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Solar Energy Could Help Bring Internet to Everyone!

You may be surprised to learn that approximately 65% of the earth has no internet coverage, but that’s all about to change courtesy of those smart guys at Facebook.

Facebook earlier this week confirmed they have employed a team of engineers who are working around the clock developing drones equipped with solar panels across their wingspan capable of flying on their own for months, using solar power, at a time, safely above commercial airliner air space.

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Orbiting Solar Array Could Be a Reality!

It may sound a little out there, like something from a Star Trek script, but the United States Navey has come up with a plan, as well as two testing modules that would harness solar energy from the solar system and redirect it to earth for energy usage.

The idea is to launch a plethora of these modules into space and then have robots assemble them in space to form a satellite which would harvest the solar energy found in space and beam it back down to earth! I told you it sounded like a science fiction script!

Australian Solar Power Boom – Consumers Choose Change

Australians are turning in record numbers to solar panels to supply their homes energy needs with the number of consumers doubling over the past three years.

South Australia, leads the way with a 28 percent increase in solar panels Adelaide, closely followed by Queensland making up 22% of change, 18% in WA, 11% in NSW and Victoria making up the final 12%.

German City Produces Four Times its Energy Consumption

Freiburg, Germany is home to the Sonnenschiff solar city. Sonnenschiff is German for “Sun Ship” and is the first combined solar and positive energy commercial building in the world

The reason its called “the Sun Ship” is due to its design and architecture resembling a freighter ship.