Solar powered yacht – sails and moors for off-grid escape

Green Prophet

Consider the Dutch firm who has designed a solar powered yacht that can lower stilts for a more permanent mooring. The solar powered boat is created by the Dutch architecture studio Waterstudio.NL

2020 87

Solar power myths

Green Living Tips

In the time I've spent talking with people about solar power, the same sort of myths and misconceptions pop up, some I had myself before I started fiddling with solar energy components

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Ripasso may have Doubled Solar Power

Solar Power Ninja

Swedish company Ripasso may have just doubled solar power technology, increasing it’s effectiveness to an astonishing 34% of sunlight directly in to solar power. Photovoltaic solar panels can turn as much as 23% of the sun in to usable grid power while traditional solar panels convert at around 14% to 16%.

A Simple, Inexpensive Way to Benefit from Solar Power

Living Green & Saving Energy

A Simple, Inexpensive Way to Benefit from Solar Power-A solar powered attic fan. eco-innovation green construction saving energy saving money solar energy solar panels lowering carbon footprint solar power solar-powered attic fan

A Simple, Inexpensive Way to Benefit from Solar Power

Living Green & Saving Energy

A Simple, Inexpensive Way to Benefit from Solar Power-A solar powered attic fan. eco-innovation green construction saving energy saving money solar energy solar panels lowering carbon footprint solar power solar-powered attic fan

Advantages of rooftop solar power

Green Living Tips

A major solar farm project is impressive, but so is a small rooftop solar power. Those comparatively few solar panels do so much more than just crank out. system in my opinion. free electricity

Win a Solar-Powered Radio

Living Green & Saving Energy

Win a Solar-Powered Radio with a competition from Green Reviews. green products solar energy green product reviews solar radio

Solar Powered Cars

Eco Friendly Daily

Alternative Energy Environment Science & Technology Solar Power Videos

Bedouin Solar Power Activate!

Green Prophet

Arava Power in Israel is fighting so Bedouin get a fair share of feed-in tariffs in Israel. “Sixty percent of the country happens to be desert, and 30 percent of the [desert] inhabitants happen to be Bedouin,” says Yosef Abramowitz, president of Arava Power Company in Israel. Abramowitz sees his solar energy company’s success of installing solar units in the desert as intertwined with the people who know Israel’s deserts best: the Israeli Bedouin.

Solar Powered Cars

Eco Friendly Daily

Alternative Energy Environment Science & Technology Solar Power Videos

Solar power installations suck away the light of the sun

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The council of the US town of woodland rejected the installation of a small solar array along of Highway 258 by reasoning that those photo-voltaic installations suck away the light of the sun but not only that. Along this highway, at the verges, the 21st century was meant to arrive in the form of a solar array. No one could tell that solar panels were not causing cancer. green living solar solar energy solar power sun sunlight USA

Turkey’s Designnobis turns plastic bottles into solar-powered lanterns

Green Prophet

Unlike other solar-powered lanterns that are currently on the market, Infinite Light treats waste (plastic bottles) as a valuable resource, which helps to drive down its overall carbon or environmental footprint. ” Related: WakaWaka provides solar-powered lighting for Syrian refugees. Cities clean tech Designnobis green gadgets Infinite Light recycled materials solar power solar-powered lighting

A Solar-Powered Green Christmas

Solar Power Ninja

So, nowadays as the trend is “going green”, it is not surprising that more homes and businesses prefer the use of solar powered Christmas lights when decorating for the holidays. Since it is solar, it has considerably lesser chemical reactions which are harmful to health and environment. Solar powered Christmas lights are composed of three parts – the solar panel, the battery and the LED light bulb. Solar Home solar christmas lights

Solar Power…Outages? How to Stay a Step Ahead of Blackouts

Living Green & Saving Energy

Some homeowners who have installed solar panels on their home sometimes mistakenly feel that power outages will not affect them. But if a neighborhood loses overall power during a violent storm or [.]. renewable energy saving energy solar energy solar panels solar power Mother Nature can play cruel tricks during the late summer season, when winds and storms start to reach various parts of the country.

