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Solara 50 Solar Plane Can Stay Airborne for 5 Years

August 29, 2013 / No Comments

Titan Aerospace is looking to do something unique in solar aviation, which is still in its infancy. A big solar powered passenger plane is still a dream, and it may sound impractical too. So now, the company is planning something different, by bringing to the fore its idea of replacing launching satellites with gigantic solar powered drones. For those of you ...

65-Year-Old Attempts 1,200 Miles in Solar-Powered ELF Vehicle

August 2, 2013 / No Comments

Organic Transit’s ELF, considered a futuristic bike/car hybrid, has now been developed into an amazing personal transit vehicle. Seizing the opportunity, Mike Stewart, a veteran of 65-years old from Cambridge, is attempting to ride 1,200 miles from Durham, North Carolina to his home in Massachusetts in this vehicle. Stewart is a family therapist and school psychologist. North Carolina is the place ...

Scientists Adding Color to Solar Panels

July 4, 2013 / 1 Comment

If you have noticed the design and layout of solar panels around, you would have thought a minute or two about its aesthetics. Though not too bad, the dark colored cells could be a put off. Scientists have now decided to add some color to them. Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute of Applied Optics and Precision Engineering IOF in Germany ...

Google Jasper Project to be Among Largest Solar Installations in South Africa

June 4, 2013 / No Comments

Google’s investment in traditional wind, solar and more innovative renewable energy projects have seen leaps in the US. However, the company hasn’t invested much into renewable energy in Africa. But things have come to a dramatic turn around with a new $12 million (103 million Rand) investment being made in the Jasper Power Project. The project is a 96 megawatt ...

Panasonic to Donate 100,000 Solar Lanterns in Asia and Africa

April 18, 2013 / No Comments

Japanese electronics giant Panasonic will celebrate its 100th anniversary by donating 100,000 solar lanterns across several countries in Asia and Africa. It is estimated that over 1.3 billion people on earth have no access to electricity and they usually depend on kerosene lantern to provide light after dark. Those kerosene lamps release toxic fumes and also are not efficient or bright. Solar ...

Shoot with No Batteries or Electric Cords; Sun and Cloud Let You Do it the Ecofriendly Way

March 28, 2013 / No Comments

Cameras have become important gadgets in everyone’s life and many have taken to photography as a serious passion. At a time where pixel count matters, the camera called Sun and Cloud with an intuitive design have come forward with the most nature friendly power source. Yes, solar charging indeed. It also equips a hand crank so that the shooting goes uninterrupted ...

Volta Racer from Toy Labs Lets your Kids Race as well as Study Some Engineering

March 26, 2013 / No Comments

When it comes to kids, they want toys and they don't really care if it is battery operated or is running by a nuclear fuel cell. But once they get through the playing part, there is always the possibility of getting through to them with the technology by which these are made. So in that way, solar powered toys can be ...

Quetsol Solar Kit to Light Up Guatemala Hinterland

March 13, 2013 / 1 Comment

Guatemala has a considerable size of population below the poverty line. Twenty percent of this Latin American country citizens still have no access to electricity. These families go completely dark in their homes at night; their children are unable to study.  Most of them use kerosene lights and candles to light their homes. But buying these products eats into their ...

Apple Lining Up Solar-Powered iPhone; Patent Filing Suggests

February 8, 2013 / No Comments

Are you an Apple fanboy? If yes, this could excite you more. The iGiant seems to be looking at the sun to charge its devices. And, as if in a bid to make things possible in that terrain, the company has filed a patent application for integrated touch sensor and solar assembly that could usher in iDevices that would capture ...

Solar Power Could Provide Earth’s Power Needs by 2050

January 22, 2013 / No Comments

It is a fact that a global switch to renewable energy would be necessary to save our planet. But over the years, critics have been arguing that renewable energy sources such as wind and solar power could never satisfy the entire world’s energy needs. The argument seems to be getting invalid. A recent research on solar power has found that ...