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Mathias Aarre Mæhlum

Mathias is currently doing a masters in energy and environmental engineering at NTNU in Norway. In his spare time he runs EnergyInformative.org, a site that focuses on informing and promoting the use of clean, renewable energy technologies and increased energy efficiency. Connect with Mathias on Google+ or send him an email.
solar cells

New Block Copolymer Solar Cells Shows Promising Results

A small team of researchers at the Rice and Pennsylvania State universities has developed a new solar cell that is based on organic block copolymers. The research and the...
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Amonix Sets New World Record for Solar Panel Efficiency

Amonix, a solar manufacturer based in California, has been focusing on pushing the efficiency of solar modules to new levels. The company specializes in concentrated photovoltaic (CPV) systems –...

Nuclear Power – Why Thorium Is Much Better Than Uranium

Uranium is what has been used in power plants since the 1950’s, not long after Albert Einstein formulated E=mc^2, which proved the tremendous power and potential in harnessing nuclear...
Anti-reflective coating

Will Multilayer Anti-Reflective Coating Boost Solar Cell Efficiency?

Anti-reflective coating is used in many types of solar cell on the market today. They do add a few percentages to overall performance, however, there are further improvements to...

New Biohybrid Solar Cell Uses Spinach for Better Performance

It looks like Popeye is not the only one that gets a boost from spinach – an interdisciplinary team of researchers at Vanderbilt University have successfully extracted a protein...

Green Roofs and Solar Panels: Higher Energy Efficiency

Both green roofs and solar panels have many significant benefits on their own. One study indicated that green roofs could reduce the yearly energy consumption of a building by...
Governor Cuomo

Governor Cuomo Signs 3 Bills to Boost NY Solar Growth

The governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo, signed three bills on August 17 as a part of the NY Sun Initiative to spur new growth in the renewable energy...
Quantum dot solar cell

Breakthrough in Next-Gen Solar Cells

Quantum dots (also known as nanocrystals) have certain electronic properties, which we can use to convert photons (light particles) into electricity in much the same way as with traditional...
Japan Nuclear Protest

100,000 People in Anti-Nuclear Protest Tokyo

On March 11 2011, Japan was hit by a devastating earthquake with a magnitude of 9.0 on the Richter scale. Following the earthquake, a violent tsunami struck the northeast...
One of SolarCity’s installations in Colorado.

$250 Million in New Solar Installations

Third-party owned solar has been getting a lot of attention only in the last few months. New models of financing solar panels, removing the upfront costs of the household,...


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How to Feed Your Dog in an Environmentally-Friendly Way

Looking for ways to minimize your environmental impact while still providing your furry friend with a healthy and balanced diet? Our comprehensive guide on how to feed your dog in an environmentally-friendly way is just what you need!
red pepper tofu dip

Vegan Red Pepper Tofu and Chickpea Spread Recipe

Red pepper spreads are usually chock full of cream and cheese – making them a delight for the palette but a terror to the waistline. They are also eradicated from the vegan diet due to their animal-based ingredients. This version is incredibly healthy and also protein-filled.
espresso coffee grounds

Does Coffee Kill Plants? The Truth About Using Coffee as a Soil Amendment and...

Find out whether coffee is harmful to plants and learn about the benefits and drawbacks of using coffee grounds as a soil amendment or fertilizer. Discover other natural fertilizers to help your plants thrive.

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The Latest Developments and Breakthroughs in Solar

The solar industry has come a long way in just the last few years. The latest developments and breakthroughs in solar technology include longer-lasting solar cells, solar cells that you can print onto flexible surfaces, solar panels that track the sun from east to west throughout the day, and solar power plants that work at night. Here's a breakdown of the breakthroughs we're most excited about.
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How Sustainable is Your Business? The 10 Questions You Need to Answer

The ground is shifting from mere talk to concrete action around business sustainability. So, how do you evaluate your organisation's green efforts? These ten questions provide a great starting point.
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Going Green at Easter: How To Celebrate Sustainably

Here we share a few sustainable Easter ideas which will help you reuse your decorations year after year, and make even the brightest Easter baskets easily affordable.

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