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Solar-powered plane tries to fly around the world

...larger than that of the Boeing 747. Built into the wings are 17,248 ultra-efficient solar cells that transfer solar energy to four electrical motors that power the plane's propellers. The solar cells also recharge four lithium polymer...
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Solar energy in Southeast: Is it for real, or is it a joke?

...11:43 a.m. and 203 watts of solar energy is being generated by the unseen...than we are consuming.I like solar energy. My wife Eileen, children Jayleen...Many Americans believe that solar energy produced from solar panels or solar...
In Kake, sun provides light at the end of the tunnel

...for energy that they can use on cloudier days. Kake is not large enough to meet this requirement, and so its excess solar energy goes to IPEC, resulting in lower fuel costs for the company.Hunter is considering ways to circumvent this loss and...
Mild 2013 cuts Arctic a break, though warming woes remain

...Epstein, another study co-author, warned that changes in the Arctic reverberate around the globe.White ice reflects solar energy, but because it is melting away, the oceans and the land are warming up more, Jeffries said.He also cited a relatively...
Should energy secretary resign over $537 million mistake? Con: We should thank Chu - not castigate him

...for a failed federal loan to a solar energy company. They couldn't be more...biofuels, and cost-effective solar energy panels.The nation's economic...billion to finance that nation's solar energy companies. Should we do any less...
As fuel costs rise, rural Alaska looks at alternative energy

...darkness or clouds. Sound off on the important issues at Common sense says it's an unlikely spot to take advantage of solar energy but an Alaska Native corporation is betting it is. Fossil fuel prices have risen so high in some rural Alaska villages...
Expect dim year for aurora

...ever experienced. The decrease in activity is attributed to slow sunspot activity. The Northern Lights occur when solar energy particles collide with the Earth's magnetic field. Aurora activity is expected to increase as the spring equinox...
Oceanographers develop remote power module

...along the Arctic Coast. Their "remote power module" is equipped with four wind turbines and solar panels. Wind and solar energy will provide five days' worth of battery charge. If the batteries get low, the module recharges using a biodiesel...
Without maintenance, the garden disappears

...over and light is reduced. Fire, wind-blow or timber cutting removes the dominant layer and the sudden influx of solar energy to the lower story is like a burst of food. Look at the clear-cut above Fred Meyers and see how rapidly the understory...
Head counters pushing Census

...including how many autos a person owns, how long it takes to commute to work and whether a house uses gas, oil, wood or solar energy for heat. The government uses the answers to decide how many members each state gets in the U.S. House of Representatives...


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