Now here’s something truly optimistic for our blog’s visitors: a solar powered car-wash has recently opened in the US city of Stamford, Connecticut. Its owner, Mr. Gregg Mercede admits that he wanted to invest his money in something durable and eco-friendly, while still ensuring a great quality of his services.
One day we will get as far as taking a shower and turning on the heat in our room with the energy our roof has collected over the day. And when I say this I feel encouraged by the new solar-thermal device based on polymer material that Wake Forest University researchers invented.
Indian company Tata is getting more and more involved in the renewable energy sector. After the agreement their CEO had with Daniel Nocera for producing energy from water, they now make a deal with Australia-based Sunengy, which manufactures LSAs (Liquid Solar Arrays), basically floating concentrated solar power systems (CSP).
A team of Georgia Tech students (Solar Jackets) has converted an Audi TT into a “solar-assisted electric vehicle,” in order to participate …
Honestly, the reflection off my phone’s screen annoys me, and I think it does the same to anyone. Some French scientists from a company named Wysips have produced a 100-micron thin film that uses the ambient light to charge the phone’s battery – in a very cheap manner.
MIT professor Daniel Nocera, the inventor of a type of electrolysis that mimics the plants photosynthesis, and Ratan Tata, the CEO of the Indian Tata group, have signed a funding agreement allowing the Tata group to commercialize Nocera’s invention which produces power from water.
Seven faculty members of De La Salle University, Manila and 22 engineering students have conceived a solar powered vehicle that will compete in the 2011 World Solar Challenge on October 16-23. The 3,000-km race is set to take place from Darwin to Adelaide in Australia.
Technology doesn’t always have to be complex to help people. Such is the case of a simple solar-powered water purifier designed by Monash University graduate student Jonathan Liow to help people in poor countries that have no access to drinkable water sources. The Solarball, his invention, can produce up to three liters of water per day.
We’ve been hearing all the time that one company or another has developed a system “aimed for disaster-stricken areas,” to provide electricity for the people’s basic needs. Now is the time for such a technology, after the massacre of Japan’s earthquake and tsunami.
According to the company, the solar power plant will produce clean energy for thousands of residents of the Tibetan Plateau (Chek Kang village in the Sangri County, Shannan Prefecture). Measuring around 4,000 meters above sea level, this project is considered to become one of the highest altitude solar power plants on Earth.
The U.S. Marines are one step closer to a clean energy future. Camp Pendleton, a major West Coast base in the United States has recently installed a new 1.4 megawatt solar array.
Florida, one of the states with the greatest solar energy potential has recently started the world’s first hybrid solar energy plant. Called Martin Next Generation Solar Energy Center, the Martin County-based plant, is equipped with about 190,000 solar thermal mirrors which track and harness the sun’s power via hydraulic motors.
Japan-based OS Co. Ltd has revealed its latest invention in the field of solar panels. The company has developed a portable power generation system called “Mobile Solar Unit GSR-110B” that comes with a retractable solar panel.
A new technology that could bring an increase in solar cell efficiency has been presented by Purdue researchers. They use an ultra-fast pulsing laser which creates “microchannels” needed to connect the solar cells in series, for building a usable system.
Samsung has recently revealed a transparent 46-inch LCD screen powered by solar energy. It is an upgraded model of a see-through LCD panel showed at the SID 2010 in Seattle, in May last year.