Solar energy

Sunshine Can Snip Blood Pressure Levels

January 23, 2014 / No Comments

Too much sun would bring about skin cancer and the like, but new evidence shows that when exposed moderately to sunlight, we can battle blood pressure, or in other words the silent killer. Sunshine mobilizes molecules on the skin that travel into blood and dilate blood vessels. This in turn lowers blood pressure according to scientists. The whole stay away from ...

Ford C-Mx Solar Energi Promises the Sun

January 8, 2014 / No Comments

The Ford C-Max Solar Energi, which will be shown off at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, is something the world looks forward to. Unlike the solar cars that have come out earlier, these aren’t racers, but are normal cars. This one will come with a rooftop panel, with cells rated at 300 to 350 watts. But what the ...

US Company to Launch Powerful Solar Chargers for Electric-Poor South African and Other Countries

November 11, 2013 / No Comments

Many countries in the world suffer from the lack of widespread electricity. I know of several missionaries who carried small solar-powered chargers that powered their iPod so they could play some music for an hour or two in the evening. A day-long charge only yielded that amount of power. [caption id="attachment_15687" align="alignnone" width="500"] World Panel 500 used at a school to ...

Water Purification Gets a Sunshine Project

October 30, 2013 / No Comments

Water contamination is no simple issue. Clean water is the right of every being that inhabits this earth. But with contamination levels on the rise, water needs to be treated to be clean. Now researchers at Purdue have come up with a tech-enabled plan to ensure clean water for all. They are doing this by making efforts to harness UV radiation ...

Most Efficient Solar Cell Comes into Being

September 30, 2013 / No Comments

These days, the fastest developing fields in science and technology could be those related to solar power generation. Every passing day, the technology behind solar power generation is being updated, and new technologies towards increasing efficiency are being invented. The efforts aimed at switching to renewable energy sources are behind this fast growth. And now, here comes another nice invention in ...

Largest Ever Solar Boat Docks in London

September 6, 2013 / No Comments

The largest solar powered boat in the world has touched the Thames. The boat was on an epic journey for scientific discoveries in the Gulf Stream. PlanetSolar had started its voyage this June from Belgium. Researchers from the University of Geneva travelled in the boat and collected samples from the Gulf Stream and the Atlantic Ocean. The boat travelled over 8000 ...

Solara 50 Solar Plane Can Stay Airborne for 5 Years

August 29, 2013 / No Comments

Titan Aerospace is looking to do something unique in solar aviation, which is still in its infancy. A big solar powered passenger plane is still a dream, and it may sound impractical too. So now, the company is planning something different, by bringing to the fore its idea of replacing launching satellites with gigantic solar powered drones. For those of you ...

Solar-Powered Boat to Protect the Great Barrier Reef

July 9, 2013 / No Comments

Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is one of the world heritage sites that carry a delicate eco system. The Great Barrier Reef area consists of over 2,900 individual reefs and 900 islands stretching over 2,600 kilometres (1,600 mi) over an area of approximately 344,400 square kilometres (133,000 sq mi). In order to protect this area, authorities are now building a solar powered ...

Stella Solar-Powered Family Car Revealed

July 8, 2013 / No Comments

Solar Team Eindhoven, a team of 22 students from The Netherlands, has unveiled Stella, the world’s first solar-powered family car. The group has revealed to the world that a car running on solar energy could be a real possibility today. Stella is a four passenger car, which also features technologies that would make it light weight and more efficient, compared with ...

Scientists Adding Color to Solar Panels

July 4, 2013 / 1 Comment

If you have noticed the design and layout of solar panels around, you would have thought a minute or two about its aesthetics. Though not too bad, the dark colored cells could be a put off. Scientists have now decided to add some color to them. Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute of Applied Optics and Precision Engineering IOF in Germany ...