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World's Largest Solar Plant Opens in California Desert
Science & Tech  (tags: solar plant, solar energy, california, desert, Desert Sunlight solar project )

Angela
- 19 days ago - usatoday.com
The Southern California desert is now home to the world's largest solar power plant. U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell joined state officials on Monday to open the 550-megawatt Desert Sunlight solar project.
Chasing the Sun in the Navajo Nation
Science & Tech  (tags: Navajos, solar energy, community, diversity, economy, environment, good news )

Pami
- 32 days ago - upworthy.com
SheâEUR(TM)s Going Door To Door With Light, And Older Navajos Have Never Seen Anything Like I
Water Lens Uses Sunlight to Purify Drinking Water
Science & Tech  (tags: water, solar energy, clean water, Water Purification, engineering, NewTechnology )

Alex
- 195 days ago - dailyfusion.net
A 6-foot-tall, self-sustaining magnifying glass uses sunlight to heat and disinfect polluted water.
Global Renewable Energy Generation Achieves New Record
Science & Tech  (tags: energy, renewable, 8.3 percent, energy policy, GWEC, solar energy )

Brian
- 271 days ago - dailyfusion.net
"The newly released Renewables 2014 Global Status Report shows that the global renewable electricity capacity increased by 8,3% in 2013."
Solar Streets: New Roadways May Ditch Asphalt for Energy-Generating Sunshine Collectors
Science & Tech  (tags: energy, environment, interesting, NewTechnology, research, science, solar energy, roads, parking lots )

Lynn
- 280 days ago - takepart.com
"We can use [photovoltaic panels] to create roads, parking lots, tarmacs--... "All of the current asphalt and concrete currently soaking up the sun can be covered with our technology to turn that sunlight into clean, renewable electricity."
CentRec Receiver Stores Solar Energy in Ceramic Particles
Science & Tech  (tags: Solar Energy, CentRec Receivers, Ceramic Particles, Heat Storage, Efficiency, Lower Costs, Germany )

Brian
- 291 days ago - dailyfusion.net
"Ceramic particles enable power station operators to work at higher process temperatures of between 600 and 800 degrees Celsius and achieve a higher level of efficiency in the power generation process," explains Buck. The researchers also expect lower..."
Researchers Replace Lead With Tin in Promising Solar Cell
Science & Tech  (tags: Solar Energy, Solar Cells, Lead, Tin, Environment, Northwestern University, Perovskite Structure )

Brian
- 297 days ago - dailyfusion.net
"The low-cost, environmentally friendly solar cell can be made easily using "bench" chemistry--no fancy equipment or hazardous materials."
"Green" Jet Fuel From Sunlight Developed
Science & Tech  (tags: discovery, concept, design, energy, green, greenliving, greenproducts, solar energy, eco-friendly, environment, Sustainabililty, sustainable, technology, research )

Michael
- 300 days ago - iflscience.com
A consortium of research institutions and corporations have announced a solution to one of the major obstacles to a sustainable world, carbon neutral fuel for airplanes. Also fire twirling.
Massive Solar Tower to Become the World's Second-Tallest Building
Science & Tech  (tags: concept, design, energy, environment, interesting, NewTechnology, research, Solar Energy, scientists, study, technology )

Frans
- 306 days ago - industrytap.com
EnviroMission's Arizona Solar Tower Project is a breakthrough in the renewable energy field. With the capacity to generate 200MW power, enough to power 150,000 US homes, it will capture worldwide attention. The best part about this project is that ...
Solar-Panel Windows Made Possible By Quantum Dot Breakthrough
Science & Tech  (tags: energy, solar energy, solar panels, windows, quantam dot, Los Alamos National Laboratory )

Brian
- 314 days ago - ibtimes.co.uk
"Windows that double as solar panels could soon be a reality following a breakthrough in quantum dot research that could have significant implications on the way the sun's energy is harvested in the future."
Startup Invents a 'Homemade' Solar Lamp for Developing Countries
Science & Tech  (tags: technology, DIY, startup, solar energy, Solar Lighting, Africa )

Alex
- 319 days ago - dailyfusion.net
The solar lamp developed by LEDsafari, a young startup from Lausanne, is a more effective, safer, and less expensive form of illumination than the traditional oil lamp currently used by more than one billion people in the world.
Scientists Use Infrared Emissions as Renewable Energy Source
Science & Tech  (tags: solar energy, thermodynamics, space, science, renewable energy, energy, climate, earth )

Alex
- 360 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
- 658 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
- 674 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
- 1022 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.
 

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