Applied Materials, a semiconductor company, released its third annual solar energy survey just in time for the summer solstice. This is data regarding solar technology and industry stats.
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.
Solaren hopes to raise enough money to develop a solar farm that will orbit in space. That’s just a portion of the total budget that runs in the billions of dollars, as a single rocket costs $150 million.
A unique sports stadium was recently completed in Taiwan, after two years of hard work. It is known as the World Games Stadium, and it gets all its power from solar energy via the photovoltaic panels on its roof. The dragon-shaped stadium was designed by Japanese Toyo Iyo, and can seat up to 50,000 sports […]
In an official Earth Day proclamation today, President Obama has stressed that increasing our use of renewable energy is key to America’s prosperity, and has announced plans to lease out federal waters for alternative energy projects such as wind and ocean currents. To quote: The choice we face is not between saving our environment and […]
Japan as usual is working on staying ahead where technology is concerned. Fortunately, for a country so densely populated and so technologically oriented, that includes solar technology. The Japanese government has recently announced that it will be putting $145 million toward solar power in the next few months. I’m not sure exactly how the money […]
The sast G8 meeting was with President Bush, and the next will be with Obama, are we going to see some change? In July this year world leaders of the G8 met in Japan trying to agree on targets on global emissions. This meeting however failed to achieve any concrete results or set clear goals. […]
Solar hot water heating systems are an effective way of conserving energy and reducing your energy bill. Contrary to popular belief, solar water heating is not a new technology. Solar water heating systems have been used commercially for over a century now, with the first commercial water heater (the Climax Solar-Water Heater) going on sale […]