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Fourth Graders Power Their Classroom With Solar Energy

Minh Le | Posted 08.26.2013 | Green
Minh Le

After learning all about solar and other energy sources, Aaron Sebens -- a teacher at Central Park School for Children -- and his fourth grade class came up with a bold idea: make their classroom solar-powered.

Pay-As-You-Go Solar Technology Spins Off Under New Venture

Neil Parmar | Posted 10.21.2012 | Green
Neil Parmar

How's this for a consumer-friendly innovation in Africa: a pay-as-you-go solar system with enough lights and power to replace fast-burning candles and dangerous kerosene lamps, as well as recharge cell phones.

Making the Impossible Possible: From Kennedy's Moonshot to Solar's SunShot

Ramamoorthy Ramesh | Posted 08.18.2012 | Green
Ramamoorthy Ramesh

As we continue to push for innovation to drive down the cost of solar, it's much easier to imagine a day in the near future when we will reach $1 per watt for a fully installed solar energy system.

Solar Plane Preparing For New Record-Breaking Flight

Posted 04.03.2012 | Green

By InnovationNewsDaily Staff: A solar-powered plane that has shattered three world records plans to go the distance again this year. The pilots o...

Giant Solar Power Towers Sprout Like Weeds

Posted 02.09.2012 | Green

From EarthTechling's Pete Danko: The question might not be if an insanely tall solar updraft tower gets built, but whose insanely tall solar updraf...

The Coolest Green Innovations And Advances Of 2011

Posted 12.28.2011 | Green

2011 was an important year for green innovations and technological advances. In the world of fuels, a number of strides were made. President Obama ...

Solar Panels Inspired By Nature

Posted 12.15.2011 | Green

From EarthTechling's Kristy Hessman: Plants and trees make use of the sun's power everyday to create energy through processes like photosynthesis. ...

New England Prep School Leading The Way In Solar

Posted 12.03.2011 | Green

From EarthTechling's Lauren Craig: How it ranks in SAT scores or Ivy League admissions, we have no idea. But in the highly competitive world of New...

Leaves Provide Inspiration For Solar Researchers

Posted 12.11.2011 | Green

From EarthTechling's Pete Danko: One of the keenest areas of solar power research these days is into how nature turns the sun’s rays into energy ...

Could The I-Slate Help Classrooms Without Electricity In India?

Posted 12.11.2011 | Green

From EarthTechling's Kristy Hessman: Inventors are currently working on a high-tech learning tool that can be powered by solar energy for use in In...

Tom Zeller Jr.

California Solar Company Touted As Model Of Green Economy Will File For Bankruptcy Protection

HuffingtonPost.com | Tom Zeller Jr. | Posted 10.31.2011 | Green

Solyndra, a solar technology firm in California that the Obama administration once touted as an exemplar of an emerging green economy, said Wednesday...

New Wall Street Hotel To Use Solar Technology

The New York Observer | Dana Rubinstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The plans for a new hotel on Wall Street include the use of a more versatile kind of solar technology that is said to be unprecedented for New York Ci...

New Silicon Technology May Help Solar Energy

| Posted 12.24.2011 | Green

By Larry Greenemeier (Click here for original article.) As a professor at M.I.T., Ely Sachs was a strong supporter of alternative energy research....