Solar Power

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
solar-powered microchip with no battery

Solar-Powered Chip, Battery Not Required

Solar-powered microelectronics? Not unusual. But a solar-powered microchip with no battery – that is to say, a chip with the solar cell integrated into it and running directly off available light – now that’s a breakthrough. And it’s one being… Read More
solar farm

Xtreme and Xcel Team Up on Solar Storage

Electrical grids rely on a steady source of power, while sunshine is intermittent–which means that energy storage is a major issue on the frontiers of solar power. Xtreme Power Inc. is looking to address that issue through a new partnership… Read More
Student solar-powered coffee house, Virginia Highlands Community College

Sun Powered Coffee Coming To Campus

At first glance, it sounds like a story you’d hear coming out of San Francisco, not the Blue Ridge Highlands of southwestern Virginia: It’s a coffee shop collective using 100 percent organically grown and recyclable products, local suppliers, Energy Star… Read More
Rooftop solar, SkyMount racking system, Solar Power Inc.

5 MWs Of Solar For A Very Big Roof

The first thing you need for a big rooftop solar system is a big roof. And that they have in Cateret, N.J., with the White Rose Building (check it out on Google maps). It’s a sprawling building that serves as… Read More
Solar power project, Thailand, Kyocera

Kyocera Wins Big Thai Solar Panel Deal

Thailand has been more aggressive than most of its southeast Asian neighbors in enacting policies that encourage the development of renewable energy sources, according to an International Energy Agency report. And now we’re seeing those policies bear fruit: The Japanese… Read More
Ecotricity Solar

CES 2011: Ecotricity ECO1800 Solar Charger

Many off-grid homes with solar electricity systems feature a diesel generator for back-up power. Now, homes connected to the grid can use solar power as a back-up, thanks to the Ecotricity ECO1800 solar-powered generator on display this week at the… Read More