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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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You can get the most bang for your buck by hooking up your new Tesla battery with solar power, but make sure you know your local permitting regulations.
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The Intertubes have buzzing with news of a new way to make plastic without using petroleum or petrochemicals. Based on artificial photosynthesis, the process uses sunlight and carbon dioxide to make the building blocks for renewable plastics as well as fuels, paints, and your favorite pharmaceuticals. It's all helped along by the notorious bacteria E.
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In yet another move to blow off the US fossil fuel industry, the Obama Administration has just announced $75 million in new funding to pursue artificial photosynthesis. Doesn't that sound like one of those silly research projects that certain people were laughing about during the last election cycle? Well, he who laughs last, laughs best.
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Tesla next week will announce two battery lines, one for households and another for utilities, that will store power from renewable sources, such as solar and wind, supplementing them when the sun goes down or the weather changes.
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Video: This data logger monitors a solar or wind off -grid power system. A current shunt and voltage divider monitors the voltage and current of the system. This data is displayed on the LCD and written to the SD card along with time / date stamping from the real time clock module. A Screw prototyping shield enables easy access to pins for connecting additional sensors like temperature, humidity, barometric pressure, wind speed and direction and rain gauges. Additional information including the web based charting and graphing module is available
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This data logger monitors a solar or wind off -grid power system. A current shunt and voltage divider monitors the voltage and current of the system. This data is displayed on the LCD and written to the SD card along with time / date stamping from the real time clock module.
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Renewable #energy employs 7.7 million people worldwide
Latest Solar PV Research Breakthroughs, Business and Market Analysis
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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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Eskom will purchase the power from the project under a 20-year purchase agreement.
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An #Environment  friendly #watercraft  powered by #solar  
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Welcome, Infinyte 14! This solar-electric watercraft is the newest item out in the market for water vehicles. A smaller version of the Loon (a pontoon boat that seats 8 people and is also a solar-electric watercraft), The Infinyte 14 is an electric catamaran cruiser that is smaller and runs purely on electric energy. #watercraft #solarpower
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Look ma no hands!
We've covered vertical wind turbines before, but this one has them all beat. The startup Vortex Bladeless is developing a -- you guessed it -- bladeless micro wind turbine shaped like a super-long popsicle stick only rounder, like an ice cream cone without any ice cream. From a distance it looks like a pole stuck
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Trina sets new efficiency record for multi-crystalline silicon #solar #photovoltaic cells 
SPECIAL REPORT. Chinese solar photovoltaics (PV) maker Trina Solar claims to have reached a record-high efficiency of 19.14% for its p-type multicrystalline silicon photovoltaic (PV) modules. The record has been independently verified by the National Center of Supervision and Inspection on Solar ...
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http://bit.ly/19Mw57X - Jack Johnson is known for his music and environmental activity. But, do you know that he recorded most of his musical work using solar energy?
Jack Johnson is known for his music and environmental activity. But, do you know that the Hawaiann surfer/musician recorded most of his musical work using solar energy?
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#Solar #carports hitting the mainstream-- 
The Washington Post raved about the benefits of solar carports earlier this year. It said aesthetics, environmental benefits and ability to use a paved area – rather than green land – to create energy are reasons why the carport market is increasing in size, despite added costs.
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My, the space solar power field is getting interesting. Just last year the US Navy threw its hat into the ring, and now here comes aerospace powerhouse Northrop Grumman elbowing in. The company has just thrown down a cool $17.5 million to fund the new Space Solar Power Initiative at the California Institute of Technology,
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