Progression of US Cities Reaching Solar Grid Parity

December 31, 2011


Grid parity in cost within solar potential and grid-supplied electricity is likely to start being reached in the US in as little as 2 years, and with…

Turn the Eiffel Tower Green?

December 30, 2011


A concept to turn the Eiffel Tower into a giant green wall has been proposed as a symbolic statement of “the reconciliation of nature and manki…

Using Light to prepare Solar Panels

December 30, 2011


A new optical furnace that uses intense light rather than a conventional furnace to heat the silicon to construct solar cells saves about half the en…

Higher Efficiency with Quantum Dot Solar Cells

December 28, 2011


Photovoltaic technology has taken another step forward as researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have demonstrated a photocel…

Happy Green Holiday!

December 23, 2011


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Holiday greetings and blessings in this  season. Whatever holiday you celebrate may it be wonderful and Green! Happy new …

Austin May Ban Plastic and Paper Bags

December 22, 2011

The City of Austin, Texas may enact one of the toughest bag bans in the country come 2016.  The city council is set to vote on the ban next month tha…

Self-Healing Circuits Could Lead to Longer-Lasting Electronics

December 21, 2011

A team of engineers at the University of Illinois have figured out how to create self-healing circuits in electronics and batteries, a discovery …

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