Developers of solar thermal power plants are scrapping plans to use steam technology in favor of ever-cheaper solar panels.
California utility Pacific Gas & Electric is working with OptiSolar and SunPower to add 800 megawatts of photovoltaic solar farms to the grid.
The Solar Roadway hopes to use the large, flat areas provided by roads to generate solar power, decreasing the reliance on fossil fuel energy.
The patent envisions a lid with a secondary display, touch inputs, and solar cells to help charge your Mac.
Using digital technologies, startup Thermata looks to slash the cost of concentrating solar power plants which is needed to stave off the onslaught from cheaper solar photovoltaic panels.
Solar Millennium decides to go with photovoltaic panels for the Blythe solar project in California, a sign that falling prices make solar PV more attractive to project developers.
BrightSource Energy will add molten salt storage to upcoming concentrating solar power plants, touting the benefits of solar thermal technology over low-cost solar photovoltaic technology.
A portable sunshade designed for the Volvo V60 hybrid electric-diesel car integrates photovoltaic panels for juicing on the go.
General Motors is building a large photovoltaic solar array at the company's Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant--the plant that makes the Chevrolet Volt.
Building has begun on a completely solar-powered sports stadium, the Nouveau Stade de Bordeaux, slated to open in Bordeaux, France, in 2015.