Solar energy

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 ...

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 ...

Water Building Resort to Feature Equipment that Converts Air into Purified Water

February 11, 2011 / 2 Comments

What is known as the most astounding, yet innovative architectural marvel, is all set to convert air into nothing but pure water. The Water Building Resort is the first of its kind and intends to do the above said process with the help of solar energy.

China to Achieve 500 GW of Renewable Power by 2020

December 7, 2010 / No Comments

China is all set to hit a total of 500 Gigawatts of renewable energy on the grid by 2020. Estimated increment in the sector of wind power is 150 GW in the place of current 25 GW, electric power would come from adding 100 GW to make 300 GW of hydro power, adding 125 GW to have 150 GW of ...

GlaxoSmithKline to Build World’s Largest Solar Array

November 9, 2010 / 4 Comments

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), one of the biggest pharmaceutical companies in the world, has plans to incorporate eco-friendly energy to meet their power needs. The company is focusing on building a solar rooftop array at their distribution center in York, a city in the State of Pennsylvania, and construction is expected to be complete by December 2010.

Solar Energy: Would You Love to Store It?

November 1, 2010 / No Comments

Harnessing the sun’s energy for our energy needs is becoming a common concept, but have you ever thought of how, if at all, this energy could be stored? This thought is uppermost in the minds of a team of researchers at MIT, who have been trying to figure out a way of storing solar energy indefinitely. The process they are ...

Harness Solar Energy Through Spray on Film

August 11, 2010 / No Comments

A remarkable new technology breakthrough has been made by a Norwegian company EnSol AS. They have come up with a solar film that can be sprayed onto windows, which will enable them to generate solar power, without compromising on the view.

National Semi’s Solar Magic technology increases energy generation by 20%

June 2, 2010 / No Comments

Our dependence on eco-friendly products has been rising with the development of ever-new technologies, which push the efficiency factor of new product launches. Harnessing solar energy to meet electrical needs on both macro and micro scale is fast becoming a rage because its’ eco-friendly and helps you detach from the grid. Solar Magic technology is yet another promising feat in ...

Electree bonzai solar charger leaves you craving

June 1, 2010 / No Comments

You do not have much to look at a solar charger. They are etched out in standard shapes and sizes using the same gray crap strictly confining their usage to little else than ensuring sufficient charge for our ever-hungry batteries. Electree too does the same, but with grace and style.

Sailing ships harvesting ocean wind energy could meet energy needs of entire planet

May 28, 2010 / No Comments

With dwindling fossil fuel resources we are working with solar, wind and tidal alternatives to generate power. Just a few days back we talked about an underwater kite feeding on tidal energy to generate power. Taking a step forward, researchers at the University of California are working upon sailing ships that could harvest energy from the ocean far away from ...