Swiss Solar Roofs Could Produce 83% of All Power Demand

Solar panels installed on every roof across Switzerland could produce 83% of the nation’s entire electricity demand. That’s the calculation made by the Swiss Federal Office of Energy, which worked out potential generation by combining maps from Swisstopo with weather data from Swiss Meteo. It worked out a countrywide rollout …

Sheep and Solar Panels? Not a Baaa-d Idea!

A new solar plant in Hawaii relies on a flock of sheep to keep vegetation from growing over its panels. The Kauai Island Utility Cooperative’s new 28MW facility in Lawai has employed the services of 300 of the animals to keep the former sugar plantation’s 155-acre fields suitably trimmed. The …

NEW DELICATESSEN – Natural and Sun-Kissed

Pompon sun-dried paste is designed as a healthy, gluten-free alternative to classic pasta. Fresh pumpkin, by specially designed process of cutting into strips and natural drying process on sun and air, is turned into gluten-free delicatessen paste. This project, designed by Belgradian Slavica Orelj, won the award of National Forum …

New York Completes 1.2MW Community Solar Array

New York has completed the construction of a 1.2MW community solar array. Nearly 200 households and businesses are already benefitting from the site in Brooklyn, which entered operation earlier this month. The project was funded by the New York State Energy and Research Development Authority (NYSERDA) and developed by Daroga …

Could ‘Robotic Ant’ Solar Tech Put Humans out of a Job?

Osoji Solar seems to think so – it says its dust-cleaning devices could significantly boost solar efficiency. Could ‘robotic ant’ solar tech put humans out of a job? Osoji Solar seems to think so – the Chilean startup has created a fleet of robots to clean dust off solar panels. It says the devices …

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 …

When Chucks Meet Solar Power Plant

In case you have bought your pair of Chucks in Serbia or a country in the region, there are high chances that they had found their way to your feet with the help of Triple Jump, the exclusive distributor of Converse, one of the world’s oldest sports brands. As a …