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Solar Power Plants Are Fast Replacing Peaker Plants In Australia

08/27/2012, When producing power, one can not ignore the common pattern of power demand. Power demand usually subsides during the night and at midday, it peaks, thus requiring maximum power supply required at that time. For long, peaker plants have provided this...

Solar panels of the future inspired by sunflowers

08/16/2012, They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, and I suppose that is true when you consider the kinds of machinations that we humans have thought up of all these years, looking to nature for inspiration. The latest inspiration? Solar panels...

Solar-powered toilet receives money from Bill Gates’ foundation

08/14/2012, There is nothing quite like a solar-powered toilet now, is there, considering how we have other modes of transportation that run off solar energy? After all, this is the future of the developing world that is envisioned by none other than the software...

Silent Falcon solar-powered UAV gets launched

08/10/2012, Silent Falcon UAS Technologies officially announced the Silent Falcon solar electric unmanned aerial system (UAS) at the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) conference in Las Vegas early this week. Silent Falcon is the result of...

Transparent solar panels could be the windows of the future

07/22/2012, No thanks to Microsoft, the word “Windows” tend to invoke one of two things – a computer’s operating system, or the literal meaning of that transparent glass which you see occupy buildings and homes. Well, here is a way to have...

Japanese village relies on solar power to get their juice on

07/17/2012, Japan is known as a country that is big on preserving the environment, and 80km from Oi, Fukui Prefecture, lies the village of Sanno, Hyogo Prefecture that comprises of 11 households, which makes up the rather paltry population of 42 folks with an average...

New spray-on batteries could revolutionize energy storage

07/02/2012, Renewable energy has been one of the most researched topics ever since gas and oil prices have begun to rise and people have paid attention to their effects on the environment. Making your home run on renewable energy can be quite challenging and in some...

Portable solar power source is perfect for emergencies

06/07/2012, When you stay at a natural disaster prone country like Japan, it goes without saying that you ought to be prepared most of the time in order to live with an emergency situation such as earthquakes and tsunamis. Having said that, a powerful blow from a...

Solar Floating Resort – Bond villains, line up to take a number

06/07/2012, Doesn’t it irk you that whenever a villain has superspy James Bond at their mercy, they tend to “play with their food”, so to speak, and in the end, give him the opportunity to break himself free from his prison (spies have a tendency to...

Mobile solar backpack for the military

05/24/2012, The average amount of equipment our men and women in uniform have to carry around in the battlefield does weigh a considerable figure, so what are the ways that technology and science can employ in order to lessen their burden? The U.S. Naval Research...

KudoCase will keep your iPad charged via solar energy

05/21/2012, If you’ve always wanted an iPad case that could power your device using solar energy, the folks at Wireless NRG have released a solar-powered iPad case dubbed the KudoCase. If the accompanying image above did not already give it away, the KudoCase is a...