Solar Power ‘Will Help Europe Avoid Blackouts’

Sun Investment Group says photovoltaic panels can prove highly effective in covering gaps in supply. Solar power will prove an important technology in stopping power outages across Europe in coming years. That’s the verdict from Sun Investment Group, which uses the island of Tilos as an example of how effective panels can prove …

Chernobyl Goes Solar

Chernobyl in Ukraine is infamous for having been the site of a nuclear disaster in what was then the Soviet Union. For the past 30-odd years, since the catastrophic meltdown at the local plant in 1986, the area has been deemed unfit for human habitation. That has led to a …

Blenheim Palace Goes Green with 100% Renewable Deal

The UNESCO World Heritage site will now be supplied with clean electricity from Good Energy. Good Energy is to provide Blenheim Palace with 100% renewable power under the terms of a new deal. The UNESCO World Heritage site says the move is part of an ongoing commitment to reduce its carbon …

“Cheesy” Solar Charger Kit Empowers Students in East Africa

Playful in its design and highly functional, SunMade Cheese features a charger for flashlights, lighters, radios and even cellphones powered by mere sunlight. The device was developed by YOLK, the solar company applauded for its Kickstarter project ‘Solar Paper’ in 2015 that has sold millions of dollars worth of units worldwide. This …

Portable Solar Panels Could Mean Happy Campers

Link Solar says its technology can be used to replace diesel generators and other polluting energy sources. New portable solar panels have hit the market and are enabling people to generate clean energy on the move. Link Solar says its new portable panel technology is lightweight, compact, flexible and easy to use. …

Solar to Become Europe’s Most Competitive Energy by 2030

Solar will become the continent’s most competitive source of energy by 2020. That’s the verdict from Sun Investment Group, which suggests the elimination of the Minimum Import Price (MIP) allowing solar modules to become up to 30% cheaper. It says the decision to lift trade tariffs on the import of …

Asia’s First Fully Solar-Powered Drone Lifts Off

In April, a group of students from the Innovation & Design Programme (iDP) at National University of Singapore Engineering developed a quadcopter drone that is powered completely with solar energy, without the need for batteries or other energy storage. In test flights, the aircraft has flown to a height of …