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San Diego Aiming To Be On 100% Renewable Energy By 2035

05/08/2016, San Diego already produces the second largest electrical output from solar energy in the United States and it’s looking to further increase the use of renewable energy in running the municipality. The city has announced a new plan which details its...

San Francisco Makes Solar Panels Mandatory Starting Next Year

04/20/2016, There’s a much greater push now to adopt solar power as there are numerous benefits of adopting renewable energy sources as opposed to the conventional methods of generating power. San Francisco hopes that one day 100 percent of its energy will come...

Solar Impulse Not Going Anywhere Until Next Year

07/15/2015, We first heard about Solar Impulse a few years back when this project was still under development, the idea was to create a solar powered airplane that could undertake a round-the-world-trip. Fast forward to 2015 and Solar Impulse 2 has flown several...

Solar Impulse 2 Grounded Due To Battery Damage

07/12/2015, The solar powered aircraft Solar Impulse 2 has been grounded following its record-breaking flight from Japan to Hawaii last week in which the aircraft flew non-stop for 117 hours and 52 minutes on nothing but solar energy. During this leg of the...

Obama Administration Will Help More People Adopt Solar Energy

07/08/2015, The solar industry’s performance in the U.S. has steadily been improving over the past years. In 2014 the country brought online as much solar energy every three weeks as it did in all of 2008, and the industry as a whole added jobs ten times faster...

Silevo hybrid solar cell challenges conventional wisdom

10/12/2011, There is just something about the genius of the human intellect – just when you think that we’ve hit a brick wall in terms of advancement, someone, somewhere comes up with something that turns the world upside down. I guess the Silevo hybrid...

Electree goes green despite small size

09/23/2011, If you happen to have great love for bonsai plants, then you might be interested in the Electree. This particular device is not an organic, living thing, but rather, it will eschew leaves in favor of 27 solar panels. These solar panels are extremely...

Pacific islands solar powered by 2012

09/14/2011, 2012 is said to be the year where the world ends, either that or the Mayans decided that they weren’t going to hang around that long anyways and thought that there would be no point in counting when the world would end, hence abandoning their work...

LCDs charged up using solar power, own backlight

08/22/2011, Researchers and scientists have managed to discover a method that will enable LCD displays juice themselves up using nothing but solar power, indoor lighting or even the device’s very own backlight. To put it in a nutshell, imagine delivering some...

Solar Suitcase makes childbirth safer in Africa’s rural areas

07/14/2011, Giving birth to a new life is no mean feat, and sometimes complications do arise. When it comes to sending mom to a hospital whenever she is about to give birth, it goes without saying that with the proper equipment, the chances of a safe delivery will be...