According to this article on the university website, the University of Delaware's Institute of Energy Conversion will receive $3.75 million in grant money from the Department of Energy under the Solar America Initiative over the next three years.Â Out of nine Universities … [Read more...] about University of Delaware receives $3.75 million grant for solar power research
Photo courtesy of musicpb at Flickr.com. Recently, many commodity prices have gone through the roof. You don't have to look any further than the gas station to see the effects of $110 for a barrel of oil. A visit to the grocery store will quickly reveal that prices are also … [Read more...] about Food costs are rising – and soon, so will the price of electricity.
On April fools day 1939, Mitsubishi launched a new product. It was the A6M Zero carrier based fighter plane, rumored to have been inspired by the H2 that Howard Hughes created. On December 7th, 1941 we learned the hard way that Mitsubishi had built a damn fine … [Read more...] about Mitsubishi Breaks Solar Efficiency Record
Photo courtesy of Mischief 78 at Flickr.com. A major producer of polysilicon is under investigation in China for dumping waste on public land. This flagrant disregard for the safety of local workers has caused many solar power advocates to take a closer look at the business … [Read more...] about The Dark Side of Solar Power
Photo courtesy of mtoreceptive at Flickr.com. In the developing world, where electric grids are less reliable, many cell phone towers have to generate their own electricity. With diesel generators, that means that energy costs can add up to 2/3 of the total maintenance costs. … [Read more...] about How green is your cell phone tower?