Robert Redford is a solar fan!

Robert Redford is a solar fan!

Who doesn’t know Robert Redford? His success goes beyond the movie industry into business and other projects. His name is well-known around the globe. Being one of the eco-friendly celebrities, Mr. Redford promotes various causes including, the use of solar energy and...
Sun’s photosphere is 500km

Sun’s photosphere is 500km

Did you know that the surface of the Sun, the photosphere, is a 300-mile-thick (500-kilometer-thick) region, from which most of the Sun’s radiation escapes outward. This is not a solid surface like the surfaces of planets. Instead, this is the outer layer of the...
Sun’s photosphere is 500km

Sonumbra the solar tree

A UK-based design research studio, has recreated the perfect tree: by day, it offers shelter from the sun: by night, it sheds light for the local community, using the energy collected in solar cells embedded in its canopy. Its name: Sonumbra. While designers are...
Sun’s photosphere is 500km

The sun’s 11-year cycle

Have you ever wondered about the sun’s solar activity? The solar activity follows a roughly 11-year cycle. As the solar cycle slopes towards solar minimum, the bright active regions, often accompanied by dark sunspots on the visible-light sun, become fewer and...