Friday, February 26, 2010

Stanford students show off solar-powered car

A solar-powered vehicle that was designed from scratch and constructed from the ground up by a team of Stanford University students gets 1,400 miles per gallon of gas and is capable of speeds of more than 70 mph. It's also highway approved.


The bottom line is ...

This shows what solar, green, and electrical-vehicle technology can do when you take it to the cutting edge.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Constellation Energy offers up-front help with solar power for businesses

Constellation Energy will offer $90 million to help businesses and government entities install solar power systems. With a focus on projects in Maryland, New Jersey, Massachusetts, California and Pennsylvania


The bottom line is ...

Businesses that were looking at or considering to go green and install solar power systems, now have another incentive to do so.

Monday, February 22, 2010

U.S. Offers Solar Project a Crucial Loan Guarantee

The United States Department of Energy offered a $1.37 billion loan guarantee on Monday to a California company planning to build a large-scale solar power plant in the Southern California desert.


The bottom line is ...

Great to see that the United States is committed to becoming one of the global leader's in the clean energy economy.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Bill gives solar-power credits to more users

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger says he'll sign "net metering" legislation. “Net metering” — the idea that customers get credit for excess power they put onto the grid.


The bottom line is ...

This is a key incentive to install solar panels.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Shipment Update for the Surge

Recently we've gotten several requests to clarify the shipment status on the Surge for iPhone. Our first priority is to our customers' satisfaction in both our products and our service. Below you will find a summary of the status on our Surge for iPhone and iPod.

The products will be referred to as follows:
- NT01 is Surge for iPhone
- NT02 is Surge for iPod touch

Status of NT01 Pre-Orders

  • Shipments of all NT01 pre-orders made before February 10th (white & black models only) will be completed this week. Most shipments have already been sent out.
  • Shipments of all NT01 pre-orders made after February 10th (white & black models only) will be sent out by the middle of March.
  • Pre-orders of all color NT01 (blue, green, silver, & copper) will be shipped out around the middle of March.
  • We expect to be fully stocked on all NT01 models by the end of March, including color models.

Status of NT02 of Orders

  • We are fully stocked and ready to ship all orders for the NT02.
  • At this time we are only offering the NT02 in black.

The NT01 and NT02 is a very popular product and we are manufacturing units are fast as we can. For fastest availability we recommend placing your order with our online store, Solar Arcadia.

If you have questions about your order, please refer to our contact page on our website.

Monday, February 15, 2010

NASA launches satellite to watch for solar storms

NASA launched a science satellite on Thursday to keep a close watch on the sun and help improve forecasts of the solar storms that can disrupt navigational signals, satellites and power grids.


The bottom line is ...

The information will improve predictions of solar flares and geomagnetic storms, which can disrupt GPS navigational signals, disable satellites and knock out power grids.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Solar Energy to power New TRANSPO facility

TIn South Bend, the new TRANSPO building being constructed in the Studebaker Corridor will be the first green transit facility in the U.S. It will also be the largest rooftop solar electricity installation in Indiana.


The bottom line is ...

Solar power is no longer an idea of the future.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Group urges Texas to promote more solar power use

With a surplus of both land and sunshine, Texas could easily be the nation's leader in solar power generation but needs more help from state leaders


The bottom line is ...

Texas is already home to many companies in solar business so more of it's energy should come from the sun.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Earth, wind and wire: Going beyond solar panels

Not long ago, people who wanted to generate their own green energy at home had to content themselves with rooftop solar panels. But new technologies -- and hefty government subsidies -- are now allowing homeowners to tap the wind, the Earth and other renewable sources in their own backyards.


The bottom line is ...

People can go green in more than one ways.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Solar Tech in Africa

Mali, is the West African nation famous for its extreme poverty and brutally hot Saharan plains near Timbuktu. But a small group of volunteer geeks made it famous for something else: green radio.
Based in the capital city of Bamako, IESC Geekcorps, a sort of Peace Corps for techies, is building 11 solar-powered radio stations in northern Mali.


The bottom line is ...

Once again, solar power is a great energy source for rural nations in need of power.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Solar as alternative in remote villages

More than 200 villagers of Kampung Sumambu are enjoying power supply following the installation of a solar power system.


The bottom line is ...

Solar power is a great energy source for all third world countries and remote locations.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Silicon Valley makes big push into solar and smart-grid technologies

The Bay Area is believed to have the nation's largest concentration of cleantech jobs, and much of that job growth has been in solar and smart grid, technologies that leverage the valley's formidable strengths. Next 10, a nonpartisan think tank, estimates that the Bay Area now has about 7,000 jobs in renewable energy alone.


The bottom line is ...

It is great that Silicon Valley is not just a global center of technology but a global center of clean technology.