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8 Awesome New Electric Cars You Need To Know

The powerhouse EVs from the 2018 Geneva Motor Show.<p>The days of electric cars looking like toasters or science projects is over. At this year's Geneva Motor Show, all the hottest new EVs draw eyeballs with styling first and promise to become the next great driver's car or the next great super-luxury …

‘Black Panther’ Trailer: Chadwick Boseman Rules As The King In New Look At Comic Book Adaptation

The new trailer for Marvel Studios’ <i>Black Panther</i> clawed its way into the College Football Playoff national championship game between the Alabama …

Michigan: A rising leader in solar power

<i>Guest post by Jeff Mason, CEO of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation</i><p>In the last decade, the solar power industry has grown an average of …

#SaveSolarJobs: Stand With America's Solar Workers

California Will Spend $1 Billion on Low-income, Multifamily Solar

California is ready to spend $1 billion over the next decade on rooftop solar installation for low-income residents. In December, the California …

A New, Efficient Solar Material Could One Day Roll On To Windows

Perovskite might be able to replace silicon as the material we use for solar panels. And it could change the way we get power from the sun.<p>It took silicon-based solar panel technology 30 years to reach an efficiency of 21%. At the end of 2015, a new kind of solar material hit that milestone in a …

So You Want Sustainable Housing? Try Shipping Containers

Meet the startup converting used shipping containers into off-the-shelf, off-the-grid dwellings.<p>The idea of off-the-grid living has a romantic, back-to-nature feel to it—but the reality is significantly more complicated if you want anything more than the most basic amenities. Dutch startup …

Awesome Solar Roadways Project Raises $1.5 million

Roads, pavements, and other impervious surfaces, cover 112,610 square kilometers in the US alone, which is almost exactly the size of my home country …

Environmental Outlook: Rooftop Solar And The Future Of The Electric Grid - Diane Rehm

Most Recent Shows<p>Friday, Jul 27 2018Political analyst Norman Ornstein on the depths of dysfunction in Washington. Then, as “Orange is the New Black” …

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The Slums Of Liberia Spring To Life In These Animated GIFs

François Beaurain explores life in the capitol of Liberia through a series of beautiful GIFs.<p>What makes an animated GIF so compelling isn’t just that it’s an image in motion; it’s that it’s cyclical. It loops, and anything caught within it becomes like a gear. In a way, what makes a GIF so …

Behold The World's Largest Solar-Panel Power Plant -- In Arizona

A 290-megawatt project and the largest solar-panel power plant in the world has risen in Arizona and will send electricity to California under a 25-year contract, its owners said Tuesday.<p>The project, owned by NRG Energy and MidAmerican Solar, sits on 2,400 acres between Yuma and Phoenix. They hired …

Britain Embraces Distributed Solar

Britain is not known for its abundant sunshine, but it may soon be known for abundant rooftop solar power.<p>On Friday, the Department of Energy & Climate Change released an ambitious renewable energy plan that will strive to install solar photovoltaic panels on a whopping 900 square miles of …

SolarCity Moves Into Best Buy

Best Buy, which sells everything from computers to cell phone plans to candy, now plans to peddle electricity. That is, it’s inked a deal to let SolarCity do that in exchange for a cut of the sales.<p>The two companies announced their partnership on Wednesday and a plan to station SolarCity sales …

This Small Brick-Shaped Device Can Help Get Millions Of Africans Online

“In this part of the world, one of our constant challenges is that at any moment, the Internet can go out,” says BRCK’s chief operating officer …

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4 Business Opportunities That Are Driving Innovation In Social Enterprise

Want to launch a business that does well and does good? Here are the sectors where money is flowing, and the impact can be strongest.<p>Social enterprise can sometimes go big on promises and deliver little in results. However, the business models outlined below are attracting big dollars and a lot of …

These Massive Mirrored Dishes Could Make Solar Cheaper For All

The system uses a dish covered in mirrors to aim sunlight in a small area; as the sun moves throughout the day, the dish follows it to catch the most …

Dear Fracking Industry: It's Time for a New Story

<b>By Kellen Klein, Stakeholder Engagement Manager, Future 500</b><p>Dear Fracking Industry,<p>This whole “shale boom” thing has been a bit of a mixed bag, hasn’t …

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6 Incubators Breeding Better Businesses to Rebuild Detroit

Each year, the Hatch Detroit Contest gives life to big ideas by granting $50,000 to the most innovative and promising local retail business concepts. …

A Small Solar Installer Finds A Way To Make Google Glass Useful

One of the residential solar industry’s ongoing challenges surrounds standardizing and speeding up the time it takes to get installations approved and in place.<p>One small installer in San Diego is viewing this problem through a different lens: it is testing ways that its employees can use …

Folsom Labs: Another Example Why Solar Is The Future

In solar, bankability is the ultimate four-letter word.<p>Getting final bank approval is one of the most arduous, and needlessly expensive, processes in putting together commercial or utility solar power plants. Developers seeking loans have to provide meticulous information about performance, product …

Charge Your iPhone With Solar And Earn Credits For Buying Sustainable Goods

Here is an interesting idea from a German startup: buy its solar panel and battery for charging your mobile gadgets, and the solar energy produced gets converted into credits for buying sustainable goods at a discount.<p>The German company, Changers, announced Tuesday that it’s raised $1.5 million in …

Richard Branson Launches A Green Energy Plan For The Caribbean

In 1979, when Richard Branson bought the 74-acre Necker Island in the British Virgin Islands, he paid less than $300,000. It was untouched, undeveloped, inhabited only by birds and jungle critters. Back then, no one worried a wit about carbon emissions, ocean acidification, rising sea levels. To …

4 Secrets Behind Successful Crowdfunding Campaigns

Before you waste your time reaching out to venture capitalists, use these tools to corral your supporters’ financial backing for your startup.<p>We’ve all heard the success story: Startup struggles to bring investors on board, startup continues to rely on seed funding while gaining traction, then …

How the Pros Create Great Content

Is your content not hitting the mark? Here, Inc.com columnists share their tricks for writing content that's compelling.<p>Marketing programs are absolutely content dependent. But so much of the writing today is flat and boring. A lot of content is written for the purpose of search-engine optimization …

SolarCity Pledges Solar For Schools

The idea that existing schools can save money by installing solar systems isn’t anything new. But solar technologies could potentially be even more influential in getting new classrooms into place more quickly in communities where electricity isn’t readily available.<p>One well-known company taking …

Think Of Your Life As A Game. This Strategy Guide Tells You How To Win It

“In a way I’m writing for myself 10 years ago,” Emberton tells us. “I’m writing to pass on some of what I’ve learned.”<p>Using as visual reference ’80s …

Could This Glass Orb Be The Future Of Solar Energy?

André Broessel’s latest invention looks like something out of a superhero movie. The bifrost device depicted in Thor, perhaps, or Eric Selvig’s …