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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...

Israel 5MW solar field launched

06/03/2011, Going green is the in thing, and has been for quite some time already. With fossil fuel slowly but surely running out in due time, there must be a better way to deliver energy to the world, and to use solar power that is renewable and clean, that makes...

Super large solar farms are a reality in France

05/27/2011, France might be the country that depends on nuclear plants the most for its energy needs, but that doesn’t mean the country does not have a heart for the environment as well. A couple of projects launched in France might just be bigger than most of...

New York City makes good use of landfills

04/21/2011, New York City is also in on the green revolution, and has decided to make hay while the sun literally shines, except that this time around, replace the word “hay” with “electricity” and you will probably have a hint of where...

Solar-powered microchips send batteries packing

12/30/2010, If only researchers are able to come up with a much more efficient method of harnessing the power of solar energy, then we wouldn’t have to rely so much on fossil fuels or rechargeable batteries. Well, researchers at the University of Twente’s...

Nevada has single largest solar power plant in the country

12/10/2010, Nevada, aiding California in its effort to generate 20% of its juice from renewable sources before 2010 is over, has just announced that the Copper Mountain Solar Facility is up and fully operational. In fact, it has already generating power, where the...

1000-Megawatt plant in California ushers in new solar era

08/27/2010, The 1000-Megawatt plant located in California could very well be the largest solar power plant in the world, where it is capable of producing 1,000 megawatts of electricity when fully operational – that is the equivalent of powering around 800,000...

Solar plant will power 3 million homes (in China)

09/08/2009, St George solar farm, credit: CFBSr Solar plants are popping like mushrooms after a rainy day right now, but this is a huge one. US-based First Solar will build a 2000 MegaWatt solar plant in China that will power three million homes. The plant will cost...