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Kyocera Reveals Floating Solar Plant

04/20/2015, We first took a gander at Kyocera’s idea to come up with a mega solar plant in October last year at CEATEC 2014, and it certainly made plenty of sense. After all, close to two-thirds of the world’s surface is covered with water, and at the rate global...

Solar Panels Provide Relief For Cyclists In South Korea

04/13/2015, Going green takes a whole lot more effort than to recycle all of the cardboard and plastic in your home, driving a hybrid vehicle, or perhaps cycling to school or work. No sir, there are many other ways to live a greener lifestyle, and having solar panels...

This Floating, Solar-Powered House Is Made From Recycled Materials

03/15/2015, Building houses on land is pretty much how the majority of homes and buildings are built, however as land gets more scarce, instead of chopping down trees and reclaiming land, how about building on the water instead? No, we’re not talking about creating...

Japan Unveils Plans To Beam Solar Energy From Space To Earth

03/13/2015, Collecting solar energy on Earth is nothing new and is being done all over the world. However over in Japan, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries has recently announced their plans to beam solar energy gathered from space back down to earth. The company had...

Solar-powered Plane Begins Its Round The World Trip

03/09/2015, Traveling by plane is probably one of the quickest ways to get from country to country, although some environmentalists aren’t too thrilled about the carbon emissions from planes. Unfortunately that is the state of the industry at the moment, but could...

Bookeen Solar-Powered eReader Set To Launch Next Year

03/04/2015, When it comes to mobile devices, tablets and smartphones do seem to control a large portion of the market – which would mean that e-book readers, or eReaders as others call them, do not really have a huge presence. Hence, development in this...

3D Printed Solar Car Prototypes Created By University Students

02/06/2015, The Shell EcoMarathon Asia solar car race is about to happen later this month, and no doubt about it one will be able to check out some of the more unique offerings that carry cutting edge technology. In fact, students over from the Nanyang Technological...

South Korean Team Achieves Record Breaking Solar Cell Efficiency

01/13/2015, A research team from South Korea has managed to achieve a new level of efficiency where solar cells are concerned, and this is done thanks to a brand new formula that mixes perovskite structures. Perovskite happens to be an inexpensive, abundant...

Tommy Hilfiger Launches Jackets With Solar Panels

12/04/2014, Tommy Hilfiger is a brand known for their clothing, but it looks like they are trying to merge both fashion and technology into one. The company has recently teamed up with solar manufacturer Pvilion and have launched a pair of jackets, one for men and...

Solar Panel Bike Path To Launch In The Netherlands

11/05/2014, The concept of solar panels embedded into roads isn’t exactly new. In some ways it is a great idea as roads are everywhere and it doesn’t have to take up a lot of space, as opposed to building solar farms where it will end up taking up a lot of land...

Kyocera Floating Solar Farm Sounds Like A Brilliant Alternative

10/09/2014, [CEATEC 2014] With close to 70% of the world’s surface being water, leaving around 30% of land for nearly 7 billion people to live on, it is starting to look like a very viable idea when it comes to working on a solar farm project – that is set up...