Tag Archives: solar energy

After Google, Amazon India Promotes Solar Power, Kickstarts New Online Store

As Google is opening more solar-based data centers around the world, Amazon too has jumped on the bandwagon in pursuit of the Indian ambition for renewable energy, with the opening a new store last month that sells an extensive range of solar-powered products in the country. Amazon India is providing its customers a collection of household products including chargers, fans, ...

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Comet Lander Philae Wakes up, Sends Signals via Mothership Rosetta

The comet landing of Philae enthralled the entire mankind in November last but soon it went into hibernation and the European space Agency thought it was lost forever on the Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. When its mothership Rosetta landed the robotic space lander Philae, it created an unprecedented record but soon turned silent as it fell on the darker side of the ...

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Future Power Source? China Plans Masive Solar Power Station in Sky

What science fiction writer Isaac Asimov wrote in his 1941 short story “Reason” speculating space stations to transmit energy to Earth using microwave beams may become a reality soon, if Chinese scientists have their way to build ambitious solar-power generating station somewhere up in the sky. Wang Xiji, a scientist who had spent 50 years on the concept at the ...

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New ‘Bionic Leaf’ Lets Convert Solar Energy Into Liquid Fuel

Researchers have created an artificial leaf that can trap solar energy and turn it into liquid fuel with the help of bacteria, with huge potential for future sources of energy. Called bionic leaf, the artificial leaf developed by researchers mimicks the photosynthesis in natural leaves to harvest solar energy and convert water into hydrogen and oxygen. They have added a ...

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