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17

Mar

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Strawberry Trees offer free public charging for gadgets

11

Mar

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Facebook wants to use solar drones to bring internet access to the world

16

Feb

7 modern solar-powered vehicles

04

Jan

Whoa! Ford to unveil exciting new solar carThe C-MAX Solar Energi should be able to make 75 percent of its trips on sun power.

Whoa! Ford to unveil exciting new solar car
The C-MAX Solar Energi should be able to make 75 percent of its trips on sun power.

26

Oct

Giant mirrors harness sunlight in Norway
Rjukan receives very little sunlight between September and March because it’s nestled at the bottom of a valley in the shadow of steep mountains. To give its residents a few more hours of daylight, the city erected three giant mirrors on an adjacent mountainside to reflect the sun’s glare back into the city’s shaded market square.
 
Using solar power, the high-tech mirrors are designed to follow the sun’s movements across the sky.

Learn more.

10

Sep

The roof is on fire: Do solar panels hinder firefighters?Using a massive blaze at a PV-topped lunch meat warehouse in New Jersey as an example, Reuters deems solar panels as being emerging ‘enemy’ of firefighters everywhere.

The roof is on fire: Do solar panels hinder firefighters?
Using a massive blaze at a PV-topped lunch meat warehouse in New Jersey as an example, Reuters deems solar panels as being emerging ‘enemy’ of firefighters everywhere.

28

Aug

Do solar panels use more energy than they generate?In today’s round of fact or fiction, we take a look at solar panels.

Do solar panels use more energy than they generate?
In today’s round of fact or fiction, we take a look at solar panels.

21

Aug

Researchers develop self-healing solar cellsDye-sensitized solar cells already have many potential advantages over silicon. Now they may heal themselves, too.

Researchers develop self-healing solar cells
Dye-sensitized solar cells already have many potential advantages over silicon. Now they may heal themselves, too.

08

Aug

When you’re wearing a solar-powered bikini, you can spend the entire day at the beach grooving to your favorite tunes and never have to worry about your iPod battery dying. Andrew Schneider designed this swimwear with photovoltaic film panels and a USB connection as part of a student project.15 unusual green inventions

When you’re wearing a solar-powered bikini, you can spend the entire day at the beach grooving to your favorite tunes and never have to worry about your iPod battery dying. Andrew Schneider designed this swimwear with photovoltaic film panels and a USB connection as part of a student project.
15 unusual green inventions

24

Jul

The best place for solar power is … New Jersey?A new study says it’s not about the best light, but where solar and wind can do the most good.

The best place for solar power is … New Jersey?
A new study says it’s not about the best light, but where solar and wind can do the most good.