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Solar Impulse 2 lands in Oklahoma on record-breaking flight

Los Angeles - The Solar Impulse 2 plane touched down in Tulsa, in the south-central US state of Oklahoma, ending the latest stage of its record-breaking quest to circle the globe without consuming a drop of fuel.

Solar Impulse 2 soars over U.S. southwest on round-the-world flight

San Francisco - The Solar Impulse 2, an experimental aircraft flying around the world to draw attention to clean energy technologies, soared over the US Mojave Desert Monday en route to the southwest city of Phoenix.

Solar-powered plane to soar again on round-the-world flight

San Francisco - Solar Impulse 2, an experimental aircraft flying around the world to draw attention to clean energy technologies, is to take flight again on Monday, organizers said.

Solar-powered plane lands in California after Pacific crossing

Mountain View - Solar Impulse 2, an experimental plane flying around the world without consuming a drop of fuel, has landed in California, one leg closer to completing its trailblazing trip."The Pacific is done, my friend.

Solar Impulse 2 to resume round-the-world flight in April

Washington - The Solar Impulse 2 solar-powered plane is set to resume its record-breaking flight around the world next month, leaving Hawaii when weather permits, a spokeswoman told AFP on Thursday.

Developing nations became top investors in renewables in 2015: UN

Paris - Investment in renewable energy hit a record $286 billion (256 billion euros) in 2015, more than half of which came from developing countries for the first time, according to a UN report released Thursday.

Brazil uses dammed lake surface for floating solar panels

Presidente Figueiredo - Two decades ago, a section of the Amazon rainforest was flooded for a dam that currently produces little electricity. Engineers now see that artificial lake as an ideal surface for floating solar panels.

Solar-powered display puts an end to low smartphone batteries

Mobile World Congress isn't just about new smartphone launches as some interesting new components also get revealed. Kyocera is showing off a solar-powered display this year that could create phones that don't need recharging.

Low-Income Solar Act of 2015 to expand solar energy access

With the use of solar energy people can be saving economically as well as helping to save the environment from unnecessary pollution. It is with that thought in mind that the new Low-Income Solar Act being introduced in Washington D.C.

Pacific quest: Solar pilot prepares for toughest leg

Nanjing - Strapped into a seat in a tiny one-man cabin, Swiss pilot Andre Borschberg will have to endure extraordinary conditions as he flies over the Pacific Ocean for five days and nights, powered only by the sun.

Sun flare disrupts radio — New geomagnetic storm predicted

The strongest solar explosion this year took down radio communications on Wednesday. Further disruption is expected today and tomorrow when another geomagnetic storm hits.

Unlikely allies fight for solar energy in Florida

Miami - Florida is widely known as the Sunshine State but when it comes to harnessing solar power, lots of customers find it just doesn't pay because electricity is already cheap and there is little incentive to make the change from fossil fuels.

Google close to sending solar-powered drones into the sky

Google has announced at Mobile World Congress that it is close to an official launch of its Project Titan solar-powered drone program. The first drones could be flying before the end of the year.

New technique offers spray-on solar power

A team has created a new way to harvest solar power by spraying solar cells onto flexible surfaces, representing a step towards easy and cheap solar electricity by simply spraying a surface.

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.

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.

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.

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.
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International Space Station solar array wings are featured in this image.
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