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Scott Hammond with the team at NREL

Solar Glass Now Allows Large Scale Building Developments

It looks like solar power won’t just be for the homeowner anymore but also for condo residents and office workers. A company in Maryland called SolarWindow Technologies boasts a new line of product that allows...
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Solar Power meets Med Tech in this Touch-Sensitive Electronic Skin for Next-Gen Prosthetics

A new development from the University of Glasgow in Scotland will allow patients with artificial limbs to gain touch sensitivity in their prosthetics. While this is impressive in itself, the limbs are also solar-powered, meaning...
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A smart ‘switch’ in photosynthesis holds lessons for solar technology

Photosynthetic organisms like plants are the ultimate natural solar panels. They are extremely efficient at converting sunlight into stored energy. Researchers working on “bio-inspired” solar innovations – drawing from the natural world to create...
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Solartab Review: The Perfect Solar Powered Battery Companion for your Smartphone and Tablet

Conserving your phone’s battery while on the go is a painful reality for most smartphone owners. As we continue to use our phones and tablets more and more each day, having a reliable source...
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Solar Shingles: An Up And Coming Solar Technology

Combining solar technology with standard roofing materials, solar shingles are one of the hottest building-integrated photovoltaic (PV) products on the market today. Integrating seamlessly into a roof, solar shingles are ideal for homeowners who want to enjoy the...
Solar Roadways Prototype

Solar Roadways: A Real Possibility, or Just a Pipe Dream?

Few people question the value of renewable energy sources, as our world continues on a rampage of consumption and environmental damage. The problem with renewable energy is its viability. Methods such as wind turbines...
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The Netherlands Just Got Greener with Solar Powered Bike Lanes. Rest of World Hangs...

The Netherlands are renowned for their huge population of cyclists. In fact, 27% of all trips nationwide are taken by bicycle, with higher numbers in cities and rural areas, such as Groningen which possibly...
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Canadian Innovation Could Make Solar Panel Technology Affordable

The future for solar panel technology has always been bright, but now even more so because of a recent innovation by Canadian researchers. Recent studies conducted at the University of Alberta have been successful in developing...
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The Future Success of Solar Energy Lies in a Clear View

Good news is on the horizon for the solar energy business. New scientific research and prototyping techniques have led to the creation of a new kind of solar concentrator.   What makes this concentrator special? Well, when...

Are Solar Stickers the Future? One Stanford Scientist Says So!

Xiaolin Zheng, a nano-scientist and National Geographic Emerging Explorer, saw a problem with solar power from a very young age. Living in China, Zheng noticed that her parents’ transition to solar power was made more...

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