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01.05.12
Onyx develops 330-watt 'plug-n-play' solar panel with built-in AC outlet
01.05.12

Onyx develops 330-watt 'plug-n-play' solar panel with built-in AC outlet

Onyx's new 330-watt solar panel isn't the first to offer a "plug-n-play" solution for getting pow...

By Z. Honig,   01.05.12
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10.25.11
iPod fathers unveil their next project, the Nest Learning Thermostat (hands-on)
10.25.11

iPod fathers unveil their next project, the Nest Learning Thermostat (hands-on)

Over the summer, we got word that a couple of unnamed ex-Apple engineers were getting ready to un...

By D. Wollman,   10.25.11
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08.02.11
Report: data centers accounted for just 1 to 1.5 percent of electricity use last year, Google claims less than 1 percent of that
08.02.11

Report: data centers accounted for just 1 to 1.5 percent of electricity use last year, Google claims less than 1 percent of that

You'd think, watching companies like Apple break ground on sprawling data centers, that the numbe...

By D. Wollman,   08.02.11
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07.12.11
AT&T becomes the first telco to use energy-efficient Bloom Box servers, will power 11 sites in California
07.12.11

AT&T becomes the first telco to use energy-efficient Bloom Box servers, will power 11 sites in California

Remember Bloom Energy servers, those low-cost, energy-efficient fuel cells born out of a scrapp...

By D. Wollman,   07.12.11
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06.06.11
Google's search for future profit targets the Sun, not just the cloud
06.06.11

Google's search for future profit targets the Sun, not just the cloud

These humble-looking contraptions were revealed in a Google patent application for a "heliostat con...

By S. Sakr,   06.06.11
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05.17.11
Mizzou Professor says nantenna solar sheet soaks up 90 percent of the sun's rays, puts sunscreen to shame
05.17.11

Mizzou Professor says nantenna solar sheet soaks up 90 percent of the sun's rays, puts sunscreen to shame

Photovoltaics suffer from gross inefficiency, despite incremental improvements in their power pro...

By M. Gorman,   05.17.11
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05.01.11
Nanocones make solar cells more efficient, sinister looking
05.01.11

Nanocones make solar cells more efficient, sinister looking

Going green is de rigeur, so the sun is becoming a much-preferred source of power. However, solar c...

By M. Gorman,   05.01.11
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04.27.11
MIT's genetically modified viruses boost solar-cell efficiency by herding nanotubes
04.27.11

MIT's genetically modified viruses boost solar-cell efficiency by herding nanotubes

The wizards of MIT have done it again. Having checked artificial leaves and Operabots off the to-do...

By J. Hicks,   04.27.11
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04.15.11
Newly discovered properties of light promise better solar batteries, really great tans
04.15.11

Newly discovered properties of light promise better solar batteries, really great tans

Are you tired of waking up to the same old semiconductor-based solar array? Do you yearn for a chan...

By J. Hicks,   04.15.11
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