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Information to enhance and create ‘environments’ with short and long term generational goals that benefit and strengthen the human-nature interdependence. I call it the human element.
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Solar Map Helps Decide If Panels Are Worth Installing | IdeaFeed | Big Think

Solar Map Helps Decide If Panels Are Worth Installing | IdeaFeed | Big Think | Restorative Developments | Scoop.it
MIT's Solar System software combines several sources of data to create a map that can predict the annual yield of a panel array installed at a given location.
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I really like this, will be a great addition for solar companies and DIY selfers looking to increase solar production.

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A Hybrid Approach to Solar Power

A Hybrid Approach to Solar Power | Restorative Developments | Scoop.it
A company comes up with a solar installation that produces hot water as well as electricity for apartment buildings, wineries and now a dairy.
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Breakthrough CSP Desalination Plant in Cyprus

Breakthrough CSP Desalination Plant in Cyprus | Restorative Developments | Scoop.it

Mirrors placed at strategic locations lead to reflection and the focus of sunbeams on a central receiver’s surface, thus generating CSP. The receiver stores the energy after converting it from solar to thermal. Water is converted to steam by this thermal energy and steam in turn generates electrical energy when passed through steam turbines.

Simultaneously, the excess energy is efficiently used for water desalination through evaporation. Had it not been for this newly developed efficient model in the energy field, the surplus energy which is now used to desalinate water would have gone down the drain.


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APAC ‘bright spot’ in gloomy solar industry | Eco-Business.com

APAC ‘bright spot’ in gloomy solar industry | Eco-Business.com | Restorative Developments | Scoop.it
The rapid growth of solar technology in key Asia-Pacific markets such as China, Japan and India has been instrumental in helping the overall industry overcome the ongoing transition toward fewer government subsidies and oversupply, say...
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A Texas Developer Attempts to Upend the American Subdivision

A Texas Developer Attempts to Upend the American Subdivision | Restorative Developments | Scoop.it
A development in Austin, Tex., is an ambitious attempt to upend the conventions of the American subdivision.
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Proposal would pave way for ‘green’ infrastructure upgrades

Proposal would pave way for ‘green’ infrastructure upgrades | Restorative Developments | Scoop.it
The Columbia Daily Spectator provides news, sports, and entertainment coverage for the Morningside Heights community in New York City.
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Revenue From Net Zero Energy Buildings to Reach $1.3 Trillion by 2035 | Caelus Green Room

Revenue From Net Zero Energy Buildings to Reach $1.3 Trillion by 2035 | Caelus Green Room | Restorative Developments | Scoop.it
As green building practices become more commonplace in the global construction industry, the goal of designing zero energy buildings, or buildings that con...
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NRDC: Press Release - National Solar Energy Plan Moves Closer to Final Stages

NRDC: Press Release - National Solar Energy Plan Moves Closer to Final Stages | Restorative Developments | Scoop.it

Washington, D.C. (January 30, 2012) -- On the heels of President Obama’s State of the Union remarks to expand clean energy development, the Interior Department is moving to finalize the nation’s first solar energy program for public lands with the closing of the public comment period today.

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Stateline - Hawaii’s Solar Tax Credits Are a Threat to State Budget

Stateline - Hawaii’s Solar Tax Credits Are a Threat to State Budget | Restorative Developments | Scoop.it
The widespread popularity of Hawaii’s solar energy incentive — and mass confusion over how to implement it — have dealt a blow to the state’s treasury and become a major topic in state politics.

 

Solar is surging in Hawaii. There’s no disputing that.

 

Solar power installations have sprouted all across the islands, helping the state move toward its ambitious renewable energy goal and adding some 2,000 “green-collar” jobs to local economies. The projects account for an estimated 15 percent of all construction statewide.

 

Hawaii more than doubled its solar capacity between 2010 and 2011, making it one of the top 10 solar producers nationally. That’s an impressive feat for a small state whose solar industry barely existed as recently as 2006.

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Future of solar is bright - with subsidy reform

Future of solar is bright - with subsidy reform | Restorative Developments | Scoop.it
Are storm clouds gathering over the market for American solar power? Stiff international competition, cheap natural gas and expiring federal support cast a long shadow over the growing industry. Policies in California...
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NYC Triples Solar Power Production with New Panels on 10 Buildings

NYC Triples Solar Power Production with New Panels on 10 Buildings | Restorative Developments | Scoop.it
New York City has tripled its production of solar power by installing panels on City-owned buildings across the five boroughs.
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Green Building and Climate Resilience: A Report by the U.S. Green Building Council + University of Michigan

Green Building and Climate Resilience: A Report by the U.S. Green Building Council + University of Michigan | Restorative Developments | Scoop.it
Urban Science Center / SMP Architects; Photo © Halkin Photography As many of us have already realized, sustainable design contributes to an awareness of...
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Google, KRR end 2011 with new investment in solar power - Business - English (United Kingdom) - Ecoseed Information Network

Google, KRR end 2011 with new investment in solar power - Business - English (United Kingdom) - Ecoseed Information Network | Restorative Developments | Scoop.it
Goggle Inc. is ending the year with another clean energy investment together with Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. by investing in four solar farms to provide enough electricity for about 13,000 homes in California.
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Where are the Green Jobs? Right Here! Sustainable Jobs Grow Despite Recession | Green-Buildings.com

Where are the Green Jobs? Right Here! Sustainable Jobs Grow Despite Recession | Green-Buildings.com | Restorative Developments | Scoop.it
During the economic downturn, studies are showing that construction jobs are becoming greener and that solar jobs are growing faster than jobs in the overall U.S. economy.
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What are Building Integrated Photovoltaics or BIPV?

What are Building Integrated Photovoltaics or BIPV? | Restorative Developments | Scoop.it
Building integrated photovoltaics or BIPV is used in modern building design that provides economy, eco-friendly and attractive in one package. (RT @ecogreen4us: What are Building Integrated Photovoltaics or BIPV?
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