solar power

Billionaire Ellison to Create Green Paradise in Hawaiian Island of Lanai

October 16, 2012 / No Comments

Wonder what’s on at the Hawaiian island of Lanai? Billionaire Larry Ellison, the Oracle CEO, has finally decided to give us a sneak peek on his plans for the island. Ellison had bought 98% of the 141 square-mile Hawaiian island of Lanai for $500 million. Though there wasn’t any news on that front for quite a while, we now hear that ...

New Solar Power System Gives Sun’s Rays the Miss

August 1, 2011 / No Comments

Scientists at MIT have developed a new solar power system that doesn’t need sunlight as its source. They have developed a new photovoltaic energy conversion system, driven by heat, sun’s rays, a hydrocarbon fuel or a decaying radioisotope. Compared to the lithium–ion battery, this button-sized generator battery can run three times longer, giving high efficiency. The discovery is not a new ...

Czech Republic Caught Between the Devil & the Deep Sea?

December 14, 2010 / 1 Comment

The Czech Republic is being dogged by several issues as it attempts to reduce its carbon footprint.  As part of the European Union’s pledge to reduce greenhouse emissions by 20% by the year 2020 from the levels that existed in 1990, the Czech nation has been taking several steps to ensure that the people are switching to more renewable power ...

Siemens Expects Euro 40 billion in Green Revenue by 2014

November 10, 2010 / No Comments

By year 2014, Europe’s largest conglomerate, Siemens A.G. anticipates that its green technology activities would have generated revenues close to 40 billion euros ($55.83 billion). The company has declared that its 2010 fiscal year saw revenue generation from it environmental portfolio touching 28 billion euros, a figure that already outstrips the target that the company had set for 2011, which ...

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.

SolBAT Charges Batteries by the Power of Sun

February 8, 2010 / No Comments

The solBAT II is a device that promises to make charging your gadgets more environmentally friendly. Well, instead of hooking on to the grid, the solBAT II lets you tap on the abundant solar energy to charge your gadgets. The basic idea is quite simple, and has been used in a number of similar devices. Solar panels on the top ...

Apple to Use Solar Cells to Power the iPod?

January 22, 2010 / 1 Comment

Apple have been known for trying out various green technology - now, it seems they're looking into new ways to power the iPod - with solar cells integrated into it. This was revealed by a patent application, showing solar cells used in an iPod.

Solar Satellite to Beam Energy to Earth Via Infrared Laser: Will We Finally See It?

January 20, 2010 / 1 Comment

The idea of generating power from the sun with solar panels directly in space is certainly nothing new - in fact, it's over thirty years old, and perhaps that's why it doesn't really sparkle any interest when it's suggested anymore. However, Europe's biggest space company seems to be looking for partners to launch an actual demonstration solar power mission.

First Solar Opens Power Plant in California

December 21, 2009 / 1 Comment

First Solar, a company that produces solar modules, just opened the largest photovoltaic solar power station in California on Monday. The company have announced plans to replicate this technology, in order to grow its utility business to a larger extent.

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.