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Roll to roll manufactured decorative solar panels to be 10 times cheaper

January 29th, 2015 at 2:39 pm » Comments Off

Based on printing technologies, VTT Technical Centre of Finland has developed and utilized a mass production method allowing the manufacturing of decorative, organic solar panels.  Freedom of design increases the range of panel applications on the surfaces of interior and exterior building spaces.



8 Solar trends for 2015 to follow

January 28th, 2015 at 11:30 am » Comments Off

  GTM Research’s solar analysts release every quarter, the most important data and findings from the past three months.  The most important charts from the Q4 2014 Solar Executive Briefing follow.



BMW, VW join forces to build fast-charging stations for electric cars in US

January 27th, 2015 at 1:00 pm » Comments Off

German car companies, BMW and Volkswagen are teaming up with ChargePoint to install a network of fast-charging stations for electric cars in the U.S.



Grow your ashes into a tree with the Bios Urn

January 27th, 2015 at 12:13 pm » Comments Off

How would you, your loved ones, or even your pet like to grow into a tree after death?  It is now possible with the Bios Urn.



Electric buses on the rise

January 26th, 2015 at 1:36 pm » Comments Off

Electric bus in NYC Electric cars have come a long way and they continue to wrestle more market share from their fossil-fueled counterparts, but electric cars can only take us so far.  Electric buses, on the other hand, are a lot more exciting and becoming more commonplace.



Graphene can Harvest Energy through Thin Air

January 12th, 2015 at 10:50 am » Comments Off

(CNN) Bold claims for new battery technology have been around since the invention of the lead-acid battery more than 150 years ago. But researchers at Manchester University in the UK say their latest discovery involving the new wonder material graphene could be the most revolutionary advance in battery technology yet.



Human Waste can be used as Fuel in Space

January 9th, 2015 at 1:24 pm » Comments Off

Get your toilet humor and poop puns ready – it’s time for another edition of “What do astronauts do with all that doo-doo?” NASA recently asked researchers to come up with a way to use all of the human waste expected to pile up when it builds a moon base. The best answer was to […]



Idea Jam and The Future of Jobs with Futurist, Thomas Frey

January 2nd, 2015 at 12:46 pm » Comments Off

On November 7, 2014, I attended the “Idea Jam – Innovating for the Future” session put on by the Pacific Center for Workforce Innovation in San Diego. The purpose of the session was to identify the major challenges to the San Diego workforce in the coming years and to generate audience participation in visioning exercises […]



It’s Illegal to Live off the Grid in the State of Florida

January 2nd, 2015 at 10:40 am » Comments Off

Robin Speronis lives off the grid in Florida, completely independent of the city’s water and electric system. A few weeks ago, officials ruled her off-grid home illegal. Officials cited the International Property Maintenance Code, which mandates that homes be connected to an electricity grid and a running water source. That’s like saying our dependency on […]



Nissan’s New Electric Car will go farther than ever

January 1st, 2015 at 12:33 pm » Comments Off

For many more people than realize it, electric cars are already adequate for their needs and better than a gasmobile for their bank account and quality of life. However, it often isn’t good enough for disruptive technology to be better than the incumbents. It has to be much better. The target for electric cars, in […]



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