Israeli solar power plant to generate electricity day and night
FEBRUARY 22, 2015
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! The technology comprises of a of a solar field and an energy center.
8 Practical Ways to Use Solar Energy
Hug a Tree with Me
APRIL 15, 2014
Solar energy refers to electricity derived from sunlight with the use of photovoltaic panels – this type of energy is effective at powering almost every application that relies on traditional energy. Read on to learn of a few practical ways to use solar energy.
Egypt to shine with a new $3.5 BIL solar plant!
APRIL 25, 2016
A global consortium of engineering and renewables industry giants kicked off a project to build a suite of solar power generating plants in Egypt to produce 2 gigawatts (GW) of electricity and valued at USD $3.5 Cities Egyptian solar development MENA renewables PV solar renewable energy
The Most Powerful Moon of the Year: New Moon & Solar Eclipse in Pisces.
FEBRUARY 20, 2017
Love Non New-Agey Spirituality Z ADMIN Love Featured Today Z ADMIN Spirituality Featured Today all that stuff astrology healing love new moon pisces solar eclipseThe New Moon and eclipse arrive together to illuminate the need to let go of old trauma so that painful wounds can be so.
KarmSolar is first Egyptian company to sell solar power off-grid
FEBRUARY 1, 2016
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. The company’s conscientiousness about the environment doesn’t stop at solar power.
Suntan around these badass solar palm trees in… Dubai!
NOVEMBER 1, 2015
Following Israel’s smart solar trees , the Dubai Municipality is rolling out a series of “community tech hubs” based on 3D printed palm trees that collect solar power. Green Tech and Gadgets 3D printing Dubai Solar Energy
Loans for rooftop solar are heating up in Egypt
FEBRUARY 7, 2015
Two Egyptian banks are moving into green lending with an initiative to finance rooftop solar power systems for residential consumers. The program emerged in part due to an EBA study assessing the feasibility of rooftop solar energy generation in Egypt.
‘Solar Mama’ – A Film About Jordan’s Solar Women
NOVEMBER 19, 2012
‘Rafea – Solar Mama’ marks a young mother’s battle to bring solar power to her village in the deserts of Jordan. We’ve been taught about solar energy and solar panels and how to generate light,” explained Rafi’a Abdul Hamid to me over a year ago.
Jews and Arabs turn on Mideast solar project for West Bank farmers
MAY 17, 2016
As an innovator of solar energy, Israel has been involved in a number of pilot projects in its Negev desert regions; in particular, one with Arava Power which resulted in a solar energy plant being put in place in the Arava region near Kibbutz Ketura.
Solar Energy Women Wanted East!
NOVEMBER 21, 2013
The Women in Solar Initiative is aimed at engaging more women into roles within engineering, as significant growth and change takes place within the sector. Image of girl in the sun via Shutterstock. :: Women in Solar on LinkedIn.
Solar powered plane (finally) completes round-the-world flight
AUGUST 16, 2016
Solar Impulse, the world’s first intercontinental solar energy powered aircraft, finally touched down last month in Abu Dhabi after completing a round the world flight. The Solar Impulse 2 journey was plagued with difficulties: financial ones as well as mechanical difficulties.
World’s largest solar power plant goes live in Morocco
FEBRUARY 21, 2016
Morocco has activated the Noor I concentrated solar power (CSP) plant, the first part of a three-phase development in the Sahara Desert intended to supply more than a million homes with electricity by 2018.
Turkey’s Designnobis turns plastic bottles into solar-powered lanterns
JULY 22, 2014
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.
Mystery energies of solar power solved!
JUNE 7, 2015
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.
Solar-Powered ‘Desert Cascades’ Cube Gushes Water in the Desert
NOVEMBER 11, 2013
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.’ ” Design Ap Verheggen clean tech Desert Cascades solar art solar power
Practical Solar Powered Innovations for Developing Countries
JANUARY 21, 2014
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. Jumpstarting Solar Power in the MENA Region.
How You Can Afford Solar Panels For Your Home
Living Green & Saving Energy
FEBRUARY 23, 2015
I have long been an advocate for rooftop photovoltaic solar panels. solar energy solar panels These emission-free gadgets quietly convert sunshine into usable electricity for your home. You can reduce your electric bill to near zero in the best cases, and significantly in any case. You will save money on utility bills from day one and add value to your home. Here […].
Bahrain generates oil and brains using 5 MW solar power
JULY 17, 2014
In a move to diversify its energy package Bahrain Petroleum Company (Bapco) launched its first pilot solar power project this past June in Awali, in the south of Bahrain. The $25 million project installed solar energy units in three locations: in Awali, with a 1.6
Solar-sintered Sand Babel tower grows above and below desert dunes
MARCH 21, 2014
We knew that someone would put Markus Keyser’s amazing solar sinter to good use! This conceptual tower conceived by a team of Chinese designers imagines a cluster of towers made of sand that are constructed with a solar-powered 3D-printer.
Qatar Solar Buys into Germany’s SolarWorld
AUGUST 12, 2013
Qatar Solar has purchased a stake in SolarWorld AG to give the firm a much needed fiscal boost. Called the BMW of solar panel producers , the German firm has been struggling to compete against China’s flood of cheap, generic photovoltaic panels.
Storing Solar Energy in Rust, From Israel
NOVEMBER 22, 2012
Scientists at Technion, Israel’s institute of technology recently found a new way to store solar energy. Cleantech, Science & Technology chemistry energy storage Israel Solar Energy
Chamelic Invents Answer for Desert Solar & Dust!
JANUARY 19, 2012
The huge and visionary Desertec Industrial Initiative (Dii) plan to ship vast amounts of solar to Europe has one glaring potential weakness. So developing dust-resistant solar will be the next Big Thing. Mars has the largest dust storms in the solar system (that we know of – yet!)
