Amazing Solar homes

Amazing Solar homes

Solar-powered homes are no longer reserved for the rich. There’s no clearer proof of the future in affordable and attractive solar housing than on the grounds of Irvine, California, where the U.S. Department of Energy’s 2015 Solar Decathlon is currently heating up....
Autonomous catamaran begins studying the Celtic Sea

Autonomous catamaran begins studying the Celtic Sea

Have you ever wondered why the Celtic Sea, located off the south coast of Ireland, is home to so many marine predators? No? Well, scientists at Britain’s National Oceanography Centre have. This month they set about finding out, using a long-endurance autonomous...
Evolution of solar power

Evolution of solar power

Did you know that today’s photovoltaic cells are based on a lucky finding by Alexandre Becquerel way back in 1839? He placed an electrode in a conductive solution, and when it was hit by sunlight a current was generated. The first solar cell, however, wasn’t produced...
Japan’s solar city

Japan’s solar city

While most people in the world are considering more energy efficient means of living, Japan is one step ahead. One solar-powered city offers an energy self-sufficient community that produces its own power. Let’s take a look. STORY: These dark rectangular solar...
The Future of Solar Power in the UK

The Future of Solar Power in the UK

The future development of solar power in the UK. Solar Power has been slowly developing in Britain compared with some other European countries. Due to public subsidies and the falling of equipment costs, solar power is becoming a more attractive prospect for the...

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