Grid-Tied Renewables Savings Outweigh Costs

November 7, 2013


The additional costs associated with adopting renewable energy are frequently used to argue that it is too expensive to adopt renewables. However, t…

New Solar Cell Material Offers Both Cheap and Efficient Power

October 24, 2013


Another potential path for ever cheaper solar potential is now being researched by scientists investigating the use of perovskite minerals to compose…

Biomimetic Vascular Solar Cells

October 9, 2013


Researchers at North Carolina State University have come up with a new way of making solar cells with a method that uses circulation much like that i…

Saving a Solar Archive

October 5, 2013


Six decades of collected research and info about solar energy was nearly lost last month when torrential rains flooded parts of Boulder CO. The Amer…

Solar Decathlon 2013 Is Underway

October 3, 2013


The biennial competition to build appealing, appealing, solar-powered homes is now underway, with the 2013 Solar Decathlon’s opening ceremonies…

Recycling CDs for Wastewater Treatment

September 30, 2013


Someone has finally come up with an upcycling use for old CD discs. Din Ping Tsai, a physicist at National Taiwan University, has developed a small,…

Bird Groups and Wind Turbines Getting Along

September 26, 2013


It has been widely assumed for years that two groups that don’t get along are wind capability advocates and bird protection groups. But, in a …

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