Photovoltaics (PV) technology is much more efficient than biomass at fuelling a car, say researchers, making a mockery of the US 2005 energy bill that calls for more use of corn ethanol as a biofuel.
When one thinks of an elf this time of year, visions of Santa’s little assistants at the North Pole come to mind.
Northwestern University researchers developed a new solar cell that, they say, is cheap to produce, efficient and environmentally friendly.
Solar power collected in space could ultimately be tapped to provide the renewable energy of the future.
Controversy continues to rage over claims that electric vehicle (EV) emission savings is offset by pollution generated at power plants.
A new type of lithium battery developed by the University of Southampton and lithium battery technology company REAPsystems is claimed to improve the efficiency and reduce the cost of solar power.
Here’s a timepiece that’s a blast from the past and in tune with the future.
Yes, it’s a Victorian-styled pocket watch, powered by the sun.
The EU signed Kyoto in 1997, and passed laws to lower emissions by 2005. Five years later it had double the wind power of the US, and ten times the solar power.
Google's continuing to pump money into clean energy, investing $94 million in four solar photovoltaic facilities near Sacramento.
Many analysts claim that solar power for the masses is simply not cost effective, and therefore not a realistic option for most power requirements.
Indian scientists have come up with a cheap way of storing the sun's heat and then releasing it slowly through the night.
General Motors (GM) has introduced a way to turn parking spots into solar charging stations for electric vehicles: a Tracking Solar Tree that moves with the sun to better collect the energizing rays it gives off.
Facebook is teaming up with Cogenra Solar to put a solar cogeneration system in at its headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif.
It's natural, perhaps, to associate solar power with the hot places of the world.
The oceans of Pandora and their threatened conditions will be a major focus of James Cameron's upcoming Avatar sequel.
New research from the Interstate Renewable Energy Council confirms that strong consumer demand combined with rebates are driving installation of photovoltaics, solar heating and concentrating solar technologies.
The desert might seem like the most obvious place to take advantage of solar power, but most view the space as barren wasteland.
Despite its general lack of, um, surface area, a new "photovoltaic bikini" designed by Andrew Schneider apparently provides enough power to run your MP3 player.
A new discovery by scientists could lead to solar power without the usual semiconductor-based solar cells.
Gold, kings have slaughtered for it and some people have teeth made out of it. But now it has a new use.