Solar energy

07.28.15
Researchers boost solar energy by tapping infrared light
07.28.15

Researchers boost solar energy by tapping infrared light

Our sun blasts out over 50 percent of its energy as "near-infrared" light, but solar cells only ha...

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08.20.14
The world's largest solar thermal power plant is incinerating thousands of local birds
08.20.14

The world's largest solar thermal power plant is incinerating thousands of local birds

A common sight in the sky above the world's largest solar thermal power plant is a "streamer," a s...

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06.04.14
Scientists solve solar energy's burning question: how to make it cheaper than fossil fuels
06.04.14

Scientists solve solar energy's burning question: how to make it cheaper than fossil fuels

In a fight between solar and fossil fuels, the latter has always had a killer question up its slee...

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10.11.12
NC State nanoflowers can boost battery and solar cell capacity, make great prom accessories
10.11.12

NC State nanoflowers can boost battery and solar cell capacity, make great prom accessories

We see a lot of sleek-looking technology pass through our doors, but it's rare that the inventions...

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09.26.12
Sharp unveils semi-transparent solar panels, lets you see the sun while reaping its benefits
09.26.12

Sharp unveils semi-transparent solar panels, lets you see the sun while reaping its benefits

Sharp has announced an unusual photovoltaic panel for the Japanese market that collects energy fro...

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09.09.12
Inhabitat's Week in Green: fluorescent bulb moon, fuel-efficient supersonic jet and a toxin-eating oyster park
09.09.12

Inhabitat's Week in Green: fluorescent bulb moon, fuel-efficient supersonic jet and a toxin-eating oyster park

Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean t...

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08.28.12
Spherical glass lens concentrates sunlight by up to 10,000 times, boosts solar cell efficiency
08.28.12

Spherical glass lens concentrates sunlight by up to 10,000 times, boosts solar cell efficiency

Eking out more power from solar cells is an ongoing challenge for scientists, and now architect An...

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08.20.12
IBM alliance sets efficiency record for solar power cells using common materials
08.20.12

IBM alliance sets efficiency record for solar power cells using common materials

There have been more than a few solar power efficiency records set in the past few months, let alo...

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