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Google Invests $300 Million in U.S. Residential Solar Projects
Science & Tech  (tags: solar power, google, residential )

- 4 days ago -
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 )

- 38 days ago -
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.
Reality Check: Germany Does Not Get Half of Its Energy From Solar Panels
Science & Tech  (tags: Carbon and De-carbonization, Electricity, Energy Security, Communications and Messaging, Solar Power, Utilities, Climate, Efficiency, Environmental Policy, Environment, Renewables, Electricity Grid, Energy, Energy and Economy )

- 193 days ago -
"Germany does not get half of its electricity from solar panels, instead the figure is around ten times lower. Last year only 4.5% of Germany's gross electricity generation came from solar panels, far short of 50%."
Now Elon Musk Is Building the World's Biggest Solar Panel Factory
Science & Tech  (tags: solar power, energy, Tesla Motors )

- 255 days ago -
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.
Jack Soules: Wind, Solar and Thorium Reactors in Our Future
Science & Tech  (tags: Energy, Technology, Energy Future, Solar Power, Wind Power, Thorium, Nuclear Energy, Zero Emissions, Climate Change, GHG Emissions, SMR's )

- 260 days ago -
"Our energy future will comprise small, decentralized generating stations which combine thorium reactors, solar panels, and windmills. "
A Battery Made of Iron Could Improve the Economics of Solar and Wind Power
Science & Tech  (tags: Battery, Energy Storage, Efficiency, Wind Power, Solar Power, Intermittency Problem, Renewable Energy, Energy Costs )

- 260 days ago -
"A new type of flow battery could allow renewable-energy developers to store power until it's most valuable. "
Pakistan's First Solar Project Is One Of The World's Largest
Science & Tech  (tags: Solar Power, Solar Park, Pakistan, Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif, zero emissions energy )

- 294 days ago -
"Last week Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif inaugurated Pakistan's first solar power park, which will start generating 100 megawatts of energy by the end of the year and a total of 1,000 megawatts by 2016."
This Is What the World's Largest Solar Plant Looks Like When It's Catching Rays
Science & Tech  (tags: Energy, Renewable Energy, Solar Power, #Solar, Technology )

- 382 days ago -
"NRG says that the nearly 5.5-square-mile plant is the largest solar project of its type in the world."
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 )

- 423 days ago -
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 )

- 424 days ago -
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 )

- 590 days ago -
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 )

- 596 days ago -
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 )

- 660 days ago -
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 )

- 676 days ago -
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 )

- 741 days ago -
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.

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