US researchers develop bacteria-powered solar panel

US researchers develop bacteria-powered solar panel

 In a first, a team of US researchers has created a bio-solar panel that can generate 5.59 microwatts of energy - a big step in the evolution of bacteria-powered energy to run small devices in remote areas where regular battery replacement is not possible.

Budget 2016: Solar industry seeks tax sops, financial support

Budget 2016: Solar industry seeks tax sops, financial support

The government has ambitious plans for deployment of 175 GW renewable power capacities by 2022, including 100 GW of solar.

Man develops self-built solar car in Bengaluru

Sixty-three-year-old Syed Sajjan Ahmed from Bengaluru self-developed solar electric-powered car.

Govt has equal focus on all renewable power sources: Piyush Goyal

Power and Coal Minister Piyush Goyal Wednesday said the government has equal focus on all forms of renewable energy, including solar and wind.

Punjab attracts Rs 3,500-cr investments for solar projects

Punjab government today said it has received bids from as many as 18 companies for setting up solar projects in the state which will attract investment of Rs 3,500 crore.

70-year-old solar mystery solved

70-year-old solar mystery solved

Solar physicists have captured the first direct observational signatures of a solar phenomenon that has eluded the world of science for over 70 years.

Now, world's first 'aqueous solar flow battery' that saves 20% energy

Now, world's first 'aqueous solar flow battery' that saves 20% energy

In a breakthrough discovery, researchers have designed a solar cell and battery into a single device, which achieves more energy savings than a regular battery.

Second full moon of July will be visible today

Second full moon of July will be visible today

The second full moon of July will be visible today.

Students identify two 'densest' galaxies

Students identify two 'densest' galaxies

Two undergraduates have discovered two galaxies that are known to be densest.

Hillary Clinton sets renewable energy goals to spur more wind, solar power

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton called on Sunday for a dramatic national shift to energy sources such as solar and wind, setting a goal of generating enough clean renewable energy to power every US home within a decade after she takes office.

New design to boost ability of low cost solar panels

A new design can make low cost solar panels more efficient by enhancing their ability to collect the sun`s energy and release it as electricity, shows research.

Solar Impulse beats new record, but pilot 'tired'

Solar Impulse beats new record, but pilot 'tired'

A solar-powered aircraft flying from Japan to Hawaii on the most perilous leg of a round-the-globe bid has beaten the record for the longest solo flight, organizers said on Thursday.

Why June 30 will be a bit longer

Strictly speaking, a day lasts 86,400 seconds. On June 30, the day will officially be a bit longer than usual because an extra second or "leap" second will be added and NASA has an explanation for this.

Amara Raja to expand portfolio in solar, defence applications

Amara Raja Batteries is looking at expanding product portfolio, including applications in solar and Defence, to reach the top slot in battery industry in both industrial and automotive sectors, company's vice chairman Jayadev Galla said on Thursday.

Solar-powered internet drone completes first test flight

Solar-powered internet drone completes first test flight

A Portuguese startup that aims to use solar-powered drones to provide wireless internet access to offline areas of the world claims to have successfully completed its maiden test flight.

Solar Impulse lands in China after 22-hour flight from Myanmar

Solar Impulse 2 landed early Tuesday in China, the world`s biggest carbon emitter, as it completed the fifth leg of its landmark circumnavigation of the globe powered solely by the sun.

Solar-powered unmanned aircraft to be develope

Elated by the successful completion of the first leg of 'round-the-world' trip in a solar-powered aircraft, CEO of the Solar Impulse Project Andre Borschberg Wednesday said he and his partners wanted to develop its unmanned version.

Solar, wind power to become cheapest in Asia: Scientists

Solar, wind power to become cheapest in Asia: Scientists

Finnish scientists believe that renewable energy sources, such as solar and wind power, will become the cheapest energy for consumers in Asia in next 10 years.

Lifespan of children born in years with more sun is 5.2 years shorter than other kids

A new study has revealed that kids born in years with a lot of sunshine have a higher probability of dying compared to children who were born in the years with less solar activity, and that means fewer grandchildren.