Solar energy

US Army to Build a 500MW solar thermal plant

October 9, 2008 / No Comments

When the US Army takes a small break from those unnecessary and probably unnecessary wars, or don't plan new ones, they manage to amaze us. I'm talking about the latest initiative to build a 500MW solar thermal plant in the Mojave Desert near Fort Irwin, CA, that will help them cut down $21 million a year from their $3 billion ...

Solar Rickshaws by SolarLab

May 30, 2008 / 2 Comments

Though I've seen eco-cabs and electric rickshaws by now, this new solar rickshaw by SolarLab have something to be proud of. Most of the energy, 75-percent, will come from the roof-mounted photovoltaic cells while the rest of 25-percent will be delivered through pedaling so better be prepared if there's no sun outside. I can see a battery in this sketch but ...