What if you could build a home in less than 24 hours - for just over the equivalent of $10,000? This is what (Californian-based startup) Apis Cor are offering, as part of a major breakthrough in construction.
The pace of technology means that there is always something ground-breaking on the horizon, and this new arrival to the renewable energy world will undoubtedly garner attention. Researchers at the RMIT University in Australia have developed 'solar paint' as a potential new energy source.
There are now over 100,000 Electric Vehicles on the road in Norway. For a country with a population of just over 5 million, it is a tremendous statistic. Key to their global leader status lies a government agenda to phase out fossil fuelled cars by 2025.
According to the SEAI new report 'Ireland's Solar Value Chain Opportunity', Ireland could capture over €200 of the global solar PV sector by 2030. Industry conditions have greatly improved with a significant drop in the cost of solar panels and rapid growth within the global solar PV sector.
Google's Project Sunroof launched in beta format about 2 years ago with the core mission of allowing the public to see how viable solar energy might be for them. It has grown from a few test states to all of the US, covering 60million+ buildings.
The Middle East has long been associated with the most valuable and sought after fossil fuels - oil. As a region it produces the largest volume of oil in the world, creating vast wealth and valuable trade deals.
In a seemingly unusual move, oil giant Shell is looking at installing Electric Vehicle chargers across their petrol station network this year. Like many car manufacturers, they are now looking at how they can work with their traditional competitors.
Now that solar has almost closed the gap on the cost of energy production compared to its solid fuel counterparts, it is increasingly important that there is a wealth of clear information for those who are looking to adopt this type of energy supply, domestically and commercially.
The Independent has reported on a major milestone in the evolution of solar power. Between April and September this year, solar generated about 10% more electricity than coal in the UK. With over 750k homes in the UK using self generated solar power, the appetite for renewable energy is very healthy.
Google is by far and way the most popular search engine with 72% market share globally. Then take into consideration their wide suite of other services - gmail, analytics, maps, youtube and more. That is a lot of information to house and make available to millions of people around the world.
Over the last few years major European retailers have adopted solar as a key energy source for their expansive networks of outlets and distribution centres. As part of their bid to source 50% of their energy from renewables by 2020, Marks and Spencers installed the largest single installation of solar panels in the UK at their distribution centre in Castle Donnington.