SolarCity & Silevo to Boost Solar Panel Production Significantly

SolarCity Acquires Silevo, Plans One of Largest Solar Panel Factories in the World

In the words of billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk, “SolarCity was founded to accelerate mass adoption of sustainable energy,” which company is working hard to...
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Olafur Eliasson is Kickstarting an Attractive Solar Phone Charger

Olafur Eliasson has designed a high-performance, portable solar phone charger-cum-light, which is very attractive - attractive in both design and affordability. The solar-powered phone charger...

New Hybrid Thermoelectric-Photovoltaic Device Demonstrated at UTA

For decades, photovoltaic devices have generated electricity directly from sunlight. Thermoelectric devices generate electricity from heat energy. Both devices have found their way into...

Beam-Down Solar Concentrator Dramatically Reduces Costs at Price of Efficiency

By seeking to cut costs with the production of energy and building the necessary infrastructure, scientists from the Masdar Institute along with their colleagues from the Tokyo Institute of Technology and Cosmo Oil (?) are studying how to convert old, expensive solar concentrator technology to a new and more flexible one: The Beam Down Project.

Plasmonic Thin Film Solar Cells Producing 30% More Electricity Than Non-Treated Ones

Kylie Catchpole (image), from the Australian National University in Canberra, working to make thin film solar cells more efficient, discovered that nanoparticles of silver deposited on the surface of a thin-film solar cell would not reflect the incident light back, but instead it would deflect the photons so they bounce back and forth withing the cell, allowing longer wavelengths to be absorbed.

Don’t be Scared to Solar Power Your Car

You may not be Frankenstein nor Dracula, but things new like electric vehicles and solar power can be a bit scary, especially since they...

Playing Pop Music to Solar Cells Boosts Their Efficiency, Researchers Find

Many have been trying to boost efficiency of solar cells, developing and discovering new technologies that often seem too optimistic and quite adventurous. One such...

Earthship: Dennis Weaver's Proof You Can Build Greener

Dennis Weaver (1924-2006), a retired actor, environmentalist, humanitarian, has built a house whose walls are made of nothing but rubber tires and cans. It is very energy-efficient, as he himself discovered, powered mostly by solar panels and renewable energy.

Bronx Business Invests In Solar and Saves $50,000 on Electric Bills

GAL Manufacturing Installs One of NYC’s Largest Rooftop Solar Arrays by Partnering with SolarCity and MC Solar Development GAL Manufacturing, a family-owned Bronx elevator parts...
Google can do the legwork for you and determine of a solar power roof is right for you.

Google’s Project Sunroof Expands to Nine States

The mission of Google is to “organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful.” While the first instinct is to think about...