Solar Power

New York Offers Solar Thermal Incentives

While officials in California were working to pass legislation that requires 33% of the state’s energy to come from renewable resources by 2020, New York appears to have been making plans to establish renewable energy commitments of its own. According… Read More
quantum dot solar cells, Stanford research

Solar Power Research An Energy Crisis Fix?

It’s the Holy Grail at clean energy research labs all over the world and something which could address long term energy issues domestically and beyond: more efficient photovoltaic solar. We’ve told you about scientists studying full-spectrum cells, using textured substrates,… Read More

Solar Decathlon Deserves The National Mall

[Editor’s Note: For our latest column we invited Darius Siwek, a supporter of an effort to get the annual Solar Decathlon restored back to the National Mall after it was removed from there by the U.S. Department of the Interior… Read More
Sunverge SIS

Where Solar Energy Storage Meets Smart Grid

Can stored solar power at the residential level help to make the smart grid smarter? According to Sunverge, the answer is ‘yes.’ The company’s new Solar Integration System (SIS) came to our attention via Pacific Housing’s new 2500 R Street… Read More

Solar Power Energized By DOE’s SunShot

One path to boosting the adoption of renewable energy is to make fossil fuels more expensive with a carbon tax or cap-and-trade policies. Since that apparently isn’t happening any time soon in the United States, the Obama administration is taking… Read More
concentrating solar power technology, suncatcher, sterling energy systems

New Beginning As Calico Solar Plant Sold

K Road Power said yesterday it had acquired the planned Calico solar power project from struggling Tessera Solar at an undisclosed price. In making the announcement, K Road said it would largely ditch Tessera’s plan to use a concentrating solar… Read More

Solar Power And Solar Energy Demystified

More than 2,000 years ago, the Greeks and Romans used mirrors to concentrate the sun’s energy and light torches for their religious ceremonies. And even the photovoltaic effect — a means to convert light into electricity that remains a key… Read More

Voltaic Talks All Things Solar Bags

One of the most common things seen today in calling a gadget green is to slap solar panels on it. All manner of cheap designs have some sort of panel installed to harness solar power, not always efficiently, as a… Read More

Fourth Major California Solar Plant A Go

The California solar power gold rush continued unhindered this week as the state’s Energy Commission unanimously voted in its fourth large scale solar thermal plant in as many weeks, as it heads towards a goal of nine plants approved before… Read More

A California Solar Power Gold Rush?

The recent uptick in large scale solar power plants being approved in California is not something one can easily miss. The Golden State is apparently having a gold rush of sorts around this form of renewable power, with a stated… Read More
Voltaic Converter

Voltaic Converter Solar Backpack Review

Summary: The Voltaic Converter solar charger backpack takes a solid swipe at off-grid charging of your portable devices while you are on the go. Rating: 4 out of 5 Introduction: There are no qualms about it – we live in… Read More