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India’s First Solar Powered Village

Rampura village in Jhansi anymore is the first in India to get its own solar power plant. It did not have any electricity at all before, but now the kerosene lamps which were the only…

Solar Powered Airplane the Sunseeker II

The Sunseeker II features solar panels on very small wing areas, and it has an ultralight shape. This solar airplane was designed by Eric Raymond and it’s going to fly above Europe this late-Spring and…

Half-Price Solar Panels – If You Live in…

From now until March 31, Santa Monica residents will have a golden opportunity to go solar, thanks to a special offer by SolarCity, in partnership with First Solar. In October 2008, SolarCity, centered in Foster…

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Utilities Begin to go For Solar in a…

In the last 24 hours two utility companies ordered twice the total solar capacity the United States had installed in 2007, over a gigawatt of solar power. NRG is partnering with Google.org-backed eSolar, a startup…

All That Glitters is not Energy Gold

Today's solar cells are mostly made from silicon, which can be costly to refine and purify, or from thin films of cadmium telluride, which contain relatively rare or toxic elements, making it difficult or impossible…

Solar Power Partners Takes $32 Million More in…

Another solar-as-a-service company to is doing well in terms of raising funding despite the economic downturn. Solar Power Partners, a Mill Valley, Calif. company that installs panels for commercial customers but retains ownership in order…