Misaligned mirrors are being blamed for a fire that broke out yesterday at the world’s largest solar power plant, leaving the high-tech facility crippled for the time being. It sounds like the plant’s workers suffered through a real hellscape, too.
Juno broke the interplanetary distance record for solar-powered spacecraft on Wednesday morning. The Jupiter explorer is close to half a billion miles from the Sun, setting a new standard for using solar power for deep space exploration.
That’s right, Tesla’s much talked about Powerwall — the battery that can power your entire house — will be available in the Australian market from late this year. Tesla, the company best known for its Model S electric sedan, is launching Tesla Energy in Australia, which will bring products including both the…
When Elon Musk makes his next big announcement later this month he won’t be joined by an electric car or a space-bound capsule. Tesla will finally be passing along details on its long-awaited batteries designed for home use, plus a “utility-scale” battery as well—both of which will likely be manufactured in its new…
What if, instead of asphalt, our nation's roads were covered in solar panels designed to power our homes and businesses? It's a crazy idea, but evidently it's one a lot of people like. A proposal by one company has crowdfunded $1.38 million on Indiegogo over the past few weeks.
Get your Race The Sun jokes ready now: Ford will show a solar-powered version of their C-Max plug-in at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas next week. It's a C-Max you don't have to plug in at all and it should get around 100 MPGe.
A solar-powered flight made history last night when it successfully landed at JFK airport, capping off a cross-country trip. The Solar Impulse first took off from San Francisco in May and stopped in Phoenix, Dallas, St. Louis, Cincinnati, and D.C. along the way to New York.
One of the coolest cars revealed at the Paris Motor Show was the Mercedes SLS AMG Electric Drive. It's got 737-lb-ft. of torque all-wheel-drive goodness, but the coal-powered Merc reminds us of a looming problem with electric cars.
Tesla Motors just unveiled its new supercharger, but it isn't the cool Mad Max kind we all grew up with.
New York is fairly forward-thinking when it comes to energy innovation, but it's pretty terrible when it comes to solar. City College of New York wants to change that, so they created an interactive solar map of the city using laser airplanes.
Captain Bertrand Piccard's photovoltaic-powered plane "Solar Impulse" flew 1,148ft yesterday in Switzerland at three-foot altitudes. The 262-foot wingspan plane weighs 4,409lbs and has been under construction since 2003. The caveat? They were flying with battery-power assistance. Gallery below
Conventional wisdom states all rear wings do on FWD cars is increase drag and reduce fuel economy. Chinese designer Leon Zhu wants to challenge that notion, using the vast empty space inside them to store a solar shade.
Remember reports Toyota was working on a solar-powered Prius? Maybe they weren't entirely wrong. According to The Nikkei, Toyota's secretly developing a vehicle powered solely by solar energy, some on the car and others not-so-much.
It's not often you hear about Wyoming around these parts, but a company from the Cowboy State is looking to make solar panels the next hip and useful car accessory. The company is developing solar cells a couple inches thick and as big as three feet by four feet to be mounted atop your vehicle to supply power to a…
Hell, you just bought that hybrid, why not go all out turning yourself into a green-bean with solar powered-driveway lights? You don't have worry about crushing these suckers, either, unlike some other solar driveway-lighting solutions on the market.
A bus by the name of "Tindo" has debuted in Australia, carrying with it the pretty hefty title of "world's first solar-powered electric bus." This free-ride, air-conditioned 42-passenger bus is powered by 11 zebra sodium-nickel batteries that can provide the big green bus 124 miles worth of travel on a full charge.
It may be a stretch to call it a car, as Steve Titus' Solar Bug is mostly an electric ATV with a cartoonish fiberglass frame. Nevertheless, you've got to give the guy credit for trying to live the dream. The mini two-seater features a bank of batteries connected to roof mounted solar panels. The Solar Bug isn't fully…