Miraz Mohamed

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The Price of Solar Is Declining to Unprecedented Lows

The installed price of solar energy has declined significantly in recent years as policy and market forces have driven more and more solar …

Solar Power

Should you charge your phone overnight?

Android phones and iPhones are equipped with chips that protect them from absorbing excess electrical current once they are fully charged.<p>So in …

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Costa Rica powered by renewable energy for over 100 days

Costa Rica has powered its electricity grid for over 100 days entirely by renewable energy.<p>The Latin American country has been run on renewable …

March temperature smashes 100-year global record

Average global temperature was 1.07C hotter - beating last month’s previous record increase<p>The global temperature in March has shattered a century-long record and by the greatest margin yet seen for any month.<p>February was far above the long-term average globally, driven largely by climate change, …

Global Warming

Science: French Fries May Be Healthier Than Salad

A new study monitoring the rise of blood sugar levels among people who consumed identical meals suggests diets are not one-size-fits-all.

Research

On the Red Couch with U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy

<i>Happier people are healthier people, says United States Surgeon General Vivek Murthy. The leading spokesperson on public health believes that, in combination with diet, exercise and preventative care, emotional well-being forms a critical fourth pillar of good health.</i><p><i>Research backs him up. Murthy,</i> …

How fast your heart beats predicts if you will die early

It’s enough to make your heart beat a little faster. A new study suggests that resting heart rate can be used as a ‘death test’ to predict your chance of keeling over in the next two decades.<p>Although doctors have known for some time that people with low resting heart rates are usually fitter and …

An All Wind, Water, and Solar Grid Will Be Stable Without Batteries

Photo: Stanford UniversityAt Stanford University, a water system of two hot tanks and one cold tank provides heating and cooling for the entire …

Clean Energy

SolarCity and Elon Musk announce solar energy breakthrough

The company unveiled a new solar panel that generates electricity with a record 22 percent efficiency, and continues to work toward maximizing …

SolarCity Creates A 22% Module-Level Efficient Solar Panel

Solar panels promise a lot – a cleaner, cheaper, renewable energy source, harnessed from the abundant rays of the sun. But the technology created to pull in that sun power can only go so far per square foot, depending on the panel.<p>SolarCity, the sun-powered startup founded by Elon Musk’s cousins …

Solar Power

Scientists are developing an invisibility cloak for solar panels

Current solar panel technology has enough trouble as it is converting sunlight into useable current, what with their paltry 20 percent average efficiencies. And it certainly doesn't help matters that up to a tenth of every solar panel's active collection areas are obscured from the sun by …

Big Solar Step: Super-Efficient System Sets Record

A new world record is making the future of solar energy look pretty bright. Researchers in Australia recently developed a solar energy system that …

Clean Energy
Solar Panels

The U.K. Unveils Its Soldier of the Future

Wearable tech goes to war.<p>The United Kingdom Ministry of Defence has unveiled its high-tech soldier suit of the future. Equipped with centipede-like armor, biometric sensors, and advanced networking and communications, Future Soldier Vision (FSV) is designed to make British soldiers safer and more …

Is The Energy Roller Coaster Ride Coming To An End?

I recently took part in Wood Mackenzie’s quarterly in-house debate on risks to the energy industry. The timing was perfect. That week, Brent and WTI crude hit new post-recession lows, before staging incredible two-day rallies. Had the bottom finally been reached, we asked, with a long-awaited …

Natural Gas

Climate Change: A Genocide Driver, Solar Scores Again, and More!

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded.<p><b>Froggy Know-How:</b> A frog can shield itself from rain, but dies when its forest home is destroyed.<p><i>By threatening the world's forests, humans ultimately harm themselves.</i><p><b>OO Annual Global Tree Loss Keeps Slowing, But Not Enough</b> - with a …

Climate

New way to store solar energy could lead to more common solar cell usage

A working cell from Switzer’s research, with gas evolution. Photo by Sam O’Keefe, Missouri S&T.<p>Researchers at Missouri University of Science and …

Clean Energy
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'Solar suflower' array generates 60 times more power than a typical solar panel

An innovative concentrated solar power design called the “Solar Sunflower” was recently demonstrated by Swiss researchers at Airlight Energy and IBM …

Customer Service

Paris will go car-free for a day in September to combat pollution

In an effort to curb the amount of air pollution and smog in the city, Paris will go car-free for one day this month.<p>On Sept. 27, the streets of …

Capturing solar energy to deliver 'microgrid' power to remote towns in Western Australia

September 2, 2015 • Media Release<p>MEDIA RELEASE<p><b>Remote locations such as Marble Bar and Nullagine in Western Australia, towns which are not connected</b> …

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

The solar-panel market is ready to heat up

The solar market hasn’t been doing so hot. But the market for solar panels could start heating up soon.<p>Falling prices for industrial commodities used …

Natural Gas

Quantum dot solar windows could turn any window into a power source

A sunlight-harvesting technology created by researchers in Los Alamos and Italy could turn any window into a solar energy source. The technology is …

Clean Energy