Oakland: California’s Hidden Solar Hotbed

When people think of sunny California, they often think of the beaches of Southern California. If the last few years are any indication, however, the place they should be thinking of is the city of Oakland, across the bay from foggy San Francisco. In the past few years, Oakland has become a hub for the […] Read more

IKEA: Selling Solar Panels Like Hotcakes

Ikea has already installed solar panels on hundreds of its retail centers around the globe, but announced that it will begin selling solar to customers at its British stores. The Swedish housewares retailer famous for flat-packing trendy affordable furnishings wants to make trendy solar energy more accessible and affordable to the masses. Ikea will sell […] Read more

Solar Circular Self Positioning Sun Bed from LMV

LMV Design Technology has announced a new solar-powered circular lounger for superyachts.Christened the Lasy Solar, the sustainable self-positioning sun beddoesn’t need a power connection with the yacht as it is equipped withsolar panels that generate all the energy the lounger needs. The energy generated by the photovoltaic cells is stored in thelithium batteries hidden in […] Read more

Chevron Launches Solar Test Bed $CVX

Oil giant Chevron has an itch to test out early stage solartechnology. This morning Chevron plans to show off a solar test bed inBakersfield, Calif., dubbed Project Brightfield, that will use seven“emerging pre-commercial” solar photovoltaic technologies. The companies providing the technology range from massive corporation to smallstartups, and include: Sharp, Abound Solar, Miasole, Schuco, Solar […] Read more

Tartaruga- A solar powered yacht concept

After cars, buses and airplanes, yachts are the latest to get a solarpowered design. The 30 feet Tartaruga solar powered concept yachtdesign can comfortably accommodate 4 people. Its 40 square meter areaof photovoltaic panels supported by high-efficient batteries and thissolar-catamaran can achieve a speed of 7 knots, similar to a normalsailing boat. The boat also […] Read more