You might not think that cotton and castor beans could be the answer to making solar panels less expensive, but that’s just what California-based BioSolar is trying to make happen. The company has just unveiled a new backing for solar
Recently we heard about research done in Spain to develop a solar material capable of using the infrared portion of the spectrum. Researchers say this material has a theoretical absorption limit of about 63%, compared to
The Centre For Sustainable Design recently reported that solar panel manufacturers, SunPower and Lumeta, manufactured by Suntech, are developing solar panels that more closely resemble and hide in roof surfaces. While most
Q: What do you get when you take Tommy Lee and Ludacris and add solar power? A: The setting for the first episode of Battleground Earth -- airing Thursdays at 8pm Eastern on TLC -- where the two musicians battle it out to see who's greener.
The beauty of "largest" records is that they just keep on growing. Florida Power & Light Company announces the selection of SunPower to build the largest solar photovoltaic power plant in the United States, a 25-megawatt power plant in DeSoto County,
Copper Nanorods Reduce Energy Needed by an Order of Magnitude
After super-efficient solar panels that are "hairy" on the nanoscale, here come "hairy" pots & pans, as well as computer chip heatsinks and other heat-transferring devices. Researchers at the
Solar rooftop installations just got a lot easier: Lumeta, a subsidiary of construction heavyweight DRI, has developed a solar panel sticker -- the Power-Ply 380. The company says its convenient peel-and-stick solar technology allows it to be installed
Clap your hands and say "Yeah!" for Eric Olsen, the winner of the 2008 Metropolis Next Generation Design Prize. The architect and college professor took home the fifth-annual prize for his response to this year's theme of water.
We haven't had a good rant about palm oil for quite a while; our friends at the Palm Oil Truth Foundation have even stopped sending us comments. But the issue has certainly not gone away. The Rainforest Action Network is going after Archer Daniels
1) Forums user Cylus_Omally
"I have been looking around forum and people seem to be a bit out of date on their solar facts. The silicon cells are the oldest version of the technology, and a lot of progress has been made. Solar power is now cheaper that
Popular Science, Feb 1940: "HEATING homes in January with the warmth of last summer's sunshine —that is the exciting goal of research now under way at Cambridge, Mass. Not far from the Charles River, scientists of the Massachusetts Institute of
The price of the new 2007 Nissan Altima hybrid has finally been announced, and the car starts at $24,400. It should be available in the 8 states that have followed California with stricter emission regulations: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New