Back in 2007, physicist Dr. David Criswell came up with the idea for the Lunar Solar Power System (or LSPS), which would see harvested solar energy on the moon beamed back to Earth via microwave. Now, one designer is showing what that could look like.
Back in 1990, inventor Lonnie Johnson (pictured) revolutionized America's suburbs when the first Super Soaker was sold. Now, Johnson could be ready to deliver another gift to the masses: an energy converter that could double the efficiency of solar power, and make it a truly viable source of renewable energy.
Designer Josh Hadar wasn't content to just build himself a solar-powered trike — cool enough when green DIY projects are all the rage — so instead he went for one with plenty of attitude. By all accounts, it's quite the beast to drive, too.
While it may look odd, the Wunda Weeder may be quite the boon for farmers who have to weed large fields — work that involves a lot of bending over. Instead, the Wunda Weeder keeps a farmer in a comfortable position, and is even self-propelled.
How much easier can it get? A company called SoloPower is rolling out flexible solar panels that it hopes will soon grace the flat roofs of office buildings. Looking at something like this, though, you can't help but think how great it would be if you could just toss it on your own home.
The big question with the Solar Impulse, an aircraft designed to fly wholly using solar power, is whether or not it'd be able to continue to operate at night. Well, turns out it can, as the Solar Impulse landed after successfully completing a 24-hour test flight.
Masdar, an Abu Dhabi-based company that specializes in renewable energy, is planning to build the largest concentrated-solar energy plant in the world. It'll cover an area of over an entire square mile, making it absolutely massive. The problem? For all that space, it doesn't crank out that much energy.
British scientists say they've achieved a breakthrough, figuring out how to extract hydrogen from water with an unheard-of 60% efficiency using solar energy. The secret sauce is nanotechnology, in the form of nanoclusters of indium phosphide encrusted on a gold...
Dell is tricking out its parking lot with big, solar-powered structures that serve three purposes: charging the company's Round Rock, Texas HQ with green energy, juicing electric vehicles parked at the lot and provided the area with shade. It's part...
Bozen, Denmark's E-Move Charging Station is the work of that country's entrepreneur, Valentin Runggaldier, and — while those renders make it look like a flight of fancy — it's actually real and going through a test. The idea is to...