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Aston Martin creates solar powered race car

Gaydon - Green energy is a big deal for many today. As such Aston Martin has created a race car powered by the sun and intends to use it in upcoming competitions.

Sunlight-concentrating tool could cut solar power costs in half

Burlingame - Renewable energy is something that scientists, environmentalists and business people all want to improve. Inventors at the Glint Photonics start-up group claim they have made a breakthrough with a sun-concentrating device.

India is building a massive floating solar power plant

India's national hydroelectric power company says that they are in the process of building a massive solar power plant that will float on top of a lake.

Peru's poorest residents to receive free solar power

Lima - A new program in the South American country will provide 2 million of the nation's poorest people with free electricity.

Conservatives battling over solar energy

From the day in 1986 when President Ronald Reagan looked at the solar array that had sat briefly atop the White House, conservative politicians in the United States and abroad had a growing aversion towards renewables.

Pres. Obama announces executive orders to curb greenhouse gases

Washington - President Obama outlined sweeping measures on Tuesday designed to cut greenhouse gas emissions from U.S. power plants and help local communities better prepare for devastating storms, fires, and drought.

Scientists develop new way to store renewable energy

Scientists based in Canada have developed a new technique for converting electricity into chemical energy. This could lead to improvements to the way that homeowners and businesses capture and re-use solar power.

Echo: A house inspired to become the new Canadian home Special

Ottawa - The future is here, or in Ontario to be more precise, where university and college students are building a net zero energy house to represent Canada at the Solar Decathlon worldwide competition organized by the U.S. Department of Energy.

Op-Ed: The politics of oil — Green energy alternatives

Edmonton - The new buzz word in the green movement is "sustainable energy." According to anti-oilsands lobbyists, oil is evil and stopping the development of the Alberta oilsands will avert a global disaster.

Getting in shape while lighting up the home, all at once Special

Lima - A Peruvian scientist invented a system based on a stationary bicycle that can produce enough power to light up a house for nearly a whole day. The invention may have wide application to provide electric power for lighting and heating in remote locations.

Palestinians design solar-powered cars (videos)

Two different solar-powered cars have been designed in the West Bank by Palestinians, to save on the use of limited resources and also to help the environment.

Germany sets new record in solar-powered electricity

Germany has now set a new record in the production of solar-powered electricity. Going nuclear-free is becoming a viable option for the European nation.

The world’s fastest solar car parked outside Sydney Opera House Special

Sydney - At 10am on Monday 14 May 2012, Professor Tim Flannery launched the Climate Commission’s report 'The Critical Decade: NSW Impacts and Opportunities' outside the Sydney Opera House. They had borrowed the world’s fastest solar powered car for the event.

Scientists: Nature teaches green, efficient sunlight harvesting

Solar power cells are not advanced enough to match human energy needs, but an international team of scientists wrote that new studies of natural, clean, solar-powered complex systems already hint how to capture, transfer and store sunlight efficiently.

Green high-tech soared into view with first international flight

The Solar Impulse plane completed its first international flight on May 13, 2011, soaring from its Switzerland pad to Brussels, taking about 13 hours, free of any need for fuel, capturing energy without emitting pollution.

Scientists develop the 'Artificial Leaf'

Anaheim - After a decade of research on sustainable energy sources, scientists have made a groundbreaking development as they have prepared the first practical ‘artificial leaf’.

Mobile phones with solar power Special

Energy saving, protection of the environment, fighting against negative effects of climate changes are issues that have been in the centre of public attention, however not to an extent that would result in raising people’s awareness.

India unveils world's cheapest laptop computer priced at $32

India has unveiled the world's cheapest touchscreen laptop computer that runs on solar power. The laptop is equipped with an Internet browser and has video-conferencing capability and a media player, AFP reported Friday.

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.

Shell's Eco-marathon in 2009 is being run in Lausitz, Germany

Engineers and racing car enthusiasts are gathering in Germany for a car race with a difference – one that focuses on the most fuel-efficient vehicle. In this event, the best cars could travel the entire length of Britain five times on a single gallon.

Building a solar economy in Michigan Special

Can the Great Lakes Bay area of Michigan turn away from the state's struggling auto industry and instead embrace solar power? Officials with the region are banking on alternative energy to lift the state out of its economic slump.

Spreading Solar Power Across Europe

The mayor of one of Portugal’s smallest and poorest municipalities is spearheading an eight-country project to create communities run entirely on renewable energy.

Saharan solar panels could power Europe

Europe’s electricity needs could be met by solar panels in the Sahara desert, according to a scientist at a major climate change conference in Copenhagen. Thus North Africa could become the main exporter of electricity to Europe.

Solar Power Satellities A Potential Energy Source?

Ben Bova is calling on the next president to build an armada of solar power satellites (SPS) -- basically large accumulations of solar cells -- to help meet a substantial chunk of U.S. energy needs.

Op-Ed: Environmentalists Block Green Energy Efforts

The Greenies are blocking the very transmission network needed for renewable electricity to move throughout the economy.

The World's highest Solar-Power station

Swiss electric companies are on the verge of building the world's highest solar power station in the country's southern alpine region, while the debate on whether global warming is for real, continues.

Solar Powered Hindu Temple Sets Sustainable Example

Hindu religious and cultural center in California has taken significant steps towards sustainability including running on solar power, reducing energy consumption and a plethora of planting trees.

Times Square Billboard Goes Solar

A Times Square advertiser want to go green and be eco-friendly by having a billboard powered entirely by the sun and the wind. The first billboard will go up this December.

Solar-Powered Future Soldiers

A major-scale project if successful would enable soldiers to have uniforms fitted with solar panels to charge basic equipment like radios, phones etc.

Op-Ed: American Politicians Aren't Serious About Having An Energy Policy

While Hillary Clinton agrees with John McCain to suspend the 18.4 cents per gallon federal excise tax on gasoline for the summer driving season, Congress and President Bush can't reach a compromise on renewing tax credits for solar and wind power.
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The Lieberose Photovoltaic Park in Germany.
The Lieberose Photovoltaic Park in Germany.
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A view of the Solar Impulse  being rolled out for it s first  flea-hop  test in 2009.
A view of the Solar Impulse, being rolled out for it's first "flea-hop" test in 2009.
Solar Impulse
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Sunswift IV  the world s fastest solar powered car.
Sunswift IV, the world's fastest solar powered car.
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The Solar Impulse HB-SIA flew its first  flea hop  test in Dübendorf  Switzerland  on December 3  2...
The Solar Impulse HB-SIA flew its first "flea hop" test in Dübendorf, Switzerland, on December 3, 2009.
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Lark Energy s Hawton Solar Farm becomes UK’s Largest to Connect to Electricity Network.
Lark Energy's Hawton Solar Farm becomes UK’s Largest to Connect to Electricity Network.
Lark Energy
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Solar power in Germany.
Solar power in Germany.
Rainer Lippert
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Waldpolenz Solar Park  Germany
Waldpolenz Solar Park, Germany
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In this first maker chat  Mayor Walsh sits down on a solar-powered bench with Sandra Richter  the de...
In this first maker chat, Mayor Walsh sits down on a solar-powered bench with Sandra Richter, the designer of Soofa on June 27, 2014.
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