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In a new study, researchers at the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science and UCLA's California Nanosystems Institute (CNSI) report that... Read More »
Within a few years, people in remote villages in the developing world may be able to make their own solar panels, at low cost, using otherwise worthless agricultural... Read More »
Northrop Grumman Corporation was recently awarded a contract to study high-power solar electric propulsion flight system technology for NASA deep space and human... Read More »
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Aurora SterlingGlad to hear that NASA is joining the growing number of people and companies making use of solar power.
Jan 31, 2012
Siemens Energy has secured its first wind turbine orders with a total capacity of 100 MW in Africa. Nareva Holding and Siemens signed a contract for the delivery of a ... Read More »
MidAmerican Energy Holdings Company has completed its acquisition of a 49% interest in the Agua Caliente solar project from NRG Energy... Read More »
Concentrated solar power (CSP) plants are on the rise, some proponents even claiming that with enough sunlight and land, CSP could power the entire United States... Read More »
A small company is taking an unusual tack to produce cheaper wind energy.
It is understandable why most people believe solar power is more of a futuristic technology than a modern one. Solar power is still prohibitively expensive... Read More »
Marcelo da Luz, the founder of Power of One (Xof1) Solar Car Project, has driven his solar car to world record fame. He more than doubled the previous driving... Read More »
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Anonymous Quite an inspiring article. Moral of the story--if you really want something, you can achieve it.
Dec 21, 2011
An extensive examination of the propane fracking technique developed by GasFrac leads one to believe that liquid petroleum gas (LPG) should replace water as the... Read More »
Photosynthesis directly converts solar energy into storable fuel using just water and carbon dioxide. Scientists have long tried to mimic the underlying natural... Read More »
Imagine a home or office where every appliance can carry on a minute-by-minute "conversation" with the local power grid, allowing devices to power down when ... Read More »
In the wake of higher oil prices and environmental concerns about greenhouse emissions, natural gas has emerged as a bridge between modern dependence on coal-fired... Read More »
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Two 50 megawatt and waste-fueled power plants are being built in Bangladesh by the Italian firm Management Environment Finance SEL. After 3 years and $900 million... Read More »
  SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Australia is set to unlock more than A$13 billion in government funds for clean energy that could boost investments for large solar... Read More »
  SINGAPORE (Reuters) - A row between China and the United States over imports of cheaper solar products won't be the sector's death-knell but... Read More »
  NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen) said on Tuesday it will sign a contract next week with a consortium to build its 280 ... Read More »
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Desertec, the world's most ambitious solar power project, is to start building its first power plant next year, a 500 megawatt (MW)... Read More »
As a child who watched countless hours of science fiction classics; War of the Worlds, Star Trek, Star Wars, and Howard the Duck (Yes, Howard the Duck.  How can... Read More »
  (Reuters) - NTT DoCoMo Inc plans to release a portable household solar power system that will cost about 100,000 yen ($1,315), the Japanese business daily... Read More »