Solar energy

Mitsubishi Solar-Powered Charging Station Up and Running

July 15, 2011 / No Comments

Every top automaker seems to be making an electric version. But Mitsubishi has done something different and relevant. On the 7th of this month, Mitsubishi presented before the world its solar-powered charging station located at its headquarters in Cypress, CA. This venture has its relevance manifold because implementing viable charging stations for EVs is as important as its manufacturing. Also, considering ...

Gemasolar Array Works Even at Night

June 23, 2011 / No Comments

Ever imagined of a solar power plant which works even at night? Not many us might have dared to do it as it seems paradoxical. However, Torresol Energy has made it happen. Let’s check how. The 19.9 MW Gemasolar concentrated solar power plant in Spain’s Andalucia province has two tanks of molten salt (MSES) that store heat energy generated throughout the ...

Google Invests $280 M in Residential Solar Power in Partnership with SolarCity

June 15, 2011 / No Comments

Of course, it is not the first time Google turns green. Now, the news is that Google has just announced its biggest clean energy investment yet, a $280M fund to finance residential solar panel installations across the US. The eco-friendly project is in partnership with SolarCity, a leading provider of solar energy system design, financing, installation and related services. Definitely, many ...

Solar-Powered Bikini Soaks Up the Sun’s Rays to Power Your iPod

June 8, 2011 / No Comments

The concept of a solar bikini appears to be odd at the first instance, right? No matter, it strikes a note of green somewhere. Brooklyn-based designer Andrew Schneider is now busy taking orders for his solar-powered bikini. The high-tech swim suit helps you to charge your cell phone or MP3 player! Composed of thin, flexible photovoltaic film strips and USB connectors ...

Japanese Company Looks Heavenward; Aims at Harnessing Energy from Moon With Solar Panels

May 31, 2011 / 2 Comments

A group of Japan’s engineers plans to exploit moon for an everlasting generation of power. It is a fact that four decades have passed since humans last set foot on the moon. Japanese major Shimizu Corporation has now charted out a novel idea for generation of alternative energy, following realization that Japan’s energy system has been dealt with a massive ...

Japan All Set to Unveil Sunrise Plan at G8 Summit in France

May 25, 2011 / No Comments

It seems Japan is not willing to give up its reputation as one of the top users of solar energy in the world. To cite a recent example, it is all set to unveil its "Sunrise Plan" this week at the G8 summit in France. The project aims at installing solar panels in all Japan's new homes and buildings by ...

516-kW Solar Array at Detroit-Hamtramck for Chevy Volts

May 13, 2011 / No Comments

Chevy Volts have already become a hot topic for discussion as part of the ongoing EV revolution.  The car has again hit headlines as General Motors has announced that they will install a 516-kilowatt solar array at Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant jointly with DTE Energy. As you know, Detroit-Hamtramck is the home of the Chevrolet Volt electric car. The project is aimed ...

GE Plans Largest Solar Panel Factory in the US

April 8, 2011 / No Comments

GE has revealed plans to build the largest solar panel factory in the US. The project estimated to cost $600 million is expected to produce 400 megawatts of thin-film solar annually. GE’s solar panels will be using cadmium telluride, currently used by First Solar, their largest competitor in the field. It comes as heavy blow to First Solar as GE ...

New Energy – NREL Deal for Commercial Development of SolarWindow

March 30, 2011 / No Comments

New Energy Technologies has entered into a deal with the US Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). The deal is as part of the former’s efforts to advance the commercial development of SolarWindow. The unique product is capable of generating electricity on see-through glass.

Qatar to Hoist Artificial Clouds for 2022 World Cup

March 28, 2011 / 1 Comment

This is what we call the ultimate in green technology. Qatar has come up with an odd new idea to beat the heat during the 2022 World Cup. Scientists and engineers at Qatar University have developed a solar-powered gas-filled cloud, which will be used to provide shade to the spectators and athletes from the sun. Appears to be a cool ...