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Ivory Coast looks to solar vehicles to replace bush taxis

25 days ago
Hi-tech, cheap -- and quiet. The Ivorian resort of Jacqueville just outside Abidjan is betting on solar-powered three-wheelers as it looks to replace traditional but noisy and dirty bush taxis. "It's cheaper and relaxing!" says local…

Norway solar firm signs 2.5 bn-euro deal with Iran

1 year, 1 day ago
TEHRAN: Just days after US President Donald Trump called for further isolation of Iran, a Norwegian solar company signed a deal to invest 2.5 billion euros in the country over the next five years. "Norway is fully committed to the JCPOA…

Epic world solar car race begins in Australia

1 year, 10 days ago
DARWIN: An epic 3,000-kilometre (1,860-mile) solar car race across the desert heart of Australia designed to showcase new technology that could one day help develop commercial vehicles got underway on Sunday. The World Solar Challenge,…

New era in solar energy fuelling growth in renewables: IEA

1 year, 14 days ago
PARIS: The renewable energy sector is growing faster than expected, driven largely by a "new era" in solar PV power and strong expansion in China, the International Energy Agency said on Wednesday. "What we are witnessing is the birth of…

Stratospheric solar plane makes first test flight

1 year, 5 months ago
PAYERNE, SWITZERLAND: The first solar plane aimed at reaching the stratosphere made an initial low-altitude test flight over Switzerland Friday. The SolarStratos, a super-light, sleek, white two-seater aircraft with long wings covered…

Tesla to take orders for solar roof tiles starting April

1 year, 6 months ago
Tesla Motors Inc will start taking orders for its solar roof tiles in April, Chief Executive Elon Musk said in a Tweet on Friday. The solar-powered roof shingles were unveiled in October last year to show the benefits of combining his…