Alternative Energy


Solar Impulse 2 Breaks Non-Stop Solo Flight Record

Solar Impulse 2 Breaks Non-Stop Solo Flight Record

The solar-powered airplane known as Solar Impulse is about to land on Hawaii Airport after breaking the record for uninterrupte...

Jul 3 2015, 6:44am CDT

Solar Impulse 2 Lands in Japan due to Bad Weather

Solar Impulse 2 Lands in Japan due to Bad Weather

Solar impulse 2 makes emergency stop in Nagoya, Japan due to critical weather conditions....

Jun 1 2015, 7:04am CDT

Solar Plane 6 Day Nonstop Flight to Hawaii has Started

Solar Plane 6 Day Nonstop Flight to Hawaii has Started

The Solar Impulse 2 Solar Plane is on its nonstop flight from China to Hawaii. It is a 6 day nonstop flight. Due to bad weather...

May 31 2015, 1:54am CDT

Solar Plane 6 Day Nonstop Flight is Postponed

Solar Plane 6 Day Nonstop Flight has been Postponed

The Solar Impulse 2 Solar Plane is set for a nonstop flight from China to Hawaii. It will be a 6 day nonstop flight. Due to bad...

May 25 2015, 8:50am CDT

Solar Airplane entered Chinese Air Space in Around the World Flight

Solar Airplane entered Chinese Air Space in Around the World Flight

The solar powered air space entered today its longest segment yet of the around the world flight attempt....

Mar 30 2015, 1:31am CDT

World’s First Solar-Powered Airplane begins World Tour

World’s First Solar-Powered Airplane begins Round-the-World Tour

The world’s first solar cell airplane is to take to the skies once again. It is hoped that it will make a round-the-globe journ...

Mar 9 2015, 4:43am CDT

Nuclear Fusion Reactor Breakthrough Made Says Lockheed Martin

Nuclear Fusion Reactor Breakthrough Made Says Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin announced that they are working on a compact fusion reactor (CFR) that could be ready in 10 years....

Oct 16 2014, 8:29am CDT

Richard Branson Launches A Green Energy Plan For The Caribbean

Richard Branson Launches A Green Energy Plan For The Caribbean

In 1979, when Richard Branson bought the 74-acre Necker Island in the British Virgin Islands, he paid less than $300,000. It wa...

Feb 25 2014, 5:41pm CST

Energy Storage: Winning/Losing In The Market

Energy Storage: Winning/Losing In The Market

Bottling up wind and solar energies would be a critical component of their success.  And while such energy storage devices...

Jan 27 2014, 9:25pm CST

Folsom Labs: Another Example Why Solar Is The Future

Folsom Labs: Another Example Why Solar Is The Future

In solar, bankability is the ultimate four-letter word. Getting final bank approval is one of the most arduous, and needlessly...

Jan 13 2014, 1:01pm CST

Solar Installer Takes Google Glass Up On The Roof

Solar Installer Takes Google Glass Up On The Roof

One of the residential solar industry’s ongoing challenges surrounds standardizing and speeding up the time it takes to get ins...

Jan 13 2014, 9:11am CST

I4U news

Mosaic Plans Overseas Expansion With Its Kickstarter-Style Solar Campaigns

Mosaic, a California startups that raises solar project investments through kickstarter-like campaigns, plans to expand oversea...

Jan 8 2014, 4:11pm CST

Fisker's Bankruptcy Reminds Us Fossil Fuels Are Here To Stay

Fisker's Bankruptcy Reminds Us Fossil Fuels Are Here To Stay

Last month, electric car start-up Fisker Automobile became the latest government-backed green energy company to file for bankru...

Dec 22 2013, 8:11am CST

Apple Plans to Build a Solar Panel Farm for Nevada Data Center in Reno

Apple Plans to Build a Solar Panel Farm for Nevada Data Center in Reno

Apple has made certain plans for its data center in Reno, Nevada. It wants to set up a solar panel farm for this particular dat...

Jul 2 2013, 6:44am CDT

AT&T Launches Free Street Charge Solar Mobile Stations in NYC

AT&T Launches Free Street Charge Solar Mobile Stations in NYC

Solar power is the “in” thing right now. That is why AT&T began its Street Charge program in coordination with Goal Zero. I...

Jun 19 2013, 4:22am CDT

Dads and Grads Gift Ideas 2012: The Solar Powered Wireless Speaker

Dads and Grads Gift Ideas 2012: The Solar Powered Wireless Speaker

This is a great gift idea for dad and any graduate....

May 21 2012, 10:30am CDT

Apple and Samsung test Solar Technology for Gadgets

Apple and Samsung test Solar Technology for Gadgets

Samsung recently launched a Solar Powered netbook, is an Solar iPhone in the near future?...

Jul 27 2011, 9:04am CDT

Solar Powered Clothing: The Future of Mobile Charging, 2 Years Out?

Solar Powered Clothing: The Future of Mobile Charging, 2 Years Out?

