solar panels

VW Chattanooga Solar Park Gets KickStarted

January 25, 2013 / No Comments

Volkswagen has officially kickstarted its huge array of photovoltaic solar cells at its Chattanooga plant. The plant has already been already certified LEED Platinum and now will help build cleaner cars at cleaner plants. This huge solar field could supply up to 12.5 percent of the plant’s total energy needs and will reduce the CO2 emissions by 30 percent. The plant ...

Pakistan Students to Get Solar Panels for Good Grades

October 30, 2012 / No Comments

The government of the Punjab province in Pakistan has approved a novel initiative scheme for students moving from the 9th to the 10th class, Named Ujaala Program, the scheme will allow students who score 50 percent and above marks in 9th class examinations, to own a solar panel, The panel will boast the capacity to run one fan and one ...

Sharp See-Through Solar Panels Generates Power on Glass

September 26, 2012 / No Comments

Sharp has successfully developed a technology which can generate electricity on see-through glass. This see-through solar panel is mainly designed for balcony railings and skyscraper windows. The semi-transparent solar panel can be installed on the façade of buildings. With a capacity of 6.8 percent and a maximum output of 95 watts, the panel size ranges from 4.5 feet wide and 3.2 ...

Solar Energy to Go Cheaper than Coal by End of Decade

September 2, 2011 / No Comments

Ever thought about a day when solar energy will cheap as coal? Tough to imagine, but then its happening! In the next five years, we might get to see solar energy go cheap. With initiatives aimed at ushering in such a scenario increasingly gaining in prominence, the cheaper than coal solar power would be a reality in time for the ...

Aussie Soldiers May Get to Wear Light-Weight Solar Panels

August 17, 2011 / No Comments

Technology is growing fast, resulting in the miniaturization of almost every thing. As a part of this growth, soldiers can lighten their burden. Nowadays, soldiers are forced to carry about 100-150 pounds as they are equipped with a lot of heavy weapons, communication devices and its supporting batteries. Solar power, the most widely used natural resource of energy, is expanding ...

Umeox Apollo Cell Phone is Solar-Powered & Runs Android OS

February 15, 2011 / No Comments

The new smartphone from Umeox that has been unveiled at the Mobile World Congress currently on at Barcelona comes about as unique in various aspects. For us, the most striking aspect of the device is that it is eco-friendly to the core. The newly introduced Apollo Cell Phone which runs the Android OS is equipped with an array of solar ...

Greenerator Helps Urban Inhabitants to Utilize Solar & Wind Energy

October 18, 2010 / No Comments

Solar panels and residential wind turbines are utilized by people having private homes to reduce their electricity expenditure. They are able to install the devices on their roofs. But when speaking about the people living in the apartments, the options for the installation of solar panels and residential wind turbines are denied.

Wal-Mart Plans More Energy-Efficient Stores

September 24, 2010 / No Comments

Wal-Mart plans to start a series of new stores designed to be 25 to 30 percent more energy efficient and produce up to 30 percent fewer greenhouse gases. The company has already opened three stores designed to use 20 percent less energy, four stores designed to use 25 percent less energy and one store designed to use 45 percent less ...

Family Hostel in Liverpool to be Eco-Friendly

August 25, 2010 / No Comments

Liverpool Mutual Homes (LMH) has approved plans to transform a former convent into a hostel for the homeless. Work on the redevelopment is expected to commence in November, after the City Council of Liverpool also approves the plans.

Kyocera Solar Modules To Power Toyota Solar Panels in Boats

July 6, 2010 / No Comments

Solar Panels in recreational boats manufactured and sold by Toyota will now have Kyocera’s solar modules equipping its solar power generation. The panels are also designed to be installed as an optional unit on the same type of boats of other manufacture also.