Browsing the "Solar power" Category

IKEA To Start Selling Solar Panels In The UK

October 17th, 2013 | by Andrew Meggison

In a few short months, flat-packed solar panels will be sold at all 17 IKEA stores in the United Kingdom, and if the panels prove to be a hot seller, they could even find their way into American stores soon.


High-Flying Solar Drones Could Replace Satellites

September 16th, 2013 | by Christopher DeMorro

On October 4th, 1957, Russia launched the Sputnik satellite into low-Earth orbit, setting off the Space Race and the golden age of space exploration. 56 years later, and our atmosphere is cluttered with single-use satellites. A new idea replaces satellites with much cheaper solar-powered drones that are cheaper, cover a wider area, and are reusable many times over


Worth It? A $40,000 Portable Solar-Powered EV Charger

August 19th, 2013 | by Christopher DeMorro

Both a perk and a drawback of electric cars is the refueling system; you either have to spend anywhere from $500 to $2,500 getting an EV charger installed in your home, or hope there are enough public charging stations to go around. A new option has emerged from Envision Solar called the EV ARC, a portable, solar-powered EV charging station



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