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Elon Musk’s first Tesla Solar Roof is here and it looks amazing

April 1st, 2018 at 9:54 am » Comments Off

Elon Musk’s house runs on solar. The Tesla CEO made the announcement during Wednesday’s second quarter 2017 earnings call, where he revealed that both himself and Jeffrey B. Straubel, the company’s chief technology officer, have installed solar roof tiles on their houses. “We have installed and working the Solar Roof tiles,” Musk told investors during […]



Hybrid solar cell captures energy from the sun and raindrops

March 8th, 2018 at 9:44 am » Comments Off

A new hybrid solar cell device can capture energy from the sun and from the movement of raindrops.As useful and ubiquitous as solar energy is becoming, it still has one major Kryptonite: gloomy weather. Now, a team of Chinese engineers has developed a hybrid solar cell that can produce electricity come rain or shine, using […]



Dutch self-charging solar car wins important CES award

January 11th, 2018 at 9:35 am » Comments Off

Remember those Dutch solar cars that won the World Solar Challenge car race? The range of those cars powered by the sun was excellent. However, the vehicles themselves were not up to snuff in the design department. In comes Lightyear, a self-charging electric solar car with a sexy design, and recently awarded with the renowned […]



These solar panels that can pull clean drinking water out of the air just got a big boost

December 5th, 2017 at 2:53 pm » Comments Off

Zero Mass Water makes solar panel arrays that pull clean drinking water from the air. The $4,500 arrays just launched in the United States. Zero Mass arrays could come in handy in areas where water sources are far away or scarce. Some homeowners have purchased arrays as an alternative to plastic water bottles.



Astronomers want to send a probe to that interstellar asteroid, but there’s a catch

November 24th, 2017 at 10:03 am » Comments Off

They’d better hurry!



Transparent solar panels are “the wave of the future”

October 27th, 2017 at 9:54 am » Comments Off

Researchers from Michigan State University believe transparent solar panels have the potential to generate just as much solar power as rooftop solar panels. When used effectively, they could at full implementation provide 40 percent of electricity in the U.S.



Solar Vertical City is a self-contained, green-infused tower planted into the ocean floor

October 6th, 2017 at 10:33 am » Comments Off

Resigned to the fact that rising sea levels are inevitable at this point, architects are starting to create feasible, water-based living solutions. Italian architect Luca Curci has just unveiled a design that envisions a soaring zero-energy tower infused with greenery on each level that will be planted into the sea floor, resulting in what could […]



Solar Panels to be Integrated into 10 Million Bicycles in China

October 1st, 2017 at 10:49 am » Comments Off

Thin-film solar cell vendor Hanergy Holding Group has signed an agreement with bike-sharing company MTbike to integrate solar panels into the body of more than 10 million bicycles in the next three years.



Quiet energy revolution underway in Japan as dozens of towns go off the grid

September 22nd, 2017 at 9:54 am » Comments Off

TOKYO/HIGASHI MATSUSHIMA, JAPAN (Reuters) – A northern Japanese city’s efforts to rebuild its electric power system after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami mark a quiet shift away from the country’s old utility model toward self-reliant, local generation and transmission.



Solar costs are hitting jaw-dropping lows in every region of the world

July 14th, 2017 at 8:49 am » Comments Off

How low can you go? Mind-blowingly low 65-cents-per-watt solar system pricing emerges in India.



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