Computer simulation shows the sun's "heartbeat" is magnetic
Lotus Mobile unfolds its solar-charging petals
Global solar photovoltaic industry is likely now a net energy producer, researchers find (w/ video)
(Phys.org) —The construction of the photovoltaic power industry since 2000 has required an enormous amount of energy, mostly from fossil fuels. The good news is that the clean electricity from all the installed ...
Fully renewable electricity could be competitive
(Phys.org) —A carbon price of between $50 and $100 per tonne of carbon dioxide would make coal-fired and gas-fired power less economical than renewable electricity, a UNSW study shows.
Trees used to create recyclable, efficient solar cell
Solar cells are just like leaves, capturing the sunlight and turning it into energy. It's fitting that they can now be made partially from trees.
UAE opens world's largest CSP solar power plant
Oil-rich Abu Dhabi on Sunday officially opened the world's largest Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plant, which cost $600 million to build and will provide electricity to 20,000 homes.
Auroras shine light on solar flares
(Phys.org) —Astrophysicists at the University of Glasgow are looking to the Northern and Southern Lights to expand our understanding of solar flares.
Breakthrough promises significantly more efficient solar cells
A new technique developed by U of T Engineering Professor Ted Sargent and his research group could lead to significantly more efficient solar cells, according to a recent paper published in the journal Nano Le ...
World solar power capacity exceeds 100 gigawatts
World solar power capacity passed the 100 gigawatt mark for the first time to 101 GW, the European Photovoltaic Industry Association (EPIA) said on Monday.
Fujifilm breaks record with thermoelectric material
Patented technique key to new solar power technology
(Phys.org)—A novel fabrication technique developed by UConn engineering professor Brian Willis could provide the breakthrough technology scientists have been looking for to vastly improve today's solar ...
US company aims to 'harvest' asteroids
A US company said Tuesday it plans to send a fleet of spacecraft into the solar system to mine asteroids for metals and other materials in the hopes of furthering exploration of the final frontier.
Japan to replace nuclear plant with world's largest wind farm
New multi-junction solar cell could break efficiency barrier
U.S. Naval Research Laboratory scientists in the Electronics Technology and Science Division, in collaboration with the Imperial College London and MicroLink Devices, Inc., Niles, Ill., have proposed a novel ...