Tag: solar technology


Palo Alto-based One Million Lights’ mission is to deliver solar power to those people in rural communities who still depend on dirty kerosene for lighting. By giving them solar lights, students can study more at night and improve their prospects. Read more…


A recent study found that current solar technology is more efficient at transforming sunlight into energy than plants. Biomimicry is basically the practice of observing processes in nature, and copying Mother Earth’s strategy for efficiency and waste reduction. In an Read more…


Colorado is a great place for solar energy production, so it seems fitting that the state serves a role in developing more advanced solar technologies. The industry took a large step in this direction in early June with the official Read more…


Anyone who follows news on new solar technology is probably aware that conversion efficiency, that is, the amount of solar light, that actually becomes electricity, is the top challenge for this industry. Currently the top conversion rate is around 18% Read more…


General Electric has announced plans to build the nation’s largest photovoltaic panel factory, a major piece in the company’s new $600 million investment in solar technology. GE is considering several locations for the 400-megawatt plant, which would begin producing thin-film Read more…


The Salt River Project (SRP) is a utility that delivers about a third of the electricity in Arizona. Unlike the other utilities in the state, it is not regulated by the Arizona Corporation Commission—and not covered by the state’s rules Read more…


Chinese firm develops first air-conditioning direct-from-solar device.


A $400 billon (£240 billion) plan to provide Europe with solar power from the Sahara desert moved a step closer to reality with the formation of a consortium of 12 companies to carry out the work. Known as the Desertec Industrial Read more…

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