Solar Energy


Aqueous Solar Flow Battery is More Efficient

Aqueous Solar Flow Battery is More Efficient

Researchers develop a solar battery 20% more efficient that today's Lithium-iodine batteries....

Aug 3 2015, 9:10am CDT

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

70 Meter Solar Road Surface Generates Enough Power for a Household

70 Meter Solar Road Surface Generates Enough Power for a Household

Engineers in Netherland say that solar road surface trial is more successful than expected....

May 11 2015, 5:03am CDT

Chemistry Student Creates Molecule Storing Sun Energy for Hundred Years

Chemistry Student Creates Molecule Storing Sun Energy for Hundred Years

A chemistry student in Copenhagen hit on a breakthrough effectively storing the sun's energy....

May 8 2015, 1:50am 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

Apple invests $848M in First Solar to build a 130 Megawatt Solar Farm in CA

Apple invests $848M in First Solar to build a 130 Megawatt Solar Farm in CA

First Solar and Apple Incorporated are involved in a rock solid pact that will benefit both firms in the long run. The goal is...

Feb 11 2015, 3:00am CST

Solpro Helios Smart is the Fastest Portable Solar Charger debuted at CES 2015

Solpro Helios Smart is the Fastest Portable Solar Charger debuted at CES 2015

Solpro happens to be the maker and creator of Helios Smart, the quickest chargeable solar energy device that fits in your pocke...

Jan 9 2015, 6:54am CST

EnerPlex's New Portable Solar Power Solutions will be showcased at CES 2015

EnerPlex's New Portable Solar Power Solutions will be showcased at CES 2015

Ascent Solar’s EnerPlex brand will display new portable power solutions at the International CES 2015....

Jan 2 2015, 5:28am CST

World's Largest Solar Thermal power plant goes online in California

World's Largest Solar Thermal power plant goes online in California

Power generation is underway at massive solar facility...

Feb 14 2014, 8:28am CST

When (and Where) Solar LED Lighting Makes Sense

When (and Where) Solar LED Lighting Makes Sense

Right now, very few businesses or real estate development companies would think first about using solar panels to run their out...

Feb 11 2014, 7:30pm CST

Taking On SolarCity Through Software, Service and Forming Alliances

Taking On SolarCity Through Software, Service and Forming Alliances

The rooftop solar installation market is so young that many companies who want to give it a go often find it difficult to obtai...

Jan 29 2014, 11:26pm CST

Do not Expect Solar Cells In iPhone 6

Do not Expect Solar Cells In iPhone 6

Back in November of 2013, I explained in detail the rationale for a sapphire screen on Apple (AAPL) iPhone 6 in my column on Fo...

Jan 27 2014, 9:13am CST

Ascent Solar EnerPlex Case line to Surface at CES 2014

Ascent Solar EnerPlex Case line to Surface at CES 2014

Solar charging cases will be available for the iPhone 5/5S...

Jan 2 2014, 11:44am 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

Dad and Grads Gift Ideas 2012: The Solar Charging iPad Case

Dad and Grads Gift Ideas 2012: The Solar Charging iPad Case

Great gift for an environmental savvy person....

May 15 2012, 10:52am CDT

CES 2012: The Solar-Powered Kindle Charger

CES 2012: The Solar-Powered Kindle Charger

You'll never need an outlet again!...

Jan 9 2012, 10:42am CST

Australian World Solar Challenge won by Tokai University

Australian World Solar Challenge won by Tokai University

A 3,000km solar car race across Australia has a winner....

Oct 20 2011, 1:59am CDT

13 year Kid studies Trees and uses Fibonacci to make Solar Cells 50%

13 year Kid studies Trees and uses Fibonacci to make Solar Cells 50% more efficient

This is one of these great ideas that are so obvious you wonder why no Silicon Valley Solar company has come up with that yet....

Aug 19 2011, 3:55am 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

Samsung NC215 Solar Netbook is available for Pre-Order on Amazon

Samsung NC215 Solar Netbook is available for Pre-Order on Amazon

Go Solar, Go Solar....

Jul 12 2011, 8:30am CDT

6 Tips For Living Well on Solar Power

6 Tips For Living Well on Solar Power

It's easier than you think....

Jun 26 2011, 12:49pm 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 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

Solar-Powered Robot Grasshopper for $3 + free shipping

Solar-Powered Robot Grasshopper for $3 + free shipping

Meritline offers this Solar-Powered Robot Grasshopper for $2.99. With free shipping, that's tied with our mention from two week...

Oct 14 2010, 4:13am CDT

T-Mobile Launches Solar-Powered Cell Site

T-Mobile Launches Solar-Powered Cell Site

Call green!...

Sep 24 2010, 10:11am CDT

Solar-Powered Insect Robot for $2 + free shipping

Solar-Powered Insect Robot for $2 + free shipping

Meritline offers this Solar-Powered Insect Robot for $1.99 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find by $...

Jul 26 2010, 12:30am 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

Solar Airplane Soars To The Skies

Solar Airplane Soars To The Skies

Scientists hope to create a solar-powered airplane that can fly all the way around the world, and a prototype of this plane jus...

Apr 7 2010, 12:53pm CDT

The World's First Solar-Powered iPhone Charger

The World's First Solar-Powered iPhone Charger

Apple for the first time has given its certification to a solar-powered iPhone power unit. The product, developed by Novothink,...

Mar 11 2010, 2:13pm CST

Mitsubishi thin-film Silicon Solar Cell Achieves 14.8% Efficiency

Mitsubishi Electric has announced a new breakthrough in thin-film solar cells efficiency. The company has been able to achieve...

Feb 16 2010, 9:00am CST