"You might have been wondering: what’s next for Solar Impulse? Well less than four months after having completed the adventure of flying around the world with no fuel, we launched the World Alliance for Clean Technologies in Marrakech during COP22.
A freshly produced 90 minute French documentary called “Solar Impulse - L'impossible tour du monde” was premiered in Paris last Monday.
The move must be approved by the European Commission in Brussels, which aims to boost the EU's share of renewable energy to at least 20 percent of consumption.
In October, the Swedish energy market regulator had estimated that in order to reach the target of 100 percent renewable energy, the share of solar electricity would have to rise to between five and 10 percent.
Tesla officially acquired SolarCity in a deal worth roughly $2 billion on Monday. Prior to the shareholder vote, Musk unveiled several solar products that will become the focus of Tesla's energy line. They include roof shingles that look like a normal roof, but are embedded with solar cells to generate energy, as well as an at-home battery, Powerwall 2.
'Back to the Future' inspires solar nanotech-powered clothing "A major application could be with our military," Thomas said. "When you think about our soldiers in Iraq or Afghanistan, they're walking in the sun. Some of them are carrying more than 30 pounds of batteries on their bodies. It is hard for the military to deliver batteries to these soldiers in this hostile environment. A garment like this can harvest and store energy at the same time if sunlight is available." http://www.solardaily.com/reports/Back_to_the_Future_inspires_solar_nanotech_powered_clothing_999.html