Posts tagged: Solar power

Book-Sized Solar Panels Could Power A Whole Home In New Breakthrough

By: Colm Gorey In our efforts to make solar panels even more efficient, a team of scientists has found a way of funnelling the sun’s power. The technology around solar power is experiencing a major boom at the moment, with it now increasingly becoming cheaper to run than traditional fossil fuel energy sources in some […]

Power To The Pupils: Solar Panels Keep Kenya’s Kids In School

Mihingoni is one of eight mostly off-grid primary schools in the southeastern coastal county of Kilifi that have been fitted with a solar array. New Delhi: From a mile away, the roof of Mihingoni Primary School glitters in Kenya’s midday sun. The effect, though, comes not from the roof but from what is on it: […]

Space-Based Solar Power: How Close To Reality?

The technology is further along than you might think for capturing solar energy in space – where the sun always shines – and beaming it to Earth. By: Deanna Conners The idea of capturing solar energy in space where the sun never stops shining and beaming it to Earth may seem far-fetched, but such technology […]

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 […]

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 […]