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Alphabet’s Solar-Powered Drone Project Is No More

01/11/2017, You might recall that several years ago, Google (before they were known as Alphabet) had plans for a solar-powered drone. This was following their acquisition of drone company Titan in which Google then integrated the team into its Google X division, a...

A Village In France Now Has The World’s First Solar Panel Road

12/22/2016, The idea of integrating solar panels into roads isn’t new and in the past we have seen tests and trials being carried out. Now if you might recall, earlier this year the French government announced their plans for solar panel roads, and it looks like...

We Can Expect More Solar Panel Covered Roads In 2017

11/28/2016, For the longest time ever, solar panels were typically placed on top of roofs to allow it to get access to as much sunlight as possible. However in recent times, various companies have been working to bring solar panels to roads where since a lot of...

Tesla’s New Solar Roof Tiles Will Blend Right In

10/30/2016, If you’ve ever seen solar panels installed on top of roofs of homes before, you know that for the most part they tend to stand out like a sore thumb. Unfortunately this is pretty much one of the few ways that one can install a solar panel for their...

Solar Roadways Launches Their First Public Test

10/03/2016, Way back in 2010 we learnt about a project called Solar Roadways. The idea is that instead of solar panels being installed on the rooftops of buildings or homes, it could be installed on the roads where it could also be used to power things like LEDs on...

Watchmaker Citizen To Launch A Solar-Powered Smartwatch

09/07/2016, While some traditional watchmakers have avoided getting into smartwatches, there are just as many who are eager to hop on board the bandwagon. We’ve already seen efforts from the likes of Swatch, Breitling, and TAG Heuer, and it looks like the latest...

Researchers Develop Solar Cell That Turns CO2 Into Hydrocarbon Fuel

07/31/2016, When you think of solar, you probably of the technology that converts sunlight into energy, and you would be right. However it seems that researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have managed to create solar cells that can do more than just...

Ukraine Government Reimagines Chernobyl As A Solar Farm

07/29/2016, The Chernobyl nuclear plant disaster happened about 30 years ago, and we suppose if anything it serves as a stark reminder of how dangerous nuclear energy is, despite its potential to do good. Interestingly enough it seems that the Ukrainian government...

Apple To Sell Some Of Their Green Energy Back To Providers

06/09/2016, It is no secret that Apple prides themselves for being a green company. For example over in Singapore, Apple has boasted that they will be able to operate using 100% renewable energy. It seems that Apple’s green efforts have been so efficient to the...

Santiago’s Subway Will Soon Be Powered By Solar Energy

06/07/2016, One of the ways we can help protect our environment is by taking public transport which ultimately means that there would be less cars on the road. Imagine a bus that fits 50 passengers, all of whom could have easily been driving a car each. Now just...

The Lifepack Is The Backpack For The Modern Day Techie

05/05/2016, Backpacks are a dime a dozen and you can pick up one for $50, or you can choose to spend $200 for something better. Of course features matter as well, like whether it has a padded compartment for laptops/electronics, the durability of the material, the...