Israeli solar power plant to generate electricity day and night

Green Prophet

Solar energy is a pretty hot topic right now. But the problem has remained of how to use solar energy without any sun – when it gets dark! Brenmiller Energy, an alternative energy company, has announced that it will build a 10-megawatt solar field in the town of Dimona in southern Israel. The technology comprises of a of a solar field and an energy center. Energy biomass Dimona Israel plant solar Solar Energy solar power plant solar thermal energy

Captec Switch to Solar Power

Green (Living) Review

Fareham, UK, March 2016 : Captec, designers and manufacturers of specialist computer platforms, has announced it is now powering its 50,000 square foot Fareham headquarters with solar energy. The installation of 600 polycrystalline solar panels, one of the largest in Hampshire, was timed for a January 2016 turn on as part of a decision to reduce the business’s electricity consumption, carbon dioxide emissions and financial outlay on power.

Yemeni Girls Solar Power Post-Revolution Darkness

Green Prophet

A group of Yemeni high school girls have created a suite of solar-powered gadgets to help illuminate their country’s post-revolution darkness. So she and her all-girl posse developed low cost solar-powered solutions with help from an entrepreneurship program offered through their school by the non profit INJAZ Yemen, an offshoot of the Colorado-based business education program Junior Achievement Worldwide.

Video: Solar Power Reinventing Toledo

Solar Power Ninja

Solar Power is having a dramatic impact on the foundation of the Toledo economy with a confluence of industry, academia and government. While like so many other manufacturing hubs if the US, jobs have been lost en mass, the solar power industry has helped mitigate these losses as it’s proving to be fertile, green ground for economic development. Videos Solar Power toledo

Helius Solar Powered Backpack

Solar Power Ninja

The Helius Solar Powered Backpack utilizes patented light optimizing technology which allows you to conveniently charge your iPods, cell phones, and PDAs powered by room or sunlight. The Helius optimizes the power of sunlight using only one small solar panel. Solar Gadgets solar powered backpack

Solar-powered plane’s round-the-world journey underway!

Green Prophet

We’ve all heard of the benefits of solar power and the emergence of innovative new projects that are making use of the sun’s energy. But one is soaring above the rest of them – a solar-powered plane attempting to fly round the world! Solar Impulse 2 took off from Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates early on Monday morning and has already completed its first 250-mile (400km) leg, landing in the Omani capital of Muscat.

Jumpstarting Solar Power in the MENA Region

Green Prophet

The Middle East and North Africa have faced a number of hurdles in getting what experts believe could be the greatest solar power grid in the world off the ground. From Morocco to Egypt to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), obstacles have continued to stand in the way of creating a grand solar project. The original plan projected a total of 895 MW of power, but with the revision the region now expects to achieve 1.12

Solar power discount offer

Green Living Tips

Green Living Tips readers in Australia - a heavily discounted home solar power. system and solar hot water service combo package - fully installed HTML clipboardWorking for a renewable energy company certainly has its benefits - and the. company I work for, Energy Matters, would like to extend a very special offer to.

Solar powered clothes dryer

Green (Living) Review

Solar powered clothes dryer aka the washing line By Michael Smith (Veshengro) I just knew something like a dryer, using gas or electricity to heat things, existed when I was a kid. Now, go and power up that solar-powered clothes dryer. My mother and grandmothers (yes, plural) never had one or used one. We always used a line or even putting clothes over bushes to dry. And to me line dried clothes still smell the best.

Small scale solar power

Green Living Tips

While large scale solar farms are certainly impressive, small scale solar is simple, elegant and it's more efficient to have power generated closer to where it's being used. If you haven't checked out renewable energy rebates available recently, you might find you can now afford solar power for your home

Solar Power to Pay off Greek Debt?

