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New Theory May Lead to More Efficient Solar Cells
Science & Tech  (tags: research, solar )

Michael
- 78 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
- 78 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
- 79 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
- 94 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
- 117 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
- 118 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
- 200 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
- 277 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
- 363 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.
Energy-Storage-Breakthrough-La rge-and-Powerful-Redox-Flow-Ba ttery-Developed/
Science & Tech  (tags: battery, storage, solar, wind, energy, breakthrough, GoodNews, technology, discovery )

Alice
- 400 days ago - cleantechnica.com
A breakthrough has been made in the field of renewable energy battery storage. Researchers have developed a redox flow battery that reaches a stack power of up to 25 kW. This breakthrough in battery technology is important.
A Plan to Power 100 Percent of the Planet With Renewables
Science & Tech  (tags: energy, clean, renewable, solar, wind power, water, 2030, end fossil fuels, dirty energy, oil, coal, natural gas, tar sands, Copenhagen, energy production, technology, carbon tax, political will, scientific american )

Brian
- 407 days ago - scientificamerican.com
"Wind, water and solar technologies can provide 100 percent of the world's energy, eliminating all fossil fuels."
Solar Power: An Alternative Device to Sterilize Surgical Instruments in Rural Areas
Science & Tech  (tags: NewTechnology, energy, solar, society, science, safety, scientists, risks, safety, medicine, illness, healthcare, health, discovery, environment, energy, Gizmos, investigation, NewTechnology, science, tech, technology, world, safety, medicine, health, des )

JL
- 525 days ago - nytimes.com
Solar power can steam-sterilize surgical instruments, according to a new study -- but the contraption needed to do so is not pocket-size.
Solar Windows: Turning Buildings Into Energy Producers
Science & Tech  (tags: solar, solar energy, energy, economy, business, investing, environment, ecosystems, conservation, green, greenhousegases, habitat, business, technology )

Marty
- 710 days ago - organicconnectmag.com
The vast amount of glass in skyscrapers and office buildings represents enormous potential for an emerging technology that turns windows into solar panels.
Massive Solar Storm Bombards Earth Tonight
Science & Tech  (tags: Massive, solar, storm, bombards, Earth, tonight )

Agnes
- 820 days ago - cbc.ca
A solar flare is seen erupting on the Sun's northeastern hemisphere on Sunday night. Physicist Doug Biesecker said the biggest concern from the speedy eruption is the radiation, which arrived on Earth an hour later. It will likely continue through Wednes
Researchers' Refinement Increases Solar Concentrator Efficiency
Science & Tech  (tags: technology, research, solar, cells )

Milton
- 825 days ago - sciguru.com
A team of researchers at the University of California, Merced, has redesigned luminescent solar concentrators to be more efficient at sending sunlight to solar cells.
 

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