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# solar-power - Tuesday 20 August, 2019

Vandals drill through 88 solar-powered lights in Co Cork
# Crosshaven Walk
# Crosshaven Walk

Vandals drill through 88 solar-powered lights in Co Cork

Aug 20th 2019, 10:16 PM 74,157 Views 72 Comments

The lights cost over €4,500 to install last month.

# solar-power - Saturday 29 December, 2018

This Young Scientist project aims to revolutionise education in refugee camps
# Migrant Crisis
# Migrant Crisis

This Young Scientist project aims to revolutionise education in refugee camps

Dec 29th 2018, 6:30 PM 8,114 Views 3 Comments

It consists of solar panels and a lead acid battery from an alarm or car, with a Raspberry Pi – a tiny and cheap computer – to provide processing power.

# solar-power - Thursday 27 April, 2017

ESB and Bord na Móna to develop solar power for 150,000 homes
# Going Green
# Going Green

ESB and Bord na Móna to develop solar power for 150,000 homes

Apr 27th 2017, 10:22 PM 14,194 Views 41 Comments

Renewable energy in Ireland is currently predominantly generated from the wind.

# solar-power - Monday 25 July, 2016

This solar-powered plane is nearing the end of a historic trip
# Around The World
# Around The World

This solar-powered plane is nearing the end of a historic trip

Jul 25th 2016, 5:07 PM 12,238 Views 16 Comments

The plane will soon become the first solar-powered airplane to circle the globe without using fuel.

# solar-power - Sunday 24 April, 2016

This fuelless plane may just be changing the future of air travel

This fuelless plane may just be changing the future of air travel

Apr 24th 2016, 2:06 PM 24,830 Views 25 Comments

Solar Impulse 2 flew across the Pacific at night with no fuel.

# solar-power - Monday 11 April, 2016

Ireland's state power supplier is planning a major leap into solar energy
# Lighting Up
# Lighting Up

Ireland's state power supplier is planning a major leap into solar energy

Apr 11th 2016, 11:40 AM 26,661 Views 111 Comments

The ESB scheme could increase installed solar capacity more than a hundredfold.

# solar-power - Sunday 10 April, 2016

Check out the €4.4 BILLION Gigafactory - Tesla's self-sustainable desert complex for making electric cars
# Electric Dreams
# Electric Dreams

Check out the €4.4 BILLION Gigafactory - Tesla's self-sustainable desert complex for making electric cars

Apr 10th 2016, 5:30 PM 30,782 Views 26 Comments

The enormous Nevada complex is set to fire out Tesla’s amazing Model 3 from 2017.

# solar-power - Wednesday 6 April, 2016

The next Kindle could give you a compelling reason to upgrade
# Solar Power
# Solar Power

The next Kindle could give you a compelling reason to upgrade

Apr 6th 2016, 1:18 PM 11,754 Views 10 Comments

A rechargeable cover with solar panels could be a way to charge the next Kindle, which will be announced next week.

# solar-power - Sunday 6 December, 2015

The tallest building in the world will be an Iraqi skyscraper
# The Bride
# The Bride

The tallest building in the world will be an Iraqi skyscraper

Dec 6th 2015, 7:00 PM 33,802 Views 49 Comments

With its iconic ‘veil’ of solar panels, the four-tower behemoth will produce as much energy as it consumes — a breakthrough in tall-building design.

# solar-power - Friday 1 May, 2015

Tesla wants your home to be battery powered
# Off The Grid
# Off The Grid

Tesla wants your home to be battery powered

May 1st 2015, 2:45 PM 17,720 Views 58 Comments

It could allow homes to be self-sufficient in terms of power.

# solar-power - Thursday 19 March, 2015

Could the solar eclipse cause blackouts in Ireland?
# Power Out
# Power Out

Could the solar eclipse cause blackouts in Ireland?

Mar 19th 2015, 6:02 AM 31,551 Views 40 Comments

Solar power has become a much more common way of generating power than after the last eclipse.

# solar-power - Wednesday 11 February, 2015

It's something: The sun is set to save Dublin €21,000 a year
# Green Planet
# Green Planet

It's something: The sun is set to save Dublin €21,000 a year

Feb 11th 2015, 8:02 AM 13,908 Views 72 Comments

A number of the council buildings are set to be fitted with solar panels.

