(Solar Videos) Freiburg, Germany has become a nice solar city where dozens of homes equipped with solar panels produce more energy than they use. In June 1992, the city council of Freiburg adopted a resolution only permitting construction of what they call “low energy buildings” on municipal land. In addition, all new buildings must comply with¬† “low energy” specifications set by the council. Freiburg, Germany is now considered an eco-city and attracts tourism as a result. Here’s a video story on how Freiburg, Germany became a solar energy efficient city…

(Solar Videos) The decreasing cost of solar and increased research into cheaper technology is opening the door to bringing solar power to the poor. One person on a quest to achieve this is Nicole Kuepper, a 23-year-old PhD student from the University of New South Wales’s School of Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering. Her research is providing new means to bring affordable power to populations in the world without it. Here’s the story…


(Solar Videos) Place this one under the “strange” category. This is a solar-powered chariot that isn’t powered by a motor, but rather a solar powered walking robot made to sort of look like George W. Bush.¬† It’s a strange idea, but take a look at the video below for the philosophy behind it…

The following video gives you a true glimpse into how solar panels are made. The video also helps you understand the function of solar panels for creating a renewable energy resource…

Research into solar energy is producing better types of solutions that create more energy. Take, for example, the following news report on a breakthrough in solar energy technology. What if you could get a lot more power from a little panel? Here’s the report…