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.
Germany may be walking away from it and the U.S. is dithering but emerging countries are going for nuclear. China, too. Two years after Fukushima, has the renaissance returned?
6 | March 19, 2013 5:43am |
As SmartPlanet has long noted, there are better, safer ways to harness atoms than how the nuclear industry has gone about it for decades. Must be true, because now the paper of record says so.
8 | March 18, 2013 6:14am |
Can biominerals sourced from snails improve lithium-ion batteries and solar cell concentration?
1 | March 17, 2013 12:00am |
A report released today looks back at what shaped the solar market in 2012 and provides a peek at trends emerging this year.
9 | March 14, 2013 11:13am |
Electric vehicle (EV) maker Tesla, a U.S. DOE loan recipient, has some news about when it will pay taxpayers back.
31 | March 13, 2013 8:01pm |
Could the future of our public transport rely on electric vehicles? Probably not.
2 | March 13, 2013 5:06am |
The first net-zero retail store is coming to the United States.
5 | March 7, 2013 10:53am |
CO2 and electricity prices would rise. GDP would shrink, say authors from university's Sloan School of Management and its Energy Initiative, the group headed by Obama's nominee for Energy Secy.
22 | March 6, 2013 5:42am |
Carbon capture and storage has been touted as a way to let us keep burning fossil fuels while saving the climate. But will it ever pay off? Energy analyst Chris Nelder runs the numbers.
35 | March 6, 2013 1:50am |
Oil production figures for 2012 are in. Find out how countries stacked up and why production tells only part of the story.
6 | March 5, 2013 8:54am |
Rex Parris, the mayor of Lancaster, Calif., is taking the government's role in renewable energy to a new level in a bid to make his city "the solar energy capital of the world."
10 | March 4, 2013 3:32pm |
Transatomic's founders look more Twitterati than Nuclearati. But their "molten salt reactor" trumps great ideas from across all energy areas at this week's investor/entrepreneur summit.
7 | March 1, 2013 5:31am |
The Apple veteran has Jobsian ambitions and no apparent competitors in the energy space.
March 1, 2013 3:15am |
BARCELONA -- The time where everyone can be off the grid is near. A dispatch from this year's Mobile World Congress show.
March 1, 2013 3:06am |
Spain's Iberdrola sells to Poland. Is nuclear on the rise?
1 | February 28, 2013 4:24am |
Works on a building's windows too! Offer void in dark places.
4 | February 26, 2013 5:14am |
Fourteen video games are now part of the Museum of Modern Art's permanent collection. They're cultural artifacts -- and enduring examples of effective interaction design.
February 26, 2013 4:05am |
Scientists from UC Santa Barbara's have reinvented solar power with completely new technology.
6 | February 25, 2013 8:25pm |
While the West hems and haws over nuclear power, the rest of the world gets on with it. Russian bank will lend $1 billion for Vietnam's first plant.
8 | February 25, 2013 5:22am |
As the energy market shifts towards more inexpensive shale gas, the days of carbon-free nuclear energy may be numbered.
16 | February 22, 2013 5:27am |