Kyocera will provide 30MW of solar power generating systems to alternative energy project that powers Japan's agricultural community.
The existence of our solar system's innermost planet has been common knowledge since ancient times, but that doesn't actually mean we've always know much about it. Mercury's proximity to the Sun has allowed it to jealously guard its secrets, and so this NASA video offers an unprecedentedly detailed view of the planet's surface. Read more...
Solar and wind systems need batteries to store power for when the sun isn't shining or the wind isn't blowing. But why have two devices when you could have just one?
A couple months ago, scientists with IceCube, an Antarctica-based neutrino observatory, discovered two very high-energy neutrinos — named Bert and Ernie — that appeared to have originated from beyond our solar system. This is amazing news, and we talked to the researchers about what it means. Read more...
About a year ago, Inhabitat reported that Sharp had set a new record in solar cell efficiency. At that time, the technology company had achieved a new solar cell efficiency record of 43.5% by using a lens-based system to focus sunlight directly onto the
Here are some things going on this morning in your world of tech: Shares of solar energy systems integrator Solar City (SCTY) are up $2.07, or 6%, at $36.10, after the stock got a boost from Credit Suisse’s Satya Kumar, who raised his rating on the shares to Outperform from Neutral, and raised his price [...]
Sharp has achieved the world’s highest solar cell conversion efficiency of 44.4%, using a concentrator triple-junction compound solar cell. These solar cells are used in a lens-based concentrator system that focuses sunlight on the cells to generate electricity.. Sharp’s ….
Hi Canberra, I have a basic understanding of the changes occurring to the solar power tariff system in the ACT on 1 July 2013, however it would be good to get some advice. Is it worth jumping in now and buying a 4kW system (approx $7000), or should we wait? We have until 17 June to decide.. Thanks in advance.
By Kevin Quon: On Tuesday, photovoltaic solar power systems manufacturer First Solar (FSLR) announced a secondary offering that would sell 8.5 million shares of common stock. The offering, which included a 30-day option to purchase an...Show More Summary
Do you have a solar system at the home? An electric car in your drive way? Smart phones, tablets, game consoles and other electronics proliferating in your home?
Washington Gas Energy Systems Awarded Contract to Build, Own and Operate Solar Projects in Rio Rancho, New Mexico RIO RANCHO, N.M. & MCLEAN, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Washington Gas Energy Systems, Inc., today announced it signed a contract...Show More Summary
Thu 15 Aug If you love ABC’s series Wonders of the Universe and Wonders of the Solar System - hosted by British scientist Brian Cox – then...
One-hundred square miles of land is all it would take for the United States to build a concentrated solar power system to provide enough energy to cover the entire demand for the country, according to a recent study. Media artist and activist Joseph DeLappe
I have a copy of James S. A. Corey's Abaddon's Gate for you to win, compliments of the folks at Orbit. For more info about this title: Canada, USA, Europe.Here's the blurb:For generations, the solar system -- Mars, the Moon, the Asteroid Belt -- was humanity's great frontier. Show More Summary
Back in 2011, comet Lovejoy boldly went where no spacecraft has gone before — straight through the Sun’s solar corona. Remarkably, it survived the close encounter and continued along its way to the outer solar system. Now, scientists have used the event to turn the comet into a veritable space probe. Read more...
With demand for energy-efficient homes surging in Southern California, home builders are producing more houses with rooftop solar power systems than ever before.
Sometimes scientific reality surpasses science fiction. That's especially the case today, given all the planets we've discovered beyond our solar system. Now that we know how common exoplanets are, says SETI astronomer Seth Shostak, most of our alien invasion stories no longer make sense. Read more...
Given a three-dimensional model of the solar system, almost everyone can zoom in from beyond the Oort cloud to the planet Earth and then even further to the street where they live. It is powerful shared knowledge.But at greater distances, our geographical knowledge becomes a little blurred. Show More Summary
Here's a space-age idea if you've ever heard one: NASA is building a galactic GPS system that will provide astronauts a better, more accurate map through our solar system. This is obviously an ambitious undertaking, one that will take generations, not years, to complete. Read more...
It wasn’t that long ago we reviewed the Etón Rukus Solar, a portable Bluetooth sound system powered by the sun. The company is now back in our headlines with word of a new, even more high end solar boombox dubbed the Rukus XL, pricing for around $200. read more