Posts Tagged:solar

And the Oscar goes to … Stella

Stella, world’s first solar powered family car from Solar Team Eindhoven wins the “Best Technology Achievement”. Stella was competing with the big guys Apple Pay, The blockchain (Bitcoin), SpaceX lateral booster (from Elon Musk) and Rosetta’s comet landing. The Crunchies, or ‘Oscars for technology’ are held every year. Solar Team Eindhoven is an initiative of…

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Free solar power

Peru has initiated a program that will provide more than 2 million of its poorest citizens with electricity from solar panels — for free.

You’d never guess these are solar generators

If you’re looking for a household solar solution, SRS Energy has some beautiful roof tiles that you’d never guess were actually solar generators. The company says that only 20%-25% of the average home roof would feature the solar tiles, with the rest of the roof being covered in standard clay tiles that look exactly the…

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World’s first solar bike lane

The world’s first solar bike lane is soon to be available for use in the Netherlands! The bike path that connects the Amsterdam suburbs of Krommenie and Wormerveer is a 70-meter stretch of solar-powered roadway set to open for the public on November 12th, 2014. The new solar road, which costs €3m, was created as…

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solar power tuk tuk

Solar-powered tuk tuk

A few years ago, Naveen Rabelli, 33, an electrical engineer from Bangalore, India, had an idea while sitting in traffic surrounded by the ubiquitous and polluting three-wheel vehicles known colloquially as tuk tuks. Why not, he recalls thinking, make one that runs on solar-electric power? Then he had the idea to take a road trip…

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“ Invisible ” Solar panels are on the Way

Window gazers of the future may soon find themselves looking right through an energy-producing transparent glass solar panel, if the folks at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory are on the right track. Working with the company New Energy Technologies, Inc., the lab has produced a transparent photovoltaic module that is 14 times bigger than its…

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Segun Oyeyiola built a wind- and solar-powered Beetle

Segun Oyeyiola has managed to make something extraordinary. The engineering senior at Nigeria’s Obagemi Awolowo University spent a year retrofitting a Volkswagen Beetle into a wind and solar-powered car partially made of free scrap parts donated by friends and family. Everything else cost under $6,000. Dr. John Preston, chair of McMaster University’s engineering physics department…

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