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Is the Road to Solar a Solar Road?

If solar power is ever to truly hit the mainstream, we’re going to need a lot more solar panels in a lot more places. Roofs alone won’t do the trick. …

Portland Just Installed Water Pipes That Generate Electricity!

Lucid Energy, a Portland-based energy company, has come up with a brilliant idea to harness electricity from the water that flows through a city’s …

Surprise! Green energy surged despite cheap oil

Here is some good news about the environment: Investment into renewable energy surged in 2014, despite record low oil prices.<p>The price of oil plunged nearly 50% since last summer, sparking fears green energy projects might be push aside.<p>But a new study commissioned by the UN Environment Program …

Solar power will soon be as cheap as coal

<i>This post originally appeared at Ensia.</i><p>Inside a sprawling single-story office building in Bedford, Massachusetts, in a secret room known as the Growth Hall, the future of solar power is cooking at more than 2,500 °F. Behind closed doors and downturned blinds, custom-built ovens with ambitious names …

This is the future: Elon Musk betting $5bn on super batteries

<i>In the same way that Amazon.com carved out leadership in Cloud Computing by being bold at a time the competition wavered, South African-born Elon</i> …

Australia’s first floating solar plant opened in South Australia

Phase one of Australia’s first floating solar plant was launched today in Jamestown, South Australia, where it will begin supplying power to a waste …

5 Ways We Could Get More Solar Power

A solar-powered world is coming, but we could make it come faster.<p>There’s a solar boom happening in America. In the last six years, installations of solar panels have jumped 1,700%. Prices for solar energy have fallen 50% to 70%. There’s now a well-established ecosystem of installers and service …

Super-efficient solar cells can power homes in unforgiving areas

Scientists have long talked about black silicon (that is, silicon with nano-sized structures) having the potential to trump conventional solar power, and there's now some proof that this is happening. Aalto University researchers have developed black silicon solar cells that achieve a record 22.1 …

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