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Scientists Use Infrared Emissions as Renewable Energy Source
Science & Tech  (tags: solar energy, thermodynamics, space, science, renewable energy, energy, climate, earth )

Alex
- 546 days ago - dailyfusion.net
Physicists at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) envision a device that would harvest energy from Earth's infrared emissions into outer space.
How Valuable Is Concentrating Solar Power to the Grid?
Science & Tech  (tags: energy, environment, sustainable, solar power, solar energy, research, science, discovery, concept, design, technology )

Michael
- 844 days ago - spectrum.ieee.org
Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) is very valuable to the grid, especially when it is capable of providing "operating reserves," or short-term extra capacity in times of high demand or failures in other parts of the grid.
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
- 861 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.
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
- 1208 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.
A New Approach to Solar Power
Science & Tech  (tags: solar power, solar energy, energy, environment, CO2emissions, pollution, Sustainabililty, technology, science, NewTechnology, interesting, solar race )

Marty
- 1408 days ago - organicconnectmag.com
Hybrid solar-thermoelectric systems could provide advantages over conventional solar cells or solar thermal plants.
Solar Gains Steam in Asia and U.S.
Science & Tech  (tags: Solar Energy )

Ben
- 1581 days ago - blog.cleantechies.com
The solar industry is gaining steam in both Asia and the U.S. This week, two large deals were signed that signal strategic growth for the solar energy industry.... Finally!
Tata, MIT Collaborate to Create Energy From Water, Bring Power to 3 Billion People
Science & Tech  (tags: technology, energy, solar energy, good news, MIT, scientists, alternative energy )

Charla
- 1609 days ago - fastcompany.com
MIT scientist, Daniel Nocera stuck an artificial cobalt- and phosphate-coated silicon leaf into a jar of water and managed to create power--at an efficiency that surpasses today's solar panels, no less. The technique mimics photosynthesis...
SolarWall Solar Air Heating Technology
Science & Tech  (tags: energy, environment, interesting, news, NewTechnology, performance, solar energy )

Kathy
- 1727 days ago - motherearthnews.com
For decades, green buildings and homes have employed solar panels to convert the sun's rays into usable electricity. But in the dead of winter, when temperatures are low, the sun can provide buildings with more than just electricity; it can provide heat
'Hybrid' Solar System Captures 80% of the Sun's Energy - Generates Electricity and Hot Water
Science & Tech  (tags: Solar Energy )

Ben
- 1739 days ago - treehugger.com
Two Birds With One Stone (But No Birds Actually Harmed) Solar water heaters make a lot of sense. Solar photovoltaic panels make a lot of sense too. But why choose between them? Startup Cogenra is combining the two solar technologies...
Italy Goes Solar With First Sun-Powered Road
Science & Tech  (tags: energy, environment, interesting, news, NewTechnology, solar energy )

Kathy
- 1756 days ago - matternetwork.com
Most people will be surprised, but Italy was the first country in the world to build motorways. In fact, the A8 "Milano-Laghi" motorway ("Milan-Lakes", as it connects the city of Milan to Lake Como and Maggiore) was completed in 1926.
Unplugged: Organic and Affordable Solar Power
Science & Tech  (tags: Solar Energy, Sustainable Development )

Ben
- 1908 days ago - treehugger.com
Back in 1991, Professor Michael Graetzel from the Lausanne Polytechnic invented what's now called the Graetzel Cell, a non-photovoltaic solar cell made of a layer of titanium dioxide, glass and a dye from fruit that absorbs sunlight...
Japanese Town Testing Solar-Powered EVs
Science & Tech  (tags: Electric Cars, Solar Energy )

Ben
- 1935 days ago - ecogeek.org
These cars will solely fuel-up at rapid-charging stations powered by solar-powered stationary grid storage units. The charging stations will use DC current to facilitate a quick charge. The cars will be tested by the Tsukuba City community...
Solar-Powered Floating Homes for Urban Nomads!
Science & Tech  (tags: Floating home, Solar energy )

Ben
- 1935 days ago - ecofriend.org
The floating home is about 5 meters wide and 15 meters long with two levels. The sleeping units and other mechanical equipment needed to propel this home on the waves are placed on the lower level, while the upper level provides space for living room...
Spiraling Solar-Powered Skyscraper Helps Cool the Environment
Science & Tech  (tags: Solar Energy, Sustainability )

Ben
- 1935 days ago - ecofriend.org
Kenneth Loh and Michelle Lim have come up with an ingenious design of an eco-tower that blends a vertical garden, mixed-use development and open space together. The new urban prototype of solar powered skyscraper incorporates many programs to make...
Inexpensive Highly Efficient Solar Cells Possible
Science & Tech  (tags: solar energy, solar cells, green energy, alternative energy )

Alexander
- 1970 days ago - thegreeno.com
Thanks to two technologies developed by Professor Benoît Marsan and his team at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) Chemistry Department, the scientific and commercial future of solar cells could be totally transformed.
 

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