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Solar Power: The saffron revolution

India’s new prime minister, Narendra Modi, says every home in the nation will be running at least one light bulb by 2019.
In the Media by Elke Nagy

Solar road idea sets online support record

A project to create roads that generate solar power, among other things, received the highest number of supporters that Indiegogo has seen.
In the Media by William Suphan - 2 comments

China's first corporate default sparks legal action: lawyer

Shenzhen - China's first-ever default on a domestic corporate bond, expected Friday, has sparked legal action by investors owed interest payments from a solar company, their lawyer said.Shanghai-based Chaori Solar Energy Science & Technology Co.
In the Media by AFP

Bright prospects? China's rooftop solar goal looks too ambitious

Beijing's goal of tripling solar power from small-scale operations such as rooftop panels looks overly ambitious, risking disappointment for investors who have bid up shares in Chinese solar p...
In the Media by Charlie Zhu and Swetha Gopinath (Reuters) - 2 comments

China calls for fair handling of escalating solar dispute with U.S.

China urged the United States on Monday to "objectively and fairly" handle an ongoing trade dispute between the two countries after Washington signaled last week it could extend import duties on Chinese solar panels to a wider range...
In the Media by Reuters - 2 comments

US takes India to WTO on solar energy

Washington - The United States said it was taking India to the WTO to open up its solar industry, raising a new dispute weeks after a bitter feud over a diplomat's arrest.The United States asked for talks under the World Trade Organization to change India's require...
In the Media by Shaun Tandon (AFP)

US takes India to WTO on solar energy

Washington - The United States said Monday it was taking India to the WTO to open up its solar industry, raising a new dispute weeks after a bitter feud over a diplomat's arrest.The United States asked for talks under the World Trade Organization to change India's ...
In the Media by AFP

Do electric lights affect our body clocks?

A new study into the effect of light suggests that the body's internal clock (or circadian rhythms) become skewed when they are exposed to electric lights. However, the mechanism reverts back to schedule when people pursue outdoor activities.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 5 comments

First lunar eclipse of 2013 marked for April 25

Stargazers, prepare for the first lunar eclipse of the 2013 season. Many flock to websites in the hopes to find visibility and viewing information.
In the Media by Micki Hogan - 1 comment

Stanford researchers create reusable flexible solar cells

Renewable energy is inevitable. It will be relied on sooner or later especially at the current rate of non-renewable energy usage. However, Stanford researchers have come up with a low cost solar panel solution for all your personal needs.
In the Media by Milton Este - 1 comment

Record 109% Growth in US Solar Panel Installations

2011 was a record smashing year for the US solar industry, with 109% growth in the number of photovoltaic solar installations.
In the Media by Yani Smith

Video: NASA scientists capture spectacular solar eruption

The sun has been active yet again, with another spectacular flare occurring along the sun's eastern limb. Scientists captured it on video.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 4 comments

Video: Rare giant solar tornado caught on tape by NASA

Manchester - On September 25, 2011, a 124,000-mile tall solar tornado was filmed by NASA. The video has now been released to the public at the National Astronomy meeting in Manchester, UK.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 2 comments

Global Clean Energy Congress and Exhibition Highlights 2011 Special

Calgary - This is a review of the Global Clean Energy Congress and Exhibition that took place in November in Calgary AB Canada. This was a groundbreaking conference. Find out why by reading further and downloading the full Congress Report.
Digital Journal Report by Grace C. Visconti

Introducing the solar-powered bikini

Ladies, have you ever been relaxing on a hot summer's day, only to realize that your iPod is out of power? Well don't fear, there's a solution that kills two birds with one stone.
In the Media by Christopher Bates - 1 comment

Bloomers will soon fly on clotheslines in Nova Scotia

Halifax - Nova Scotians who love the smell of laundry dried outdoors will soon be able to have a clothesline no matter where they live in the province.
In the Media by Kevin Jess - 6 comments

Malawi-new solar power provider for rural electrification Special

Lilongwe - A local company, Solar Charge Malawi has joined the government in the budge of electrifying the rural areas using solar energy.
Digital Journal Report by Chancy Namadzunda - 1 comment

Obama touts green energy as job engine, seeks contrast with GOP

President Obama used his weekly radio address to more fully paint the contrast between Democrats and Republicans on the relationship between green energy and jobs.
In the Media by Michael Krebs - 1 comment

GE's Immelt: America employing 'stupid' energy policy

At a conference on energy in Washington DC, General Electric's CEO Jeff Immelt blasted what he sees as 'stupid' U.S. policies on future energy usage and consumption.
In the Media by Michael Krebs - 7 comments

Solar plane completes 24-hour record-breaking flight

Bern - An experimental aircraft has completed its first 24-hour flight using only the power of the sun, bringing it closer to the creators’ goal of circling the globe using solar power.
In the Media by Christopher Szabo - 3 comments

