Solar Powered Cars Have Arrived

Rumours are flying at the moment regarding Toyota working on a car that will be powered only by solar energy. But solar powered cars are already available through a combination of plug-in hybrids that can be recharged by a grid connected home solar power system

Portugal’s Largest Solar Farm Opens

Portugal’s Acciona Energy recently opened the country’s largest solar power farm, executing the construction of the project in a record time of 13 months. The solar farm covers an area of 250 hectares in the municipality of Moura (Alentejo region), near the border with Spain. 

Solar Power And Salt Batteries

One of the biggest challenges of harvesting energy from wind and solar power is storage when it comes to large scale installations. That’s where molten salt may hold some answers. 

Japan’s Renewed Solar Power Push

The world’s second largest economy and fifth biggest emitter of greenhouse gases is making a renewed effort to spark uptake of solar power systems as it scrambles to meet its Kyoto obligations. 

A Coal Sludge Christmas

The coal industry has had a tough year and the bad news keeps coming after a massive coal ash sludge spill in central Tennessee, USA occurred earlier this week.