Solar energy

Lockheed Martin to supply US Air Force with solar power generators

May 10, 2010 / No Comments

It seems that the US Armed Forces are making an all out effort to reduce their dependence on fossil fuels by opting for more sustainable forms of energy that are eco-friendly. Just a few days back the US Air Force set a green precedent by using bio-fuel to fly supersonic hornet. Giving yet another push to its green initiative the ...

OASIS Solar Stainless Steel Lantern works all night long

May 10, 2010 / No Comments

Portable lighting device such as lantern has always been a popular indoor and outdoor illuminating source. However, keeping them alight for long has always been a problem since most of them either make use of some or the other form or fuel or else utilizes battery.

Solar powered LED Flower blossoms in the dark

May 7, 2010 / No Comments

Perhaps, its’ the effort involved in strengthening energy efficient credential of an application, that technological functionality pervades the aesthetic aspect in a device. A Dutch design student Wendy Legro draws inspiration from a naturally blooming flower and lends an artistic touch to her light source Morning Glory.

Solar waterfall to make Rio’s stunning skyline green

May 4, 2010 / No Comments

Rio de Janeiro’s natural skyline is all set to host a new iconic architectural masterpiece before 2016 Olympics, after the famous Christ the Redeemer statue. Designed by Swiss architecture firm RAFAA, the solar powered artificial waterfall has been proposed in league with the carnival nation spearheading the green movement on the Latin American continent.

Solar powered Japanese ‘Space Yacht’ Ikaros ready for deep space sojourn

April 28, 2010 / No Comments

Just as the Obama administration was busy drafting a plan aimed at overhauling the US space program, Japanese ingenuity and inventiveness was pushing the frontiers of science and technology farther ahead to inject a greed drive into its space program. All for their creative brilliance the Japanese are preparing for the launch of Ikaros spacecraft powered ...

Israeli Air Force embarks on solar power campaign

April 26, 2010 / No Comments

After the US Navy decided to go green and flew the first Green Hornet on Earth Day, it’s time for the Israeli Air Force to tow the same line. The Air force is planning to install small photovoltaic systems of up to 50KW for electricity production at its bases. It doesn’t end there.

New Solar Cells can Capture Light in the Visible, and the Invisible Spectrum

April 15, 2010 / No Comments

A group of researchers from the Kyoto Institute of Technology recently unveiled a new photovoltaic cell that can capture energy not just from the visible light spectrum, but from infrared and ultraviolet light as well.

IBM Sees Solar Desalination for Deserts

April 8, 2010 / 1 Comment

Deserts have plenty of sunlight, and coastal areas for such regions have to make use of energy intensive desalination plants to fulfill their needs for potable water. IBM has got together with Saudi Arabia’s King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology, to create a desalination system powered by the sun.

Solar Powered Plane Flies Over Swiss Skies

April 7, 2010 / 2 Comments

Solar powered plane prototype, the Solar Impulse recently took a flight over the Swiss skies. Flying at an altitude of 3,937 feet, the plane managed to remain airborne for 87 minutes. Thus, the Solar Impulse took another step closer to its goal of flying around the world without the use of any fossil fuel, a feat the plane is hoped ...

Solar Charger Provides Light, Charges Gadgets

April 7, 2010 / 3 Comments

The Solar Pebble design offers a lot, so to say, it makes portable solar chargers really a pragmatic option. The design has been basically created as a humanitarian product for rural Africa, but its features make it fit for any place the sun shines at.