| May 12, 2015
| 2:19 PM
Elon Musk's plans to bring the battery technology from his Tesla automobiles into homes will be a game-changer, say state solar advocates who think the ability to store energy collected from the sun is the missing component of renewable energy.
| May 11, 2015
| 4:14 PM
Orlando's electric utility is launching efforts to build major solar plants east of the city on sites that are practical and symbolic: the burial grounds of coal-burning generators.
Orlando Utilities Commission's board will be asked today to authorize...
| May 11, 2015
| 1:49 PM
How do you paint the wind?
Chicago artist Brian Ritchard has found a way.
His "Turbine Paintings" series is on exhibit through June 14 at North Central College's Schoenherr Gallery at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave.
"The theme for my...
| May 7, 2015
| 9:04 AM
When it comes to solar power, Mary Dipboye said, people usually fall into two camps – those who want to save money, and those who like the environmentally beneficial “green” effects of going solar.
Dipboye, who says she is in the green...
| May 6, 2015
| 9:32 AM
Bertrand Piccard has flown hang gliders, and even a hot air balloon.
Now he can add another aircraft to the list -- a solar-powered plane.
The 57-year-old Swiss pilot, along with fellow Swiss pilot Andre Borschberg, is attempting to make the first...
| May 5, 2015
| 4:27 PM
The campuses of the Community College of Baltimore County will host an array of solar panels capable of supplying 27 percent of the college's electricity needs by the end of this year.
CCBC and Constellation, a subsidiary of Exelon, the parent company of...
| May 4, 2015
| 12:51 PM
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| May 3, 2015
| 5:08 AM
A pilot said Sunday that he is anxious but excited about flying a solar plane solo from China to Hawaii on the longest leg of the first attempt to fly around the world without a drop of fuel.
André Borschberg, 62, is due to fly over the Pacific Ocean...
| May 2, 2015
Bird watchers know where sea ducks like the surf scoter breed — across Canada and Alaska — and where they spend their winters — along the U.S. coasts, in bodies of water like the Chesapeake and Delaware bays. Where they go in between...
| Apr 30, 2015
| 7:00 AM
Tesla Motors Chief Executive Elon Musk plans to launch the electric car market into a new product line -- batteries for home and business energy storage.
That would allow users, for instance, to charge batteries at night -- when energy rates are cheap...
| Apr 29, 2015
| 7:09 AM
With the nickname the Sunshine State, Florida seems like a natural for more and more people to invest in solar energy, Mary Dipboye said.
“Lots and lots of rooftops,” said Dipboye. “I thought, ‘Why can’t we do that in...