Tuesday, May 8th, 2012
Summer is nearly here, and we’re urging Albany to put more of that New York sunshine to work already! It’s time to show lawmakers that solar power is a priority for New Yorkers.
We’re teaming up with an incredible group of organizations to do just that at free community (more…)
Friday, January 13th, 2012
The solar industry is in constant flux, with new technologies, manufacturing processes and applications constantly improving.
Even solar enthusiasts may find it challenging to keep up with the latest advances. It stands to reason that those against solar power often base (more…)
Tuesday, January 10th, 2012
Last September we ran a blog post about Nokia’s adventure with solar power for cell phones. The Finnish giant sent some testers out into the big wide world to see how solar power would fare when it came to charging mobile phones with sunlight. The conclusion: it depends on lifestyle, baby. (more…)
Wednesday, January 4th, 2012
First, the bad news.
Although Africa has vast fossil and renewable energy sources, only twenty percent of its population has direct access to electricity and in some rural areas, four out of five people are completely without power. According to the UN, over 600 million Africans currently do not have access to electric power. (more…)
Tuesday, December 6th, 2011
It’s impossible not to be impressed with the efforts to be green made by Hanna Fathy, a 28-year-old Cairo-based garbage collector.
Despite living in a city blighted with grinding poverty and surrounded by trash, he is firm on his intent to live a sustainable life. And this includes producing alternative energy to avoid pollution by fossil fuels. (more…)
Tuesday, November 1st, 2011
BioSolar works to make solar power energy cleaner and cheaper by using bio-based materials from renewable plant sources. The company last week announced that it finally received the Relative Thermal Index (RTI) recognition from Underwriters Laboratories (UL) for its BioBacksheet. RTI is the (more…)
Thursday, October 20th, 2011
Some of the coldest places on Earth, including the high altitudes of the southern Andes and the Himalaya, could also have the best potential for solar power using photovoltaic technology, a new study finds.
In a global assessment of photovoltaic potential, researchers found that high-altitude regions could (more…)
Tuesday, October 18th, 2011
A roof is more than a way of keeping the rain off. Nowadays many people think of a roof as a place to put solar panels to collect all of that free sunshine. The problem is that not all roofs are created equal. Scientists from the University of Gothenburg have launched a tool that uses the actual conditions to (more…)
Friday, October 7th, 2011
Besides hydrogen double-decker buses, London will get another alternative energy feature on one of its icons.
Blackfriars Bridge, which runs parallel to London Bridge, is undergoing a massive reconstruction. When the new bridge and accompanying train station are delivered to the public, solar panels will (more…)
Wednesday, October 5th, 2011
This morning, Chairman Cliff Stearns, who leads the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, told NPR that “We can’t compete with China to make solar panels and wind (more…)