Solar energy involves the use of heat engines and photovoltaic solar panels for electrical generation. Applications includes space heating and cooling, distillation and disinfection of potable water, daylighting, water heating and industrial purposes.
European researchers have created a three-dimensional invisibility cloak that made gold disappear.
9 | March 18, 2010 1:40pm |
At age 18, Erika DeBenedictis has created a software navigation system that would let spacecraft find the fastest and most fuel-efficient transit routes through the solar system.
2 | March 18, 2010 4:00am |
Tokyo bikers get a solar push as Sanyo unveils two parking lots that charge hybrid electric bicycles.
3 | March 17, 2010 12:42pm |
A government project hopes to install wind, solar and small hydro projects in some of the country's most toxic places. A windmill in every Superfund site?
3 | March 16, 2010 1:50pm |
First Solar joined the Desertec Industrial Initiative, a solar power project that aims to supply 15 percent of Europe's power by 2050. Other solar players also landed big deals.
1 | March 16, 2010 6:59am |
F-35 stealth fighter jet delays; transportation earmarks; Europe's biggest solar plant; 10 most expensive transit projects; home superinsulation.
March 12, 2010 2:30pm |
A new study reveals much of the materials used in making homes more energy efficient are domestically produced. Could simple retrofits create more jobs?
March 12, 2010 11:35am |
A study will show whether a building expected to be the country's first Platinum LEED skyscraper is good for the health of its tenants. Should there be a government mandate for natural light in...
March 12, 2010 4:00am |
The 10 MW Tower in Dubai is quite a renewable energy machine. The skyscraper is pumping out 10 times the amount of energy it needs and is exporting power to the surrounding neighborhood.
12 | March 11, 2010 3:16am |
Sage Electrochromics receives $72 million in federal funding for smart windows. Their high-tech glass dims and brightens automatically and could be a clear choice for green buildings.
12 | March 10, 2010 9:35am |
If you can turn wind power or solar energy into hydrogen or less-volatile ammonia, you can transport it and have it ready for use in fuel cells when demand develops far away. Both hydrogen and...
3 | March 9, 2010 6:25am |
A ComEd pilot program plans to equip Chicago residents with photovoltaic panels and metering gadgets. The goal? Training consumers to take power over their energy habits.
5 | March 5, 2010 11:11am |
The new PlanetSolar watercraft is a 100-foot-long catamaran that's powered entirely by solar panels.
2 | March 2, 2010 8:58am |
Experts talk about investment opportunities in "technology that will provide clean, renewable and efficient energy solutions for individuals, corporations and governments."
5 | March 2, 2010 4:00am |
Profit and patriotism are the routes out of the climate crisis.
12 | February 26, 2010 9:02am |
The Bloom Energy fuel cell resolves a longstanding problem that have made fuel cells uneconomical. Its engineers replaced an expensive platinum component with a low cost ceramic made from sand....
3 | February 25, 2010 8:54am |
TD Bank, which operates mostly in the northeast United States, announced on Thursday that it's the largest American bank to go carbon neutral and unveiled a new "green" design for future branches.
4 | February 22, 2010 7:48am |
Green Houston is in a race with the future, and the big news is that it's running it.
2 | February 18, 2010 9:06am |
Where are the best places in the world to place solar panels and wind turbines for maximum efficiency? A new infographic has the answer.
February 17, 2010 1:00pm |
Katie Spotz opted to run her myriad electronics with solar power in her courageous if not slightly insane 2,500-mile row across the Atlantic. She's blogging and Twittering the whole way.
2 | February 17, 2010 10:18am |