ARTICLES RELATING TO SOLAR

Solar Impulse 2 beats new record

2015-07-02 22:12

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.

Solar Impulse plane heads for Hawaii

2015-06-29 15:54

Solar Impulse 2 has left Japan on the 120-hour Japan-Hawaii leg of its historic flight.

Solar powered classrooms in focus

2015-06-23 19:35

The South African technology company Ambit’s solar powered classroom is poised to provide “off-grid” electricity and connectivity to rural classrooms.

Solar plane possibly grounded for 2 months

2015-06-18 19:29

The pilot of a solar-powered plane that made an unplanned stop in Japan, says his aircraft is now ready to fly, but must wait out unfavourable weather, perhaps for up to two months.

Maasai women lead solar revolution

2015-06-03 16:20

Lights flick on across this sleepy hamlet, thanks to the efforts of more than 200 Maasai women at the frontline of a solar power revolution.

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.

 

Solar Impulse two-thirds of way to Hawaii

2015-07-01 23:37

The solar-powered Solar Impulse 2 flying from Japan to Hawaii on the most perilous leg of a round-the-globe bid has passed the two-thirds point.

Six massive shifts in global power markets

2015-06-24 07:20

The way humans get electricity is about to change forever, with trillions of dollars earmarked for investment in the renewable energy boom over the next 25 years.

Roadtripping through Africa in a solar-powered car

2015-06-20 08:10

A group of university students and lecturers are on a road trip of a different kind as they travel over 4 000km to test out their solar powered car.

Solar Impulse damaged in Japan

2015-06-04 17:07

The solar-powered plane Solar Impulse 2 will need repairs to its right wing before it can resume its attempt to fly around the world.

Solar Impulse to go under cover in Japan

2015-06-02 17:14

Sunshine powered Solar Impulse 2 is expected to get under cover overnight, finally allowing support staff to let go of the super lightweight plane almost 24 hours after it arrived in Japan.

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.

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