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Monday 20 March 2023 Dublin: 13°C

# solar

All time
# Going Green
ESB and Bord na Móna to develop solar power for 150,000 homes
Renewable energy in Ireland is currently predominantly generated from the wind.
# field of mirrors
A solar tower four times taller than Liberty Hall is being built in the Israeli desert
Construction of the project will cost an estimated €500 million.
# Off The Grid
Tesla wants your home to be battery powered
It could allow homes to be self-sufficient in terms of power.
# catch some rays
Ireland is falling behind in the solar power race - can we catch up?
Is it time to embrace the technology?
# into the blue
Above the clouds: These eclipse photos from the Irish Air Corps are pretty breathtaking
Not your average day in the office.
# like its 1999
Here's what we were watching, reading and listening to - the last time there was a solar eclipse
Come with us on a journey through time and space…
# power out
Could the solar eclipse cause blackouts in Ireland?
Solar power has become a much more common way of generating power than after the last eclipse.
# powdering through
A huge comet that's as solid as a pile of talcum powder just buzzed by Mars
The comet, known as Siding Spring, whizzed past Mars yesterday. Three NASA spacecraft had to take shelter behind the Red Planet as the close encounter took place.
# Solar Flare Snared
NASA captures stunning footage of rare solar flare
The remarkable event was filmed by NASA’s Solar Dynamic Observatory.
# wind aware
New website holds microscope to "industry-driven" wind energy production in Ireland
Wind Area Ireland is a launching a site today that it hopes will become a resource for communities, journalists, and policy-makers.
# Pick Me
5 apps worth downloading this week
Featuring an 80s style beat-em-up, a minimalist writing app and a versatile photo editing app.
# Trade
China and EU settle burgeoning trade war
The solar panel dispute had threatened a full-blown trade war between two of the world’s largest trading powers.
# Solar tornado
Watch: the solar tornado that's 'five times wider than Earth'
Astronomers recorded the event this week by placing a telescope on board the Solar Discovery Observatory satellite.
# solar flare
Northern Lights might be visible over Ireland tonight
There may be lots of activity in the skies tonight, thanks to solar flare activity – here’s your guide on what to look out for.
# Space
We are not alone - asteroid discovered in Earth's orbit
Thankfully, this Trojan asteroid poses no danger to the planet.
# solar
Solar panels may be used for smartphones and tablets
Apple and Samsung are planning to use solar panels for consumer electronics like smartphones and computer tablets.