Tag Archives: solar

Obama commits billions to solar firms


President Barack Obama, under pressure to spur job growth, said on Saturday two solar energy companies will get nearly $2 billion in U.S. loan guarantees to create as many as 5,000 green jobs. In his weekly radio and Web address, Obama coupled his announcement with an acknowledgment that efforts to recover from the recession are […]

Apple patent bid combines solar with touch screen


From CNET Although Apple has yet to release a solar-powered gadget, its engineers clearly see the potential for solar power in multitouch devices, such as the iPhone and iPad. A recently surfaced patent application, spotted by Patently Apple, shows that Apple employees filed a patent for a technology to embed solar cells under the touch […]

More Solar Power Love


Victor Valley College and SolFocus celebrated the opening of the new solar power plant on the college campus.  The solar installation deploys concentrator photovoltaics (CPV) and is sized to generate one megawatt of solar power for Victor Valley College in California.  … …   “The Victor Valley College solar micro-generating facility is now connected to the regional electrical […]