solar-plane

Solar Power takes Flight – Literally

If you’ve been keeping an eye on the news, then you’ll know that the first trip around the world using solar energy has been achieved. A prototype plane by the name of Solar Impulse 2 has made it’s way around the globe with a single pilot, and spent a little more than 23 days in […]

solar energy facts

Interesting Things You Might Not Know About Solar Power

We live with the sun every day, and it has become such natural part of our routine that we forget how necessary it is to humanity. Just like water and air, the sun is a critical source of life. Take for example the super-volcano in Yellowstone Park, America. If it erupts the ash will blot […]

solar and fossil fuel

A Breakthrough in Solar Energy that can Effectively Replace Fossil Fuels

In a previous article we touched on the subject of solar panels looking to mimic the art of photosynthesis. We also mentioned the challenges involved with re-creating a wonderful part of nature. But it seems technology might be catching up quicker than we think, because a new solar cell design can possibly be the answer. […]

modern-solar-panel

Solar Panels are Starting to Follow the Smartphone Trend

Elon Musk recently published an article on the Tesla Motors blog about his new Master Plan for solar panels. For those who don’t know, Musk is an entrepreneur, engineer and inventor who was born in Pretoria. He currently has a net worth of about R12 billion and his aim is to make solar panels more […]

Green Leaves

How Plants Inspire Solar Technology

It’s hard to believe that something as simple as a plant can undergo incredibly complex phases. At school we learned about these processes, but we never really took the time to think how incredible they are. In this case, the complex process is photosynthesis, and till today people cannot mimic it. Of course there are […]

Solar Powered House

Solar Power is Sexy

When the concept of fixating solar panels to the roof of a house first surfaced, it wasn’t exactly embraced with open arms. Even though home owners would feel better because they are making the necessary change towards a greener energy, the panels didn’t really complement the appearance of the home. For the greater good it’s […]

Graphene Solar

Solar Panels that Add Rain to the Mix

When Inus Dreckmeyr was interviewed by Carte Blanche about his family home, which is completely off the Eskom power grid, everyone got a little bit jealous. Dreckmeyr had accomplished what so many South Africans wish they could, and that is to become independent from the one power source South Africa has. For Inus and his […]

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