Posts tagged: solar panels

Can Atlanta Run Entirely On Renewable Energy by 2035?

By: Matt Smith Atlanta made its municipal name as a transit hub—for trains first, then jetliners. Now the city that’s home to the world’s busiest airport is hoping to add “green energy pioneer” to its brag book. The city is working to put flesh on a framework to run entirely on renewable power by 2035. That […]

How A Solar Farm In Southeast England Could Bring A New Dawn For Renewable Energy

By: Alastair Buckley The largest solar power plant ever proposed in the UK will be reviewed by the secretary of state within the next six months. Cleve Hill solar farm will occupy the north coast of Kent and, if built, provide up to 350MW (megawatts) of generating capacity. The plan is for Cleve Hill to […]

HDB Looking At Expanding Use of Floating System for Solar Panels in Open Sea

By: Audrey Tan SINGAPORE – In land-scarce Singapore, the quest to harvest more energy from the sun will soon go one step further. The Housing Board (HDB) – one of the agencies leading the nation’s efforts to ramp up solar energy use – is setting its sights on a novel area of research: the sea. […]

Bacteria-Powered Solar Cell Converts Light to Energy, Even Under Overcast Skies

University of British Columbia researchers have found a cheap, sustainable way to build a solar cell using bacteria that convert light to energy. Their cell generated a current stronger than any previously recorded from such a device, and worked as efficiently in dim light as in bright light. This innovation could be a step toward […]

City Experimenting with Solar Road

By: Frank Peebles Solar roads are a technological advancement that could revolutionize travel and municipal street projects. Solar roads require no pavement. Instead the surface is a series of interlocking solar panels that would gather a charge (daylight is all that’s required, not intense sunshine) to make electricity. The surface material also purports to be more […]