The pharmacy chain has just announced plans to build the first retail store in the US powered entirely by onsite energy sources.
Well, everything except space. So, if you're a family of eight, this might not be the best option for you. Unless you're a very, very chummy bunch.
Locally sourced materials and solar energy team up to put an autoclave just about anywhere.
Keeping electric cars charged away from home is an annoyance, but a new concept in parking lots presents an eco-friendly solution.
Combining green energy and the aesthetics of futuristic design, this balloon will send you into the sky with the sun as your engine.
Solar power solutions have become popular for their utility as back-up power generators, especially for camping and outdoor activities when an electrical outlet may be hours away. But such solutions don't always need to be dedicated solely to serious considerations of survival off the grid: snowboarders need power too.
Here's an incredible aerial shot of Google's ambitious solar farm project currently under construction in California's Mojave Desert. It's called the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System, and when it's complete toward the end of 2013 it promises to do all these things.
Part of the reason that solar cells aren't on top of every roof everywhere harvesting energy is that they're expensive, and part of the reason that solar cells are expensive is because they're made with exotic elements like indium. How about, let's instead make them with one of the top five most common elements in the entire Universe: say hello to the all-carbon solar cell.
Solar power for residential homes is still too expensive for most Americans. The problem isn't the cost of the power, but rather the hardware. Technological advances are only bringing costs down so much.
Solar cells work best when you leave them out in the sun all day. In order to leave them out in the sun all day, however, you have to leave them out in the sun all day, and most electronics will fry themselves when exposed to concentrated heat like that. Solution? Spin them right 'round, baby, and boost your juice by 20 times.