Green Prophet

The economic woes in Europe due to Greek debt may result in Greece supplying huge amounts of cheap solar power for Europe, by way of paying back its debts, but in the process creating rivalry with Desertec, the visionary plan to supply 15% of Europe’s energy from the deserts of the MENA region. Greece is in the process of arranging financing for a gigantic 10,000 megawatt $30 billion solar project that could be its ticket out of its financial woes.

Bahrain Announces 5 MW Solar Power Entrance

Green Prophet

But the ministry of electricity and water affairs is looking to change all of that with the announcement of a new solar energy project in the capital, Manama. While still in its development stage, the project in the Awali Township aims to produce 5MW of power from the utility-scale photovoltaic solar facility. According to reports and the ministry, it is the region’s first tendered utility-scale solar project.

New Mexico Chooses More Solar Power - Compass

Sierra Club Compass

Cleaner Cars, Cleaner Air, Lives Saved » New Mexico Chooses More Solar Power. Recently the New Mexico Public Regulatory Commission chose to continue the state’s leadership on clean energy investments when it approved a measure on solar power : The Public Regulation Commission (last month) approved a new way.for utilities to calculate renewable energy costs but kept the current price caps that limit the impact on consumers. solar in 2012. Compass.

IKEA and UN Unveil Prefab Solar-Powered Refugee Shelters

Green Prophet

The ongoing Syrian conflict has put refugees at their highest number since 1994 – a terrible year for the people of Rwanda and Yugoslavia; this year – in time for World Refugee Day – IKEA and the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) have unveiled a solar-powered home designed to protect women and children living in makeshift camps. million into an initiative to design solar-powered housing that can be mass-manufactured and distributed to refugee camps across the globe.

NASA Launches Solar-Powered Telescope

Solar Power Ninja

Yesterday morning NASA launched the WISE (Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer), a solar-powered infrared telescope that will search the stars for planet-threatening asteroids and comets. New Technology NASA solar solar powered telescopeThe telescope will spend the next 9 months in orbit, and will cover the entire sky 1.5 times and take pictures every 11 seconds. All data will be downloaded 4 times daily via radio transmission to Earth-based computers.

Las Vegas Going Green in a Quest to Become Saudi Arabia of Solar Power

Green Prophet

This ambitious target is turned into reality thanks to solar technology and the nearby Hoover Dam. Quick to follow suit, hotel and casino resorts have begun sourcing their power from green energy. They’ve even opted to create their solar arrays and install solar panels on their roofs to go green as soon as possible. It will not be long before solar panels power every home and hotel resort in the state of Nevada. A green oasis in the desert?

2020 63

Facts on Solar Powered Cars

Eco Friendly Daily

How practical are solar powered cars? Solar energy is a renewable resource even though we only have a window of time when we can collect it. Also, this energy doesn’t pollute the air, and it’s a versatile way to heat water, dry clothes and power different technologies. Below are some facts on solar powered cars that might surprise you. Solar cars use photovoltaic cells (PVC), which are in solar panels. Solar Power

Solar-Powered ‘Desert Cascades’ Cube Gushes Water in the Desert

Green Prophet

The same team behind SunGlacier, an extraordinary solar-powered artificial leaf that produces ice in the middle of the desert , has come up with a new concept – ‘Desert Cascades.’ Still in its conceptual phase, this art project proposes a self-powering cube of solar panels that collects water vapor from humidity in the air. ” Design Ap Verheggen clean tech Desert Cascades solar art solar power

What You Need To Know About Solar Power In Canada

Green Prophet

Whether you are an energy conscious homeowner or you are just looking to lower your carbon footprint there is a good chance that you have recently heard about solar power. In fact, did you know that a solar power system is installed every 1.6

2018 62

Practical Solar Powered Innovations for Developing Countries

Green Prophet

Solar e nergy projects for developing countries in Africa and the Middle East MENA Region have often been put on the backburner due to financial considerations as well as lack of attention by local government bodies. Whether it has involved sophisticated solar “farms” or small solar devices for barefoot Bedouin women , more attention is being focused to bring solar energy to poor people to light up their world. Jumpstarting Solar Power in the MENA Region.

