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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 )

- 1596 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 )

- 1597 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 )

- 1763 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 )

- 1769 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 )

- 1833 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 )

- 1849 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 )

- 1913 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.
A New Approach to Solar Power
Science & Tech  (tags: solar power, solar energy, energy, environment, CO2emissions, pollution, Sustainabililty, technology, science, NewTechnology, interesting, solar race )

- 2397 days ago -
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 )

- 2465 days ago -
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.
Dairy Installs 3200 Solar Panels
Science & Tech  (tags: Solar Power, energy, environment, technology, greenliving, Sustainabililty, SustainableDevelopment )

- 2543 days ago -
Dairy Installs 3200 Solar Panels Rabobank, N.A., a community bank that provides solar financing to California farms, businesses and public entities, is providing the construction and term financing for the solar project. by Staff Writers Hanford CA
Solar Power Goes Viral: Researchers Use Virus to Improve Solar-Cell Efficiency
Science & Tech  (tags: Solar Power, Virus, Solar-Cell, Efficiency, science, technology )

- 2580 days ago -
Researchers at MIT have found a way to make significant improvements to the power-conversion efficiency of solar cells by enlisting the services of tiny viruses to perform detailed assembly work at the microscopic level.
A Paris School Turns to the Sewers for a Sustainable Heat Source
Science & Tech  (tags: hydropower, alternative energy, solar power )

- 2582 days ago -
Paris has been on an alternative energy roll as of late: installing hydropower turbines in the Seine, testing the limits of urban wind power and using solar power to run its public toilets. Now the French capital is going further:
Google Invests US$168 Million in World's Largest Solar Power Tower Plant
Science & Tech  (tags: solar power, technology, thermal technologies )

- 2593 days ago -
Google has chipped in a US$168 million investment in what will be the world's largest solar power tower plant. To be located on 3,600 acres of land in the Mojave Desert in southeastern California,
Space-Based Solar Power Set for 1st Test
Science & Tech  (tags: solar power, space-based, microwaves, 1st test, Japan, reearchers, scientists, JAXA, Mitsubishi, IHI, Kyoto University, technology, energy )

- 2672 days ago -
The technology would start generating electricity from sunlight in space, convert the power into microwaves and then send it to Earth.
A Plant With Solar Cells - The Latest Japanese Breakthrough
Science & Tech  (tags: plants, Solar Power, science, technology )

- 2702 days ago -
A Plant With Solar Cells - The Latest Japanese Breakthrough

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