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This ‘artificial leaf’ could produce the cleanest energy on Earth

August 28th, 2015 at 6:49 pm » Comments Off

Plants are the original solar power generators, turning the sun’s rays into energy through the process we all learned about in biology class: photosynthesis. So, when we think of solar power, we should be thinking about plants instead of solar panels.



Project Sunroof uses Google Maps data to tell you if it’s worth installing solar panels on your roof

August 20th, 2015 at 5:50 pm » Comments Off

With the help of Google Maps, there is a new service called Project Sunroof that aims to provide a “treasure map” of solar energy. Sunroof gives homeowners detailed information about how much solar power their roof can generate and how much money they could save on electricity costs by adding solar panels.



Innovation is the reason China’s solar is cheap

August 13th, 2015 at 4:03 pm » Comments Off

You may hear quite often that “the only reason solar is so cheap is because China is dumping cells. ”Let me correct it. Here is the price, as of February 2015, of solar modules, per watt sold in Europe. SE Asia (Malaysia, mostly) is cheapest. China is next. Japan, Korea, and Germany are slightly above […]



Top 6 shifts coming soon to energy markets near you

June 26th, 2015 at 8:23 am » Comments Off

Trillions of dollars will be invested in renewable energy over the next 25 years. This will drive some of the most profound changes yet in how humans get their electricity. That’s according to a new forecast by Bloomberg New Energy Finance that plots out global power markets to 2040.



Global solar market could triple in the next 5 years

June 22nd, 2015 at 1:52 pm » Comments Off

Showing no signs of slowing, the global solar boom that began a decade ago could triple the generating capacity installed worldwide by 2020.  



India raised solar goal five-fold, will install more solar than Germany

June 18th, 2015 at 10:46 pm » Comments Off

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Indian Cabinet recently approved increasing the country’s solar target five times to a goal of reaching 100 gigawatts, up from 20 GW, by 2022.  



Japan’s giant floating solar power stations

June 17th, 2015 at 4:45 pm » Comments Off

Japan got serious about investing in renewable energy after the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster by becoming one of the world leaders in solar power. But the nation faced a problem in its solar efforts: a lack of suitable land.  



Stanford engineers’ plan for converting U.S. to 100% clean, renewable energy by 2050

June 15th, 2015 at 2:32 pm » Comments Off

Engineers from Stanford have developed a state-by-state plan to convert U.S. to 100% clean, renewable energy by 2050.  



Honda’s smart house for the Future

June 10th, 2015 at 4:10 pm » Comments Off

An innovative eco-friendly, energy efficient lab, Honda’s smart house is able to generate its own power as a solution to living off the grid.  



The leapfrogging continent

June 8th, 2015 at 2:40 pm » Comments Off

In the dusty khaki scrubland of South Africa’s inhospitable Northern Cape province, brightly polished mirrors flash light across the landscape as they rotate slowly to follow the sun, producing electricity for 80,000 homes.  



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