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These Solar Panels Love Cloudy Days

Everyone knows solar panels don't work on cloudy days, right? If there's no sun, how is a solar panel supposed to generate energy? That's why they're a great choice for warm, sunny climates like Sa…

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Your Solar Panels Might Work Better if They Were Listening to Lady Gaga

Ever been struggling on deadline and felt your energy levels, and your efficiency, lagging? Drink all the tea and coffee you like, and you still find yourself moving sluggishly, trying to recapture…

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Windows That Generate Electricity?

I can't be the only one who has not-so-secretly wondered, and dreamed, about the day when solar panels finally reach the pinnacle of design: a point when they are so efficient and so transparent…

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Do Solar Panels Work When It’s Not Sunny?

Skeptics of alternative energy raise some valid concerns when they look across an array of wind turbines or a glittering spread of solar panels: what happens when the wind stops blowing and the sun …

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Do Solar Panels Use More Energy Than They Generate?

You've probably heard the claim that solar panels take more energy to make than they generate. That's a pretty crushing thing to hear if you've just hired an electrician to install a fancy new solar…

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Tokelau Will Be World’s First 100% Solar-Powered Nation

By Mat McDermott, TreeHugger Tokelau may not yet be a fully self-governing country—the majority of its budget is paid for in aid from New Zealand; its citizens still are technically citizens of …

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Solar Power Station Works at Night

A unique thermosolar power station in southern Spain can shrug off cloudy days: energy stored when the sun shines lets it produce electricity even during the night. The Gemasolar station, up and runni…

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Italian Engineers Pioneer Floating Solar Panels

Solar panels floating on the sea: the idea may sound like something from science-fiction, but an Italian firm has made it a reality. In the first scheme of its kind in the world, the panels turn on th…

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Energy Entrepreneurs: The Sun-Lit Jungle

Entrepreneurs bring solar power to Guatemala, where a lack of access to electricity is a major problem. Tech News by NewsLook var nl_rand = "V72FGaEYr7RyHgGR", NewsLook = NewsLook || {}; New…

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Top 3 Reasons You Don’t Need To Buy Solar Panels

It's getting more expensive to both heat and cool a home, and power all the gadgets and appliances that we need to stay comfortable and connected. Lots of people advocate investing in renewable ene…

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