Morocco to Tender Two More Solar Power Plants

Green Prophet

Morocco recently announced that it has pre-selected several solar power producers to build two additional concentrated solar power plants (CSP) in Ourzazate. Saudi Arabia’s Acwa Power , which is currently building a 160MW CSP plant in the same area, is among the firms picked to bid. Energy Abengoa Acwa Power cleantech concentrated solar power MASEN Morocco solar plans ONEE World Bank Clean Technology Fund

World’s Largest Solar-Powered Boat Pays Visit to Qatar

Green Prophet

With its solar-powered 2022 world cup stadiums and numerous other developments , Qatar is striving hard to raise its portfolio as a leader in solar technology, so the MS Turanor Planet Solar’s presence at the Pearl pier in the country’s capital city Doha is no coincidence at all. Cars & Transportation 2022 world cup Doha marine marine transportation photovoltaics PlanetSolar solar power solar-powered boats

Bird’s Nest: Solar-Powered Studio Perches on School Roofs

Green Prophet

Eschewing the bigger is better thought pattern, this solar-powered accessory dwelling “perches” on existing buildings to create extra space. Design eco architects Turkey Green design Turkey ONZ Architects Parasitic Architecture solar power sustainable design Onat Öktem, Ziya Imren and Zeynep Öktem are among the most exciting eco-minded architects working in Turkey, and Bird’s Nest is also among their most unique projects.

5 Top-rated Solar Powered Generators

Greentumble

a reliable solar powered generator would be very helpful. If you’re looking for the best back-up power source, investing in a solar power generator is a great choice. Solar generators are the way of the future: they recharge with free and clean energy from the sun, don’t emit dangerous exhaust fumes, and they are extremely quiet, making them an excellent choice for both indoor and outdoor use. How do solar powered generators actually work?

New Solar Cell Could Be The Game Changer for Broad Use of Solar Power

Living Green & Saving Energy

The biggest problem with solar electrical power is its higher cost per unit of electricity generated compared to alternatives. Even the best solar panels only convert about 20% of the sun’s energy into electricity. alternative energy solar energy solar panels high efficiency solar cell solar powerA big reason for the high cost is poor efficiency. Now a breakthrough by engineers at the University of Missouri may [.].

Eliodomestico is a Solar-Powered Desalination Device for the 99%

Green Prophet

What’s hotter than Italian-designer Gabriel Diamanti talking about a solar-powered desalination device for the 99%? Following extensive travel to parts of the world that can no longer take fresh water supplies for granted, like Saudi Arabia, Iran, Jordan and many other parts of the Middle East, Diamanti decided to build an open-source solar still that converts sea water into fresh water using nothing but sunlight. .

KarmSolar is first Egyptian company to sell solar power off-grid

Green Prophet

KarmSolar is an Egyptian company dedicated to bolstering solar energy use. It is now the first company in Egypt with official permission to sell solar power off-grid. After receiving the nod of approval, KarmSolar finalized a 1-megawatt solar energy installation at a dairy farm in Egypt’s west. KarmSolar’s company compound is itself in the Western Desert and fully powered from the sun. Egypt’s location on the solar belt makes solar power an obvious winner.

Mystery energies of solar power solved!

Green Prophet

Researchers at the Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute worked alongside colleagues at Trinity College Dublin to solve solar energy mysteries related to the physical properties of photovoltaic perovskite materials. Their discovery may lead to more efficient solar energy harvesting. Persovkites were known to be particularly efficient in converting solar energy into electricity but no one knew why, until now. Energy photovoltaic energy PV solar Solar Energy

Solar Power Tower

Eco Friendly Daily

It may seem like something out of the future but it is very much in the here and now – you would be looking at Europe’s first commercial solar power tower. Unlike the conventional solar photovoltaic panels that most people think of when we talk about solar power, this does not convert the sun’s rays directly into electricity via some complicated physics but instead it utilises a centuries old idea it uses a steam driven turbine to generate the electricity.