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August 28th, 2015 at 6:49 pm

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


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.

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August 20th, 2015 at 5:50 pm

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


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.

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July 30th, 2015 at 8:24 pm

Researchers invent super-elastic conducting fibers to make artificial muscles, sensors, and capacitors


A University of Texas at Dallas research team has made electrically conducting fibers that can be reversibly stretched to more than 14 times their initial length and whose electrical conductivity increases 200-fold when stretched.

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July 14th, 2015 at 5:08 pm

Wind energy output in Denmark just exceeded national demand


On July 9th, Denmark’s wind farms produced 116% of national electricity demands, and according to The Guardian, that figure had risen to 140% by the next morning, allowing the country to export power to Norway, German, and Sweden.   Continue Reading »

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July 13th, 2015 at 8:19 pm

Kenya to generate a fifth of its power with Africa’s biggest wind energy farm


This week Kenya set in motion the construction of Africa’s biggest wind power farm, near Laisamis, 550km north of Kenya’s capital Nairobi.   Continue Reading »

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June 26th, 2015 at 8:23 am

Top 6 shifts coming soon to energy markets near you


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.

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June 25th, 2015 at 9:18 am

Engineering the Secret Engines of Off-Grid Living


Futurist Thomas Frey: Having just returned from a trip to Alaska, it occurred to me that most of the 660,000 sq miles of this beautiful state will never be habitable until a more complete off-grid solution is found. In Alaska, they’ve already figured out how to turn every one of their 3 million lakes into a landing strip, so transportation is far less of an issue than power, heat, lights, water, and communications.

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June 22nd, 2015 at 1:52 pm

Global solar market could triple in the next 5 years


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

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June 18th, 2015 at 10:46 pm

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


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.   Continue Reading »

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June 9th, 2015 at 9:17 pm

3D, high-capacity soft batteries created using trees


Even as technology advances at a mind-boggling rate, batteries always seem to lag behind.  It often hinders the development of novel devices and gadgets simply due to their bulky size or limited storage capacity.   Continue Reading »

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