Solar Energy: The Future Is Now

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Solar Energy - The Future Is Now

For decades, solar energy has been touted as a different power source. Increasingly, however, solar is standing toe to toe with traditional power sources as a viable, cost-effective option for electricity. When solar energy surges onto the scene in the 1980s, nobody was making an economic case for including it in America’s utility electric fleet…. Read more »

Alternative Energy – The long term substitute for fossil fuel

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alternative energy

There has been vast development within the field of different energy sources within the kind of alternative energy. The traditional energy sources that we have a tendency to square measure mistreatment come back primarily from fossil fuels and mineral oils. The electricity that we have a tendency to ordinarily use comes from thermal power wherever… Read more »

Solar Impulse 2 Around-The-World Flight Route Revealed

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Solar Impulse 2 around the world

Fans of Solar Impulse 2, the news is out! The primary ever Around-The-World flight official international route has been proclaimed by Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg, nation co-founders and pilots of Solar Impulse 2 (Si2), in Abu Dhabi today, January 20, 2014. The Solar Impulse 2 team says that the primary solar-powered plane ready to… Read more »

Solar Impulse 2 Airplane

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Solar Impulse 2 Airplane

Enjoy the first video fully shot with GoPro. Si2 first took to the skies in June, soaring across Switzerland and getting its first view of the Alps. The aircraft has now flown 21 times; with pilots seeking out the sun wherever possible at 8,500m. Co-Founders & Pilots André Borschberg and Bertrand Piccard are both confident… Read more »

MIT Creates World’s First ‘Perfect Mirror’ with Zero Distortion, Signaling Breakthrough for Solar Power

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mit perfert mirror

Perfect reflection could help boost the efficiency of concentrated solar power installations, as well as lasers and biological sensors. Scientists at MIT just announced that they have created the perfect mirror – and it could signal a breakthrough for solar power technology. The team’s “perfect mirror” is capable of reflecting any type of wave — light, sound, or water… Read more »

#FIRSTFLIGHT For Solar Impulse 2 on Monday June, 2

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Solar Impulse 2

See on Scoop.it – Green Living    Originally published on 1Sun4All. Solar Impulse team: #FIRSTFLIGHT MONDAY June, 2 Solar Impulse 2 will be taking-off tomorrow for its maiden flight. It is a great moment for everyone who has built this revolutionary solar airplane. #Si2 has now been approved by the authorities, and is ready for this summer’s test flights…. Read more »

The Solar Decathlon’s Net-Zero Solar-Powered Start.Home Aims to Transform Green Home Building

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See on Scoop.it – Green Living The Start.Home is the Stanford University entry in the 2013 U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon.   Integrating technology into a home that can grow as needs change, the Start.Home design allows for customization and additions that are based on a pre-engineered, pre-fabricated start.core that can meet net-zero energy efficiency standards. The… Read more »