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This Untapped Market Could Add 320 Gigawatts Of New U.S. Residential Solar Energy

Residential rooftop solar projects in the U.S. have historically been installed on wealthier, single-family households, meaning companies typically target higher-income households with their marketing efforts. Residential solar installations continue to grow across the country, but this focus is …

Solar Power

New 'Mutant Enzymes' Could Solve Earth's Plastics Problem

Scientists accidentally created an enzyme that can break down plastic. But is it any better than recycling?<p>You might call it a happy accident: As environmentalists urge the world to address the plastic pollution crisis, a team of researchers has unwittingly engineered an enzyme that may, one day, …

Pollution

7 things we’ve learned about Earth since the last Earth Day

Our understanding of Earth — and how we’re changing it — just keeps expanding.<p>Earth Day turned 48 on Sunday, April 22, and Google celebrated it with a Google Doodle of conservationist Dr. Jane Goodall, who nudged us in a video to “do our part for this beautiful planet.”<p>When Sen. Gaylord Nelson …

Hurricane Maria

Lithium-Sulfur is the Next Battery Breakthrough

via pixabay<p>Technological progress is always being limited by something. Maybe a certain type of glass is too expensive. Maybe there’s just too much …

China made solar panels cheap. Now it’s doing the same for electric buses.

Thanks, China.<p>It is now more or less taken for granted that solar panels are getting cheaper and cheaper. But that didn’t just happen — solar PV did not jump onto that trajectory on its own. After all, solar panels have been around for decades, but they didn’t really start plunging down the cost …

The Glade: Eco-Sensitive and Sustainable Home Wrapped in a Green Cloak

Turning a densely vegetated lot into a setting that holds a lovely modern home is a tricky task that requires balance between eco-sensitive design …

Nuclear Fusion Could Be A Silver Bullet -- And Just Around The Corner

Private investors are now actively trying to commercialize an advanced form of nuclear energy and one that would leave no environmental footprint while also delivering electricity to the world’s expanding population. At issue is nuclear fusion, which has been an elusive concept for six decades but …

Energy

Hanergy's thin solar panels break multiple world records for efficiency

China-based Hanergy just launched the highest efficiency single-junction solar panel ever created. Hanergy’s US-based subsidiary Alta Devices …

Clean Energy

Netherlands to Build First Solar Farm That Will Float in the Ocean

If everything goes according to plan, anyway.<p>The Netherlands has a problem. There’s no space in the country to put a giant solar farm. Land is at a premium in the Low Countries, and so the cost of building large solar farms is much higher than practically anywhere else in the world. So far, this …

Renewable Energy

Japan Plans for Supertall Wooden Skyscraper in Tokyo by 2041

Timber tower construction is the current obsession of architects, with new projects claiming to be the world’s next tallest popping up all over the …

Skyscrapers

HyTech Power may have solved hydrogen, one of the hardest problems in clean energy - Vox

The “hydrogen economy” may be a thing after all.<p>It is an odd twist of chemistry that there is fuel embedded in the most common substance on earth: water.<p>Hydrogen — the H of H2O fame — turns out to be something of an all-purpose element, a Swiss Army knife for energy. It can be produced without …

Terrace House in Melbourne Embraces Sustainable Architecture

Ben Callery Architects completed the rehabilitation of a terrace house in Melbourne, Australia. The old heritage building on the site was dark, …

Physicists Test a Strange Nuclear Sphere That Could Revolutionise Fusion Energy

Like nothing we've seen.<p>It's well established that nuclear fusion - the reaction that powers our Sun - could be the key to unlocking clean, limitless …

Consumers in Germany were paid to use electricity this holiday season

The cost of electricity in Germany has decreased so dramatically in the past few days that major consumers have actually been paid to use power from …