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Opportunities in Solar Panels: They Do Make Homes More Valuable

A new study says that buyers are willing to pay more for homes with rooftop solar panels

Solar Cell Paint In The Spotlight

Earthtechling: The technology was commercialized in 1994 by Dyesol, an Australian solar company that sells various DSC products and supplies internationally. Each DSC, covered in titania (a white pigm

Super Soaker Inventor Takes Aim At Solar Power

When you think of Lonnie Johnson, the first thought to pop up in your head is probably that famous water gun he created. His not-so-little invention, the Super Soaker, has been a big hit with kids for

Solar Roofing: Why Is It Becoming So Popular?

More and more homeowners are taking advantage of the renewable energy solution solar roofing. Fundamentally, it can save you money on your energy bills and cut the property’s carbon footprint so

Solar-Powered Light Bulb

At $20, it may not seem like a light bulb worth buying. However, when you consider its solar-powered abilities, it’s hard to believe no one thought of it before! The solar-powered light bulb by

Transparent Solar Film Coming Soon to A Window Near You

Phys.org: One of the holy grails of solar cell technology may have been found, with researchers at UCLA announcing they have created a new organic polymer that produces electricity, is nearly transpar

“Solar Power” Without the Sun

Fast Company: Photovoltaic cells are best known for turning sunlight into electrical power—and they’re big business. But did you know that there’s a type of PV cell that eats heat in

The Future of Solar Power?

Did you know that there are almost 46,000 square miles of paved surfaces in the United States mainland alone? That’s the same area as Ohio. Now imagine how much energy could be produced if all

Putting A Solar Twist On An Old Idea

Knoxville News Sentinel: Matthew Davis, a 1995 industrial design graduate of Purdue University, has developed a solar boiler electrical generator and heat machine that converts solar energy to usable

Solar Business for Everyone

photo credit: Jesse Wagstaff Want to get into the solar business but don’t know anything about electricty? No problem, says the NY Times, neither do these guys: Technology advances and falling p

Niche Inventions: Floating Solar Panels

Solar Novus: Floating solar panels soaking up the sun on Italy’s Lake Colignola will provide a cost-effective, more visually attractive way to harness the sun’s power, says its inventor,

Big Money in Leasing Solar Panels

Business Week: There’s at least one bright spot in the troubled U.S. solar industry. After a plunge in prices sent panel manufacturers reeling, consumer demand for the alternative energy is soa

Solar Powered, Smart Roads

Could you imagine what it would be like to drive across solar panels instead of the asphalt traditionally used for roads? If Scott Brusaw has his way, we will soon find out. Scott is currently working

Paint on Solar Cells

Science Daily: Imagine if the next coat of paint you put on the outside of your home generates electricity from light — electricity that can be used to power the appliances and equipment on the

Solar Powered Tent

Stephen Key: The UK mobile services company Orange in association with the American product design firm Kaleidoscope designed the Orange Solar Concept Tent; a high-tech tent that harnesses solar energ

Solar Cells Made from Trees: Cheap Solar Coming Soon?

Cheaper solar cells will be coming soon, if new research out of Georgia Tech holds up: Georgia Institute of Technology and Purdue University researchers have developed efficient solar cells using natu

Portable Solar Generator Invention

MyFox Houston: All eyes are on Isaac as the hurricane makes landfall along the Gulf Coast. But it was another hurricane that inspired a physics professor at the University of Houston. And his inventio

Nine California Cities Streamline Solar Permit Process

Inside Bay Area: Fine East Bay cities have joined forces to streamline the home solar installation permitting process, a move expected to save contractors and homeowners $850 to $3,500 per installatio

Solar Cell Paint In The Spotlight

Earthtechling: The technology was commercialized in 1994 by Dyesol, an Australian solar company that sells various DSC products and supplies internationally. Each DSC, covered in titania (a white pigm

Inventor Makes Solar Water Heating More Affordable

EADT24: Tom Seppings, of Beccles, has created the SolaPlug, which aims to make the heating of water cheaper and also easier to fit. The invention is a flanged adaptor which connects solar heating pane