RADIATION WARNING: The sun is releasing the ‘most intense’ solar flares ever – Express.co.uk

Solar storms blast radiation in all directions from the sun, some of which hits the outer atmosphere of Earth, causing it to heat up and expand. This means satellite signals would struggle to penetrate the swollen atmosphere, leading to a lack of internet service, GPS navigation, satellite TV such as Sky and mobile phone … [Read more...]

Colorado eyeglasses retailer sued for faulty solar eclipse glasses – FOX31 Denver

Please enable Javascript to watch this video DENVER -- A lawsuit filed in federal court alleges Europtics, an eyeglasses retailer in Colorado, handed out faulty solar eclipse glasses before the Aug. 21 nationwide spectacle. In federal documents, Castle Rock residents Kendal and Kim Heise allege they "received unsafe and … [Read more...]

Experts wary of possible import tarriffs on solar panels – Las Vegas Review-Journal

Storm clouds are casting a shadow over this year’s Solar Power International Expo at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. As nearly 20,000 solar power professionals gather this week for the industry’s largest U.S. conference, officials in Washington will be finalizing a decision that could ravage the industry like a … [Read more...]

Solar-Powered Bitcoin Mining Could Be a Very Profitable Business Model – Greentech Media

Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are now a major business, with the global market capitalization of these coins exceeding $170 billion at their recent peak, according to Coin Market Cap. Bitcoin alone has reached over $70 billion in value, up from nothing when it was created just eight years ago. A major issue with Bitcoin, … [Read more...]

Scientists observe largest solar flare in 12 years – Phys.Org

The sun's largest solar flare in more than 12 years – and the eighth largest since modern records began in 1996 – has been captured in high detail by a team of researchers from the University of Sheffield and Queen's University Belfast. The huge burst of radiation, which was not harmful to humans due to the Earth's … [Read more...]

Nearly 2.4 gigawatts of solar installed in the US during second quarter of 2017 – CNBC

The U.S. installed almost 2.4 gigawatts (GW) of solar photovoltaics in the second quarter of 2017, an increase of 8 percent year-on-year, according to a new report from GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA). Breaking the figures down, a total of 2,387 megawatts (MW) were installed in the second quarter … [Read more...]

SSL signs Azur Space as second solar cell supplier – SpaceNews

Azur Space, which now counts Space Systems Loral among its customers, supplied the solar cells for Europe’s first SmallGEO satellite, the OHB Systems-built Hispasat-36W-1. Credit: ESA–Stephane Corvaja Satellite manufacturer Space Systems Loral added European solar cell company Azur Space to its supplier base, … [Read more...]

The Spaceship That Took Some Of The Greatest Images Of The Solar System Is About To Die – BuzzFeed News

The Spaceship That Took Some Of The Greatest Images Of The Solar System Is About To Die back to top Promoted by … [Read more...]

Powerful solar flare sparks widespread aurora borealis – Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Fairbanks Daily News-MinerPowerful solar flare sparks widespread aurora borealisFairbanks Daily News-MinerFAIRBANKS - It may be the “quiet” low of the 11-year solar cycle, but turmoil on the sun's surface is keeping the northern lights on. Several solar storms, one of which is the strongest recorded in a decade, … [Read more...]

2 heritage structures in Mumbai switch to solar power, reduce carbon footprint – Hindustan Times

Hindustan Times2 heritage structures in Mumbai switch to solar power, reduce carbon footprintHindustan TimesA 15 kilowatt power (kwp) — 10kwp for the masjid and 5kwp for the school — solar power plant with 48 panels — 36 at the mosque and 12 atop the school — were installed by the trust that oversees both … [Read more...]