Solar Power


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

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

Federico Capasso: Generating Electricity by Releasing Infrared Light

Federico Capasso: Generating Electricity by Releasing Infrared Light

One of the less appreciated privileges of becoming a tenured professor at Harvard University is that most people consider even...

Mar 3 2014, 8:31pm CST

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

Stampede Of Investors Sue Spain Over Cuts In Solar Subsidies

Investors Sue Spain Over Cuts In Solar Subsidies

A flurry of investor lawsuits filed against Spain in recent months may make it more difficult to finance renewable en...

Feb 19 2014, 4:21pm 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

Employees in  German Solar Power Industry Losing their Jobs

Employees in German Solar Power Industry Losing their Jobs

Germany‘s solar power industry shed a staggering 5,000 jobs over the past two years, reducing the size of the industry by more...

Jan 28 2014, 11:50pm 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

The Rise Of Thin-Film Solar Technology

The Rise Of Thin-Film Solar Technology

I am a sucker for data visualization graphics, especially if the data involved energy innovation. Needless to say, I was thrill...

Jan 27 2014, 4:45am CST

Solar Grid Storage: Finding Value In Grid Frequency Regulation

Solar Grid Storage: Finding Value In Grid Frequency Regulation

Many observers feel that energy storage has the potential to be one of the ‘next big things.’ A number of companies are working...

Jan 17 2014, 9:21am CST

John Hancock Signs Off On Distributed Solar

John Hancock Signs Off On Distributed Solar

The distributed solar power industry has recruited another brand-name investment backer: the John Hancock Life Insurance Compan...

Jan 16 2014, 1:36pm 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

I4U news

Britain Has Installed Too Much Solar Power Too Early

That Britain currently has half a million households with solar panels is hailed as some great victory: I insist that it’s a di...

Dec 21 2013, 6:16am CST

Apple Examining Integral Solar Power Converters

Apple Examining Integral Solar Power Converters

A patent application exposes that Apple is examining solar power converters to solve the problem of using bulky external conver...

Oct 31 2013, 11:33am 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

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

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

Solar Impulse HB-SIA Solar Airplane flies at Night too

The Solar Impulse HB-SIA solar airplane we first reported about back in April flew a successful test flight yesterday. After...

Jul 8 2010, 9:09am 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

Kiwi U-Powered Solar and USB Portable Charger for Gadgets is Green

Kiwi U-Powered Solar and USB Portable Charger for Gadgets is Green

Green power is a big deal for many reasons. Charging your gadgets from green sources like solar power is great for the environm...

May 18 2010, 10:00am CDT

NovoThink Surge Solar Battery Charger for iPhone Review

NovoThink Surge Solar Battery Charger for iPhone Review

Today I am checking out the NovoThink Surge. This is a case for the iPhone 3G/3GS that has a solar panel on the back to charge...

Apr 30 2010, 5:10am 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