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# solar - 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 - Sunday 26 June, 2016

A solar tower four times taller than Liberty Hall is being built in the Israeli desert

Construction of the project will cost an estimated €500 million.

# solar - 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 - Monday 6 April, 2015

Ireland is falling behind in the solar power race - can we catch up?

Is it time to embrace the technology?

# solar - Friday 20 March, 2015

Above the clouds: These eclipse photos from the Irish Air Corps are pretty breathtaking

Not your average day in the office.

Here's what we were watching, reading and listening to - the last time there was a solar eclipse

Come with us on a journey through time and space…

# solar - 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 - Monday 20 October, 2014

A huge comet that's as solid as a pile of talcum powder just buzzed by Mars

The comet, known as Siding Spring, whizzed past Mars yesterday. Three NASA spacecraft had to take shelter behind the Red Planet as the close encounter took place.

# solar - Thursday 10 July, 2014

NASA captures stunning footage of rare solar flare

The remarkable event was filmed by NASA’s Solar Dynamic Observatory.

# solar - Thursday 10 April, 2014

New website holds microscope to "industry-driven" wind energy production in Ireland

Wind Area Ireland is a launching a site today that it hopes will become a resource for communities, journalists, and policy-makers.

# solar - Saturday 4 January, 2014

5 apps worth downloading this week

Featuring an 80s style beat-em-up, a minimalist writing app and a versatile photo editing app.

# solar - Sunday 28 July, 2013

China and EU settle burgeoning trade war

The solar panel dispute had threatened a full-blown trade war between two of the world’s largest trading powers.

# solar - Sunday 1 April, 2012

Watch: the solar tornado that's 'five times wider than Earth' Solar Tornado This post contains videos

Watch: the solar tornado that's 'five times wider than Earth'

Astronomers recorded the event this week by placing a telescope on board the Solar Discovery Observatory satellite.

# solar - Thursday 8 March, 2012

Northern Lights might be visible over Ireland tonight Solar Flare This post contains images

Northern Lights might be visible over Ireland tonight

There may be lots of activity in the skies tonight, thanks to solar flare activity – here’s your guide on what to look out for.

# solar - Friday 29 July, 2011

We are not alone - asteroid discovered in Earth's orbit

Thankfully, this Trojan asteroid poses no danger to the planet.

# solar - 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.