In Focus: Solar on College Campuses

Higher education in the U.S. is a very progressive part of our society. The actions of students, the university board members, and the faculty affect many other parts of the community and set examples for our future. Universities that are taking the initiative to go green by investing in energy efficient technology and renewable energy […] Read more

Solar Decathalon 2011 Preview

After two years of planning, many sleepless nights, and crash courses in construction, the university teams competing in this year’s Department of Energy Solar Decathlon are ready to build! The Team Meeting to kick off the competition brought all the students together for the first time for final instructions, a good meal, and pep talks […] Read more

5 Record Breaking Fuel Efficient Vehicles

There are some fuel efficient vehicles that cater our everyday requirements quite efficaciously, and there are some which altogether transcend the realm of possibility. In the latter case, many of such conceptions are mostly prototypes. But they do point in the direction of the massive scope of future development in the field of fuel economy. […] Read more

Princeton to Build Largest College Solar Array

Princeton University is planning to build a 27-acre solar field consisting of 16,500 photovoltaic panels making it the largest solar field for any US college or university. It will produce enough energy to power 700 households. The EPA estimates that the solar array is equivalent of taking more than 1,200 cars off the road, which […] Read more

The Hydrogen Fueled Mercedes Benz F125

Whether a leak out of some facts about automobiles before launch creates more intrigue or spoils the punch can be mooted hard. The biannual Frankfurt Motor Show gives the big brand car makers like Mercedes Benz, BMW, Volkswagen, etc a platform to display their lavish plans for the future in terms of both design and […] Read more

The Insane Growth of Touch Panels

Just this year, we have seen a virtual explosion of touch panel growth fueled by the world’s seemingly insatiable appetite for touch-enabled devices. It is hard to say whether this growth will be tempered or continue amidst the promise of even greater adoption of mobility devices and invention of new “must have” products. In either […] Read more

ComEd Smart Grid Legislation Vetoed in Illinois

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn (D) has vetoed legislation that would have authorized a multi-billion investment in modernizing Illinois’ electric grid while maintaining strict regulatory oversight and consumer protections. Along with fellow Democrat Attorney General Lisa Madigan, Governor Quinn formally axed the Energy Infrastructure Modernization Act (Senate Bill 1652) stating that the bill “puts too heavy […] Read more

5 Things to Make Solar Highways Even Cooler

Sustainable technology development is the need of the hour. With fast depleting natural resources, threat to survival has become evident. The scientists and designers are on a constant look out for designs that solve survival needs of tomorrow. It is true that highways, with its ever growing vehicular traffic, has to be blamed for creating […] Read more

Solar Powered Schools In California

California’s solar schools use solar electricity installations as a teaching tool. The Foundation for Environmental Education has partnered with Pacific Gas and Electric Company to bring renewable energy education into under-served communities through highly-visible solar installation systems. The Foundation for Environmental Education is a non-profit organization that is seeking to build the next generation of […] Read more

5 Alternate Fuels Beyond Hydrogen

The steady exhaustion of conventional energy sources have left us with acute energy resources. The way out is to generate energy from mother nature and its abundant natural endowment in various alternative forms. Alternative fuels provide choices to the users and they can set their priorities according to the convenience and abundance. Let us enrich […] Read more

Germany’s Renewable Energy Sources Hits 20%

The worldwide implications for nuclear power advocates in light of the 11 March disaster at Japan’s Daichi Fukushima nuclear complex, battered first by an earthquake and a subsequent tsunami, are slowly unfolding. Nations committed to nuclear power are being subjected to a relentless PR barrage by nuclear construction firms, who stand to lose billions if […] Read more

Falling PV Prices = U.S Solar Pipeline Booms

With solar module prices falling closer to the $1 a watt threshold, many manufacturers are struggling to keep their heads above water. But project developers are doing quite swimmingly. The continued decreases in panel prices are causing a boom in commercial-scale development throughout the U.S. According to analysis from Solarbuzz, the non-residential project pipeline has […] Read more

New Jersey: Doing Solar Right

New Jersey was arguably the strongest major state market in the U.S. in 2010, growing the fastest of the major markets with yearly installations increasing 139 percent to 137 megawatts.  Second only to California, New Jersey had a total installed capacity of approximately 260 megawatts, with 112.6 megawatts coming from non-residential installations, 19.7 megawatts from […] Read more

The 10 Coolest Solar Alarm Clocks

In a world of growing awareness for a cleaner and greener environment, “Go Green” products are becoming a rage. One such product is the Solar Alarm Clock. Alarm clocks are a basic human necessity without which we cannot start our day on time. We all have a tendency to check an alarm clock’s setting at […] Read more