Indian villagers’ lives transformed by new energy delivery system

Our World 2.0   
January 30th, 2012

Indian villagers’ lives transformed by new energy delivery system

It is here in Uttar Pradesh, one of India’s largest and poorest states, far away from the country’s straining power grid, that US-born entrepreneurs Nikhil Jaisinghani and Brian Shaad have started to pioneer a wholly different energy system, designed to meet some of the most basic needs of the poorest.

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The Future of Solar Born from a Lifetime of Innovation

Ashoka    Yobo Member
December 2nd, 2011

The Future of Solar Born from a Lifetime of Innovation

Eden Full always wanted to be a scientist. At the age of nine, she entered a science competition and built her first solar car.

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Humless “Light the Night” Initiative Illuminates Brighter Futures

CSRWire    Yobo Member
August 19th, 2011

Humless “Light the Night” Initiative Illuminates Brighter Futures

1.6 billion* people worldwide live without Electricity. Humless, LLC seeks to change that, announcing today its “Light the Night” initiative to bring hope and solar generated electricity to off-grid communities and rural medical clinics both domestically and abroad.

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Spain’s Gemasolar Array is the World’s First 24/7 Solar Power Plant!

Inhabitat   
July 20th, 2011

Spain’s Gemasolar Array is the World’s First 24/7 Solar Power Plant!

Torresol Energy has overcome one of solar energy’s biggest challenges: operating when the sun doesn’t shine. The 19.9 MW Gemasolar concentrated solar power plant in Spain’s Andalucia province has two tanks of molten salt (MSES) that store heat energy generated throughout the day.

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Solar power carport charges cars in Connecticut

CNET   
May 27th, 2011

Solar power carport charges cars in Connecticut

An innovative concept for the carport of the future was unveiled in Plainville, Conn., this morning.

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Ten UK Schools Pilot Crowd-funded Solar Roof Projects

Positive News   
January 16th, 2012

Ten UK Schools Pilot Crowd-funded Solar Roof Projects

Ten British schools are attempting to ‘crowd fund’ their own solar panel roofs, with support from carbon reduction organisation

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Front Yard Coop: A Solar-Powered and Self-Propelling Chicken Coop!

Inhabitat   
August 30th, 2011

Front Yard Coop: A Solar-Powered and Self-Propelling Chicken Coop!

Raising chickens in one’s backyard is a growing trend that has given away to some awesome chicken coop designs. But just when we thought we’d seen them all, enter the Front Yard “Full Monty” Coop – an amazing structure that not only uses solar panels, but contains a self-propelling mechanism that moves the coop 16 feet every hour, promoting the movement of your birds.

Read more: Front Yard Coop: A Solar-Powered and Self-Propelled Chicken Coop | Inhabitat – Green Design Will Save the World

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Solar-power proposal for Dubai’s public toilets

The National   
July 26th, 2011

Solar-power proposal for Dubai’s public toilets

he municipality is aiming to make its public toilets solar-powered.

The idea is to save money and increase environmental awareness, said Juma Khalifa Al Fuqae, who as director of the general maintenance department is in charge of the project.

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US Department of Energy; New Global Energy Efficiency Standard

US Department of Energy   
June 30th, 2011

US Department of Energy; New Global Energy Efficiency Standard

The Department of Energy (DOE) recognized the publication of ISO 50001, a new global energy efficiency and energy management standard which will help organizations worldwide save money in their buildings and industrial facilities.

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Sun to Power Junior Solar Sprint Championship in Springfield, MA

NESEA    Yobo Member
May 24th, 2011

Sun to Power Junior Solar Sprint Championship in Springfield, MA

On Sunday, June 12, hundreds of middle school students from across the Northeast US will converge on the Springfield, MA Museums Quadrangle to compete in the thirteenth annual Northeast Regional Junior Solar Sprint model solar car competition.

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