Sunlight is the most abundant energy source known to man: it powers solar cells, warms the air and is the essential energy for photosynthesis. PF Members offer innovative plans to utilize this valuable resource.

National Science Foundation
Most of today's power plants--from some of the largest solar arrays to nuclear energy facilities--rely on the boiling and condensing of water to produce energy. The process of turning heated water into energy was essentially understood by James Watt... Read More
Hear from Michelle Greene about what the NY Stock Exchange is doing to work towards a greener planet. Greene discusses corporate responsibility and talks about the NYSE's effort to create the largest solar project in the U.K.!
Contrary to some of the media circus’ coverage, solar is doing great. Sungevity's Danny Kennedy tells us why in this innovator update.Read
The George Washington University
Team First Light from Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand travelled thousands of miles to present their solar house, based on a traditional Kiwi holiday home. Bede Robertson and Nick Officer, two of the 26 students involved in the... Read More
US Department of Energy
Richard King, DOE's Director of the Solar Decathlon, talks to Planet Forward about one smart community in Kansas and how if the housing market has got you down your best bet is to retrofit.
The George Washington University
This student team from last year’s Solar Decathlon contest are working to create a “penthouse with a purpose” in New York City. The solar pods are built on top of existing apartment buildings, which helps solve energy, infrastructure, and... Read More
The George Washington University
California schools SCI-Arc and Caltech team up to make CHIP (Compact Hyper-Insulated Prototype). The student-run team uses this prefab, net-zero solar-powered house to rethink what a "home" should look like in this energy conscious age. Want to keep... Read More
For all of the articles, feature slideshows and video reports from the 2011 Solar Decathlon, few focused on the most important real-world determinants in buying a home: comfort and home entertainment. Even though the Decathlon featured categories... Read More
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Environmental Prototype Homes Of Tommorrow (EPHOT Inc)a 501c non-profit will buy, rehab, retrofit with co-generating solar systems, on-demand hot water and radiant barrier insulation Foreclosed and Bank owned Properties; then will either hold and... Read More
Planet Forward
Lean green design teams from around the world produced some winning ideas at this year's Solar Decathlon. Maryland won DOE's top prize, but we staged our own vote. From Vermont, Middlebury College got the nod. Watch