Author: Amber Archangel

NREL: 23% Of Global Electricity Generation Supplied By Renewable Sources

Originally published on 1Sun4All. The National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) released a report — 2012 Renewable Energy Data Book — in October of 2013 regarding the status of renewable energy globally and in the US. The report has an abundance of great charts and, in reading through the pages, I discovered that renewable energy accounts for 23% … [continued]

Solar Impulse 72H Virtual Flight Trains For Round-the-World Solar Flight

Originally published on 1Sun4All. At 08.00 am (local time) on December 20 2013, Bertrand Piccard completed the 72H non-stop flight simulation begun 3 days earlier in Dübendorf, Switzerland, reports Solar Impulse. After André Borschberg in 2012, Bertrand confronted the human challenge of very long flights and drew many lessons in preparation for the first … [continued]

Solar Impulse Holds 8 FAI Records, Category-Solar Aviation

Originally published on 1Sun4All. While the Across America mission is well behind us and we are working on finishing the second prototype airplane HB SIB and preparing for the 2015 Around-the-World flights, there are still a few successes coming out of our American adventure, writes Gregory Blatt for Solar Impulse. The following is courtesy of Solar Impulse: More … [continued]

Stanford Students’ “Start.Home” Debuted At Solar Decathlon

Originally published on 1Sun4All. Stanford students participated in the US Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon green-building competition for the first time this year, but performed like seasoned veterans, reports Stanford News. The student-built Start.Home finished fifth among an international field of 19 similar projects. I’d note that there was a sense of openness in the Start.Home house, … [continued]