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Since we're celebrating Independence Day this weekend over here in the USA, we're sharing this fireworksy image of perovskite crystals emailed to us by the folks at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Better known for its work on nukes, the lab has been hot on the trail of next-generation, super-efficient solar cells, and it looks like
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Thought you might be interested in this op/ed.
We can turbocharge the transition to a post-carbon world. We just have to pull up our socks and do it.
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Solar industry deeply unconscious?

Several intervies at the Interolar in Munich brought me to this conclusion. Why has this industry no target?

http://www.pege.org/2015/2015-06-14_e.htm 
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Some argue that governments and utilities should rely on fossil fuels to deliver power to the 1.3 billion people around the world who today lack access to electricity. But why turn to dirty coal-fired power when clean energy can do the job? The good news is that by opting for products already on the market, Africa and the rest of the developing world can avoid the high-carbon trap. When super-efficient appliances are used, the total cost of off-grid solar home systems and appliances can be cut in half in the developing world. Many households are coming to realize that the grid may never reach them and that clean, reliable, and scalable mini-grids for the home are ready today.
When super-efficient appliances are used, the total cost of off-grid solar home systems and appliances can be cut in half in the developing world
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The #Northeast #Solar Market’s Goldilocks Dilemma:
Latest Solar PV Research Breakthroughs, Business and Market Analysis
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#Maryland might have finally proven it has what it takes to be a #solar leading #US state
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Renewable #energy employs 7.7 million people worldwide
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Biomimcry run amok...
When scientists at the Oak Ridge National Lab went rifling through nature's drawers on their hunt for a more efficient solar panel, they missed the eye of newt, but they did find inspiration in a couple of other natural ingredients, the moth's eye and lotus leaf. The result is a
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Graphene has firmly entrenched itself as the nanomaterial of the next millennium, but its finicky, fussy behavior has challenged researchers who seek to tap its powerful electronic properties for next-generation solar technology and other devices. Part of the problem has been the difficulty involved in fabricating pure, defect-free samples of a material that is only
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Orange is the new red 
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Hi

This petition is really taking off!  Could you please sign & share?

#SolarPower 
Green roofs have an insulating effect, helping reduce the amount of energy needed to heat a building in winter and cool it in summer. Solar Panels cut energy bills and are good for the environment. This will also be a tremendous help in reaching government and international targets for decreasing carbon emissions in the fight against Climate Change. France has just passed this legislation and you can read about it...
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Amazon Web Services (AWS) is about to become a lot more environmentally friendly after announcing the construction of an 80 megawatt solar farm.
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Should the implementation of solar power play an important role in reducing our carbon footprints and battling climate change?

#solarenergy #carbonemissons #climatechange
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The Obama Administration seems to be messing with someone's minds, and we're guessing that the US coal industry is its target. Late last week, the US Bureau of Land Management announced that it was issuing 28 new coal leases on federal property in Wyoming, only to follow up a few days later with a huge
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Construction of an Earthship house is low tech and has been kept within most people's skill level. By Linn Smith May 22 ,2015---"An understanding of mechanical systems for most humans is limited to...
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$200M initiative set to #boost   #local employment within Broken Hill.
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Representatives of the Broken Hill solar plant project have maintained that it will be finalised at the end of this year. The $200 million initiative is located on a 140 hectare plot, making it the second biggest project of its kind to be found within Australia. #Australia #SolarIndustry
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The biotech company Joule Unlimited has just announced that its unique brand of recycled CO2 ethanol has successfully passed a round of third party testing, bringing it another step closer to commercializing the product in Europe and the U.S. Somewhat coincidentally Joule has just closed a $40 million round of financing, which will enable it
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The Hawaii state legislature has just passed a bill freeing the state from fossil fuel dependency, putting it on course for 100 percent renewable energy by 2045. That's a pretty ambitious goal given the current state of energy consumption in Hawaii, which still relies on imported petroleum and coal. But, thanks to a variety of factors explained by 3p tech correspondent Tina Casey, the goal just may be attainable.
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