Huge solar powered plane takes to the air

The single-seater plane, the HB-SIA, was built by Solar Impulse SA of Switzerland after a successful prototype was launched by adventurer Betrand Piccard in 2003. The wingspan of the HB-SIA (63.4 m) i...

From Oil Sector to Wind Power

Eying the vast potential for establishing wind farms at sea, companies along Norway’s west coast are making the leap from offshore oil to offshore wind power. Developing offshore wind power coul...

Global PV Installed Capacity to Grow by 40% in 2010

The global solar PV market counted an additional increase in installed capacity of about 6.4 GW in 2009, reaching a total capacity of over 20 GW world-wide, according to the European Photovoltaic Indu...

Ford taps Microsoft Hohm for electric-car charging

Ford Motor and Microsoft are collaborating on software for consumers to manage how and when to charge electric vehicles. Executives from both companies at the New York Auto Show on Wednesday announced...