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"The growth of the total amount of solar deployed around the world continues to look exponential, with a growth rate over the last 23 years of 38% per year. Over the last three years it’s slowed to a mere 22% per year. All exponentials become S-curves in the long run. But for now, growth remains rapid, and may indeed accelerate once more as solar prices drop below those of fossil fuel generation and as energy storage plunges in price."
Solar power now provides roughly 1% of the world’s electricity.  It took 40 years to reach that milestone. But, as they say in tech, the first 1% is the hardest.
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I'm looking forward to having buyer's remorse in 5-10 years. "You mean I could have had the same system for half the cost!?"
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Very, very cool, +Google Maps!!

Easily of one my new personal favorites!
Join legendary rock climbers 3,000 feet up Yosemite's El Capitan with Google Maps
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That was very cool!  Thanks for sharing it, +Marc Jansen !
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Hahahaa!!!

Awesome, +The Todd!

I bet your neighbors have a slightly different opinion, though... ;-)
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Shattered perceptions.

(h/t +Tren C)
 
The most useful pie chart ever other than ones that are actual pies.
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Most impressive!

I like to think that I stay up on the various technologies that would make such a thing possible, but I completely missed this (and it happened back in 2012!).

SolarWorld points the way to solar mobility. In 414 days the solar powered SolarWorld GT traveled a distance of more than 29,000 kilometers (18,020 miles) on its journey around the world 2011/2012. During the trip it not only crossed four continents and 16 countries, but also the equator – twice. 
SolarWorld points the way to solar mobility. In 414 days the solar powered SolarWorld GT traveled a distance of more than 29000 kilometers (18020 miles) on its journey around the world 2011/2012. During the trip it not only crossed four continents and 16 countries, but also the equator – twice.
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Wha?!!?  No WAY!

So cool!!

(h/t +Amber Petchey
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Breathtaking!
 
War das eine anstrengende Woche und jetzt....endlich Ferien (-:


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Oh, this is just so hauntingly glorious!!!

Not only is the atmosphere captured here simply marvelous, but the foresight behind the processes that lead to these trees looking like something from some alien word is very very commendable, as well!
 
This region of forest in Basque country has been harvested for charcoal for many years, not by clearcutting, but by systematic pruning. This has caused the trees to grow with very long, spidery branches, even as the forest itself remains intact – and the resulting setting is haunting. Oskar Zapirain's photos are well worth the look.
Oskar Zapirain's photographs capture eerie forests cast in thick fog, hazy light descending upon the foliage in the same green shade that blankets the floor in moss. Zapirain has been attracted to this landscape for years because of the homogenous light as well as the way it forces the
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I occasionally will write a long article. This article is, I have to say, longer than even what I would write. But it explains a tremendous number of really important things extremely clearly: power production and use, the history of cars, how these things all fit together, and how Tesla is trying to change that. There's no way I could give you a useful short summary, because the point of this article is that, by the time you're done reading it, you'll understand all of the things well enough that you can join in very serious conversations about them.

So don't feel compelled to read this at one sitting -- but this is an article you may want to bookmark, and read bit by bit, because by the time you reach the end, you'll have learned a lot.
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Let us discuss the very nature of the cosmos. What you may find in this discussion is not what you expect. Going into a conversation about the universe as a whole, you would imagine a story full of wondrous events such as stellar collapse, galactic…
Let us discuss the very nature of the cosmos. What you may find in this discussion is not what you expect. Going into a conversation about the universe as a whole, you would imagine a story full of...
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Our week-long technology tour through Germany was designed to show you tomorrow's cleantech, today -- and ready or not, that includes FIA Formula E all-electric racing. Some time in the sparkling green future, when you pop the hood of your new electric vehicle, you could be experiencing technology developed on FIA tracks at cities around
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Very very cool!
 
Wet Fold Origami Technique Gives Wavy Personality to Paper Animals by Artist Hoang Tien Quyet

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I am an Engineer & Geek with a passion Doctor Who, video games, fast cars, and all things Tech.

I am keenly interested in  Philosophy, Ethics, Psychology and have recently re-discovered a  decades-dormant love for photography and playing the the guitar.
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I am one of a handful of people to have ever driven a solar-powered car across The Yard of Bricks.
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