Solar energy

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 ...

Phone Batteries Can Live Longer with Solar-Powered Screen Panels

June 20, 2013 / No Comments

SunPartner Group, a French start up, is said to be testing a transparent panel that might find its place inside consumer phones by next year. The significance of the panel is that it would use solar energy to increase cell phone battery life by almost 20 percent! These Wysips panels are less than 0.5mm thick and  unobtrusive, so that they can ...

US Elementary and High Schools Leaning Towards Solar Power

June 19, 2013 / No Comments

The world has come to a point where it is important to learn about solar power and also to implementing the technology in our day to day lives. It is being reported that kids in the US, who go to solar powered schools, are blessed with not just learning about solar power but also learning to live with solar technology. According ...

Mosquito Genie is a Mosquito Killer and Solar Lamp Rolled into One

June 11, 2013 / No Comments

With the mosquito population threatening to grow in numbers ahead of summer, Florida has a battle in hand. It is almost sure that most people would encounter the whining, disease-ridden monsters at some point. The question as to how to eradicate mosquito borne diseases is the most debated topic at least among the common people and health workers. An answer seems ...

Google Jasper Project to be Among Largest Solar Installations in South Africa

June 4, 2013 / No Comments

Google’s investment in traditional wind, solar and more innovative renewable energy projects have seen leaps in the US. However, the company hasn’t invested much into renewable energy in Africa. But things have come to a dramatic turn around with a new $12 million (103 million Rand) investment being made in the Jasper Power Project. The project is a 96 megawatt ...

Window Attachable Socket Charges Devices with Solar Power

May 31, 2013 / No Comments

How about charging your devices directly from the sun? Designers Kyuho Song and Boa Oh have created the Window Socket, which enables charging of the gadgets with sunlight by just plugging them on to your glass window pane. This solar powered socket is suctioned to the window to absorb sunlight, and does not boast a battery pack. A direct plug-in is ...

Hyundai Setting Up South Korea’s Largest Rooftop Solar Installation

May 14, 2013 / No Comments

South Korea will soon be able to boast of its largest rooftop solar installation, thanks to Hyundai. The behemoth with many business interests is set to trigger a revolution in solar energy conservation program, by building the solar installation at its Asan factory in the country’s west coast. The project would boasts 40,000 solar photovoltaic modules, 213,000 sq meters (2,292,712 square ...

Panasonic to Donate 100,000 Solar Lanterns in Asia and Africa

April 18, 2013 / No Comments

Japanese electronics giant Panasonic will celebrate its 100th anniversary by donating 100,000 solar lanterns across several countries in Asia and Africa. It is estimated that over 1.3 billion people on earth have no access to electricity and they usually depend on kerosene lantern to provide light after dark. Those kerosene lamps release toxic fumes and also are not efficient or bright. Solar ...

Solar Impulse to Fly Across America

April 2, 2013 / No Comments

Solar Impulse, the solar powered plane, is getting ready to fly across America. Swiss pioneers Bertrand Piccard and Andrè Borschberg, worked with Bayer Material Science to make the Solar Impulse project real. They are the co-founders and pilots of the plane. The Solar Impulse has completed flights from Switzerland to Spain and to Morocco. But now its creators are planning to ...

Shoot with No Batteries or Electric Cords; Sun and Cloud Let You Do it the Ecofriendly Way

March 28, 2013 / No Comments

Cameras have become important gadgets in everyone’s life and many have taken to photography as a serious passion. At a time where pixel count matters, the camera called Sun and Cloud with an intuitive design have come forward with the most nature friendly power source. Yes, solar charging indeed. It also equips a hand crank so that the shooting goes uninterrupted ...