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Every two years, the Sun goes through a seasonal change, waxing and waning with bands of strong magnetic fields, according to a new study by researchers for the National Center for Atmospheric Research
As part of their ambitious plan to bring internet connectivity to the estimated 1.1 to 2.8 billion people who are currently unable to access the internet, Facebook plans to conduct tests of a
Lindau is located on the eastern side of Lake Constance, which sits in between southern Germany and Austria. This lakeside home is 190 sq m (2,045 sq ft) and has two bedrooms, two and a half baths, and an
Geographically small Israel is making a big statement about the importance of solar energy in the sun-blessed Middle Eastern nation. On Sunday, legislators and environmentalists gathered at the Knesset,
Solar Impulse 2 landed in China on Tuesday, bringing a strong message about the importance of clean energy and sustainability to a country with major environmental issues. As we follow the epic
As part of the Soviet-run "Sun" research complex in Uzbekistan, a gigantic solar parabola reflects energy from the sun and focuses it into a light beam that can blast out temperatures up to 3,000° C.
NexusHaus is an plus-energy affordable one-story pavilion built by the students from the Technische Universität München (TUM) and the University of Texas at Austin (UTA) for the Solar Decathlon
When you hear the term "photovoltaic" the first word that probably comes to mind isn't glamorous. But Pauline van Dongen is changing that with her Solar Shirt, a beautiful shirt that can also charge your
Sonoma Clean Power (SCP) has unveiled plans to build a 12 megawatt floating solar project in Sonoma County, that will not only be the biggest project of it's kind in the U.S. but will also be the second
Built lightly into a 33,000-acre concession on the eastern reaches of Kruger National Park near the South Africa–Mozambique border, Singita Sweni Lodge and Singita Lebombo are dedicated to respecting
The world watched as Solar Impulse 2 (SI2) landed in India on March 10, marking the first time a solar-powered aircraft has landed in the Asian country, as well as setting the world record for the
The experimental Solar Impulse 2 carries 17,000 solar cells that, coupled with onboard batteries, allow the plane to fly day and night. Despite its massive 72-meter-long (236 feet) wingspan, the
The 100-square-foot floating pod-shaped home measures 12 meters in diameter and 4 meters tall. Its curved body is constructed from recycled glued laminated timber and a recycled aluminum hull. The rounded
Researchers from Queen Mary University of London's School of Engineering and Materials Science have used hydrothermal carbonization to create carbon quantum dots for solar cells from chitin and chitosan,
Everyone has experienced the frustration of being on the go and needing to use your phone, only to find that it is completely dead. Project Solaire is changing that with these innovative solar backpacks.
Installing solar panels on your home just makes sense; they turn empty space into green power. One thing stopping some from taking the plunge could be the cost of installing a system, but Google recently
A fight over net metering for Indiana solar power users just got a lot more interesting, after the ‘yes’ side took on an unlikely ally–the Christian Coalition of America. The
Scientists at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland have created a tree prototype that harvests solar power from indoor or outdoor light, and turns it into electricity for powering small electronic
Having a device die when there is no electricity nearby can be very inconvenient. But what if you could bring your electricity with you wherever you go? The new WAACS rollable solar charger pulls out of a
Increasing numbers of homeowners around the world are going solar—the green energy investment not only saves money in the long run, but also helps the environment. If you’re interesting in installing
Italian designers Marco Ferrari and Alberto Franchi developed Helios, a solar-powered sailing yacht concept design for the Young Designer of the Year 2015 contest. Created with a low carbon footprint in
Israeli alternative energy company Brenmiller Energy has solved one of the biggest issues with solar technology -- how to generate electricity when the sun sets. The Tel Aviv-based company announced on
Apple is the latest player in a movement by American corporations to make big investments in renewable energy. The tech company just announced a deal to put $848 million into the California Flats Solar
The exterior of the house is dominated by a canopy which offers shade, views and creates a central space for the house, while pertaining to its exterior. The large volume of the house has smaller
Daniel Libeskind, with help from H2a Architects, has created one of his signature shard-like design for the European Capital of Culture in Mons, Belgium that mostly powers itself with photovoltaic cells.
Whether a natural disaster wipes out the power in your city or you just need a weekend to get away from it all, it's nice to have your own source of power. But generators can be bulky, not to mention a
One of the great ongoing discussions as electric cars gain in popularity revolves around the matter of how to ensure that the power source is as green as the vehicle. One Chinese solar company, Hanergy,
Apple has finally revealed long-awaited plans for its Mesa, Arizona, factory. It will soon become a solar-powered data “command center” instead of being leased out, as was the previous intent. The
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