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#Solar Power

# solar-power - Tuesday 20 August, 2019

Vandals drill through 88 solar-powered lights in Co Cork

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

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

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

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 post contains videos

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

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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 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

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

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?

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

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

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

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 This post contains videos

Video: NASA set to launch Jupiter exploration spacecraft

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

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 This post contains images

The week in photos

This is the week that was, in pictures.

# solar-power - Tuesday 10 May, 2011

Japan scraps plans to build any further nuclear plants

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

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