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We may already know how we will cure death—but should we?

A pair of advocates—they do legitimate research too, but their ardor is so intense, it’s hard to call them scientists—believe that they will, within their lifetimes, make ours the first generation of humans to live forever.<p>Their quest is elegantly laid out in <i>The Immortalists</i>, a new documentary …

Singularity

For Bitcoin, Lessons In The History Of Failed Currencies

If someone were to perfect a flying car, governments around the world would be faced with a conundrum. Over the centuries humans have developed a transport system complete with quaint country streets, bustling six-lane highways, electronic toll booths and police officers to monitor it all. So …

Tresarca Residence by assemblageSTUDIO

Tresarca Residence in the Desert of Nevada.<p>The creative people of assemblageSTUDIO have submitted this stunning architecture project. …

Old-Fashioned Steam Engines Could Solve Solar Energy Storage Problem

Australian engineers might have solved one of the biggest obstacles to scaling up solar energy — the lack of affordable storage technology that …

Germany's Proposal To Tax Self-Consumption Of Solar Power Could Hurt Panel Demand

Germany’s cabinet has backed a proposed to levy a charge on the self-consumption of solar power in the country’s commercial and industrial sector, as it plans to reform its Renewable Energy Sources Act (Erneuerbare-Energien-Gesetz) or EEG. Although the move is aimed at reducing the electricity …

Distributed Energy: The Power Sector’s Wild Card

New technologies and consumer demand for cleaner energy are rapidly transforming the power sector. This transformation is most evident in the advent …

SolarCity's Next Move: Bundling Tesla's Batteries With Solar

SolarCity, which has built a business as a retail solar service provider, said Thursday it will bundle energy storage with solar and offer the set to businesses that seek to reduce energy bills and create a source of backup power.<p>The California company will offer lithium-ion battery systems from …

Shares Of Elon Musk's Solar Company Are Surging

Earlier today, the company announced it would begin tapping technology developed by Tesla to create commercial energy storage units.<p>This is big: We recently explained why energy storage has become on of the last stumbling blocks to making renewable energy competitive with conventional sources of …

Japan’s plan to supply all the world’s energy from a giant solar power plant on the moon

Shimizu, a Japanese architectural and engineering firm, has a solution for the climate crisis: Simply build a band of solar panels 400 kilometers (249 miles) wide (pdf) running all the way around the Moon’s 11,000-kilometer (6,835 mile) equator and beam the carbon-free energy back to Earth in the …

Fossil Fuels

Done Deal: The First Securitization Of Rooftop Solar Assets

SolarCity announced Thursday it has completed the market’s first sale of notes backed by the rooftop solar systems it’s installed across the country.<p>The securitization effort has been a while in the making and closely watched by the solar industry as an indicator of investors’ sentiment toward this …

Spectrolab Breaks Own Solar Cell Efficiency Record

Space solar cell and panel manufacturer Spectrolab has broken its own solar cell efficiency world record. The Boeing subsidiary achieved an …

Your Solar Panels Aren't Facing The Wrong Way

<b>Contrary to some confused bloggers, solar panels produce the most electricity over the course of a year when pointed south, not west.</b><p>A recent report from the Pecan Street Research Institute started a chain of articles with increasingly inaccurate conclusions.<p>The lemmings at Quartz, Gizmodo, and …

250 MW Nevada Solar Farm To Be Built With Chinese Solar Panels

Chinese company Trina Solar will supply 1.1 million 250-watt solar panels for a 250-megawatt (MW) solar farm in Nevada. When the project is …

German Energy Storage Plan Could Trigger New Market Boom

<b>Published on</b> September 12th, 2013 | <i>by Guest Contributor</i><p>4<p>September 12th, 2013 by <b>Guest Contributor</b><p><i>Originally published on RenewEconomy.</i> <i><br>by Sophie Vorrath</i><p>…

CSP Key Players Focus on the Desert

By the end of 2013, the largest solar power plants in the world will be generating power from the sun and they won't be using photovoltaic (PV) …

Why Chinese solar companies will survive Europe’s punishing tariffs

With the European Union set to impose punishing tariffs on Chinese solar panels on June 5, you’d think companies like Yingli, the world’s largest photovoltaic manufacturer, would be concerned. After all, Germany and other European countries have long been the biggest market for Chinese solar panels.<p>…

Solar Power

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Filmmaker Casey Neistat Spins Amazing Video of Hurricane Sandy Into Awareness, Relief for Victims

After braving some insanely harsh weather to make a video documenting Hurricane Sandy’s ravages on lower Manhattan, filmmaker Casey Neistat accepted a licensing fee for the footage and used it to bring aid to Staten Island, which was hit even harder.<p>It started with a video capturing Hurricane Sandy …

California’s dream to be the Saudi Arabia of solar dries up in the desert

<i>This item has been corrected.</i><p>Three years ago California regulators in quick succession approved nine multibillion-dollar solar thermal power plants. They were to be built in the desert and would generate 4,142 megawatts (MW) of carbon-free electricity. The state, it was said, was on its way to …

Solar Thermal

Solar Panels and Hackers: The West Gangs Up on China

The world has started to gang up on China. America's Defense Department published a report as part of its Annual Report to Congress. In "Military and …

Tiny antennas that can harvest light and heat could deliver new solar tech

A quiet startup called RedWave Energy, based just outside of Chicago, has been heads-down working on building prototypes of tiny antennas that can …

Europe set to drive Chinese solar manufacturers off the continent

The bad news for Chinese solar manufacturers just keeps coming.<p>A report out today from market research firm IHS says struggling companies like Suntech could be driven out of the European market in June when regulators impose tariffs on Chinese-made solar panels. Like American regulators, who levied …

Solar Power

Solar Paneled Garage Charges BMWs & Homes

The car brand teams up with Solarwatt to use energy from the sun to power up electric cars.<p>German car maker BMW and solar energy company Solarwatt …

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Sun Plus Nanotechnology: Can Solar Energy Get Bigger by Thinking Small?

Nanotechnology could boost solar energy efficiency and cut costs. A slew of recent research is aimed at better capturing energy from the Earth's biggest power source.<p><b>Nearly 60 years after researchers first demonstrated a way to convert sunlight into energy, science is still grappling with a</b> …

Verizon to spend $100M on solar panels, fuel cells for facilities

Telecom giant Verizon (s VZ) is expected to announce on Tuesday that it plans to spend $100 million on clean power projects, including installing …

For only $118 million, you could own a major Chinese solar company

Suntech belatedly released its 2012 earnings today, illustrating why last year’s performance foretold the Chinese solar giant’s present troubles. (If you haven’t been following the Suntech saga, here’s the story so far.)<p>Revenue plunged 48% last year, to $1.6 billion, while gross margins fell 1.4% …

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