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Germany’s Grafenrheinfeld nuclear reactor will be shut down permanently on June 27th

Grafenrheinfeld nuclear reactor

One less nuclear reactor threat to the people of Europe with the early closure of the Grafenrheinfeld nuclear reactor. According to Greenpeace International, Germany’s 33 year-old Grafenrheinfeld nuclear reactor will be shut down permanently on June 27th as the country’s phase out of nuclear power continues. It’s the first reactor to close since Germany passed […]

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June 26th, 2015 | Posted in _featured slider,Europe,WORLD | Read More »

Fund solar panels for Gaza hospitals

solar panels on the roof of Gaza's hospital

A group of Canadian doctors hope to make blackouts a thing of the past for Gaza’s hospitals by installing solar panels to provide energy 24/7 for emergency rooms and operating theatres. The “EmpowerGAZA” project has launched a fundraising drive on Indiegogo to secure the $200,000 required to fund the first hospital, with the ultimate goal […]

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June 25th, 2015 | Posted in _featured slider,Asia,WORLD | Read More »

China plans massive solar power plant in space by 2050

solar energy from space

China wants to put up a solar power station bigger than the International Space Station in orbit at 36,000 kms above the ground by 2050. According to International Bussiness Times, the project would solve the energy crisis on Earth, the Chinese scientists behind the vision say. An experimental space solar power station is planned to […]

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March 31st, 2015 | Posted in _featured slider,Asia,WORLD | Read More »

Israel installs solar panels at parliament to save energy

solar panels

Israel has installed solar panels on the roof of its parliament building, creating what it calls the largest solar field of any national assembly in the world. According to phys.org, the office of the parliament speaker says energy generated from some 1,500 solar panels will provide 10 percent of the electricity used at the Knesset, […]

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March 30th, 2015 | Posted in _featured slider,Asia,WORLD | Read More »

JAM IN THE VAN, the solar-powered mobile music studio

solar-powered van

JAM IN THE VAN is a solar-powered mobile music studio and discovery platform that is set to travel over 10,000 miles this year. Housed inside an RV, it greatly differs from typical music studio setups and is able to hit the road in search of music to record. The one-of-a-kind platform was founded in 2011 […]

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March 19th, 2015 | Posted in _featured slider,USA,WORLD | Read More »

Natural silk can boost the performance of lithium-ion batteries

natural silk can boost lithium-ion batteries

A green material derived from natural silk can boost the performance of lithium-ion batteries used in portable gadgets and electric cars, scientists say. Carbon is a key component in commercial lithium-ion energy storage devices including batteries and supercapacitors. Most commonly, graphite fills that role, but it has a limited energy capacity, researchers said. To improve […]

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March 13th, 2015 | Posted in _featured slider,Asia,WORLD | Read More »

Solar panels stolen from Gloucestershire energy farm may be sold on

solar farm

Police have urged people in Gloucestershire to be aware of stolen solar panels being sold door-to-door. Panels worth several thousand pounds were taken from a Gloucestershire farm earlier this week. According to SouthWest Business, the theft happened in Bristol Road, Cambridge, between 9pm on Monday and 9am on Tuesday. The thieves gained entry to the […]

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March 12th, 2015 | Posted in _featured slider,Europe,WORLD | Read More »

Unprecedented solar power boom in U.S.

solar power in U.S.

U.S. solar power grew by 6.2 gigawatts in 2014, a 30 percent increase over the previous year and representing nearly $18 billion in new investment, according to data released by the Solar Energy Industries Association and GTM Research. According to Scientific American, the new power systems, comprising tens of thousands of photovoltaic (PV) arrays for […]

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March 11th, 2015 | Posted in _featured slider,USA,WORLD | Read More »

Traffic cops in Kinshasa? No, they now have solar-powered robocops!

solar-powered robocop

In Kinshasa, the teeming capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, where drivers often flout traffic rules, five chunky, arm-waving robots equipped with cameras, lights and solar panels have been set up to watch over the roads. According to South China Morning Post, the solar-powered aluminium robots are huge, towering over the jammed streets, as […]

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March 6th, 2015 | Posted in _featured slider,Africa,WORLD | Read More »

Samsung gives a Solar Powered Internet School to learners in Mpumalanga

Solar Powered Internet School

Samsung Electronics South Africa has delivered a Solar Powered Internet School (SPIS) to the Chief SW Nhlapho Secondary School in Dundonald, Mpumalanga. The executive mayor of Chief Albert Luthuli Municipality, B.P. Shiba, attended the handover ceremony, along with the Department of Education’s acting district director, P.P. Magagula. Head of Corporate Citizenship at Samsung Electronics South […]

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March 2nd, 2015 | Posted in _featured slider,Africa,WORLD | Read More »

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