UK Military on the verge of Awesome....

Mar 21 2011, 2:09pm CDT

Goal Zero Sherpa 50 Solar Charging Kit Review: Bringing The Grid With You

Goal Zero Sherpa 50 Solar Charging Kit Review: Bringing The Grid With You

Mother nature and I together couldn't kill these panels....

Feb 27 2011, 1:06pm CST

Taking My Smartphone 'Off The Grid' with Solar Power

Taking My Smartphone 'Off The Grid' with Solar Power

It is surprisingly easy....

Feb 3 2011, 3:02pm CST

Goal Zero Brought the Coolest Solar Panels Ever to CES 2011

Goal Zero Brought the Coolest Solar Panels Ever to CES 2011

They look like something a modern-day Indiana Jones would use....

Jan 10 2011, 4:17am CST

Goal Zero and Joos: Solar Solutions at CES 2011

Goal Zero and Joos: Solar Solutions at CES 2011

Dirty Pictures and Bad Movies- powered by the Sun!...

Jan 1 2011, 3:56pm CST

How CES 2011 Will Save the Environment

How CES 2011 Will Save the Environment

The 5 Coolest Eco-Friendly Products...

Dec 16 2010, 12:15pm CST

T-Mobile Launches Solar-Powered Cell Site

T-Mobile Launches Solar-Powered Cell Site

Call green!...

Sep 24 2010, 10:11am CDT

Solar powered Sun and Moon Jars

Solar powered Sun and Moon Jars

The Sun and Moon Jars are available at thinkgeek for $29.99. Inside the Sun and Moon Jars are highly efficient solar cell, a re...

Jun 18 2010, 3:00pm CDT

Energizer Solar Online Retail Store Launches, CES 2010

Energizer Solar Online Retail Store Launches, CES 2010

You don't fully appreciate how awesome solar power is until your solar charger is the only thing keeping you from being stuck w...

Jan 7 2010, 11:52am CST

Keystone ECO TAG Charges Gadgets with Solar Power

Keystone ECO TAG Charges Gadgets with Solar Power

I have seen some odd mash ups of gadgets and other gear over the years and this ECO TAG charger from Concord is one of the stra...

Dec 28 2009, 7:00am CST

Sharp Breaks Solar Conversion Efficiency Record

Sharp Breaks Solar Conversion Efficiency Record

Solar power isn't just some pie-in-the-sky power source that might be effective "some day". Right now, solar cells are cheap an...

Oct 23 2009, 11:51am CDT

Orange Unveils Solar Tent

Orange Unveils Solar Tent

Orange unveiled a concept solar tent this week at Glastonbury along with the music festival held there. The tent was inspired b...

Jun 25 2009, 6:49am CDT

335,000 Cellular Base Stations to go Solar by 2013

According to ABI Research 335,000 cellular base stations will be solar powered by 2013. The industry is seeing a push by OEMs t...

Oct 27 2008, 10:20am CDT

New Windows Double as Solar Panels

New Windows Double as Solar Panels

Researchers at MIT have discovered a new method for making solar panels that allow light to pass through them and can act as wi...

Jul 11 2008, 11:27am CDT

Verified Sustainable Ethanol Introduced by Swedish SEKAB

Verified Sustainable Ethanol Introduced by Swedish SEKAB

Swedish SEKAB announced today that it is now producing the world’s first verified sustainable ethanol from sugar cane. The etha...

May 27 2008, 9:42am CDT

Solar Keychain LED Torch

Solar Keychain LED Torch

Here is a little gadget to show your support for green energy. The solar powered Keychain LED light gives you light when you ne...

May 3 2008, 7:00am CDT

Paint that gathers Solar Power Coming to Market

Paint that gathers Solar Power Coming to Market

Here in Texas we tend to have mostly houses with brick, so there isn’t as much painting as there might be in other parts of the...

Jul 27 2007, 4:00pm CDT

Sunred Solar Bike is Way Cooler than that Solar Scooter

Sunred Solar Bike is Way Cooler than that Solar Scooter

Not too long ago I was poking fun at a geeky looking solar powered scooter some dude built. Now a company called Sunred is show...

Jun 26 2007, 4:00pm CDT

Zegna shows Solar JKT based on iSolarX Wearable Solar Technology

Zegna shows Solar JKT based on iSolarX Wearable Solar Technology

Ermenegildo Zegna showed a solar jacket at an Italian fashion show. The Solar JKT from Zegna Sport is the first premium segme...

Jun 22 2007, 9:10am CDT

Solar Powered Air Conditioner

Solar Powered Air Conditioner

As anyone who lives in a hot climate like I do here in Texas can tell you, in the summer AC is a must and it really runs up the...

Mar 20 2007, 3:00pm CDT

Go Green with Solar Powered House Numbers

Go Green with Solar Powered House Numbers

US company Matterinc, LLC offers some very stylish solar powered number signs. The numbers are made from solid aluminum. The...

Apr 25 2006, 1:06am CDT