Tag: <span>solar</span>

Solar Impulse raises funds to continue round-the-globe flight

Posted December 01, 2015 23:59:22 The Swiss solar-powered plane whose record-setting, round-the-globe flight was place on hold in July by weather and battery problems has raised the 20 million euro ($ 29 million) it demands to finish the trip, co-founder and pilot Andre Borschberg says. Mr Borschberg, at the United Nations’ Paris climate summit with…


Australian entrepreneur cashes in on California solar boom

Posted November 30, 2015 ten:04:21 Photo: Australian Danny Kennedy (third from left) is 1 of the entrepreneurs cashing in on California’s solar boom (ABC News) Associated Story: In images: Clean power and climate adjust around the planet Map: United States It is sunset in a rough element of Oakland, and a hipster bar is filling…


Morocco to open giant solar plant

Image caption Rows of curved mirrors capture solar power A giant plant employing power from the Sun to energy a Moroccan city at evening will open next month. The solar thermal plant at Ouarzazate will harness the Sun’s warmth to melt salt, which will hold its heat to power a steam turbine in the evening….


How Africa’s fastest solar power project is lighting up Rwanda

“Arise, shine for your light has come,” reads a sign at the entrance to the initial major solar power farm in east Africa. The eight.5 megawatt (MW) power plant in Rwanda is made so that, from a bird’s-eye view, it resembles the shape of the African continent. “Right now we’re in Somalia,” jokes Twaha Twagirimana,…