Solar energy

Wind Power Major Vestas to Set Up Base in Portland

August 19, 2010 / No Comments

The long awaited decision from Vestas about where its North American headquarters would be built has finally come in. And Portland, Oregon – the location that has been announced is welcoming the decision with open arms. The city has been facing heavy unemployment issues and the new headquarters may add as many as 200 people to the already existing 400 ...

Sun-Powered Golf Cart to Ride in Cocoa

August 17, 2010 / No Comments

The shopping district of Cocoa will have an all new ecofriendly touring option by the end of this summer. Previously the village, that attracts scores of shoppers, took them around in quaint horse-and-carriage rides. But now, the transportation will be via a solar-powered golf cart, which can go up to 35 mph.

Harness Solar Energy Through Spray on Film

August 11, 2010 / No Comments

A remarkable new technology breakthrough has been made by a Norwegian company EnSol AS. They have come up with a solar film that can be sprayed onto windows, which will enable them to generate solar power, without compromising on the view.

Honda Soltec Rolls Out Two Residential-Use Solar Cell Modules of 130w and 120w Output

August 6, 2010 / No Comments

Two residential-use solar cell modules that boast of a maximum output of 130W and 120W respectively have been rolled out of the Honda Soltec stables for the Japanese market. The company, a wholly-owned arm of Honda, also said it has unveiled a power conditioner with rated output of 5.5kW.

Solar Powered Museum By MAD Architects Proposed For China

July 29, 2010 / 1 Comment

A novel proposal has been put forward by the firm MAD Architects – they propose that a sustainable floating museum be constructed in Xiamen, China. The façade of the museum itself will be a work of art a fitting testament to the artifacts that inhabit the interior.

Mowing Lawns While The Sun Shines

July 21, 2010 / No Comments

Gone are the days when the perfect day was peppered with the agony of having to mow the lawn. The new Flowcut Solarmower saves you a lot of effort and time and also the potential for you to savor those perfect weekends. The solarmower uses sunlight to cut your grass. A photovoltaic panel on the machine, collects solar energy and ...

China To Pump Hundreds Of Billions Into Clean Energy Development

July 21, 2010 / No Comments

China is reportedly budgeting almost $738 billion into clean energy development projects and into deployment. Set to be carried out over the span of the next ten years, China seems to have taken note of the fact that relying on fossil fuels is not the way to go riding into the future as a leader nation. With per capita emissions ...

Spaniards On A Winning Spree In Solar Production As Well

July 20, 2010 / No Comments

 Close on the heels of top sports victories; Spain is continuing to make its mark globally in other arenas as well. Till now, the United States was the leader in the field of solar energy. Not any more. Spain has just been declared to have just taken the top spot here too.  In the Spanish state of Navarra, the new ...

Clean Green Energy On The Growth Path; UN Report Says

July 16, 2010 / No Comments

A recent U.N. report gives green enthusiasts good reason to celebrate. According to the report, in 2009, a lot more power capacity was added to the US and European countries from renewable sources than ever before in history. Mainly, power sourced from wind and solar energy served to be substitutes for conventional sources of energy.

Kyocera Solar Modules To Power Toyota Solar Panels in Boats

July 6, 2010 / No Comments

Solar Panels in recreational boats manufactured and sold by Toyota will now have Kyocera’s solar modules equipping its solar power generation. The panels are also designed to be installed as an optional unit on the same type of boats of other manufacture also.