Solar power is one of the key technologies for renewable sources of energy. Solar panels are limited by the amount of sunlight they absorb. Getting panels to hold more power is seen as key. Here could panels be developed so they grow in power?
Interest in alternative forms of power generating technology continues and countries with high levels of sunshine are ripe for solar power. One such country is India, although the use of solar power carries a risk: monkeys.
The next generation of solar cells is being developed and they have special crystals at their heart. The new generation of solar cells are intended to be more stable and can power light-emitting diodes, lasers and sensors.
The search for alternative forms of power, necessary to future-proof electricity generation in the face of dwindling sources of oil, has led to biological life forms. A new development is a so-called bio-solar cell.
The Barefoot College, a non-governmental organization, is working with rural India's women to train and empower them to install and repair off-grid solar solutions, and solve India's difficult electricity situation.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A view of the desert landscape on the outskirts of Dubai.
The Seacharger will be launched on Memorial Day.
The Seacharger was conceived by Silicon Valley-based Damon McMillan.
In 2008, Portugal was the home of the world's biggest and most powerful solar energy plant.
Seacharger on display at local fair.
HB-SIA makes its first "flea hop" on December 3, 2009 in Dübendorf.
The Walmart in Caguas, Puerto Rico is one of five Walmart facilities on the island equipped with solar panels.
Solar power in Germany.
A view of the Solar Impulse, being rolled out for it's first "flea-hop" test in 2009.
Andre Borschberg, having been off his feet for five straight days, didn't attempt to stand until another 50 minutes passed. Someone climbed up to the cabin to give him a leg massage before he finally stepped onto a platform.
Waldpolenz Solar Park, Germany
Lark Energy's Hawton Solar Farm becomes UK’s Largest to Connect to Electricity Network.
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.
City of Boston
The solar-electric Helios Prototype flying wing is shown over the Pacific Ocean.
Kyocera is one of the world's largest vertically-integrated producers and suppliers of solar energy panels. The image is of a site under development in Japan.
One of the rooftop gardens, with solar power cells.