New Low-Cost Anti-Soiling Solar Panel Coating Can Optimize Efficiency

New coating for solar panels developed by researchers from the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has shown the remarkable ability to repel various types...

Solar to Brighten Christmas for Typhoon Haiyan Survivors

It's almost been a year since the deadly typhoon Haiyan (locally called Yolanda) hit Tacloban and several other towns and cities in central Philippines. ...

Stanford Tech Makes Solar Cells Less Reflective, More Efficient

A Stanford University team of scientists has recently found a new way of allowing more sunlight to be absorbed by solar cells. In traditional cells,...

Sanya Skypump – New Electric Vehicle Charger Uses Wind and Solar Power

A new EV charging station has recently been developed by Urban Green Energy and GE Energy Industrial Solutions. Dubbed Skypump, this amazing system uses a vertical axis wind turbine and a 150-watt solar panel to produce electricity by capturing wind and solar energy at the same time.

World Tour Cyclist Helping Solar Power in Africa Gets Hit by Truck in Arkansas

Sean Conway, the man who wants to circle the globe only on his bike, in an effort to gather money for SolarAid - the...

Air#Maze: Cheapest and Simplest Solar Powered Room Heater

"Environmental Art must work," says artist/inventor Doyle Doss. "As artists, as creative individuals, we must do all we can to make our work actually solve a problem. What we create must make positive impacts on an environment that has been severely damaged. The question for each of us will always remain, 'Is my work a part of the solution, really, or is it just a re-statement of the problem?' "

Spherical Lenses by German Architect Could Revolutionize CSP Systems

Traditionally, concentrated solar power systems have been made of concave mirrors that reflect sunlight onto a solar cell or from Fresnel lenses that focus...

Washing Solar Panels Not Worth the Time, Money, and Effort

A team of engineers at the University of California at San Diego have discovered that it’s not worth the time, money, and effort to...

China’s Solar Panel Industry Scheduled for Massive Overhaul

The Chinese government has made public plans to overhaul their solar panel industry. The government plans to achieve this by cutting back on their...

Cold Mountain Tops: The Best Locations for Harvesting Solar Power

If you were to install a solar power plant, where would you? I bet your answer stands in between California and Sahara, and you...