Posts tagged: Solar power

Printed Solar Tiles Are Thinner, Cheaper, and Easier to Use

Solar panels have become increasingly inexpensive in the past months. However, while a number of large-scale energy producers are shifting towards solar power, there is still a lack of homes that have adopted the technology. In Australia, a place bathed in seemingly constant direct sunlight, price is still a major stumbling block for homeowners considering switching […]

Developer Plans Solar-Powered Townhouses

By: David McGee BRISTOL, Va. – A developer is seeking city approval to construct 30 upscale townhouses using solar power to partially or wholly offset the electric bills. Aaron Lilly has proposed constructing Wildflower Ridge subdivision on 12.5 hillside acres behind the existing Seven Oaks townhouse development, near Interstate 81’s Exit 5. Lilly, who also […]

These Window Blinds Can Charge Your Devices Using Solar Power

By: Kerrisa Wilson There’s a new type of window blinds that can do more than just provide shade. Smart solar blinds called SolarGaps, use solar power to charge your devices, while also saving you money on your electricity bill. Launched on crowdfunding site Kickstarter this week, SolarGaps can be installed over a window at home or […]

Technology and Techniques Used in Green Construction

Green construction (sustainable building) is becoming more popular due to people becoming more consciously aware of the importance to take care of the environment thanks to the green movement. In some countries, governments support green building by offering some form of funding. Unfortunately, green construction is not yet exclusive and this might be because the […]

China Increases Solar Power Output by 80% in Three Months

The power-generation increase comes even as more solar plants stand idle because of congested transmission infrastructure China electricity output from photovoltaic plants rose 80 per cent in the first quarter after the world’s biggest solar power market increased installed capacity. Solar power generation rose to 21.4 billion kilowatt-hours in the three months ending 31 March from a […]