Posts tagged: Las Vegas

Ford reveals solar-powered passenger car

When you think of solar cars, it’s generally futuristic disk-shaped designs with tiny passenger pods ferrying a single person in technology events. But Ford plans to bring solar power to the everyday car, and is unveiling a concept that looks like any other vehicle on the road — except perhaps for the solar panel roof. […]

Solar power company expanding in Las Vegas

By Vanessa Murphy 8 News NOW LAS VEGAS — One company’s expansion could mean cheaper electricity and more jobs here in southern Nevada. California-based Solar City wants to make Las Vegas its second headquarters. The company is offering a new plan for homeowners and businesses to get solar power, which it says will lower utility […]

Iconic Vegas Welcome Sign To Get Solar Power Makeover

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Officials in Las Vegas are harnessing the power of the sun to light the city’s iconic welcome sign. Elected officials and project leaders flipped a switch Wednesday linking solar panels on 25-foot towers to the glittering neon “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” sign. The project was headed by the Green Chips […]

Las Vegas Flips Switch on Enormous Solar Power Project

With the action of Tom Perrigo “flipping the switch” on their newfound solar panel installation, city officials are celebrating for the installation would help provide energy to a nearby wastewater treatment plant. The ground-mounted panels have been tightly packed on 25-acres of city-owned land near Vegas Valley Drive and Nellis Boulevard. This site had previously […]

Highly-efficient solar cells aim to power your iPhone

Photo Courtesy: Powering smart phones such as iPhones with solar technology has moved a step closer, after a UK company set a new record for converting indoor light into electricity. Cardiff-based G24 Innovations (G24i) claims to have produced a photovoltaic (PV) cell with an efficiency rate of 26 per cent, beating the previous record, […]