Solar News Roundup: Major Headlines from Las Vegas

One of the biggest solar events of the year, Solar Power International (SPI), took place last week in Las Vegas. SPI hosted most of the major players in the solar industry and served as a platform for new product and policy announcements, projections about the future...

Powering America

Powering America With the rise of the modern age of technology and transportation, there has been a need for a source of energy that meets consumer demand. Over the years, two of the main sources of energy have been crude oil and natural gas. This trend is anticipated...

Solar Power, the Never-Ending Energy Source

Solar power is clean, efficient, and sustainable. The earth is rapidly being depleted of fossil fuel sources. The sun is a daily provider of energy. Solar power systems are being used world-wide to power energy for homes, businesses, and power plants. It is important...

Solar Panels, a Renewable Energy System for the Home

Solar panels are a collection of solar cells that are bound together to create a durable, long-lasting source to draw energy from the sun. Solar panels for home use collect energy from direct sunlight that is then stored in a bank of batteries. The process of...

Solar-Powered Airplanes? It Could Happen

One of the biggest problems for air travel is the reliance on fuel for flights. Not only does this produce an abundance of harmful emissions, but it also drives the cost of tickets to nearly unaffordable heights for overseas travel. The biggest advantages of solar...

Solar Power Begets Solar Power

One of the biggest challenges for solar power system creation is the production of the solar panels. Although solar energy itself leaves no carbon footprint, the manufacturing process does. Engineers at Oregon State University may have a solution to this problem....

Solar Powered Smartphones Hit the Market

When it comes to solar energy, solar panels for home use aren’t the only way to benefit from this renewable resource. Luxury watch manufacturer Tag Heuer recently announced its solar-powered smartphone. This exclusive model may carry a $7,000 price tag, but...

The Hybrid Plug-In Gives the Electric Car Some Gas

The electric car was ridiculed early on, with many skeptics saying that it would never take off. Today’s hybrid plug-ins are making the electric vehicle more palatable to many car buyers, and the biggest names in the auto industry have finally created models...