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 ...
Solar energy production has enormous potential in southeastern Ontario: study
Solar power in southeastern Ontario has the potential to produce almost the same amount of power as all the nuclear reactors in the United States, according to two studies conducted by the Queen's University Applied Sustainability ...
The quality of the tomato depends more on temperature than on natural light
A team from the Basque Institute for Agricultural Research and Development (Neiker-Tecnalia, Spain) has questioned the generally held belief that the quality of tomatoes depends primarily on their exposure to natural light ...
German firm to build SE Asia's top commercial solar park
A German solar energy firm said Monday it would build South-East Asia's largest commercial solar power plant, based around 70 kilometres (45 miles) north of Thailand's capital Bangkok.
Italy to host Europe's biggest solar plant: company
Europe's most powerful solar power plant is set to start operations in Italy later this year, the US company building the installation on an area as large as 120 football pitches said on Thursday.
France builds world's biggest photovoltaic solar plant
French energy giant EDF is building the world's biggest photovoltaic solar power plant at an abandoned NATO air base and plans to have it open by 2012, a spokesman said Tuesday.
Hydroelectric generator can be carried like a backpack
Nanotechnology could help Arab region
"Nanotechnology could aid the future of development of the Arab region," says Mohamed H.A. Hassan, executive director of TWAS, the academy of sciences for the developing world, and president of the African Academy of Sciences. ...