Posts Tagged ‘solar panels’

A Quarter of the Planet’s Electricity Could be Generated in the Deserts

Monday, May 25, 2009 13:03 No Comments

The solar power plants located in deserts could generate up to a quarter of the planet’s electricity by 2050, according to a report by pro-solar groups. The study, by environmental group Greenpeace, the European Solar Thermal Electricity Association (ESTELA) and the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) SolarPACES group, shows that technology can be adapted to the [...]

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World’s First Stadium Powered by Solar Energy

Thursday, May 14, 2009 23:13 No Comments

With a futuristic design, the new horse shoe-shaped structure in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, is the first stadium in the world to provide power using solar energy technology. The Massive building has been built for the World Games which will take place in the city in July.

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North Carolina Will be Powered by 400 Mini Solar Plants

Friday, May 8, 2009 2:06 No Comments

The company Duke Energy has announced that it will build up to 400 mini solar power plants in North Carolina over the next two years, which when completed will power up to 1300 homes with renewable energy. The $50 million project will involve the installation of solar panels on the roofs and grounds of  office [...]

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Bench made up of recycled material generates electricity from solar energy

Wednesday, May 6, 2009 0:05 No Comments

Designers Owen Song, Sean Park and Olbae Woo have created an eco-friendly bench that will not only utilize recycled material for its construction but will also generate electricity from solar energy. This bench is equipped with thin solar panels placed on the surface.

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Wal-Mart doubles its solar projects

Friday, April 24, 2009 0:11 No Comments

Retailing giant Wal-Mart announced that it intends to increase the percentage of solar energy used in its units during the following 18 months. BP Solar will install solar panels on rooftops of 10 to 20 stores and distribution centers in California.

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Hyundai BLUE-WILL will have recycled materials and solar panels

Thursday, March 26, 2009 3:03 No Comments

At the Seoul Auto Show, Hyundai will presents its new hybrid concept, the Hyundai BLUE-WILL. This new concept will be powered by a 100kw electric motor and a 1.6-liter direct-injection petrol engine.

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Chinese have opened a hotel that uses solar energy

Wednesday, March 25, 2009 7:08 No Comments

A part of the energy used by the Power Valley Jinjiang International Hotel, in northern China is produced by it’s own solar generators. The glass ceiling of the hotel is covered with solar panels, and demonstrates how can be used the latest technology in the fight against climate change.

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Asia’s largest solar thermal power plant to be built by China

Sunday, February 22, 2009 1:31 No Comments

China wants to build the Asia’s largest solar power plant in a Beijing suburb.  The project was developed by the Chinese Academy of Sciences and will cost 14.7 million dollars. The construction will start next month.

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A solar charging system will provide clean energy to bikes

Wednesday, February 11, 2009 12:52 1 Comment

Powacycle, the U.K. e-bike maker, is currently working to develop a solar charger for the Infineum range of e-bikes. This solar charger could be located into a module that can be attached to the luggage rack of bike that carries batteries.

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World’s Largest Solar Plant Works at Full Capacity

Tuesday, December 30, 2008 8:06 No Comments

The Amareleja solar plant, located in southern Portugal, presented as ” the world’s largest” came into operation at full capacity, announced the plant director. The plant provides the energy needs of 30,000 households.

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