The first lightweight aircraft by Lilium Aviation made its maiden flight in April (see footage at lilium.com). The Lilium Jet – a ‘flying car’ – can make complex manoeuvres. The jet is powered by 36 electric jet engines mounted to its wings via 12 moveable flaps.
Israeli company Eco Wave Power (EWP) is building a 4.1MW power plant at Manzanillo Port in Mexico. The EWP convertors draw energy from the movement of the sea through uniquely shaped floaters, known as Wave Clappers, which rise and fall with the up-and-down motion of the waves and therefore generate power.