World's Largest Coal Company To Use Solar Power In Bid To Cut Energy Costs

World's Largest Coal Company To Use Solar Power In Bid To Cut Energy Costs

It's perfectly reasonable to be skeptical when an alternative energy organization says we should move away from fossil fuels, and likewise reasonable to be skeptical when the fossil fuel industry says we have nothing to worry about. But when the world's largest coal producer turns to solar power... read more

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Lotus Mobile solar charging array (Image: Monarch Power)

Lotus Mobile: A Portable, Affordable Solar Charging Solution?

Given millions of years of adaptation to conditions, it's no surprise that nature is pretty good at doing what it does. Each leaf on a tree, and indeed the shape of a tree's... read more April 2, 2013 by  10

Photovoltaic solar power field at Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee

Could Carmakers Sell More Electric Cars With Green Energy Included?

In our experience, owners of electric vehicles are also rather keen on green energy. Where appropriate, many fit solar panels to supply some of their energy needs, and others... read more April 1, 2013 by  3

Chiton marine snail could inspire improved battery and solar cell development (Wikimedia Commons)

Snail's Teeth Could Help Develop Future Battery Tech--No, Really

We often cover the progress of battery technologies here on Green Car Reports, and while always of interest, few new discoveries are really that surprising. The potential of... read more March 13, 2013 by 

Sunseeker solar glider (Image: Solar Flight)

Next Kind Of Electric Transport: Solar Electric Aircraft?

In utopian visions of the future, we won't have to burn anything to get anywhere. No fossil fuels, no coal, no burning of any sort. For some, that future is already... read more March 4, 2013 by  1


Elon Musk & SolarCity Offer Honda, Acura Owners Subsidized Solar Power

Do you own a Honda, or maybe an Acura? You might be eligible for a discount on solar power at your home. If you think that sounds strange, you're right. Why would a solar... read more February 22, 2013 by  11

V-Tent solar charging system [Image: Hakan Gursu, Design Nobis]

Solar Tent Keeps Electric Cars Charged When Parked

Solar power and electric cars go hand-in-hand, and many owners equip their homes with solar panels to ensure the electricity they're charging with is as green as possible... read more February 11, 2013 by  5

Solar Field, Mojave Desert [Credit: ©2012 Jamey Stillings, courtesy of the Forward Thinking Museum]

What A Really Gigantic Solar Power Plant Looks Like

Viewed from hundreds of feet, individual elements of Solar Field One, part of the Ivanpah power plant in the Mojave Desert take on a hypnotizing, scale-like appearance. The... read more January 25, 2013 by  4

Large switch at photovoltaic solar power field at Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee

Volkswagen Installs Huge Solar Array At Chattanooga Plant

Volkswagen flipped a large ceremonial switch yesterday that signaled the official launch of a huge array of photovoltaic solar cells at its Chattanooga assembly plant, which... read more January 23, 2013 by  22

House with 5.3 kW Solar PV, courtesy of SolarEcity, Rocklin, CA.

Electric Car + Solar Panels: Are They Right For You?

When it comes to service costs and fuel, everyone knows that electric cars are far cheaper to run than gasoline cars. Even with a plug-in car, however, you still have to pay... read more October 10, 2012 by  27

Solar Panels by Flickr user Chandra Marsono

Saudi Arabia Uses Your Gas Dollars To Fund...Solar Energy

Renewable energy, especially solar, is making inroads into the U.S. power grid, but it's a very slow process. And especially in the wake of the Solyndra collapse, it's one... read more October 8, 2012 by  8

Solar Panels by Flickr user Chandra Marsono

Elon Musk: Solar Really Is The Future For Electric Cars

Electric cars are only as green as the means by which they get their power. While producing zero local emissions and propelled using efficient electric motors, ideally that... read more August 31, 2012 by  23

Baja 2000 running

Baja 1000 Goes Electric With New Solar-Powered Category

The Sun Cup Challenge sounds like something you might find in a Mario Kart video game, next to the Mushroom Cup and Star Cup, but the reality is much more significant. This... read more August 2, 2012 by  6

Solar Panels by Flickr user Chandra Marsono

Goodbye, Solar? Greentech Investors Shift To Electric Cars, Consumer Tech

The green technology investing boom has slowed. But if you ask investors, greentech isn’t disappearing, it’s just changing. Between 2006 and 2007, cleantech and... read more June 27, 2012 by 

PlanetSolar around-the-world solar yacht

Sun-Powered Boat Completes Round-The-World Trip

While solar has its place in the electric car world, it's not yet suitable for powering an electric car directly. A Prius or Leaf may come with a small solar panel mounted in... read more May 25, 2012 by  5

2012 BMW ActiveE  -  Driven in Monterey, February 2012

BMW ActiveE Drivers To Benefit From Cheaper Solar Power

"Yeah, but where does the electricity come from, huh?" comes the oft-sneering question when the subject of electric cars is brought up in polite conversation. Sneery it may... read more May 9, 2012 by  6


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