When it comes to sustainable energy, one of the ways of going about that is to use solar energy to bring power to a home. Companies like Tesla have also created devices like the Tesla Powerwall, which takes excess energy that the solar panels might have gathered and stores it, which can then be used for emergencies.
As some of you know, Tesla has been expanding their offerings beyond electric cars and have also started to sell its Solar Roof system. While solar panels installed on roofs aren’t new, Tesla’s solution offers up a more aesthetic solution where the Solar Roof tiles are designed to look like regular tiles so that they blend in better.
Solar panel installations don’t necessarily come cheap, but the idea is that because they’re designed to potentially save you money on your electricity bills, it will eventually help offset the initial costs. For those who are looking to hop on board the solar bandwagon, then Tesla’s solar panels might be of interest to you.
The University of Rochester research lab has had success demonstrating a lot of interesting observations.
Solar panels generate electricity during the day by absorbing energy from the sun. However when the day turns to night, they become quite useless. However, thanks to the work of Jeremy Munday, a professor in electrical and computer engineering over at the University of California – Davis, he might have found a way to make solar panels just as useful even in the dark.
Solar energy is a great idea as it means that we don’t need to draw from our finite resources. However, apart from it being used to power homes and offices, we haven’t really seen it make its way into consumer electronics, at least not in a very big way, but Microsoft could be looking to change that.
It’s hard to imagine what the world will look like in the future, but that isn’t going to stop Toyota from trying. At CES 2020, the company has announced their plans to build what they are calling a prototype city of the future, which will be located at the base of the very iconic Mt. Fuji in Japan.
Heliogen is a startup not known to many. It recently surfaced the buzz when it announced a solar breakthrough.Heliogen aims to replace fuels with sunlight. Even though it sounds impossible for the time being – they have succeeded with a breakthrough that potentially helps Industries to use solar energy instead of fuels.The breakthrough involves a pretty basic concept where a field of mirrors reflects the sunlight to a single point […]
One of the green initiatives we’ve seen from Tesla comes in the form of solar roofs. While solar panels installed on roofs aren’t exactly new, Tesla’s idea is to make the entire roof out of solar panels, which would boost the efficiency of it while helping to maintain the aesthetics of the home.
Usually when we think of solar panels, we think of their positive uses and benefits on how they can potentially help save the environment by reducing our need for more traditional forms of energy. However, as with all electronics, they can sometimes fail, or in the case of Amazon, it appears that their use of Tesla’s solar panels at one of their warehouses has resulted in it catching on fire.
Despite the majority of the Earth’s surface being covered by water, it does not mean that all of it is drinkable. Sea water is actually a perfect example of how not all water can be drank, but with all that water out there, shouldn’t we try to take advantage of it as much as possible? That’s what the folks at GivePower are hoping to do with their solar-powered desalination plant.
The problem with electric cars is that they usually take a while to charge. Even fast charging still cannot compare to the speed it takes to refill a car with gas. We imagine that eventually there could be a point in time when we get used to charging times or when charging times drop, but until then, it seems that Toyota is exploring a new electric car concept.
There is a popular philosophical question which goes, “If a tree falls in the forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?” Now we have to take that question and make a new one which goes, “If Toto’s ‘Africa’ is playing the desert and no one is around, does it make a sound?”
One of the main reasons behind the resistance of adopting a smartwatch can probably be attributed to battery. After all a regular watch doesn’t require daily or weekly charging, plus there’s also no worries about your watch dying on you mid-day and leaving you with a gadget that can’t even tell the time.
Electric cars are increasingly becoming popular as they get cheaper and the range they can provide increases. It’s important to make sure that you have ample charge before you set out. That’s because you could be left stranded on the side of the road if there are no charging locations along the way to your destination. Solar cars can help with this and a startup based in Munich is now […]
Smartphone cases are sometimes seen as a necessary evil of sorts. There are some who argue that with the amount of work designers put into designing a phone, covering it up with a case seems counterintuitive. However ironically enough the design of smartphones these days has resulted in them being more fragile compared to our feature phones, which results in the need for cases.
Apple has always boasted about their green efforts and how they try to strive for making their products as green as possible, whether it be making the product packaging and and manuals from recycled paper, or ensuring that their products use renewable materials where possible, and also working to make sure that their operations are powered by renewable energy.
While electric cars are the solution to one of our problems, which is the diminishing of fossil fuels, it in turns creates other problems, namely the long wait when it comes to charging up. This is versus refueling your car with gas in which the process will take you a minute or two, whereas recharging an electric car will take much longer.
When it comes to renewable energy sources, we have seen how we can draw power from the sun in the form of solar energy, from the wind, from water, and so on. All are viable sources of sustainable energy and we have seen various companies try to incorporate them into their products or operations.
In the future there is a very good chance our homes and offices could be powered by renewable sources of energy, such as solar. However the way most solar panels are designed these days could stand to use some improvement, such as their placement and their design, where right now it isn’t exactly easy for the average homeowner to install in their homes.