Category: Solar Energy

Plastic Solar Panels (Konarka)

Plastic Solar Panels (Konarka)

  A new technology that uses plastic solar panels that are cheap as well as flexible is set to light up everything, from buildings to bus shelters. Plastic photovoltaics (PV) are cheaper, lighter and easier to install compared to the silicon solar panels and because of its pliability, it can be used almost everywhere. The panels are already in use […]

Big Belly Solar Thrash Can

Big Belly Solar Thrash Can

  Meet BigBelly, the world’s first and only solar-powered, cordless trash compaction system. BigBelly is an innovative solution to a long-standing urban and park problem, an environmentally conscious way to manage trash collection. BigBelly can compact and hold five times the capacity of ordinary trash cans, using only the sun’s energy for power. BigBelly gets the job done without so […]

Solar@Work

Solar@Work

  The “Solar@Work” helps commercial property owners install solar power by avoiding high upfront costs. It works by finding multiple owners who wants to add solar panels, and charge them as one large order. The Solar@Work model will give companies the option of purchased the panels outright, leasing them for lower upfront costs or taking out a loan. Aggregated purchasing leverages companies’ combined […]

Greenhouses

Greenhouses

  Greenhouse Gases (GHGs) in the Earth’s atmosphere absorb and reflect radiation. The more they build up in the atmosphere, the less heat escapes out into space and the warmer the Earth becomes. For most of history, this has helped the planet stay warm to sustain life. Since the Industrial Revolution, CO2 atmospheric levels have increased by 35% and global […]

Largest Solar Panel Factory

Largest Solar Panel Factory

  GE acquired PrimeStar Solar Inc, a thin film solar panels company in Colorado. These panels are certified as most energy efficient by the National Renewable Energy Lab as well as low cost and large scale manufacturing. After spending $600 million on this project, GE hopes to supply 80,000 homes with solar panels.