Posts tagged: Switzerland

New solar device converts Sun’s energy to hydrogen more efficiently than ever

An international team of scientists has invented a cheap solar device that can store energy from the Sun more efficiently than anything on the market. One of the biggest problems with solar power becoming a more viable and cost effective alternative to fossil fuels is what to do when the sun isn’t shining. An international […]

Ikea leads the solar revolution, adding panel sales to its stores in eight new countries

By Drew Prindle   At around this same date back in 2013, IKEA changed up its game. In addition to its usual offering of flat-pack furniture and meatballs, the company began selling low-cost solar panels to customers in Britain — a somewhat puzzling move considering the country’s general lack of sunshine. It must’ve worked out […]

Solar-Powered Plane Aims for Round-the-World Flight

By Helen Fields   The world’s most advanced solar plane, the Solar Impulse 2, was unveiled in Payerne, Switzerland, today. The plane, which has been in development for 10 years, is the successor to a solar plane that flew across the U.S. last summer. The plan is for Solar Impulse 2 to fly around the […]

Solar Powered Plane To Fly Across The U.S.

After completing a 26-hour long flight in 2010 and going from Switzerland to Morocco completely under solar power last year, the Solar Impulse is set to take on its next challenge later this spring. The high-tech plane, powered completely be the sun, will attempt to fly coast-to-coast across the U.S. starting in May. On Thursday, […]

The First Floating Solar Power Labs Will Be Built in a Swiss Lake by the End of the Year

Two Swiss companies just partnered to sponsor the most the most futuristic science project of the year thus far: floating, solar-powered labs designed to study “the effectiveness of concentrated solar power on water.” By year’s end, the world will have its first three buoyed solar islands. The labs will be launched off the shore of […]