General Electric is trying to convince its wind turbine customers to purchase solar panels as well. This is according to Vic Abate, who is the head of the company’s renewables unit.
At least one gigawatt of rooftop solar power capacity has been installed in California to date. This is according to a report released by the Environment California Research and Policy Center.
The solar power industry in Texas is still small, which accounts to just 1 percent of the total electric power produced in the state. Renewable energy advocates say that the state could be the top generator of solar power in the United States within the near future.
Solar power is looking to be the smart choice when it comes to electric power sources. The cost of solar power is decreasing while every other energy resources are increasing.
The United States Interior Department approved four new renewable energy projects, which includes a solar power generation plant proposed by Abengoa SA and the Edison International transmission project.
A Japanese construction company Shimizu Corporation wants to change how we look at the moon at night. One of its concepts that it said can benefit future generations is the Luna Ring.
Flexible solar cells are where the solar power technology is heading in the future. But researchers must find the best material to protect the active layer of the solar cells from the environment. At present, glass is used as the protective layer.
General Electric is expecting solar power to be cheaper than energy generated from fossil fuel and nuclear reactors. GE attributes the drop in the price of solar power generation to innovations in the industry.
A team of researchers from the University of Michigan discovered a magnetic effect of light that could probably be utilized in the future to generate solar power. This breakthrough can mean the extinction of solar cells.
Japan’s problem with its Fukushima nuclear power plant has led to a more vigorous campaign of a nuclear-free planet. People fear that nuclear reactors are not safe, as what’s happening in Japan after it was hit by an earthquake and tsunami.