Solar energy

Willis Tower to Turn into a Solar Plant

March 22, 2011 / No Comments

Chicago’s landmark Willis Tower, earlier known as the Sears Tower, is preparing to transform into a solar power plant. The project will add pilot solar electric glass on the south side of the 56th floor. The photovoltaic glass developed by Pythagoras Solar will replace the existing window panes; produce the same energy as a conventional solar panel and reduce ...

Solar Powered Military Uniforms Get Ready

March 21, 2011 / No Comments

Scientists in the UK are working on a solar powered kit that could lessen the burden on soldiers and increase their mobility by 50%. The kit is designed by the Universities of Glasgow, Loughborough, Strathclyde, Leeds, Reading, and Brunel and funded by both the Ministry of Defense and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.

High Investment in Clean Energy Sector

February 25, 2011 / No Comments

The latest report on clean energy quotes the words the head of a United Nation's green economy initiative on Wednesday and says that Brazil, China and India are expected to fuel global investments in clean energy in 2011 that are expected to reach $240 billion.

Solar Pyramids to Power Abu Dhabi’s Homes

February 8, 2011 / No Comments

The project entitled Lunar Cubit develops pyramid shaped solar complex which can develop enough power to thousands of homes. The project is based in Abu Dhabi and the motto of the project goes “Renewable Energy Can Be Beautiful”.

Princeton University to Install the Largest Solar Collector Field on Any Campus

February 7, 2011 / No Comments

Princeton University has initiated plans to build the largest PV installation on any college campus by 2012. According to the plans, they expect to partially power the campus for the next 50 years with the help of the mass PV installation.

Solar Cell Prices May Rise Every Month, Starting this Feb

January 29, 2011 / No Comments

Solar cell manufacturers have sent word to module clients citing plans to hike prices by $0.01 each month, beginning February 2011. However, as new capacity is expected to come online this year, solar cell companies themselves have added that there was little chance of a price hike.

Massive Wind Tower Proposed by Japanese Company

January 7, 2011 / No Comments

Japan-based ZENA Systems has come up with the proposal of a massive energy generating wind tower. The proposed location of the project is Kurume, Fukuoka, Japan.

Zephyr Solar Powered Unmanned Aircraft’s 3 World Records Confirmed (Video)

December 28, 2010 / No Comments

Zephyr, the solar powered unmanned plane’s already set record has been officially confirmed. The aircraft has been developed by the defense and research company Qinetiq and has been declared by the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI) as holding three records. The records are for absolute duration of an unmanned autonomous vehicle (UAV) flight, flight duration for a UAV of its class ...

Syria’s Water Scarcity Park Set to Prove Life Can Be Lived Well with Less Water

December 27, 2010 / No Comments

Water scarcity has turned out to be Syria’s largest problem and this realization seems to have spurred some kind of a noble effort from the government level.

Czech Republic Caught Between the Devil & the Deep Sea?

December 14, 2010 / 1 Comment

The Czech Republic is being dogged by several issues as it attempts to reduce its carbon footprint.  As part of the European Union’s pledge to reduce greenhouse emissions by 20% by the year 2020 from the levels that existed in 1990, the Czech nation has been taking several steps to ensure that the people are switching to more renewable power ...