ARTICLES RELATING TO SOLAR

Bad weather forces Solar Impulse to land in Japan

2015-06-01 16:36

Solar Impulse 2 will land in the Japanese city of Nagoya, as bad weather delayed a landmark attempt by a solar plane to cross the Pacific Ocean.

Solar-powered plane lands in Myanmar

2015-03-19 19:50

The solar-powered plane, Solar Impulse 2, has landed in Myanmar on the 3rd leg of a global flight to promote clean energy.

Solar plane on first sea leg

2015-03-10 16:26

Solar Impulse 2 is headed to India on the first sea crossing of its epic bid to become the first plane to fly around the world powered solely by the sun. WATCH live feed.

Derek Watts sees the light on green energy

2015-01-27 10:28

With Eskom increases inevitable and green technology becoming more efficient annually, we’re getting very close to the tipping point, says the Carte Blanche presenter.

Solar plane to fly like a homing pigeon

2015-01-21 05:00

A plane with the top speed of a homing pigeon is set to embark on a landmark round-the-world flight using nothing but the sun's energy to power it.

Indian businesses go solar

2014-11-04 16:13

Fed up with constant electricity cuts and government-enforced power holidays, Indian IT firm ValueLabs has turned to the sun beaming down on its head office for help.

Solar boost for Wi-Fi

2014-07-02 12:22

New solar lamps will be Wi-Fi hotspots in rural areas and shacks, says Gugu Lourie.

Energy-generating window unveiled

2013-10-24 17:45

Scientists in China have designed a "smart" window that can both save and generate energy, and may ultimately reduce heating and cooling costs for buildings.

Google pumps R100m into SA energy

2013-05-30 21:36

Internet search giant Google has invested more than R100m in a solar plant to be developed near Upington, which will be capable of generating enough electricity to power 30 000 homes, a report says.

Sun power flight all charged up

2012-06-05 19:09

The Solar Impulse, a giant plane as big as an Airbus A340 but as light as an average family car has been fully charged on the world's first intercontinental flight in a solar-powered plane.

 

Absa offers energy saving option

2015-05-18 17:21

Absa now offers its customers the opportunity to select and finance a fully customised renewable energy solution.

Solar Impulse 2 sets distance record

2015-03-11 19:55

Solar Impulse 2 has broken a distance record for solar-powered planes as part of its bid to be the first to circumnavigate the globe powered solely by the sun.

Solar plane lands in Oman after 1st leg

2015-03-09 19:50

The Solar Impulse 2 has landed in Oman, completing the initial leg of its bid to become the first solar-powered plane to fly around the world.

US duties on solar products will cause 'serious harm': China

2015-01-22 17:27

A US trade panel's move to impose import duties on solar products made in China and Taiwan will cause "serious harm", Beijing said Thursday, warning of the decision's global repercussions.

juwi SA to build its biggest solar project ever

2015-01-18 19:43

juwi Renewable Energies is to build the Mulilo Sonnedix Prieska PV solar park in the Northern Cape for Independent Power Producer Sonnedix.

Sun energy rises over Karoo

2014-10-01 21:08

A new 75MW solar farm near De Aar in the Karoo has been officially opened.

Mirrors lighten gloom in Norwegian valley

2013-10-30 18:30

Sunshine lit up a Norwegian town in a remote, dark valley for the first time in wintertime as mirrors high on a mountainside realised a century-old dream.

Germany pulls plug on solar subsidies

2013-07-08 19:46

Germany will stop subsidising solar energy by 2018 at the latest, after last year initiating a scaling-back of generous state support.

Solar plane makes return flight

2012-06-30 15:06

An experimental solar-powered aircraft, flying without using any fuel, has arrived in Rabat on a return journey to Switzerland after its successful flight over the Moroccan desert.

Solar - local is lekker minister says

2012-05-17 20:31

Only solar water heater suppliers who "localise" their products will be able to participate in government's installation programme, Energy Minister Dipuo Peters says.

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