The Solar Guy

18 Flips | 1 Magazine | 6 Likes | 3 Followers | @Johan6qgg | Keep up with The Solar Guy on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “The Solar Guy”

ZeroLemon SolarJuice 20000mAh Battery That Can Charge Itself

Categories<p>360iDev (3)<p>Accessories (101)<p>Android (235)<p>Apple TV (42)<p>Companion (42)<br>• Emulator (55)<br>• Internet (1)<br>• Jailbreak (22)<br>• Misc (5)<br>• Music (5)<br>• Utility …

GDC

How Origami Makes for Better Solar Panels

The principles behind the art of folding paper allow solar cells to track the sun.<p>Solar cells that track the sun over the course of a given day produce more energy, but the equipment required to do this is bulky, and requires more space. Researchers at the University of Michigan have borrowed from …

Clean Energy

High-efficiency, semi-transparent perovskite/graphene solar cells created at low cost

With the continued rise in the uptake of solar cells, consumers are now looking at less obtrusive ways to incorporate these in buildings and …

Kirigami-inspired solar cells can track the sun without motors

Researchers at the University of Michigan announced on Wednesday that they have developed a method of keeping solar cells turned toward the sun without the need for heavy and energy-hungry motors. Their method is based on the Japanese art of Kirigami -- like origami but with cuts in addition to …

Study: Renewable energy saves lives

Building wind and solar farms helps to reduce the human impact on climate change by displacing noxious emissions from coal-fired power plants. A new study says there’s another important benefit to renewables development: cost savings from cleaner air that saves lives.<p>Researchers from Harvard …

Fossil Fuels

Polluted host cities are putting our champion athletes at risk

At the recent Athletic World Championships in Beijing, not only did the athletes have to train for heat and humidity, they were also faced with …

Net Metering History & Logic — Part 1

<b>Published on</b> September 6th, 2015 | <i>by Guest Contributor</i><p>5<p>Net Metering History & Logic — Part 1<p>September 6th, 2015 by <b>Guest Contributor</b><p>by Roberto …

Solar Power

Net Metering Progress In Japan, California, & Hawaii — Net Metering History & Logic Part 2

<b>Published on</b> September 8th, 2015 | <i>by Guest Contributor</i><p>14<p>Net Metering Progress In Japan, California, & Hawaii — Net Metering History & Logic Part …

Solar Power

The Next Solar (r)Evolution

SMPA Community Solar Farm, Paradox Valley, Colorado. Credit: Clean Energy Collective.<p>Rooftop solar is growing quickly. In the U.S., 1.2GW of residential solar was installed in 2014 and installs in Q1 of 2015 increased 76 percent over the same quarter in the prior year. In fact, so far this year, …

A Record-Breaking New Artificial Leaf Makes Power From Sun And Water

The system can power a home or a car.<p>For some energy researchers, it’s the holy grail: How can technology cheaply and sustainably recreate photosynthesis, nature’s way of making fuel, which works way better at taking energy from the sun than anything we’ve been able to invent?<p>A new “artificial …

Clean Energy

Elon Musk and Stephen Colbert Discuss Whether He’s Trying to Save the World or Destroy It

If you’re unfamiliar with billionaire inventor, engineer and entrepreneur Elon Musk, he is sometimes referred to as the real-life Tony Stark. Not …

Tesla

3D Printed Solar Cells Could Provide 1.3 Billion People with Electricity

Solar power has been gaining more and more popularity worldwide since the efficiency of solar panels has significantly increased during the recent …

When Money Talks, Climate Solutions Die

Californians are rightfully proud that we have led the country in establishing a cap and trade system to reduce carbon emissions and set up a renewable energy portfolio requirement that has us on track to generate 33% of our electricity from non-greenhouse gas sources by 2020.<p>As a state with a …

Scientists are working on new technology that could beam unlimited energy to Earth from space

Luckily for the Earth, the world's supply of fossil fuels is limited. And for the past several decades, researchers have been looking for renewable energy resources to provide power to everyone without poisoning the Earth with atmospheric carbon dioxide from the burning of fossil fuels like oil and …

Here's What Using the World's Remaining Fossil Fuels Would Do to the Antarctic Ice Shelf

Expending Earth’s remaining fossil fuels resources would eliminate the ice shelf in Antarctica and lead to dramatic global sea level rises, according …

You don’t even wanna know what happens if we burn all the fossil fuels

Breaking: Mother Nature has just possessed a bunch of scientists and delivered this urgent message: “If you keep burning all the fossil fuels, I will</i> …