Solar energy

UN Chief, Ban Ki-moon, Commutes by Solar-Powered Taxi

September 15, 2008 / No Comments

If somebody is going to commute by taxi, a solar-powered taxi, you might want that somebody to be someone with influence, someone who can reach the world. Louis Palmer of Switzerland created a solar-powered taxi for use in New Delhi. Good for him, the UN Chief, Ban Ki-moon of South Korea commuted to work aboard the solar-powered vehicle to promote ...

Solar Tree Concept by Vivien Muller

September 4, 2008 / No Comments

There are times, when we think we've done enough bad and it's time for some good. A couple of years ago when I didn't care much about the planet, pollution and stuff like that, I realized that I've never planted a tree in my life. So what happened? I bought one and planted it in my parent's garden, at their ...

Spotless Sun Contributes to Climate Change

September 3, 2008 / 4 Comments

The global warming alarmists don't like hearing there might be other causes to climate change ... say, like increased activity from the Sun. A friend, who really is a rocket scientist, sent me a link to the story - Sun Makes History: First Spotless Month in a Century. For the first time in nearly 100 years the Sun passed without a ...

Solar Plane Breaks Record: 83-hours of Flight

September 1, 2008 / No Comments

As much as we'd like to see solar powered planes, flying above our cities, that's just not a viable solution at the moment. However, British scientists (others, too, of course) are researching ways of building the sustainable plane and came up with a solar powered spy plane that managed to set an unofficial record - longest duration unmanned flight ...

World’s First Solar-powered Ship by Nippon Yusen KK and Nippon Oil Corp

August 29, 2008 / 3 Comments

Nippon Yusen KK and Nippon Oil Corp are working on the world's first solar powered ship ... well, at least partially solar powered, they are saying. What? A hybrid ship? The two companies want to put solar panels on top of the 60,000-ton ship that are capable of generating 40 kilowatts of electricity each. The ship will carry Toyota cars. Is ...

600 Solar Bus Shelters in Miami

August 21, 2008 / No Comments

Bus shelters are already useful because they keep people safe against rain or wind, but the guys at Fuel Miami, LLC decided, there's room for improvement. So they did! The first 600 solar bus shelters will be delivered in Miami and will allow the company to show their clients' ads without the need of being connected to the grid. Saving about ...

Sanyo Sees 2GW Solar Module Plant

August 6, 2008 / No Comments

Sanyo Electric is, no doubt, a leader in the solar cell industry. The company just opened a new production base in Shiga, Japan. Annual capacity is expected to reach 40MW by March of 2009. Adding in its Tokyo plant, Nishikinohama plant, Hungary plant and Mexico plant, total production will reach 340MW. It's not enough. Sanyo wants production to reach 600MW by ...

Johnny Depp’s Caribbean Island, Powered by Solar Hydrogen Tech

July 25, 2008 / No Comments

For all of you that didn't knew, actor Johnny Depp owns a private island in the Caribbean for which he paid some $3 million. It was his dream since childhood, based on the whole Robinson Crusoe thing. But why would this be of any interest for us? The star from the Pirates of the Caribbean is going to convert his 35-acre ...

New Law in Hawaii : New Homes Need Solar Water Heaters

July 24, 2008 / No Comments

It may sound weird, but a new bill in Hawaii was signed into law by Republican Governor, Linda Lingle. It refers to new homes and says that no building permits will be issued unless the new homes don't include solar water heaters. However, there will be exceptions to the rule, for example if the area doesn't allow too much sunshine. Image ...

Solar Power Hindu Temple

July 10, 2008 / 1 Comment

Though it may not be the exact place where I was expecting solar technology to be installed in, a Hindu Temple in California is ready to set a sustainable example. The BAPS Chino Hills Hindu Religious & Cultural Center is going to be built on a 20 acre-site, northeast of the 71 Freeway, between Monte Vista and Central Avenues. The temple ...