Solar energy

Energy Sun-Bag: Carry Solar Power Along

October 30, 2009 / No Comments

The Sun-Bag is rather straightforward in its approach, especially by proclaiming its solar powered status loud and clear. Its size is big enough to be of practical use, and it is actually more practical with the claim of being the "lightest solar energy bag available on the market."

ReNu Modular iPhone Charger Makes Solar Power Practical

October 26, 2009 / 2 Comments

There are a number of devices or solar chargers that offer to charge gadgets with solar energy. But most of them are impractical, to say the least. It is simply not possible or viable for most people to allow their gadgets to be placed in direct sunlight for the entire day. That is where the ReNu Modular iPhone charger scores, ...

Suntech Power to make 4 big solar-power plants in China

July 16, 2009 / 4 Comments

China-based Suntech Power Holdings – the world’s biggest manufacturer of crystalline silicon photovoltaic (PV) modules that convert light energy into electricity – has signed agreements to develop 4 solar-power plants in China. Suntech Power Holdings Company Limited says it has signed pacts with the governments of Shaanxi province and Qinghai province as well as the city governments of Shizuishan and Panzhihua ...

Orange Solar Tent Concept uses solar enegry for lighting

June 24, 2009 / 1 Comment

While the future for most things is looking bleak, thanks to global warming, the Solar Tent Concept from Orange comes across as a revelation that inspires humans to do better with the natural resources available. I would still say that Solar energy is the most under used resource and the tent tells us how to spruce up the usage. [caption id="" ...

Hi-tech San Francisco Bus Stops courtesy Solar Energy

June 2, 2009 / 1 Comment

The Bus Stops in San Francisco are going to be sport WiFi and will be lit with LED light--- all clean energy, solar energy. [caption id="attachment_5402" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="San Francisco Solar Powered Bus Shelter With Wi-Fi"][/caption] By 2013, San Francisco is going to have 1100 solar-powered Bus Shelters installed throughout the city. This initiative can be the head start for other states ...

Philadelphia Sports Solar-powered Trash Bins

June 1, 2009 / 1 Comment

The sidewalks on the streets of Philadelphia are dotted with brand-new solar-powered trash cans these days. [caption id="attachment_5384" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Solar-powered Trash Compactors in Philadelphia"][/caption] These new, landfill-crunching compacting bins are powered completely by the sun and are capable of receiving around 8 times as much waste as a regular trash can.

Semprius intros ultra-thin solar cells that can be worn on t-shirts

May 21, 2009 / No Comments

A United States-based company is seeking to produce the tiniest solar cells ever made. Semprius, based in Durham, North Carolina, was inspired by research conducted by Professor John A Rogers and his team at the University of Illinois.

Solar Cells Sales Going Retail in Japan

May 13, 2009 / 1 Comment

Aeon Co is a leading retailer in Japan. Kyocera Corp is a major solar cell manufacturer. The two have formed a business alliance for the marketing of solar cells. "We have focused on door-to-door sales thus far. The alliance with Aeon will change our business model," said Kyocera President. The company aims to boost its solar cell sales by making the ...

220mph Bullet Train Juiced up using Solar Energy

May 12, 2009 / 1 Comment

[caption id="attachment_5012" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Solar Bullet Train Design"][/caption] Bullet trains powered by solar energy were associated to a very distant future. But with the American government planning for a high-speed rail system, the future of sun and rails together is about to become history sooner than we ever thought. Brainchild of the Arizona based Solar Bullet LLC (you know where the impetus ...

Palmdale Airport Land Proposal Can be a Solar Farm

May 5, 2009 / No Comments

Palmdale was set to be the location for a new international airport in LA. However, it never got off the ground. Today, however, there is good news! Apparently the authorities have finally come up with a plan for the location. The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power wants to install a solar farm on some 4,000 (largely undeveloped) acres ...