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November 12th, 2015 at 6:18 pm

Trillions of tiny solar panels could power the internet of things by 2020

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The internet of things will run your home, keep you healthy and even check how much food is in your fridge. With all of these objects being interconnected via a global network means a trillion new “smart sensors” will need to be installed around the world by 2020. But what’s going to power these devices?

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November 2nd, 2015 at 4:56 pm

Honda’s smart house of the future

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Honda has designed a smart house that is an innovative eco-friendly, energy efficient lab, able to generate its own power as a solution to living off the grid.

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October 22nd, 2015 at 12:29 pm

Nokero Solar launches world’s most efficient light bulb

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After nearly 6 years in the solar light business, Nokero Solar has finally created the perfect mix of performance and price.  This week they launched the world’s most efficient light bulb.

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September 28th, 2015 at 11:51 am

Wave Solar – a solar home energy generator

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The Wave Solar is a home energy generator that makes electrical power, heat, hot water and air conditioning from a solar thermal panel.  The system is backed up by natural gas or propane for cloudy days or if the power goes out at night.

Wave Solar is one of the featured exhibitors at the DaVinci Inventor Showcase. The Inventor Showcase will take place October 10-11, 2015 at the NoCo Maker Faire. You will have a chance to take a look at the Wave Solar and many other amazing inventions.

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August 28th, 2015 at 6:49 pm

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

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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

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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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August 13th, 2015 at 4:03 pm

Innovation is the reason China’s solar is cheap

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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 that.

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June 26th, 2015 at 8:23 am

Top 6 shifts coming soon to energy markets near you

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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

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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 17th, 2015 at 4:45 pm

Japan’s giant floating solar power stations

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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.

 

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