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Tesla Runs Tau In American Samoa Island On Solar Power

Tesla has announced their solar panels are nearly entirely powering the island of Ta’u in American Samoa. SolarCity developed a microgrid with 1.4 megawatts of solar generation capacity — enough to power nearly 100% of the island, according to a SolarCity blog posted on Tuesday. The microgrid is enabled by 60 Tesla Powerpacks, the company’s large commercial battery, which can ... Read More »

Australian scientists just set a new solar power efficiency record

ANU scientists set solar thermal record

Scientists at the Australian National University have set a world record for efficiency for a solar thermal dish generating steam for power stations. The team halved energy losses and achieved a 97 percent conversion of sunlight into steam through a new receiver for a solar concentrator dish. This beats commercial systems by about seven percentage points.   Read More »

Europeans Using Solar Power To Transform Urine Into Beer

For the second year in a row, a team of researchers at Belgium’s Ghent University is collecting urine at one of Europe’s largest festivals, Roskilde. The researchers are hoping that by the time next year’s festival rolls around, one of the country’s breweries should have plenty of recycled urine beer to pour out for adventurous drinkers. The first time around, ... Read More »

Solar Impulse completes historic round-the-world trip

A solar powered plane has landed in Abu Dhabi, completing a historic round-the-world trip with stops in India, Asia, Europe and North America. “I’ve been waiting for this moment for 15 years,” said Solar Impulse chairman and pilot, Bertrand Piccard, in an impromptu speech on the tarmac shortly after landing. “We should never accept the world to be polluted only ... Read More »

UK firm powers 49,000 homes through solar energy in Nigeria

The United Kingdom’s Department for International Development, UKAID, in a bid to increase electricity supply in Nigeria, has provided solar energy to 49,000 homes within the Nation. According to the agency in charge of the programme in Nigeria ‘SolarNigeria’, the funds from the UK DFID will be used to scale the market for solar home lighting and power across the ... Read More »

Could Libya become the world’s solar power leader?

Another study by Nottingham Trent University recommends Libya may deliver very nearly seven times more power from sun oriented vitality than oil every day. Libya is situated in North Africa along the Tropic of Cancer. This area gives abundant daylight for the duration of the day. Libya’s atmosphere incorporate couple of shady days, further expanding their potential sunlight based yield ... Read More »

World’s First Solar Powered Airport

India Opened The World's First Solar Powered Airport

The southern city of Kochi is now the proud home of the first airport in the world solar energy. On August 18, the Cochin International Airport Limited (CIAL) -India international largest in terms of passenger traffic to any ordered 12 megawatts (MW) of solar projects fourth airport. The airport already had the most efficient solar panels of 1 MW, which can ... Read More »

Pakistan’s parliament becomes 100% solar powered

Pakistan’s parliament has turned into the first on the planet to run altogether on sunlight based force. Known as the Majlis-e-Shoora, the seat of the administration in the nation’s capital, Islamabad, is currently completely fueled by the sun. Initially declared in 2014, the endeavor has been supported by the Chinese government as a demonstration of fellowship, with the sun oriented ... Read More »