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Zenman Energy’s Solar Steam Engine

Open Source Solar Energy: When we think of solar power, the first thing that many of us think of is generating electricity with photovoltaic panels, which is out of reach of most of our budgets due to the current price of a home PV installation. There are other viable options for home solar power, including […]

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Dutch Solar Awards

De eerste editie van de Dutch Solar Awards vindt plaats in februari 2012. Tijdens een awardshow zullen in vijf categorieën de awards uitgereikt worden, te weten: 1. Industry Development Award 2. Project Development Award 3. Best Client Award 4. Young Solar Award 5. Solar Thesis Award via Dutch Solar Awards.

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SOLAR POWER NECKTIE

De acceptatie en absorbering van nieuwe technologie en nieuwe paradigma’s wordt vergemakkelijkt door het combineren hiervan met bestaande praktijken en cultuur. Het onderstaande lijkt hiervan een potentieel voorbeeld. Photovoltaic thin film has about the same thickness as paper, and properties similar to camera film. The film can be scratched, punctured, or rolled to a three […]

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Sonnenschiff: Solar City Produces 4X the Energy it Consumes | Inhabitat – Green Design Will Save the World

Although net-zero projects have been creating a lot of buzz lately in the field of green building, the Sonnenschiff solar city in Freiburg, Germany is very much net positive. The self-sustaining city accomplishes this feat through smart solar design and lots and lots of photovoltaic panels pointed in the right direction. It seems like a simple strategy […]

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Honeycomb-Shaped ‘Beehive’ Solar Panels Could Energize Building Facades | Inhabitat – Green Design Will Save the World

Israeli startup SolarOr has developed a brilliant new transparent solar panel that is modeled after the complex forms found in honeycomb. Called BeeHive PV, the solar panels are designed to integrate into building facades to serve as energy-generating windows. Each sheet is covered with hundreds of tiny prisms that focus sunlight to maximize energy generation. […]

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Printbare zonnecel op papier

De ontwikkeling van zonnecellen gaat in een rap tempo. De laatste tijd gaat veel aandacht uit naar het produceren van printbare en vouwbare cellen. Gisteren presenteerde een team onderzoekers van de MIT voor het eerst een techniek die het maken van een zonnecel in de toekomst zo makkelijk maakt als het uitprinten van dit nieuwsbericht. […]

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Solar Mosaic Sells $100 Solar Tiles to Bring Renewable Energy to Oakland, CA

This new solar initiative is stirring up a storm in Oakland, California. Solar Mosaic is a social community project with a difference, helping to create a more sustainable energy source while bringing in jobs for the local residents. To overcome issues preventing people investing in solar – high costs, rented houses, lack of direct sunlight […]

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New stretchable solar cells will power artificial electronic ‘super skin’

“Super skin” is what Stanford researcher Zhenan Bao wants to create. She’s already developed a flexible sensor that is so sensitive to pressure it can feel a fly touch down. Now she’s working to add the ability to detect chemicals and sense various kinds of biological molecules. She’s also making the skin self-powering, using polymer […]

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Are Solar-Powered Bee Hives a Good Idea?

Image credit: Neil Kelley, used under Creative Commons license. With Colony Collapse Disorder continuing to wreak havoc on bee colonies, some beekeepers have been looking to hardier, less domesticated bees to build up a stronger gene pool. From the native stingless bees of Australia to the native black honeybee in Britain, it would seem to […]

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Dutch solar cycle path generates electricity – Springwise

The drive for sustainable energy has seen solar panels embedded in everything from phones to window panes to insect traps. However, the government of North Holland is now planning to install solar panels on a cycle path near the town of Krommenie, near Amsterdam. The Solaroad project has been developed by the TNO research institute alongside the Province of North […]

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