MIT researchers say a hybrid solar-thermoelectric system they're working on could provide a big advantage over conventional solar cells or solar thermal systems, particularly for household use.
The United States domestic solar industry continues to be a bright spot in an otherwise down economy, according to a recent report by Solar Energy Industries Association and GTM Research.
Renewable energy production in the United States has surpassed the production of nuclear power for the first time, a government study reports.
For small islands, the incentive to end dependence on imported fossil fuels and embrace renewables is powerful.
Uncle Sam’s not writing the check, but a coming infusion of cash into the cleantech sector via the private sector is nothing to sneeze at.
Kyocera has been doing some interesting things of late, mainly around solar.
Publisher McGraw-Hill, along with NJR Clean Energy Ventures (NJRCEV), announced plans recently to build what is said will be the largest privately-owned and net-metered solar project in the Western Hemisphere.
China, China, China - yup, we know, we write a lot about that country's green technology advances.
It isn't a perfect world over there, with trade issues around wind power and all being just one hiccup of many.
While the GOP controlled House was busy slashing clean energy program budgets last week, a Senate subcommittee was occupied with drafting a bill that, among other efforts, aims to make solar power system installations faster and cheaper for the nation.
Citizens of the Granite State are no strangers to sustainable living, nor to fine micro-brewed beer.
One of the biggest problems with large-scale solar power is the vast amount of land area required. Deserts such as the Sahara have been suggested, but a team from Israel's Solaris Synergy and France's EDF Group have another idea - put them on the water.
We've seen New Energy Technologies announce a series of advances in its attempt to turn windows into solar panels, and now the company says it has a working, 1-square-foot see-through glass prototype capable of generating electricity.
You think the Nevada desert, you think solar power. But that's not the case at Pahrump Valley High School, about 50 miles west of Las Vegas.
The school, scheduled to open in 2012, is being built with a geothermal heat pump (GHP).
When the grid teeters during summertime heat spikes, it's air conditioners that are doing a lot of the damage.
Now Hitachi is aiming to offer a distributed way to lessen the load, developing what it calls a Solar Activated Air Conditioning System.
Smart homes and smart buildings rely on a host of wireless sensors, each of which require a small but consistent power supply.
A Tel Aviv University team has shown that a type of hornet has a body that acts as a photo-voltaic cell, converting the sun's energy into electricity.
Researchers at the University of Stuttgart in Berlin have designed a next-gen, "grid-positive" residence that is completely encased in glass.
The US Army has been greening operations on a number of fronts, and the latest is a solar-powered shelter that pops up directly over a tent.
Getting your entire apartment or condo onboard with wind or solar generation is often next-to-impossible.
Thin film solar continues to rapidly increase its efficiency level in converting sunlight to power.