Posts tagged: solar energy

UW Professors Tap New Possibilities for Solar Power

By: Heather Richards Four professors at the University of Wyoming expected their research on solar panels and solar car batteries to increase energy efficiency by about 4 percent. They were a little off. Adding magnesium atoms to solar cells boosted energy conversion by an average of 300 percent, according to their research, recently published in […]

Texas A&M Central Texas Working to Improve Solar Power

By: Andrew Moore KILLEEN – Central Texas may not have had a big Earth Day march but a local university is quietly making major steps in solar research. Texas A&M University Central Texas is working to make solar more cost effective for cities and businesses though two areas of research and just got a major upgrade […]

Malls, Schools Lead in use of Solar Energy

By: Nduku Muema More people are awakening to the fact that powering, heating and cooling homes and offices using conventional energy is expensive. This realisation has seen renewable energy gain popularity. The world is also gearing towards ensuring access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all. Solar power is one type of renewable […]

Amazon Turns Warehouse Roofs into Solar Power Stations

Fifteen warehouses with solar panels will crank out 41 megawatts of power — and mean you won’t have to pay as much for Amazon services. The solar bug has bitten Amazon. The e-commerce behemoth said Thursday it’s installing solar panels on 15 fulfillment centers this year, enough to generate up to 41 megawatts of power, […]

Solar panels Make Morocco’s Mosques a Model for Green Energy

Renewable energy is becoming increasingly viable worldwide. But how can governments spread the message to the public? In Morocco, the authorities have been looking to religion for the answer. Revving engines and hooting horns – sounds from Marrakesh’s busy street filter up to the rooftop of one of the Moroccan city’s biggest mosques. The mosaic-decorated, […]