Posts tagged: renewable

Plug-In Solar Panel Kit That Is Truly DIY

Plug-In Solar Panel Kit That Is Truly DIY (via Clean Technica) DIY: Three letters that have the power to send either titillations of excitement or bolts of pure terror down your spine. Myself, I fall into the second group. To me, “Do-It-Yourself” sounds more like a threat than an exciting proposition. DIY solar… Tweet

Spanish Investors Complete Solar Power Station in Chile

MADRID – Atacama Solar, a company created by about 30 Spanish investors, has put the 3 MW Los Puquios solar power station into operation in Chile. The $3.9 million photovoltaic energy facility is in Tarapaca, a region in northern Chile. The facility is the largest fixed solar power station in Chile, Atacama Solar said in […]

Bio-Based Solar Panels That Could Run On Dirt And Plants

An inspiring design aims to get rid of the expensive and toxic materials used to make solar panels today, and replace it with something a lot more natural. What if solar panels could be dirt, plants, and batteries rather than the expensive and often toxic chemicals and heavy metals used today? That’s the aim of […]

A Solar Orb: Will the Face of PV Panels Change in the Near Future?

Guest Post As the need for solar energy efficiency improvement continues to weigh heavily on the minds of developers, many innovative designs are coming into the spotlight. Recently, André Broessel posted a new project on Indiegogo to fuel his research and development of an orb solar energy device. Theoretically, the giant glass orb is more […]

Indiana Prison Upgrades To Cost Saving Green Technology

By Sophie Harris     The Wabash Valley Correctional Facility is making some environmentally friendly changes and cutting costs. The facility in Carlisle, south of Terre Haute, installed its first solar panels in an inmate housing unit in 2010. In 2011, they added a new solar tube system. Physical Plant Director Roger Dagley explains how […]