. The software, however, can be used in a variety of industries and projects, not just bitcoin.    In fact, an experimental project in Estonia has shown the positive impacts blockchain...

Why the End of Innovation Will Destroy Car Companies

From the early days of Henry Ford to Toyota's TPS system, the automotive industry has brought a vast number of innovations that have worked their way into the mainstream business world. Many of those innovations are deeply ingrained into business culture. Many people...

The Race to the Next Battery Breakthrough

Batteries are serious business. Although their impact might come as a surprise to some of the people reading this, batteries are an essential part of what makes modern society work. Batteries power everything from cars to phones in 2019, and soon even more will be...