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Missouri Will Test First Solar Road on Route 66

By | Jun 27, 2016 at 4:09 pm

The success of a crowd-funding campaign rarely dictates the longevity of a startup. While thousands of people gift capital before a business has even launched, it can be difficult to capitalize on the momentum. Fortunately, many companies are able to turn these generous donations into…

Kickstarter

Charge Your Devices With This Solar Panel Journal

By | Jun 3, 2016 at 9:49 am

Smartphone batteries are infamously inadequate and, unfortunately, the products designed to combat the problem are bulky, unsightly and frankly difficult to remember to pack. And while external power sources have been all the rage in recent years, no one has cracked the case of…

Energy

The Ever-Changing Environmental Role of Technology

By | May 17, 2016 at 8:00 pm

Tech entrepreneurs have been widely responsible for creating some of the best and worst technology from an eco-friendly perspective. Fortunately, many tech companies are now much more sensitive to the needs of the environment, and many cater to a green audience. As a result,…

.CO

Albuquerque

SunPort is the Manifestation of Solar Credits [VIDEO]

By | Dec 16, 2015 at 6:00 pm

Identifying renewable forms of energy is becoming a high priority for most nations around the world. From solar power to windmills, startups are looking at new ways for us to power everything in our life. One Albuquerque, NM-based startup, SunPort, is fully embracing the…

Gear & Gadgets

This Solar-Powered Volta Flyer Airplane Is Perfect for Kids

By | Dec 3, 2015 at 7:00 pm

If you’re looking for a fun and tech savvy holiday gift this year, there’s a startup out there called Volta Flyer that will make your old paper airplanes look horribly outdated. Built by ToyLabs, the modern toy plane is a do-it-yourself gadget that uses renewable…

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Opinion/Analysis

9 Reasons Your Business Should Make the Switch to Solar Power

By | Dec 2, 2015 at 12:30 pm

Solar power isn’t just the future — it’s the present. A new solar project is installed every two minutes, and more than 135,000 installations were completed within the first half of 2015 alone. Small businesses everywhere are embracing commercial solar power systems, and it’s…

Trends

5 Solar Energy Technologies Changing the World

By | Nov 18, 2015 at 10:00 pm

With the way we’re depleting the Earth’s natural resources, there have been many who claim that renewable energy is the future. After all, what better source of energy to harness than the sun, which is freely available for about 12 hours every day or…

Trends

The Increasing Use of Solar Energy Technology

By | Nov 4, 2015 at 8:00 pm

Technology has always had the goal of making life easier and utilizing the resources around us in more resourceful ways. Presently, these resources have been strained due to numerous factors. We need to effectively use the current resources while at the same time conserving…

Energy

The World’s First Solar Powered Airport Now in India

By | Aug 21, 2015 at 2:06 pm

On Tuesday, August 18th, the Indian city of Cochin unveiled the world’s first solar powered airport. Cochin International Airport – India’s fourth-largest international airport (processing 6.8 million passengers in the 2014-2015 financial year) – is the very first airport to be completely powered by…

Energy

Clean Commercial Solar: What’s in it for Your Business?

By | May 17, 2015 at 5:00 pm

In the quest for efficiency and cost effectiveness in business, reducing overhead while maintaining high-quality is a never-ending battle. For many commercial establishments, electricity is a significant portion of their overhead. Electricity is a necessary component of industry, but there are ways to generate…

Energy

The Technology and Science Behind Solar Energy Explained

By | May 16, 2015 at 4:00 pm

If you’ve ever played a real-time strategy kingdom building game, like Age of Empires or one of the first three Warcraft games, then you have experienced the feeling of limited resources. As you continue to use the resources of the earth for your building…

Energy

5 of the World’s Biggest Solar Energy Plants

By | May 3, 2015 at 12:00 pm

In March 2015, the United Nations Energy Programme (UNEP) released a report on the state of renewable energy. The findings were encouraging for supporters of alternative energy; in 2014, renewables generated over 9 percent of the word’s energy, up nearly a percentage point from 2013….

Business

How Solar Panels Can Help Your Business Get Ahead

By | Nov 28, 2014 at 7:16 pm

With use of solar energy increasing and a climate-induced doomsday looming, you might have considered powering your business with solar panels. The benefits for business is two-fold – solar power can reduce costs and help a business align themselves with consumers who are increasingly…

Social Good

Boise

Sunlution Aims to Make Solar Power Cost Efficient and Global

By | May 1, 2013 at 3:00 pm

Jeff Roth, founder of Sunlution, has worked in the power utility and solar photovoltaic (PV) industry most of his life. Through his experience, Roth noticed a need for lower-cost solar PV products that made solar power more practical. Roth has already filed a utility…

Gear & Gadgets

Las Vegas

UNLV Enters Department of Energy Competition to Make Solar-Powered House

By | Apr 12, 2013 at 11:00 am

Every two years, the US Department of Energy hosts a “Solar Decathlon”: a competition among 20 universities to design and build a solar-powered house. Started in 2002, the program hopes to show the public that energy-saving homes can be beautiful and prepare students to…

News

Will Biggest Solar Flares in 4 Years Disrupt Technology on Earth?

By | Feb 17, 2011 at 8:32 pm

The sun.. for me it’s a love hate relationship. On one hand we need it for warmth and I love being in the sun, but on the other hand it is a giant fire ball that spews radiation towards Earth. Today, NASA reported that…

Startups & Apps

Austin

Global Energy Innovation: Sponsor a Solar Array

By | Mar 4, 2010 at 8:24 am

With social media providing a new toolset for non-profits, it’s hard not to feel overwhelmed by the problems in the world – daily tweets about the environment, poverty, hunger, etc. But the tools are also providing inspiration for a new breed of non-profits who…