New methods to examine the potential of concentrating thermal solar power
New data and methods have been developed to examine the potential for thermal concentrating solar power (CSP) plants to help meet energy and environmental goals. Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, ...
Dueling dipoles: In search of a new theory of photosynthetic energy transfer
Chemists of Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet in Munich have refuted a basic postulate of Foerster theory, which describes energy transfers between pigment molecules, such as those that underlie photosynthesis. A revised version ...
Sahara desert project aims to power half the world by 2050
US approves world's biggest solar energy project (Update)
The Obama administration has approved a thousand-megawatt solar project on federal land in southern California, the largest solar project ever planned on U.S. public lands.
Taiwan Cement plans large solar power plant
Taiwan largest cement maker plans to build a large solar power plant, the company and local media said Monday, confirming a trend for the island's companies to focus increasingly on green technologies.
Rain or shine, researchers find new ways to forecast large photovoltaic power plant output
(PhysOrg.com) -- Sandia National Laboratories researchers have developed a new system to monitor how clouds affect large-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) power plants. By observing cloud shape, size and movement, ...
Researchers build Moon garden
First ever hybrid solar-coal power plant operating
As overhead costs shrink, solar becomes newly attractive
At a former industrial site on Chicago's South Side, more than 32,000 solar panels slowly tilt every few minutes, following the sun as it moves across the sky.
Obama gives $2 billion to solar energy companies
US President Barack Obama announced on Saturday the awarding of nearly two billion dollars to two solar energy companies that have agreed to build new power plants in the United States, creating thousands ...
Egypt's first solar plant to open by year's end
Egypt will open its first solar energy plant by the end of this year, electricity and energy minister Hassan Yunis said in a report published on Monday on the ministry's website.
Abu Dhabi to build 'world's largest' solar plant
French oil firm Total and Spain's Abengoa Solar will partner with Abu Dhabi's alternative energy company Masdar to build "the world's largest" concentrated solar power plant, Masdar announced on Wednesday.
Stanford physicist: Americans should overcome doubts about nuclear power plants
(PhysOrg.com) -- Stanford's Burton Richter, a Nobel laureate in physics, calls for construction of more nuclear power plants to counter climate change.
Demystifying yield fluctuations for greenhouse tomatoes
Growing tomatoes is not always easy. In many parts of the world summers are too hot to grow tomatoes in greenhouses, even those with intricate cooling systems. In cooler climates where tomatoes are grown year-round ...