Tag Archives: solar power

N.J. county going solar with unique financing

From CNET: Morris County, N.J., plans to install 3.2 megawatts of solar panels on county property roofs with the help of some creative financing, the Morris County Improvement Authority (MCIA) announced Wednesday. Self-dubbing it the “Morris Model,” county officials said in a statement that the project was funded with a unique two-prong approach. Part of […]

Window doubles as solar panel

From ZDNet: New technology from Pythagoras Solar has resulted in the development of what the company is calling the industry’s “first energy efficient, transparent and high power-density photovoltaic glass unit. The new product could show up in curtain walls (like the one shown below), skylights or windows by the second half of 2010. The company […]

Students in India Create Solar Powered Helmet

Three days was all it took for two electrical engineering undergrads at the Nirma University in Ahmedabad, India, to put together a wind- and solar-powered helmet for bikers. The prototype headgear by the entrepreneurial pair, Pragnesh Dudhaiya and Aalok Bhatt, comprises solar cells and a mini fan, and is capable of charging a mobile phone […]