Op-Ed: Environmental Concerns

There are two sides to the controversy on wind turbines - many who see the importance of encouraging sustainable clean energy and those who don’t.
In the Media by Andrew Boggs - 5 comments

Inside Berlin's energy efficiency conference Special

Berlin - From May 10 to 12, Berlin hosts the 11th Berliner Energie Tage in the Ludwig Erhard Haus, next to the station of Zoologisches garten.
Digital Journal Report by Riccardo Valsecchi

Green energy at what cost Ontario wonders

In the first ten days of April the provincial government in Ontario took huge steps towards creating a green energy industry and infrastructure in Ontario. Residents are not asking if it will mean energy will cost more, they are asking how much more.
In the Media by Betty Kowall

IEA says $10 trillion needed to fund clean energy technologies

A new study from the International Energy Agency says that renewable energy investments will more likely cost $500 billion a year for the next 20 years.
In the Media by Michael Krebs

Solar cell phones introduced in developing nations

Kenya's biggest mobile phone company, Safaricom Limited, has introduced the nation's first solar-charged cell phone to avoid the hassle of electric-charged mobile devices.
In the Media by Andrew Moran - 2 comments

Washington State Plans World's Largest Solar Photovoltaic Plant

Teanaway Solar Reserve LLC announced plans Thursday for a 75 megawatt solar power plant consisting of 400,000 solar panels. The plant, which, if completed today, would be the largest solar photovoltaic plant in the world.
In the Media by Mat Elmore

New Solar Airbase for Fresno

The new solar panels that don the rooftops of the California Air national Guard base may be a first for any base. They won't be the last. Military and solar companies alike are expecting to see more solar projects on all types of bases across the country
In the Media by Tara Warren

Fresno Air National Guard Base First to Go Solar in US

Akeena Solar has installed a 660-watt solar panel system at the California Air National Guard base in Fresno, California.
In the Media by Mat Elmore

Government Policy Key to Renewable Energy Growth Says New Study

A new report by the Pew Center on Global Climate Change argues that renewable energy, specifically wind and solar power, can become a major source of the nation's energy supply, but only if the government adopts the right policies.
In the Media by Mat Elmore - 1 comment

San Francisco Unveils Solar Bus Shelters

The mayor and the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) have unveiled San Francisco’s first solar transit shelter,
In the Media by Bob Ewing - 6 comments
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The extreme ultraviolet light emitted by ionised helium on the sun indicates a temperature near 80 0...
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The extreme ultraviolet light emitted by ionised helium on the sun indicates a temperature near 80,000 degrees Celsius
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The Renewable Energy Roundup & Green Living Fair is being held this week-end in the Texas hill count...
The Renewable Energy Roundup & Green Living Fair is being held this week-end in the Texas hill country, offering visitors a plethora of ideas toward energy independence.
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Light emitted by highly ionised iron atoms indicates a temperature of nearly 16 000 000 degrees Cels...
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Light emitted by highly ionised iron atoms indicates a temperature of nearly 16,000,000 degrees Celsius on the sun
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The Sun erupted with two prominence eruptions  one after the other over a four-hour period on Nov. 1...
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The Sun erupted with two prominence eruptions, one after the other over a four-hour period on Nov. 16, 2012
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BrightSource solar farm
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BrightSource solar farm
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How the sun has changed in the past nine years
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How the sun has changed in the past nine years
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Even solar power walking lights
Even solar power walking lights
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The image shows where more or less heat  in the form of long-wave radiation  is emanating from the t...
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The image shows where more or less heat, in the form of long-wave radiation, is emanating from the top of the Earth's atmosphere.
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Solar power to light rural areas
Solar power to light rural areas
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Logitech s solar wireless keyboard K750 is a masterpiece of modern keyboard thinking.
Logitech
Logitech's solar wireless keyboard K750 is a masterpiece of modern keyboard thinking.
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International Space Station solar array wings are featured in this image.
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International Space Station solar array wings are featured in this image.
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The Solar Impluse soars above the Jura Mountains of Switzerland.
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The Solar Impluse soars above the Jura Mountains of Switzerland.
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A solar prominence (loop) erupts from the surface of the sun on 30 March in this false-colour image ...
NASA
A solar prominence (loop) erupts from the surface of the sun on 30 March in this false-colour image taken by the Solar Dynamics Observatory. Reds are relatively cool, at about 60,000 °C, while blues and greens are at more than 1 million °C
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A close-up view of the sun via NASA s Solar Dynamics Observatory. A prominence eruption on the sun: ...
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A close-up view of the sun via NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory. A prominence eruption on the sun: an arc of gas can loop hundreds of thousands of kilometres into space, held for months by strong magnetic fields
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