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01.11.16
New material can store solar energy to warm you up later
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New material can store solar energy to warm you up later

A solid film releases a burst of heat just when you need it.

By S. Dent,   01.11.16
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06.20.15
UCLA discovers how solar cells' charges can last for weeks
06.20.15

UCLA discovers how solar cells' charges can last for weeks

Solar cells have always been inspired by photosynthesis, so it's only natural for researchers to t...

By M. Moon,   06.20.15
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05.25.15
Super-efficient solar cells can power homes in unforgiving areas
05.25.15

Super-efficient solar cells can power homes in unforgiving areas

Scientists have long talked about black silicon (that is, silicon with nano-sized structures) havi...

By J. Fingas,   05.25.15
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02.10.15
Apple invests in a solar farm that can power 60,000 homes
02.10.15

Apple invests in a solar farm that can power 60,000 homes

Apple makes much ado about using clean energy sources to power its buildings these days, and it ju...

By J. Fingas,   02.10.15
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11.28.14
The world's largest solar power plant is now up and running
11.28.14

The world's largest solar power plant is now up and running

Solar power just hit one of its biggest milestones, in more ways than one. First Solar recently fi...

By J. Fingas,   11.28.14
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11.18.14
Solar power will give you non-stop water during bike rides
11.18.14

Solar power will give you non-stop water during bike rides

If you're a cyclist, you know the anxiety that comes with running out of water in the middle of a...

By J. Fingas,   11.18.14
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08.20.14
See-through solar panels provide power and a killer view
08.20.14

See-through solar panels provide power and a killer view

While we've seen some pretty big advancements (and even bigger installations) in solar-energy coll...

By T. Seppala,   08.20.14
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08.03.14
Spray-painted solar cells promise cheap power on seemingly any surface
08.03.14

Spray-painted solar cells promise cheap power on seemingly any surface

Scientists have dreamed of painting solar cells to generate energy on just about any surface, but...

By J. Fingas,   08.03.14
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07.27.14
Solar cells cool themselves to produce more power
07.27.14

Solar cells cool themselves to produce more power

Solar power cells need to stay relatively cool for the sake of both efficiency and longevity, but...

By J. Fingas,   07.27.14
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