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New Ultrathin Solar Cells Are Light Enough to Sit on a Soap Bubble
Science & Tech  (tags: solar cells, solar power, green energy, renewable energy, materials, breakthroughs )

Freya
- 116 days ago - livescience.com
Scientists have created the thinnest, lightest solar power cells yet - so lightweight that they can be draped on top of a soap bubble without popping it.
Road to the Future: World's First Solar Roadway Outperforms Expectations
Science & Tech  (tags: roadways, travel, solar power, innovations, roads, renewable energy )

Freya
- 368 days ago - ifyouonlynews.com
Imagine a world where snow never hinders the roadways, your sidewalk never needs shoveling again, your air is cleaner, roads never need paving again, all the roadways are illuminated at night, and your electricity bill helps pay itself.
SolaRoad Cycle Path Electricity Yield Exceeds Expectations
Science & Tech  (tags: solar power, energy, innovation, clean energy, Netherlands )

Freya
- 439 days ago - phys.org
What a concept for a pilot project. Can't we change our roads into gigantic solar panels? Harvest energy from them? Get solar electricity from them, fed into the electric grid and used for street lighting, traffic systems, households and electric cars?
Google Invests $300 Million in U.S. Residential Solar Projects
Science & Tech  (tags: solar power, google, residential )

Angie
- 518 days ago - msn.com
SolarCity Corp on Thursday said it created a $750 million fund to finance about 25,000 residential solar projects, with Google Inc investing nearly half the funding.
Solar-Powered Window Sensors for Smarter Buildings
Science & Tech  (tags: discovery, research, performance, technology, solar, solar power, tech, NewTechnology, energy, Gizmos, science, interesting )

Michael
- 552 days ago - ecogeek.org
A new, very-low power device has been developed to allow information about window to be transmitted to a control system for a building without a need for extra building wiring or power supply.
Now Elon Musk Is Building the World's Biggest Solar Panel Factory
Science & Tech  (tags: solar power, energy, Tesla Motors )

Freya
- 768 days ago - takepart.com
Is Elon Musk out to save world or dominate it? Both, it seems, given today's announcement that the electric-car entrepreneur and space pioneer intends to build the world's largest solar panel factory in New York.
Green Energy - Rawlemon's New Betaray Crystal Ball Harvests Light From The Sun, Moon and Clouds - Via Inhabitat
Science & Tech  (tags: Green Energy, Solar Power, Lunar Power, Green Building, Eco-architecture, Innovation, Sustainable design )

Victoria
- 937 days ago - inhabitat.com
a spherical, sun-tracking glass globe that is able to concentrate sunlight and moonlight up to 10,000 times and can also generate thermal energy. The inventor, architect André Broessel, wants them to be incorporated into future architectural design.
Ford to Unveil Solar Hybrid Concept Car at CES
Science & Tech  (tags: cars, Ford, solar power, hybrids )

Freya
- 938 days ago - news.yahoo.com
Ford plans to unveil at this month's International CES gadget show a solar-powered concept car that offers the same performance as a plug-in hybrid but without the need for a plug.
Solar Boat Catches Rays, Double-Takes in Halifax
Science & Tech  (tags: interesting, environment, technology, science, study, research, renewables, boats, solar, solar power )

Michael
- 1104 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.
Collapsible Solar Pavilion Charges Volvo V60
Science & Tech  (tags: concept, design, environment, Gizmos, NewTechnology, performance, solar power )

Kit
- 1109 days ago - treehugger.com
The Pavilion is a tensioned membrane structure using an HDPE mesh skin, a carbon fiber skeleton, and integrating embedded photovoltaic panels, that can fully collapse and fit inside the trunk of the V60 when not in use.
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
- 1173 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
- 1190 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 Lighting and the Future
Science & Tech  (tags: Solar power )

Cassandra
- 1254 days ago - sepco-solarlighting.com
Solar energy has been harnessed by humans for thousands of years. From the earliest times, our ancestors used the sun's energy either to heat their bodies or to dry food and clothes.
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
- 1738 days ago - organicconnectmag.com
Hybrid solar-thermoelectric systems could provide advantages over conventional solar cells or solar thermal plants.
13-Year-Old Makes Solar Breakthrough With Fibonacci Sequence
Science & Tech  (tags: design, discovery, energy, Gizmos, humans, interesting, solar power, technology )

Kathy
- 1805 days ago - foodfreedom.wordpress.com
13-year-old Aidan Dwyer has used the Fibonacci sequence to devise a more efficient way to collect solar energy, earning himself a provisional U.S. patent and interest from "entities" apparently eager to explore commercializing his innovation.
 

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