Glacial Energy Blog

Gadgets To Monitor Your Electricity Usage

How many appliances are running in your house right now? Remember that just because a device is “off�, it does not necessarily mean it isn’t drawing on electricity. Televisions, DVD players, refrigerators, microwaves, computers, cell phone chargers, etc. are all constantly drawing power when they are plugged in. This could be leading to unnecessarily high [...]

Cold Fusion: The Next Fuel Source?

Nuclear technology has come a long way since it was heavily developed in the 1940s and 1950s. Instead of being used for war and destruction, nuclear power plants have been producing large quantities of relatively clean energy, powering our homes and businesses. These power plants operate on the process known as nuclear fission. Nuclear fission [...]

Low Carbon Electricity

Climate change has been a hot button issue for a number of years now. The primary reason behind climate change is greenhouse gas emissions, which the world was responsible for 50 gigatonnes (Gt) in 2010. Electricity generation consisted of a little less than a quarter of all emissions at 13 Gt. That includes generating electricity [...]

Recycle Your Old Gadgets

When you replace your cell phone, mouse, laptop, monitor, or any other gadget, do you tend to pack it away in a box of dead electronics, cables, and plugs? You could actually be stowing away unknown cash. Several companies and even major retailers like Best Buy and Apple will buy back old technology and reimburse [...]

Ten Life Hacks to Make Your Life Easier

There are a lot of little hidden “secrets� to life that make things a little easier for us. We’ll give you our top 10 picks for simple life hacks to make every day a little less stressful. Paper cuts can be healed instantly by rubbing a little bit of chapstick over them. Going exactly the [...]

The All-Electric…Airplane?

If you’ve ever thought about owning your own airplane but figured it would be way out of your price range, there’s still hope! GreenWing International has just released the pricing details for its latest plane, the eSpyder. The 32 horsepower electric motor airplane is available in kit form and can be purchased for just under [...]

We’ve Heard It All: A Smart Toilet

It probably comes as no surprise to many that this hi-tech throne comes by way of Japanese manufacturer LIXIL. The sleek, low profile SATIS toilet is designed to function as your own personal washroom butt-ler, with its many SATISfying features. Things like an automatic seat, so you’ll never have to remember to put it down [...]

What is a Cool Roof?

They’ve been implemented across the globe for centuries in one form or another, like the white roofed buildings of Santorini, and they still hold usefulness today. Cool roofs are made with reflective paint, sheet, or tiles to reflect the rays of the sun and prevent the roof from absorbing much of the warmth.  In the [...]

What is Graphene and How Does It Relate to Energy Storage?

Graphene is the end result of reducing graphite, the same carbon material in pencils, to layers only one atom thick. Both graphite and graphene are very strong, stable, and excellent conductors. While most people associate graphite with pencils, its individual layers can have a major impact on energy storage. Graphene energy storage is more compact, [...]

The Memory Effect

Chances are if you’ve used rechargeable batteries for a long period of time, you’ve noticed that they don’t hold a charge as long when they get older. Eventually, they get to a point where when you charge them, they only last a few minutes before they are flat again. This is due to a phenomenon [...]

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