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Blades of Grass Inspire Advance in Organic Solar Cells
Science & Tech  (tags: Solar )

Michael
- 13 days ago - solardaily.com
Vertical nanopillars are ideal geometries for getting around the challenges of producing polymer architecture to boost power-conversion efficiency of light to electricity to power electronic devices
Why Nuclear Energy Matters for New York
Science & Tech  (tags: New York, Energy Policy, Energy, EPA, Carbon Emissions, Climate Change, Carbon Reductions, Carbon Free Sources, Nuclear, Solar, Wind )

Brian
- 109 days ago - nypost.com
"Important to securing the most cost-effective carbon reductions will be preserving existing carbon-free sources, such as nuclear."
Bill Gates: We Need Energy Miracles
Science & Tech  (tags: Bill Gates, Energy, Research, Development, Climate Change, Carbon Emissions, Technology, Wind, Solar, Intermittency, Next Gen Nuclear, Energy Efficiency, Energy Demand )

Brian
- 116 days ago - gatesnotes.com
"We need a massive amount of research and development on clean energy: new ways to stabilize the intermittent flows from wind and solar; cheaper, more efficient solar panels; better equipment for managing energy; next-gen nuclear plants..."
11 Maps That Explain the US Energy System
Science & Tech  (tags: Energy, Energy Policy, Technology, Infrastructure, Coal, Oil, Natural Gas, Nuclear, Hydro, Wind, Solar, Transmission Lines, Maps )

Brian
- 128 days ago - vox.com
"The Energy Information Administration (EIA) has a fascinating new mapping tool that lets you take a detailed look at every aspect of America's energy system. Here are 11 maps of interest"
Solar Panel Manufacturing Is Greener in Europe Than China
Science & Tech  (tags: Solar )

Michael
- 140 days ago - solardaily.com
Solar panels made in China have a higher overall carbon footprint and are likely to use substantially more energy during manufacturing than those made in Europe
The Climate and Environmental Impacts of Renewables
Science & Tech  (tags: Energy, Renewables, Climate, Environment, Impacts, Hydro, Solar, Wind, Biomass, Data, Charts )

Brian
- 154 days ago - thebreakthrough.org
"The Current Data and Historical Perspectives on Energy in 29 Charts"
New Theory May Lead to More Efficient Solar Cells
Science & Tech  (tags: research, solar )

Michael
- 257 days ago - solardaily.com
A new theoretical model developed by professors at the University of Houston (UH) and Universite de Montreal may hold the key to methods for developing better materials for solar cells.
OneRoof Energy Launches API Library, Opening Doors for Innovation in Solar Software
Science & Tech  (tags: technology, solar )

Michael
- 258 days ago - solardaily.com
OneRoof Energy has announced the launch of the first comprehensive residential solar API (application programing interface) library,
World's Largest Solar Thermal Plant Starts Operating In Drought-Stricken California
Science & Tech  (tags: energy, #cleanenergy, renewable, solar, California, #climatechanged )

Brian
- 258 days ago - thinkprogress.org
"Deep in the Mojave Desert northeast of Los Angeles the world's largest solar thermal electric plant has starting operating three of its generating units".
For Germany, It's Coal, Coal, Coal
Science & Tech  (tags: Energy, Coal, #DirtyCoal, #DirtyEnergy, Coal, Lignite, Brown Coal, Germany, #ClimateChanged, Renewable Energy, Solar, Wind, Subsidies )

Brian
- 273 days ago - realclearenergy.org
"Germany's energy transition has also been a transition to coal: Despite multi-billion subsidies for renewable energy sources, power generation from brown coal (lignite) has climbed to its highest level in Germany since 1990."
13 Major Clean Energy Breakthroughs Of 2013
Science & Tech  (tags: #cleanenergy, 2013, breakthroughs, solar, wave, wind power )

Brian
- 297 days ago - thinkprogress.org
"2013 had more clean energy milestones than we could fit on one page, but here are thirteen of the key breakthroughs that happened this year."
Solar Activity Not a Key Cause of Climate Change
Science & Tech  (tags: climate change, sun, solar, global warming )

Freya
- 298 days ago - spacedaily.com
Climate change has not been strongly influenced by variations in heat from the sun, a new scientific study shows. The findings overturn a widely held scientific view that lengthy periods of warm and cold weather in the past might have been caused...
Cheap, Spray-on Solar Cells Developed By Canadian Researchers
Science & Tech  (tags: discovery, solar, solar panels, science, NewTechnology, research, concept, design, Gizmos, study, technology, tech, energy, Canada )

Michael
- 379 days ago - cbc.ca
Silicon-free solar cells, light and flexible enough to roll up or use as window blinds, are under development at a University of Alberta lab.
Solar Boat Catches Rays, Double-Takes in Halifax
Science & Tech  (tags: interesting, environment, technology, science, study, research, renewables, boats, solar, solar power )

Michael
- 457 days ago - cbc.ca
An unusual, solar-powered boat could be the key to unlocking secrets of the sea and climate change, say researchers who've been zigzagging the waters off North America's east coast for more than a month.
IBM Solar Collector Harnesses the Power of 2,000 Suns
Science & Tech  (tags: solar power, solar energy, solar, IBM, science, research, environment, energy, design, concept, sustainable, sustainability )

Michael
- 543 days ago - 3quarksdaily.com
A team of IBM researchers is working on a solar concentrating dish that will be able to collect 80% of incoming sunlight and convert it to useful energy.
 

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