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Where's My Solar-Powered Phone?

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Gadget makers experiment with translucent solar cells that let touch screens draw energy from the sun
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Feeding frenzy in Spain's renewable energy sector

Feeding frenzy in Spain's renewable energy sector | News we like | Scoop.it
A wind of change is blowing on Spain's renewables: companies and investment funds have been on a buying spree, taking advantage of the know-how and growth prospects of a sector still limping out of a crisis.
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Researchers generate clean energy using bacteria-powered solar panel

Researchers generate clean energy using bacteria-powered solar panel | News we like | Scoop.it
Researchers have taken the next step in the evolution of bacteria-powered energy.
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Future Solar Panels Will Generate Energy From Raindrops -

Future Solar Panels Will Generate Energy From Raindrops - | News we like | Scoop.it
A new solar cell prototype developed by a team of scientists in Qingdao, China may change the way we use solar panels in the not so distant future. Solar panel technology has changed the way many people bring energy into their homes, but this type of technology has always posed one concern: panels cannot output …
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22 Amazing Renewable Energy Projects That Pave The Way to a Cleaner Future

22 Amazing Renewable Energy Projects That Pave The Way to a Cleaner Future | News we like | Scoop.it
There’s a growing demand for greener, safer renewable energy sources. Sun, wind, water, biomass, waves and tides, and the heat of the soil, all provide alternatives to non-renewable energy.
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Simplifying solar cells with a new mix of materials

Simplifying solar cells with a new mix of materials | News we like | Scoop.it

An international research team has simplified the steps to create highly efficient silicon solar cells by applying a new mix of materials to a standard design. Arrays of solar cells are used in solar panels to convert sunlight ...

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Cheaper solar cells with 20.2 percent efficiency

Cheaper solar cells with 20.2 percent efficiency | News we like | Scoop.it

EPFL scientists have developed a solar-panel material that can cut down on photovoltaic costs while achieving competitive power-conversion efficiency of 20.2%.

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Even greener solar power on the way

Even greener solar power on the way | News we like | Scoop.it

Europe wants to reduce its needs for raw materials and raise the level of recycling of resources in the solar power industry. If this project is successful, greenhouse gas emissions from solar panel manufacture will fall ...

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Solar Panel is a Glittering Blue Mosaic Against the Blackness of Space

Solar Panel is a Glittering Blue Mosaic Against the Blackness of Space | News we like | Scoop.it
The shiny blue mosaic of solar cells set against the clean bronzed lines of the solar panel support structure make this photograph of the solar array panels outside the Zarya Functional Cargo Block on the International Space Station into a true...
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France Plans to Build an Electric Car for Under $7,500

France Plans to Build an Electric Car for Under $7,500 | News we like | Scoop.it
At the climate talks in Paris, the French government has announced a global competition which aims to create a small electric car that will sell for under $7,500.
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Yet Another Study Finds The US Could Quit All Fossil Fuels By 2050

Yet Another Study Finds The US Could Quit All Fossil Fuels By 2050 | News we like | Scoop.it
Earlier this year, the Clean Power Plan pledged to cut US power plant carbon emissions by 32 percent by 2050.
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Austria's largest state goes 100% renewable

Austria's largest state goes 100% renewable | News we like | Scoop.it
Austria's largest state said Thursday that 100 percent of its electricity is now generated using renewable sources of energy.
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Solar vehicle charging at home

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Owners of home photovoltaic systems will soon be able to make their households even more sustainable, because PV power is also suitable for charging personal electronic vehicles.
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Bringing low-cost solar panels to the market

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In just one hour, the Earth receives more than enough energy from the sun to meet the world population's electricity needs in an entire year.
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Solar cell mystery solved, expected to greatly increase efficiency

Solar cell mystery solved, expected to greatly increase efficiency | News we like | Scoop.it
(Phys.org)—For the past 17 years, spiro-OMeTAD, has been keeping a secret.
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A New Solar Cell Creates Electricity From Water as Well as Light

A New Solar Cell Creates Electricity From Water as Well as Light | News we like | Scoop.it
Rain means clouds and clouds mean less sunlight. That’s bad news for most solar cells, but a new design can actually make use of rain drops that fall on its surface, allowing it to generate electricity even when the weather’s bad.
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How GM Beat Tesla to the First True Mass-Market Electric Car

How GM Beat Tesla to the First True Mass-Market Electric Car | News we like | Scoop.it
The true significance of the Bolt: An old-school company with immense manufacturing capacity has gotten to the 200-mile, $30K electric vehicle first.
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Researchers develop supercondenser that can be charged by the sun

Researchers develop supercondenser that can be charged by the sun | News we like | Scoop.it
Researchers at the Laboratory for Organic Electronics at Linköping University, Sweden, have created a supercondenser that can be charged by the sun. It contains no expensive or hazardous materials, has patents pending, and ...
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Switch to Clean Energy Can Be Fast and Cheap

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Strategically placing solar and wind farms across the U.S. could compensate for power lulls during cloudy or calm days

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Denmark sets wind energy world record

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Danish wind turbines set a new world record by generating nearly half of all the electricity consumed by the Scandinavian country in 2015, an official from state-owned Energinet.dk said Monday.

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Red Tape and Installation Prove Biggest Challenge to Solar Today

Red Tape and Installation Prove Biggest Challenge to Solar Today | News we like | Scoop.it

As solar booms, the cost of everything but the panel pose a challenge to more solar power

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Storing electricity in paper: An organic mixed ion-electron conductor for power electronics

Storing electricity in paper: An organic mixed ion-electron conductor for power electronics | News we like | Scoop.it
Researchers at Linköping University's Laboratory of Organic Electronics, Sweden, have developed power paper—a new material with an outstanding ability to store energy. The material consists of nanocellulose and a conductive polymer.
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This DIY Solar-Powered Steam Generator Can Reach 250 Celsius

This DIY Solar-Powered Steam Generator Can Reach 250 Celsius | News we like | Scoop.it
Using carefully angled mirrors, this solar-powered steam generator can very hot.
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139 Countries Could Get All of their Power from Renewable Sources

139 Countries Could Get All of their Power from Renewable Sources | News we like | Scoop.it
Energy from wind, water and sun would eliminate nuclear and fossil fuels -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Solar Power Will Keep This Ice Hotel Nice and Cold All Year

Solar Power Will Keep This Ice Hotel Nice and Cold All Year | News we like | Scoop.it
Usually, ice and the blazing hot sun don’t mix. But at the famed IceHotel in Sweden, solar panels will keep the establishment frosty all day, all year.
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