This New Solar Cell Is 50 Times Thinner Than a Human Hair
MARCH 1, 2016
This is really cool: Big brains at MIT recently announced they have created the world's thinnest and lightest solar cell—so light it can sit atop a soap bubble without breaking it.
Sunny Solar Outlook For Middle East and North Africa
JANUARY 18, 2013
The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) are expected to bring 3.5GW of solar capacity online by 2015: Saudi Arabia and Turkey lead the way. Conservation of oil for export is driving Saudi’s solar targets : 16GW of PV and 25GW of CSP by 2030.
Stick the Solar-Powered Window Socket on Glass and Watch it Charge
APRIL 29, 2013
The disc-like socket designed by the Korean duo Kyuho Song and Boah Oh has a base of mini solar panels and a suction cup that ensures effective adhesion to virtually any transparent glass surface that is exposed to the sun.
Ladies of Solar Unite – at the Women Solar Seminar in Dubai
APRIL 10, 2013
If it seems like there are just too many men receiving all the glory in the solar industry and not nearly enough women, then you need to attend the Women Solar Seminar in Dubai. I am very proud to be able to host the Women’s Solar Seminar for the second year.
Sun-Believable Solar Nanotechnology Paint May Revolutionize Renewables
JUNE 18, 2012
A team of scientists and engineers led by Professor Prashant Kamat is generating energy from solar paint. Building on recent advances in semiconductor nanocrystal research, they’ve developed a one-coat solar paint for designing quantum dot solar cells.
Israeli Parliament Plans to be Solar Secure by 2014
SEPTEMBER 12, 2013
Years after the plan was first suggested, the Israeli Parliament building will finally boast a large rooftop solar array that will give the Knesset a sound measure of energy security by 2014. Green Tech and Gadgets clean tech Energy security green tech Knesset Rooftop Solar
TIGI’s Honeycomb Solar Collector Wins Big Euro Award
JUNE 20, 2012
Last Wednesday in Munich, Germany, Israeli solar energy company TIGI Ltd. was among the three winners in the solar-thermal category at the Intersolar Europe Exhibition, an annual forum promoting solar technologies since 1991. Arava Drags Israel into Solar Century with 58.5
Solar Impulse 2 plane will circumnavigate Earth in 2015
OCTOBER 8, 2014
The Swiss duo now plans to circumnavigate the world in a next-generation solar aircraft named the Solar Impulse 2. The team is working to produce oxygen with solar energy (not yet available for this flight), and NASA helped create a product that makes urine drinkable.
Solar Roadways: energy-generating roads that light up at night
MAY 30, 2014
Turns out, thanks to a highly successful Indiegogo campaign, Solar Roadways may be coming to a highway near you. Phase I of the Solar Roadways project was so successful, the highway administration awarded the group a second round of funding to the tune of $750,000.
Egypt and MENA Set to Exploit Solar Power?
NOVEMBER 14, 2012
Ask any tourist, or come to that, any solar panel maker pulling in the profits. Plenty of solar energy to exploit then. And, given the rising cost of oil and gas these days, the race for cheap solar energy is well and truly on. Business & Politics Egypt Solar Energy
Jacob Karni’s Solar Turns Brown Coal Into Clean Fuel
JUNE 7, 2012
Greenearth energy looks to Israeli solar tech to make use of Oz’s vast brown coal resources. With the climate change tipping point precipitously close , an Israeli-Australian venture will use solar technology to mitigate the greenhouse gases from coal in Australia.
Solar Plant Stopped Killing Birds: One Weird Trick!
JANUARY 19, 2016
The Brightsoruce Power Plant, in California, uses mirrors to concentrate solar energy to nearly a single point, where things get so hot you can melt metal. Nearby, in the air, the concentrated solar energy can be so high that a bird flying by can become vaporized. Most of the birds, possibly all, that were being vaporized were running into a ring of intense solar radiation that formed around the plant’s tower during standby periods.
Going Solar: The 21st Century Family Home Project
Nature Conservancy - Science
FEBRUARY 25, 2015
The Copelands’ home solar project. 300 pounds : That’s how much coal was not burned in a distant power plant in December as a result of the solar panels we installed on our house in Wyoming this fall. Home Solar Amidst an Energy Boom.
Solar retreat in the Liwa Desert – futuristic functionality or rich man’s folly?
SEPTEMBER 12, 2015
Simple technology for solar energy production can readily supply the building with all its daytime electricity needs, but there is no information regarding nighttime power supply. Design Energy alternative energy architecture green building solar power sustainable design
First Practical Sun-Powered Car Stella Wins World Solar Challenge 2013
OCTOBER 13, 2013
Stella, a solar-powered family car designed by students from the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) in has won the World Solar Challenge 2013, ushering in a new era of efficient, practical cruisers that get all of their juice from the sun.
PV solar bridge for breakout net-zero Falcon Island development
JUNE 24, 2014
It’s slated for construction in Ras-al-Khaimah , the emirate north of Dubai, and it’s going gangbusters with solar energy. Not only will the bridge entering the island have a solar roof, but the villas will also have rooftop panels.
Speak With Sarah Silverman When You Support Galapagos Solar Campaign
JANUARY 29, 2013
Sometimes it takes a touch of star power to boost solar energy projects, which may be why comedian Sarah Silverman has publicly supported Arava Power and Energiya Global founder Yosef Abramowitz’s latest solar campaign in the Galapagos Islands. applause) How about solar power!?
Turkey subsidizes solar donkeys so shepherds can use laptops
JULY 3, 2014
Just when you think you’ve seen it all, a story pops up about donkeys in Turkey that carry solar panels so that shepherds, who are often out in the field alone for days at a time, have enough energy to power their laptops. Solar power serves both purposes.” .