Category Archives: Solar

Versatile solar Pebble looks to replace dependence on kerosene

By Ben Coxworth Plus Minus’ Solar Pebble rechargeable lamp Kerosene can be nasty stuff. Kerosene lanterns in particular can lead to fires, explosions, asphyxiation, and toxic fumes. In some of the world’s poorest regions, unfortunately, kerosene lanterns are the standard form

Versatile solar Pebble looks to replace dependence on kerosene

By Ben Coxworth Plus Minus’ Solar Pebble rechargeable lamp Kerosene can be nasty stuff. Kerosene lanterns in particular can lead to fires, explosions, asphyxiation, and toxic fumes. In some of the world’s poorest regions, unfortunately, kerosene lanterns are the standard form

LuminAID solar-powered inflatable lantern – simply a good idea

By Pawel Piejko Although it can be considered as a basic human need alongside food, water and shelter, 1.6 billion people all over the world have no access to stable and safe source of light. It’s a situation that two

LuminAID solar-powered inflatable lantern – simply a good idea

By Pawel Piejko Although it can be considered as a basic human need alongside food, water and shelter, 1.6 billion people all over the world have no access to stable and safe source of light. It’s a situation that two

Exclusive: Orbital solar power plants touted for energy needs

By Jim Wolf WASHINGTON | Sun Nov 13, 2011 8:18am EST (Reuters) – The sun’s abundant energy, if harvested in space, could provide a cost-effective way to meet global power needs in as little as 30 years with seed money from governments, according

Exclusive: Orbital solar power plants touted for energy needs

By Jim Wolf WASHINGTON | Sun Nov 13, 2011 8:18am EST (Reuters) – The sun’s abundant energy, if harvested in space, could provide a cost-effective way to meet global power needs in as little as 30 years with seed money from governments, according

Stacking Clean Energy Subsidies

Since 2009, extensive federal and state subsidies have been offered for solar power. An analysis by Booz & Company shows the ways in which government subsidies have turned one such project — NRG’s California Valley Solar Ranch — into an

Stacking Clean Energy Subsidies

Since 2009, extensive federal and state subsidies have been offered for solar power. An analysis by Booz & Company shows the ways in which government subsidies have turned one such project — NRG’s California Valley Solar Ranch — into an

Solar Firm Aided by Federal Loans Shuts Doors

By MATTHEW L. WALD WASHINGTON —  A Silicon Valley maker of solar power arrays that was started with high hopes and $527 million in loans from the federal government said on Wednesday that it would cease operations. The failure of the company —

Solar Firm Aided by Federal Loans Shuts Doors

By MATTHEW L. WALD WASHINGTON —  A Silicon Valley maker of solar power arrays that was started with high hopes and $527 million in loans from the federal government said on Wednesday that it would cease operations. The failure of the company —

Brutal Year for Solar Causes Industry Shakeout

A brutal 2011 has left the solar industry dazed, damaged and on the cusp of a major shakeout of weaker players that are more likely to shut down than be snapped up by their stronger rivals. Solar subsidy cuts in

Brutal Year for Solar Causes Industry Shakeout

A brutal 2011 has left the solar industry dazed, damaged and on the cusp of a major shakeout of weaker players that are more likely to shut down than be snapped up by their stronger rivals. Solar subsidy cuts in

Writing a Handbook for Large-Scale PV

With the increased popularity of solar energy among industrial, commercial, and residential users comes increased pressure on utility companies to significantly expand the amount of solar energy they distribute. At the same time, utilities must ensure the same high quality

Writing a Handbook for Large-Scale PV

With the increased popularity of solar energy among industrial, commercial, and residential users comes increased pressure on utility companies to significantly expand the amount of solar energy they distribute. At the same time, utilities must ensure the same high quality