#Solar

India rolls out solar-powered train coaches that’ll will save thousands of litres of diesel

4 days ago — 1.5 min read

India’s massive train network is about to get serious about solar On July 14, Indian Railways revealed its first train...

Wind, Solar and nuclear power provided more electricity than gas and coal combined to the UK

1 month ago — 1.5 min read

At 8am today wind, solar and nuclear power generated more electricity than coal and gas for first time ever inside...

Construction is now complete on the largest floating solar farm on Earth

2 months ago — 1 min read

The Chinese Government have announced that the world's largest floating solar farm is complete and has started to produce energy....

Infographic: Electrical Engineers & Climate Change

3 months ago — 4 min read

Why Electrical Engineers Play an Essential Part in Addressing Climate Change CO2 or Carbon Dioxide Emissions are an inevitable result...

Powered only by the sun – this device pulls water from dry air

3 months ago — 2 min read

Does a future where every home has a device which could pull all the water you need out of the...

“Solar Sponge” offers a completely new approach to solar steam generation

11 months ago — 4 min read

MIT engineers have invented a bubble-wrapped sponge-like device which can soak up sunlight to generate steam through its pores. Researchers...

Solar Impulse II: Around the World Trip Successfully Completed

12 months ago — 3 min read

Solar Impulse II has just made history and become the first solar-powered plane to completely circle the Earth. The craft...

Solar Impulse 2 set to break more records

1 year ago — 1.5 min read

Having now completed repairs in maintenance in Hawaii Solar Impulse 2 has now flown back to California. The electric plane...

Graphene solar panels developed that generates energy when it rains

1 year ago — 1.5 min read

Whilst Solar Power has made significant steps forwards over the last decade there has always been the problem of what...

Carbon emissions drop in the UK as renewables rise

1 year ago — 2.5 min read

Provisional figures released by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) have revealed a 3.4% drop in greenhouse gas...

Swedish researchers develop wood-based glass

1 year ago — 0.5 min read

Researchers at Sweden's KTH Royal Institute of Technology have developed transparent wood that could in future be used in solar...

Transparent photovoltaic windows could reach the market in three years

1 year ago — 0 min read

Researchers at the Centre for Process Innovation (CPI), in collaboration with solar photovoltaic glass manufacturer Polysolar and materials developer Merck,...

London’s Queen Elizabeth II reservoir to hold world’s largest floating solar power plant

1 year ago — 0.5 min read

A £6 million floating solar array is to open in London this month, and is expected to generate 5.8 million...

Salford University project hopes to create extremely efficient solar cells

1 year ago — 0.5 min read

Researchers at Salford University have begun a €5 million project to develop perovskite photovoltaic cells, a novel material choice which...

MIT researchers create lightest and thinnest solar cells ever

1 year ago — 0.5 min read

A team from MIT have developed a solar cell one-fiftieth of the thickness of a human hair, which is so...

Record-breaking £265bn invested in renewable energy last year

1 year ago — 0.5 min read

More money was invested in renewables in 2015 than was invested in building new fossil fuel power plants, a report...

Young engineers’ new technologies gain support of Royal Commission

2 years ago — 0 min read

Ten projects, with a significant possibility of improving health or the environment, have gained funding from the Royal Commission for...

Devices in future could be powered by new “nanohoops”

2 years ago — 0 min read

Tiny circular structures called nanohoops could be used in the future to power a range of devices, according to researchers...