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Alternative Energy / Solar Energy

Solar Cells that can be Painted or Printed Onto Materials

Solar Cells that can be Painted or Printed Onto Materials

May 01, 2012 at 22:49 | Brian Westenhaus

Scientists at USC think they have the material made of nanocrystals that could be painted on surfaces for making a solar cell. If the team gets to commercial market, the…

New Nanotechnology That Turns Windows Into Transparent Solar Panels

New Nanotechnology That Turns Windows Into Transparent Solar Panels

May 01, 2012 at 22:45 | Energy Digital

Our modern world is consuming energy at insatiable rates. The high-tech complexity of contemporary society has created a demand for energy resources that are both easily accessible and infinitely available,…

Nanotechnology Could Make Original Solar Technologies Obsolete

Nanotechnology Could Make Original Solar Technologies Obsolete

Apr 26, 2012 at 17:29 | Energy Digital

The solar scenario over the last few decades has historically been dominated by silicone-based solar cells. Today, over 80 percent of the manufacturing infrastructure around the globe is dominated by…

NASA Take an In-Depth Look at Space Based Solar Power

NASA Take an In-Depth Look at Space Based Solar Power

Apr 13, 2012 at 16:28 | Brian Westenhaus

NASA’s Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) program has started a Phase I effort to explore the overall viability and advance the Technology Readiness Level (TRL) for an orbital power station…

Solar Insanity: Why is Obama Obsessed with Solar Energy?

Solar Insanity: Why is Obama Obsessed with Solar Energy?

Feb 12, 2012 at 19:59 | Daniel J. Graeber

The U.S. Energy Department is throwing a lot of money at solar power recently, with California seemingly getting the bulk of the federal money. President Obama last year set some…

Is a Solar Energy Revolution Just Around the Corner?

Is a Solar Energy Revolution Just Around the Corner?

Feb 07, 2012 at 12:27 | James Burgess

India’s “Solar Mission” to install 20,000MW of solar power by 2022 has recently had a boost following the news that electricity from solar power is now cheaper than that produced…

Sunny Dubai to Make Large Investment in Solar Power

Sunny Dubai to Make Large Investment in Solar Power

Jan 18, 2012 at 18:23 | John Daly

The Middle East has two things in abundance – oil and sunshine. Seeking to capitalize on the latter, Dubai’s Supreme Council of Energy has presented plans for the 1,000…

The Different Ways in Which Solar Energy can Power the World

The Different Ways in Which Solar Energy can Power the World

Jan 17, 2012 at 20:08 | Tom Murphy

Who hasn’t enjoyed heat from the sun? Doing so represents a direct energetic transfer—via radiation—from the sun’s hot surface to your skin. One square meter can catch about 1000 W,…

Investing in solar power in - Russia?

Investing in solar power in - Russia?

Jan 16, 2012 at 21:46 | John Daly

Investing in Russia since the 1991 collapse of Communism has always attracted a different breed of financier, with the most basic requirement being a cast-iron stomach. For those brave enough…

How the Sunflower can Revolutionise Solar Power Plants

How the Sunflower can Revolutionise Solar Power Plants

Jan 11, 2012 at 17:24 | James Burgess

Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plants are probably the most technologically advanced and efficient form of generating solar energy on a large scale. Currently there are only a handful in the…


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