Alternative Energy

Solar Power

News and Information about Solar Energy Technologies.

Dec 11, 2016

Solar Power

Solar power is produced by collecting sunlight and converting it into electricity. This is done by using solar panels, which are large flat panels made up of many individual solar cells. It is most often used in remote locations, although it is becoming more popular in urban areas as well. This page contains articles that explore advances in solar energy technology.

Honda Solar Hydrogen Station Introduced to Green Car Market

Honda Solar Hydrogen Station Introduced to Green Car Market

Honda finally unveiled their new solar hydrogen solar station and all signs point to a dramatic success. The station is smaller than previous models and enables an electric car

The Future is Now with Light-Powered Circuitry

The Future is Now with Light-Powered Circuitry

The brain of any electronic device is the circuitry that operated the machine. Without the circuitry, the device is not even worth the cost of the plastic that it

Solar Cells from Tobacco Plants May Be a Reality Soon

Solar Cells from Tobacco Plants May Be a Reality Soon

As the world continues its quest to use less fossil fuels, the latest possible solution comes from the most unlikely of sources: the tobacco plant. This latest news comes

Self-Assembling Solar Cells

Self-Assembling Solar Cells

What can a scientist do with salad dressing apart from telling you that it increases the taste of salad manifold? But that’s the beauty of this profession. As Newton

Solar-Powered UAV Under Development

Solar-Powered UAV Under Development

If UAVs starts running on the solar system, then it will save lots of expensive fossil fuel and the add-ons in the form of greenhouse effects. Researchers at the

New Solar Pond Distillation System

New Solar Pond Distillation System

Researchers at the University of Nevada, Reno are developing a solar technique that will take care of the ecosystems of terminus lakes around the world. This new solar distillation

Floating Geodesic Solar Molecules

Floating Geodesic Solar Molecules

Researchers speak in unison that if we develop the capability to harvest 40 minutes of sunlight falling on the entire earth, we can provide energy to the whole population

Revolutionary Tiny Solar Cells

Revolutionary Tiny Solar Cells

Tiny, glitter-sized solar cells have been developed by the Scientists at Sandia National Laboratories. It might turn out to be the perfect alternative energy preference for the holiday

New Solar Technology Unveiled at Robins Air Force Base

New Solar Technology Unveiled at Robins Air Force Base

Robins has time and again been considered as a pioneer in testing alternative energy technologies. Recently they have installed a solar panel which is a matter of curiosity. Their

China Unveils World’s Largest Solar Office Building

China Unveils World’s Largest Solar Office Building

China is often dubbed as a heavy user of fossil fuels and polluter or a climate killer. Because it meets the 70% of its power needs by exploiting coals.

World Bank to Invest in North African Solar

World Bank to Invest in North African Solar

The World Bank will invest $5.5 billion for North African solar power projects. They have announced that initially World Bank will put in $750 million dollars from the Clean

Nano-Material May Revolutionize Solar Panels and Batteries

Nano-Material May Revolutionize Solar Panels and Batteries

We are registering good progress in the field of alternative energy. Scientists and researchers are working tirelessly to come up with newer and better alternatives to fossil fuels. Scientists

Solar Lamps Transform an Indian Village

Solar Lamps Transform an Indian Village

Villagers of Wagharwadi till now knew how to make most of the daylight. This village is in Maharashtra, India. They used plastic plates as skylight. This kind of skylight

Harnessing Solar Energy Outside the Sun Belt

Harnessing Solar Energy Outside the Sun Belt

If we try to observe which states are going solar we will find an interesting bend. Many states in U.S.A. are not the sunniest one but still they are

High-Tech Thin-Film Origami

High-Tech Thin-Film Origami

You can think of it as origami — very high-tech origami. Researchers at the University of Illinois are working on the same good old silicon but they are taking

Isla Vistans get first Solar Parking Lot

Isla Vistans get first Solar Parking Lot

Industrial designers are dreaming of a project like this for a long time. They wanted a solar powered parking lot which can sustain itself and light up its own

Dell Installs Solar Trees in HQ Parking Lot

Dell Installs Solar Trees in HQ Parking Lot

Two things are certain for the future: electric cars will become more popular and solar power will continue to grow as a viable source of energy. Because of

Fiber Optics Could Provide New Options For Photovoltaics

When we think about going solar we make a mental picture of large heavy panels adorning one’s rooftop. But researchers are trying to get rid of bulky solar panels.

Cheap Energy with New Solar Device

Cheap Energy with New Solar Device

Researchers and scientists are putting on endless effort to make the sources of energy clean and green. There are many devices in the market that run on solar energy.

Solar Charging Stations by Toyota

Solar Charging Stations by Toyota

It seemed like it would only be a matter of time before Toyota would jump into the market of using renewable energy to charge a car and they have

Power On the Go with Portable Solar Charger Novacell

Power On the Go with Portable Solar Charger Novacell

What is worse than being away on a trip, at a ballgame or just at the office and realizing that you don’t have anywhere to plug in your mobile

Sharp Solar Breaks Conversion Efficiency Record

Sharp Solar Breaks Conversion Efficiency Record

We still have to miles to cover before solar power can replace the fossil fuels and become a cheap and effective solution for common folks. But it is indisputable

The Solar Flower Tower

The Solar Flower Tower

On the odd chance that you were traveling through South Israel in late June, you may have had to do a double take thinking that your eyes had deceived

Cash Incentives for Solar Energy in California

Cash Incentives for Solar Energy in California

It seems the California Governor is making an all-out effort to encourage people to switch over the renewable source of energy. Assembly Bill 920, authored by Assemblyman Jared Huffman,

Survey: Alternative Energy Sources are Vital for Survival

Survey: Alternative Energy Sources are Vital for Survival

The international image of America is a country that is constantly creating roadblocks in the way of reaching a global agreement on climate change and environmental protection. Americans are

Powering Up The Nation’s Largest Solar Power Plant

Powering Up The Nation’s Largest Solar Power Plant

Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) has announced the near completion of its DeSoto Next Generation Solar Energy Center in Arcadia, Florida. This solar power plant will be producing

Splitting Water to Store Solar Energy

Splitting Water to Store Solar Energy

MIT professor Daniel Nocera earlier worked on a catalysts that can divide water molecules which can be utilized to store energy. Daniel Nocera has established a company named as

World’s Largest Solar Power Project Planned

World’s Largest Solar Power Project Planned

Gujarat, a state of India, is quite eager to opt for alternative sources of energy. It started out as a small dream. The Gujarat government visualized only 500 MW

New IMEC Solar Cells: 18.4% Conversion Efficiency

New IMEC Solar Cells: 18.4% Conversion Efficiency

IMEC (Interuniversity Microelectronics Center) has presented a large-area solar cell with 18.4% conversion efficiency at the ongoing European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference (Hamburg, Germany). A world leader in its

First 3D Images of Polymer Solar Cells

First 3D Images of Polymer Solar Cells

The Eindhoven University of Technology and University of Ulm scientists have successfully developed the first high-resolution 3D images of the internal structure of a hybrid polymer solar cell. This