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China Plans To Build Space Solar Station

China Plans To Build Space Solar Station

Chinese scientists have published plans…

Alternative Energy / Solar Energy

NASA Joins the Solar Energy Space Race

NASA Joins the Solar Energy Space Race

Sep 11, 2012 at 17:26 | Green Futures

A Californian technology consultancy has joined the race to launch a solar power satellite [SPS] designed to generate solar energy in space and beam it down to earth.

Spinach - The New Ingredient for a Biohybrid Solar Cell

Spinach - The New Ingredient for a Biohybrid Solar Cell

Sep 11, 2012 at 17:23 | Futurity

Scientists have combined spinach’s photosynthetic protein, which converts light into electrochemical energy, with silicon in a new “biohybrid” solar cell.“This combination produces current levels almost 1,000 times higher…

Sailing the Solar Currents of Space

Sailing the Solar Currents of Space

Sep 10, 2012 at 17:42 | Charles Kennedy

Technologies tend to change all the time as improvements are made and new designs are implemented that produce more power or a higher efficiency. One of the few technologies that…

New Technology to Reduce Cost of Solar Energy by 75%?

New Technology to Reduce Cost of Solar Energy by 75%?

Aug 29, 2012 at 16:30 | Brian Westenhaus

A new solar technology developed at RTI International (Research Triangle Institute) could make solar energy more affordable by as much as 75% and thus speed-up its market adoption.

Artificial Photosynthesis: Copying Nature for a Green Energy Future

Artificial Photosynthesis: Copying Nature for a Green Energy Future

Aug 28, 2012 at 17:18 | EcoSeed

Sometimes, Mother Nature knows best. When it comes to harnessing the power of the sun, scientists are developing systems that mimic the processes found in nature.Scientists with consumer…

Panasonic's New Process for Artificial Photosynthesis Looks Promising

Panasonic's New Process for Artificial Photosynthesis Looks Promising

Aug 03, 2012 at 18:08 | Brian Westenhaus

Tuesday the web started noticing that Panasonic has developed an artificial photosynthesis system, which converts carbon dioxide (CO2) to organic materials.  A quick review of the web site commentary…

Researchers Create the World's Most Efficient Solar Cell

Researchers Create the World's Most Efficient Solar Cell

Aug 01, 2012 at 17:13 | Futurity

Engineers have used inexpensive materials to create a solar cell certified at a world-record 7.0 percent efficiency.

New Transparent Solar Cell to Revolutionize the Solar Sector?

New Transparent Solar Cell to Revolutionize the Solar Sector?

Jul 23, 2012 at 17:17 | Brian Westenhaus

In the face of a string of intensely demoralizing federally backed alternative energy projects with Solyndra taking over a half billion dollars alone – solar panels seem to lead…

US Solar Can Compete with China with a Little Innovation

US Solar Can Compete with China with a Little Innovation

Jul 11, 2012 at 17:24 | Jen Alic

The US solar industry is undergoing some serious growing pains, with bankruptcies and mergers a necessary part of that process; meanwhile, competition from Chinese solar panels has many believing that…

Cities that are Paving the Way for an EV Revolution

Cities that are Paving the Way for an EV Revolution

Jul 05, 2012 at 17:37 | Climate Progress

Sixteen cities around the world have set a cumulative target to sell almost six million electric and plug in hybrid electric vehicles by 2020. If they reach this goal, EVs…

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