The dream of an “impossible” engine will soon reach the venerable age of one thousand years old, but inventors will continue to build mechanisms that can create energy from nothing. They have found out how to obtain electricity from waste, fuel from green micro-algae, they have produced flexible film-thin solar cells and almost zero-emission nuclear reactors working on fast neutrons. Sources of alternative energy are ever more mobile and affordable, and smart grids help us conserve all vital resources with efficiency. This is how the future of renewable, clean, affordable and safe energy begins.
1913. 1:5 scale model. Collection of the Polytechnic Museum, Moscow
Late 19th century. USA. Collection of the Polytechnic Museum, Moscow
Smartphone charger. The company was founded in 2012 and has attracted $126 million worth of investment over the course of its development
1934. Moscow, USSR. Collection of the Polytechnic Museum, Moscow
Solar energy optimisation technologies. SolarEdge was founded in 2006 and during its development has attracted over $117.8 million in investment
Generating gas from household waste. HomeBioGas was founded in 2012 and is developing with great success thanks to crowdfunding
Air conditioning control system