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Can This Bill Gates Investment Fund Save Solar?

Over the past month, there have been a lot of stories written about Breakthrough Energy Ventures. Most of the buzz surrounds the chairman, Bill …

Selling Solar Panels For A Loss – Is This The End of the Solar Industry?

Recently Bloomberg.com posted an article titled, “Solar Panels Now So Cheap Manufacturers Probably Selling at Loss”. It referenced a quote from …

Why Are Electric Companies Embracing Solar?

If you’ve looked at your electric utility’s website, you may have seen offers for homeowners to finance solar panels. Now, if that sounds strange, …

Tesla Powerwall – Finally Cut the Cord

One of the biggest complaints about going solar is the ability to store unused energy generated by solar panels. It’s a valid concern. Without some …

These 8 healthy desserts for Halloween are all treat, no trick

When you’re a kid, the scariest part of Halloween is that eccentric neighbor down the road who turns their front yard into a haunted house so scary …

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Reach your weight loss goal with our tips for slimming down and recipes featuring healthy ingredients.

This Gif Illustrates The Mind-Melting Number of Galaxies in The Universe

We need a moment here.<p>Of the thousands of photos taken by the Hubble Space Telescope, one stands out as the shot that changed astronomy forever. …

Universe

The Breakfast Burritos That'll Get You Out Of Bed

Because breakfast should be big.<p>Breakfast burritos are simple to make: you just take all the breakfast foods you love and roll them into a tortilla. You don’t really <i>need</i> a recipe to start on your journey of making morning burritos. But recipes, like the ones we have for you below, will help you …

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The charms of a one-pot Louisiana seafood dish, streamlined

“Smothered” seems an inhospitable way to describe the charms of an etouffee, the Louisiana dish that begins with the aromatic trinity of onion, celery and green bell pepper, builds on a rich roux and serves up a seafood-studded blanket over rice.<p>This dish riffs on that tradition but keeps things …

Seafood

Where to Get the Best Sandwich In Every State

From sea to shining sea—and ham to melted cheese.<p><i>This story was written by our friends at Spoon University.</i><p>There is nothing more freeing than being able to hold an entire meal in the palm of your hand and know that a superb variety of flavors and textures await you with every bite. Okay, maybe not …

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September A Big Month For Wind And Solar Power In Scotland

According to a WWF Scotland analysis, wind energy capacity in the country generated enough electricity to power all Scottish homes on five out of the …

Why R&B star Akon developed a financing model for solar energy in Africa

Akon answering to media in Pahou, Benin.<br>Photo by David Monfort, DAGENCY.<p><b>In February 2014, Senegalese-American R&B singer, songwriter and businessman</b> …

This tiny "e-mailable" solar house snaps together like a 3D puzzle without a single nail

Your next house could snap together like a jigsaw puzzle without the need for any power tools. Clemson University students designed and built Indigo …

Solar energy sees storm clouds approaching

In terms of economic costs to consumers, Eckley said the North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association has only seen cost-savings. But misinformation …

Utility-Scale Solar Reaches Cost Parity With Natural Gas Throughout America

The cost of installing utility-scale solar has fallen considerably in recent years, from more than $6 per watt in 2009 to about $3 per watt in 2014. …

Natural Gas

Solar Cells Will be Made Obsolete by 3D rectennas aiming at 40-to-90% efficiency

Solar Cells Will be Made Obsolete by 3D rectennas aiming at 40-to-90% efficiency<p>Right now efficiency is only one percent, but professor Baratunde …

Now Solar Can Work for Utility Bills Under $100

If you have an already low electric bill, of perhaps under $100 a month, any solar firm will tell you that it simply won’t pencil out for you to go …

Solar Power

How cheap can solar get? Very cheap indeed

If current rates of improvement hold, solar power will be incredibly cheap in just a few years’ time, writes famous author and thinker Ramez Naam. …

Solar Power

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 …

Kirigami-inspired solar cells twist to track the sun

One of the challenges facing designers of traditional flat solar panels is the fact that the sun doesn't conveniently stay in one place. This means …

Solar Panels

Installing solar panels? Think of the firefighters

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Obama's Big Plan To Make Solar Energy More Efficient And Affordable

Earlier this month, US President Obama launched an ambitious plan to move states away from coal plants and towards more renewable energy generation. …

Is the Caribbean a paradise for renewable energy?

Derek’s one-door shop selling cakes, sweets and soft drinks in Barbados appears at first glance to be just like any other, until you lift your eyes upward. On the roof is an array of solar panels arranged in a less-than textbook design, but the aesthetics don’t matter. What’s important is that it …

Renewable Energy

New solar panel coating could improve efficiency by more than 30 percent

Researchers at University of California Riverside have created a coating for solar panels that could improve solar photovoltaic efficiency by 30 …

The SunPort lets you support solar power any time, anywhere

A little company called SunPort has launched a crowdfunding campaign that could change the clean energy game in a new way. SunPort is a smart device …

Behold The Tent Of The Future! Collects Solar Energy, Rainwater, And Folds Up For Easy Travel

When people are asked what type of people are part of the green community, most have a stereotypical view of hippies that live off the grid. In …

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