Australia has the highest rate of rooftop solar panels in the world, but also one of the lowest rates of large scale solar infrastructure. You, dear reader, are better at renewable energy than the government you pay your taxes to. More »
A central Indiana county jail could become site for one of the largest solar panel projects in the state. The Indianapolis Star (http://indy.st/2qwrj9A ) reports that Hamilton County officials are … Click to Continue »
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There are all types of conversions and customizations one can add to their van to find their ultimate #vanlife bliss. But the ultimate creation for sustainability and freedom with #vanlife is the ability to run completely electric. Which...Show More Summary
A group of researchers at the University of Newcastle in Australia have pioneered a game-changing conductive ink that can be used to create paper-thin solar panels. The panels can be printed using standard printers and have a very low cost of production. Show More Summary
An Arizona Court of Appeals ruling says companies that lease rooftop solar systems to homeowners can't be charged property tax for the systems. The ruling issued Thursday upholds a lower … Click to Continue »
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It’s a plane! No it’s a zero emissions mothership! Airplanes are mainstream. Motherships however, aren’t! This Hyper Shape Plane, as the designer calls it, has a blended wing body design, coupled with solar panels on...
Rhode Island state lawmakers are considering legislation designed to make it easier for people to install rooftop solar panels. The state House of Representatives voted unanimously Thursday to pass a … Click to Continue »
Tesla isn't the only automaker vying to claim your rooftop as well as your garage. Mercedes-Benz now wants to sell you a full "ecosystem" of clean energy services, including solar panels that charge battery packs, which in turn charge...Show More Summary
German luxury car maker follows Tesla's path into residential market.
Tesla Solar Roof versus Solar Panels: A Detailed Price Comparison May 17, 2017 (PowerScout) “Tesla recently announced that they have started accepting reservations for their eagerly anticipated solar roof…To understand the cost differential...Show More Summary
SolarGaps are sun tracking solar panels blinds for your windows. A single window covered by the photovoltaic solar panels can power up to 30 LED lightbulbs. The company, which claims its blinds are a world's first, estimates that they can reduce household energy bills by 70%. Read more... More about Startup, Kickstarter, Solar Power, Solar Panels, and Real Time Video
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Window blinds with integrated solar panels. SolarGaps claims that its product can save you up to 70% of your electric bill, generating up to 150W per 10sq.ft. The slats are motorized so that they will automatically move to maximize their exposure to sunlight.
Researchers at the University of Newcastle in Australia have begun the first large scale test of printed solar panels they have been working on for 15 years. The panels are light, flexible and cost less than conventional solar panels. Show More Summary
He who can install solar paneling, does; he who cannot, Kickstarts energy-generating solar panel window blinds. Less than a week into its campaign, SolarGaps is more than halfway to reaching its $50,000 crowdfunding […] The post Energy-Generating SolarGaps Smart Blinds a Renter’s Dream appeared first on Geek.com.
When disaster strikes, whether it be man-made or natural, power is the resource people need most. For this reason, Professor Paul Dastoor has been working for decades to develop a lightweight “printed solar” panel that is capable of generating power. Now, the invention is in its final trial stages at the University of Newcastle in New South Wales.[...]
Solar power can cover up to 40 percent of the electricity needs of a typical Belgian household. Going beyond that level becomes really expensive: using batteries coupled with solar panels would be twice as expensive as using the power grid. It is one of the conclusions from a research by ULB researchers recently published on Applied Energy.
The move – a progressive one from a forward thinking city – has the potential to acerbate the existing housing crisis in the region.