Singer Akon has come up with Akon Lighting Africa initiative and vowed to provide 600 million African residents with solar power.
Japanese researchers have invented solar cell fabric. The new fabric is composed of wafer-thin solar cells, which can be woven together with sweater or trousers capable of powering up mobile phones and other electronic devices.
A new solar technology has been discovered by scientists at Rice University, using nanoparticles. The nanoparticles can directly convert solar energy to steam, entirely skipping the process of boiling water. The efficiency rate for this procedure is 24%.
To setup the largest proposed solar farm in the United Kingdom, the Charnwood Borough Council has given a green signal to the Lark Energy.
After the success of a solar project in Tokelau, these remote Pacific islands have become the first territory in the world to generate their electricity completely from solar energy.
According to a new research, it has been proved that an out-of-the-lab solar-power system can convert more than a third of the sun’s direct sunlight into electricity.
The technology used in a microwave seems to also have found application in the solar energy industry. This has paved the way to create a thin-film photovoltaic products. These can be made with less energy, expense and lesser impact on negative environmental consequences.
The National Institute of Technology in Silchar, India, is geared for setting a solar plant to meet its energy needs. At present, the institute needs 1MV power per day. The energy plant to be built on the campus of the institute will have a capacity of 100kilowatt.
Puma, reputed for its high quality athletic shoes has become a fashion statement over the years. It is now carving the way for other retail outlets, by applying very high standards for the design of its store.