Solar Power

roof-integrated PowerPly photovoltaic module, Lumeta, Phoenix

Phoenix Museum Gets Low Profile Solar

Musical instruments are practically as old as humanity, but the new museum in Phoenix that celebrates them comes with cutting edge technology. Most people will never see it, but it’s right there on the roof, where the solar contractor Lumeta… Read More
solar-powered air condition system, Hitachi

Hitachi Aims To Solarize Air Conditioning

When the grid teeters during summertime heat spikes, it’s air conditioners that are doing a lot of the damage. Now Hitachi is aiming to offer a distributed way to lessen the load, developing what it calls a Solar Activated Air… Read More

New Solar Tech Sees 15% More Efficiency

Smart homes and smart buildings rely on a host of wireless sensors, each of which require a small but consistent power supply. Devices that harvest energy from indoor light are an increasingly popular power partner for such sensors–and recently, SolarPrint… Read More
GEAR Solar

Bringing Solar Power Lights To Belize

Reusable and sustainable solar LED technology which can help eliminate the use of kerosene in developing nations, where the power grid is unreliable or non-existent, is something likely welcomed by the locals. One such case recently occurred in the village… Read More
photovoltaic solar power, SunPower

California Utility Nets 831 MWs Of Solar

Southern California Edison (SCE), one of California’s big three utilities striving to comply with state requirements to ratchet up its renewable-energy sourcing, announced deals with two solar power developers to buy 831 megawatts (MWs) of electricity, including 325 MWs from… Read More
Purdue Solar

Purdue Develops Self-Healing Solar Cells

What if solar cells were self-healing, like living cells? This sci-fi-sounding possibility may become a reality, thanks to new nanotech research from Purdue University, where scientists are using carbon nanotubes and DNA to increase the service life and reduce the… Read More
Solar-powered fountain, Cal Lutheran students

Students Build Solar Powered Fountain

Green is in at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, an ever-present aspect of the curriculum flowing from the school’s stated commitment “to continue to learn how to live responsibly and justly on our campus and in our communities.” The… Read More