Chinese researchers have hit on a way to build fabric that generates solar power when exposed to the sun.
According to the New York Times, Apple is working hard on new battery technology for the long-anticipated iWatch.
A new government list of major threats to the UK has identified solar flares as one of the top risks to the country's way of life.
A team of researchers at the University of Cambridge, led by Professor Arokia Nathan are working to develop technologies that would make daily phone charging a thing of the past.
Ex-Prime Minister Tony Blair is set to join a US venture capitalist company in an advisory role, specialising in green and eco-friendly technologies.
Solar technology has long been one of those fields in which progress was always creeping, rather than coming in leaps and bounds.
Ford announced today that it has developed an intelligent vehicle-to-grid communications and control system for its plug-in hybrid electric vehicles that talks directly with the electric grid. This new technology allows the vehicle operator to program when to recharge the vehicle, for how long and at what rate.
Solar power is an undeniably great idea, but it soon runs into trouble when clouds roll in to block the Sun's rays. Which is why we could soon be looking at moving the panels into space way beyond the pesky old atmosphere.
Solar power for domestic use has always been fine in theory but realistically of limited use in countries without much sunshine because of relatively poor efficiency at turning the sun's energy into electricity.