Posts tagged: alternative energy

Solar Power, and Somewhere to Store It

An innovative startup that blends solar energy and battery storage reflects broader interest combining the technologies. By Peter Fairley A growing number of companies are now selling large-scale battery storage together with solar installations to lower costs and to address challenges introduced by the intermittent nature of solar power, which is produced only when the […]

Google invests $200 million in Texan Wind Power

Google takes another step in the world of renewable energy by announcing its latest investment in wind power through the construction of a $200 million wind farm. The tech giant’s latest bet on alternative energy has arrived in the form of the Spinning Spur Wind Project, which Google Corporate Finance Senior Manager Kojo Ako-Asare explains […]

Solar Power Your Retirement

By Jack Tatar To my wife, going solar made “green sense.” For me, the decision had to make “greenback cents.” It was when we viewed the decision in the context of our retirement income that it made sense for both of us. Like many families, my wife and I are often split on our political […]

Rawlemon’s Spherical Solar Energy-Generating Globes Can Even Harvest Energy from Moonlight

The solar energy designers at Rawlemon have created a spherical, sun-tracking glass globe that is able to concentrate sunlight (and moonlight) up to 10,000 times. The company claims that its ß.torics system is 35% more efficient than traditional dual-axis photovoltaic designs, and the fully rotational, weatherproof sphere is even capable of harvesting electricity from moonlight. […]

Solar Powered Lounger Will Charge Gadgets in Glowing Style

Outdoor furniture is a lot more complex nowadays than at any point in the past. People are no longer happy with just ‘another design’ that offers comfort. Growing awareness regarding the health of the planet and the fact that most gadgets that we carry around today need constant charging, and consumers want outdoor décor that […]