# solar-power - Monday 2 June, 2014

A plane powered entirely by the sun is a step closer to doing a round-the-world trip next year
# Solar Power
# Solar Power

A plane powered entirely by the sun is a step closer to doing a round-the-world trip next year

Jun 2nd 2014, 2:03 PM 8,000 Views 15 Comments

Solar Impulse 2 carried out a flight lasting two hours and 15 minutes, half an hour longer than scheduled, its German test pilot Markus Scherdel said.

# solar-power - Thursday 2 January, 2014

Ford set to unveil solar-powered hybrid car
# Solar Power
# Solar Power

Ford set to unveil solar-powered hybrid car

Jan 2nd 2014, 2:10 PM 11,624 Views 30 Comments

The Ford C-Max concept car uses a special concentrator lens to direct strong sun rays onto its solar panels.

# solar-power - Friday 29 November, 2013

Japanese plan to turn moon into giant power plant
# Moon Boost
# Moon Boost

Japanese plan to turn moon into giant power plant

Nov 29th 2013, 1:42 PM 19,584 Views 84 Comments

Robots would be used to build a ‘luna ring’ of solar panels on the surface in an ambitious project.

# solar-power - Friday 21 June, 2013

Could this solar-powered plane allow us to fly without fuel?
# Solar Impulse
# Solar Impulse

Could this solar-powered plane allow us to fly without fuel?

Jun 21st 2013, 6:45 AM 6,323 Views 29 Comments

A 13-year-old project, privately funded in Switzerland, has seen a plane flying across America – by day AND by night.

# solar-power - Wednesday 19 June, 2013

Solar investment business to hire 25 new people in Dublin
# Jobswatch
# Jobswatch

Solar investment business to hire 25 new people in Dublin

Jun 19th 2013, 2:42 PM 6,209 Views 15 Comments

Solar 21, based in Rathcoole, Co. Dublin, already has 21 people working for them.

# solar-power - Friday 3 May, 2013

How this plane is travelling across America without any fuel
# Solar Power
# Solar Power

How this plane is travelling across America without any fuel

May 3rd 2013, 6:18 PM 14,563 Views 23 Comments

Powered entirely by the sun, the plane can fly by day or night but it will never be able to carry passengers.

# solar-power - Monday 8 April, 2013

90% of construction industry insiders believe wind should be primary energy source
# Wind Energy
# Wind Energy

90% of construction industry insiders believe wind should be primary energy source

Apr 8th 2013, 10:43 AM 7,361 Views 99 Comments

A survey has shown that most industry insiders also think €100 or higher would be a fair water charge for a four person household.

# solar-power - Friday 5 August, 2011

Video: NASA set to launch Jupiter exploration spacecraft
# Jupiter
# Jupiter

Video: NASA set to launch Jupiter exploration spacecraft

Aug 5th 2011, 11:08 AM 429 Views 0 Comments

Unmanned solar-powered spacecraft is due to be launched later today – but will take five years to reach its destination.

# solar-power - Wednesday 27 July, 2011

Solar panels may be used for smartphones and tablets
# Solar
# Solar

Solar panels may be used for smartphones and tablets

Jul 27th 2011, 7:02 PM 348 Views 8 Comments

Apple and Samsung are planning to use solar panels for consumer electronics like smartphones and computer tablets.

# solar-power - Friday 8 July, 2011

The week in photos
# Week In Photos
# Week In Photos

The week in photos

Jul 8th 2011, 6:51 PM 1,332 Views 3 Comments

This is the week that was, in pictures.

# solar-power - Tuesday 10 May, 2011

Japan scraps plans to build any further nuclear plants
# Japan
# Japan

Japan scraps plans to build any further nuclear plants

May 10th 2011, 3:57 PM 372 Views 0 Comments

Following the result of the country’s nuclear crisis, the Japanese Prime Minister has announced that Japan needs to “start from scratch” and embrace renewable sources of energy.

# solar-power - Tuesday 11 January, 2011

Meet the IVy: The world’s fastest solar-powered vehicle
# Sunswift IVy
# Sunswift IVy

Meet the IVy: The world’s fastest solar-powered vehicle

Jan 11th 2011, 7:41 AM 565 Views 0 Comments

The Sunswift IVy clocks an average speed faster than any other solar vehicle… at a not-mind-melting 55mph.