Energy breakthrough uses sun to create solar energy materials

In a recent advance in solar energy, researchers have discovered a way to tap the sun not only as a source of power, but also to directly produce the solar energy materials that make this possible.

This micro car is powered by solar energy

The evolution of the electric vehicle industry in Europe, particularly in the United Kingdom where we’ve seen strong examples of its progress, is something producing some very interesting innovation.

This light is powered by gravity

EarthTechling has featured LED lights powered by solar energy, wind energy, and even human energy. But each of these has obvious limitations–sometimes there’s no direct sunlight, the wind won’t blow, or you don’t feel like cranking on a handle.

There's still a future for photovoltaic installs

Pessimistic forecasts for photovoltaic energy are overly negative, according to a survey. IHS said that despite these forecasts, PV installations will continue to grow at a double number rate and that will represent more than 35 gigawatts this year.

China gets serious about solar energy

Earlier this month, the Chinese government announced plans to establish its first nationwide feed-in tariff (FIT) for solar projects. 



Mongo size solar energy evolves in California

Ground has been broken on what will reportedly become the world’s largest solar facility. 



Solar panel boosts efficiency four-fold

A University of Missouri engineer has developed a flexible solar sheet that captures more than 90 percent of available light - compared with the 20 percent or so achieved by most current solar panels.

Feds announces $50M in new solar funding


The infamous Nevada Test Site has long been known as a proving ground for nuclear weapons.

URI scientists to harness solar energy from pavement for practical use

The heat that pavement gives off is something everyone is familiar with. Researchers at the University of Rhode Island are exploring how this radiant heat energy can be used to melt ice, power streetlights, illuminate signs, heat buildings and generally make our lives better.

URI scientists to harness solar energy from pavement for practical use

The heat that pavement gives off is something everyone is familiar with. Researchers at the University of Rhode Island are exploring how this radiant heat energy can be used to melt ice, power streetlights, illuminate signs, heat buildings and generally make our lives better.

Technique promises indefinitely storable solar energy

MIT scientists are developing an alternative to photovoltaic and solar-thermal systems for capturing the sun's energy.

'Artificial leaves' produce electricity

A North Carolina State University-led team has created 'artificial leaves – water-gel-based solar devices which can act like solar cells to generate electricity.

Solar funnel makes PV cells more efficient

One disadvantage of solar cells is that they take up a lot of  room - and not every building has enough space.

NASA launches Moonbase Alpha mission on Steam

NASA has debuted a free online video game that allows players to step into the role of an exploration team member in a futuristic 3D lunar settlement.