Solar energy

Solar waterfall to make Rio’s stunning skyline green

May 4, 2010 / No Comments

Rio de Janeiro’s natural skyline is all set to host a new iconic architectural masterpiece before 2016 Olympics, after the famous Christ the Redeemer statue. Designed by Swiss architecture firm RAFAA, the solar powered artificial waterfall has been proposed in league with the carnival nation spearheading the green movement on the Latin American continent.

Solar powered Japanese ‘Space Yacht’ Ikaros ready for deep space sojourn

April 28, 2010 / No Comments

Just as the Obama administration was busy drafting a plan aimed at overhauling the US space program, Japanese ingenuity and inventiveness was pushing the frontiers of science and technology farther ahead to inject a greed drive into its space program. All for their creative brilliance the Japanese are preparing for the launch of Ikaros spacecraft powered ...

Israeli Air Force embarks on solar power campaign

April 26, 2010 / No Comments

After the US Navy decided to go green and flew the first Green Hornet on Earth Day, it’s time for the Israeli Air Force to tow the same line. The Air force is planning to install small photovoltaic systems of up to 50KW for electricity production at its bases. It doesn’t end there.

Rolla Missouri brings Solar Car Racing Back

March 25, 2010 / 1 Comment

Think solar car racing is a thing of the future? Well, think again. This  summer on June 20th, the Missouri University of Science and Technology will host competitors in the Tulsa-to-Chicago solar car race. The race, is only the third solar car race to visit Rolla, Missouri (MO), and only the 10th major solar car race to take place in North ...

Two Solar Panel Companies to Provide Cheap Solutions

March 8, 2010 / No Comments

Two companies that provide solar power systems have decided to expand the availability of solar leases with no down payments. The company Sungevity has just launched a new 10-year residential solar lease, which has no upfront costs.

Wal-Mart Installing Massive Solar Array in California

January 26, 2010 / No Comments

Wal-Mart have been contributing their fair shair of trouble to their environment, but that doesn't mean that they can't be nice every once in a while. Just now, they've installed about 5300 solar panels in California, where its Apple Valley distribution center is located. The panels will be used to provide energy to the distribution center, which has quite the ...

Solar Developers Acquire Funding Through Venture Capitalists

December 18, 2009 / No Comments

Two developers of solar projects have managed to get funding for their commercial and utility projects through sources which one wouldn't expect to be so efficient - venture capitalists. Tioga Energy have managed to raise $20 million for their business, which is financing commercial and non-commercial solar installations - for example, on around school and office buildings.

First Solar Produces 1 Gigawatts of Power in 2009

December 16, 2009 / No Comments

First Solar have announced that their production of solar systems for 2009 is the equivalent of 1 gigawatts of power. This is great news, as it's indicative of a rising interest in this type of technology among consumers. First Solar produces cadmium telluride solar cells and panels, and their production has been only 75 megawatts for 2007, and 420-460 in ...

Orange Solar Tent Concept uses solar enegry for lighting

June 24, 2009 / 1 Comment

While the future for most things is looking bleak, thanks to global warming, the Solar Tent Concept from Orange comes across as a revelation that inspires humans to do better with the natural resources available. I would still say that Solar energy is the most under used resource and the tent tells us how to spruce up the usage. [caption id="" ...

Solar Cooling – Breaking the Vicious Cycle of Increasing Hot Temperature

June 15, 2009 / 6 Comments

More every day the number of record-breaking hot summer days is increasing. Ice bergs are melting and some geographic regions experience unusual waves of heat. This trend has created a high air conditioning demand for houses, hospitals, hotels, workspaces and other commercial buildings. People turn to the conventional air conditioning systems; however the problem is only getting worse because the AC ...