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New Zealand’s largest solar subdivision to be built in Canterbury

New Zealand’s largest solar subdivision to be built in Canterbury | Transition Culture | Scoop.it
New Zealand’s largest solar subdivision is on its way to Canterbury, supplying home owners with about a quarter of a typical home’s energy needs.

Maxim Projects Ltd, one of Canterbury’s developers leading the rebuilding of Christchurch, today announced a new partnership with Meridian Energy and SolarCity to build New Zealand’s largest subdivision utilising solar energy.

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Shareable: Blazing A Trail For Community-Based Clean Energy

Shareable: Blazing A Trail For Community-Based Clean Energy | Transition Culture | Scoop.it

In order for Davis to be a leader in energy efficiency as well as production, they had to find a way to harness the sunlight without jeopardizing the trees. So San Francisco-based CleanPath Ventures collaborated with the City to build a small solar farm just outside the city limits.

 

The farm, called Photovoltaics for Utility Scale Applications or PVUSA , is the nation's largest, and oldest community solar garden, currently serving 33 meters for the City of Davis

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Artificial solar leaf comes to life

Artificial solar leaf comes to life | Transition Culture | Scoop.it
Following a major breakthrough this summer, researchers from MIT, led by professor Daniel Nocera, have announced that the much-talked-about "artificial leaf" is now a reality. ...
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Coming Soon: DIY Solar Panels Made Out Of Grass Clippings

Coming Soon: DIY Solar Panels Made Out Of Grass Clippings | Transition Culture | Scoop.it

Today’s solar panels are made with relatively expensive materials in factories. The manufacturing process isn’t always clean. Tomorrow’s solar panels, on the other hand, may be manufactured by anyone--from enterprising citygoers to people living in remote, off-grid locations--with access to a high school-level lab, agricultural waste, and a small plastic bag of "stabilizing powder."

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Power the economy and grid with local solar power [Infographic]

Power the economy and grid with local solar power [Infographic] | Transition Culture | Scoop.it
Sunshine falls everywhere and can be harnessed by communities everywhere. That's why community-scale solar is the best option. Take a look at this infographic to find out more.

Via Flora Moon
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