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Reel Solar raises $4M for stealthy greentech

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Greentech startup Reel Solar has just alerted the SEC it’s raising a $4 million round of funding. The company doesn’t have a functional website and hasn’t announced any products, but we’re going way out on a limb and wildly guessing it has something to do with solar energy. The...
Reel Solar raises $4M for stealthy greentech

Reading - #Google develops prototype mirror for #solar #energy (@Reuters) http://bit.ly/cM8FBo

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Reading - #Google develops prototype mirror for #solar #energy (@Reuters) http://bit.ly/cM8FBo

Changers Marketplace lets you earn rewards for charging your gadgets with its eco-friendly solar panel

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What if you could earn rewards for charging your gadgets via your own ‘green’ energy source instead via mains electricity? A new online marketplace from Changers allows you to do just that. We first covered Berlin’s Changers when it launched its USB-equipped solar panel last year, allowing owners to store up...
Changers Marketplace lets you earn rewards for charging your gadgets with its eco-friendly solar panel

Bridgelux Deal Points to Pressures in LED Market

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Like solar energy, the field known as LED lighting has been marked by high hopes and tough realities. A new deal this week between a company called Bridgelux and Toshiba is another sign of the times....
Bridgelux Deal Points to Pressures in LED Market

Stone Spray research project wants to print bridges with sand, solar power

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Envious of your pet hermit crabs' 3D-printed domicile? Maybe you should cast your green eyes upon the Stone Spray project, an Eco-friendly robot printer that's exploring the viability of soil as a building material. Although making actual buildings is a bit out of the robot's reach, its team has...
Stone Spray research project wants to print bridges with sand, solar power

Apple Wins Seventh Solar Energy Patent Relating to MacBook

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The US Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of thirty-seven newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. One of the more notables published today relates to a method for harnessing external sunlight to illuminate a MacBook's display. This is Apple's seventh solar related patent in the last two...
Apple Wins Seventh Solar Energy Patent Relating to MacBook

Of Clotheslines, Black Swans And Bad Measurements

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Back in April, in writing about Union Square Ventures' Hacking Society event, I discussed the importance of measuring the unmeasurable, in noting that we all too often seem to be evaluating information-era economics using industrial-era metrics. That's a problem. Nick Grossman, who organized that Hacking Society session, has a great...
Of Clotheslines, Black Swans And Bad Measurements

To cut pollution, install green power in the coal belt

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Ohio State University solar house could be more efficient at reducing pollution than it would be in California. colincookman Proponents of renewable energy technology are often the first to explain that green energy does more than just reduce carbon dioxide emissions—it also helps produce power without the air pollution linked...
To cut pollution, install green power in the coal belt

Panasonic Photosynthesis System converts carbon dioxide to organic material with plant-like efficiency

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Greenery may fulfill a superficial need to improve the landscape aesthetic, but plants play a much more critical role in regular life function, converting carbon dioxide to oxygen through a process called photosynthesis. Panasonic is among the companies attempting to replicate this natural procedure through artificial means, and it...
Panasonic Photosynthesis System converts carbon dioxide to organic material with plant-like efficiency

Saudi Arabia uses your gas dollars to fund solar energy

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Saudi Arabia uses your gas dollars to fund solar energy

University of Georgia stops plant photosynthesis to generate solar power

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There's a more efficient way to harvest energy from the backyard than by wiring up hapless critters. Researchers at the University of Georgia have proof: they've discovered a way to generate electricity from plants through hijacking the photosynthesis process. By altering the proteins inside a plant cell's thylakoids, which...
University of Georgia stops plant photosynthesis to generate solar power

Lanai Holds Lots of Potential, and Questions, for Ellison

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Lanai’s current owner says Larry Ellison will bring money and jobs to one of the least-developed Hawaiian islands. But the software billionaire is keeping mum about exactly what he plans to do. The deal by the Oracle Corp. chief executive to buy about 98 percent of Lanai from Castle &...
Lanai Holds Lots of Potential, and Questions, for Ellison

Canadian Researchers Move Closer to Affordable, Efficient Solar Power

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Enough solar energy hits the Earth in an hour to meet global power demand for an entire year: the trick is catching it, and doing it with equipment cheap enough to allow it to compete with fossil fuels. Researchers at the University of Quebec in Montreal have made progress...
Canadian Researchers Move Closer to Affordable, Efficient Solar Power

IBM solar collector will concentrate the power of 2,000 suns, keep its cool

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Modern solar collectors can concentrate only so much energy for safety's sake: too much in one place and they risk cooking themselves. An IBM-led group is working on a new collector dish that could avoid that damage while taking a big step forward in solar power efficiency. The hundreds...
IBM solar collector will concentrate the power of 2,000 suns, keep its cool

Solar-powered plane takes off on flight across US

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A one-of-a-kind aircraft powered solely by solar energy took to the skies above Silicon Valley early Friday morning on the first leg of a planned trip across the U.S.The aircraft, called Solar Impulse, has the wingspan of a jumbo jet but weighs the same as a small passenger car...
Solar-powered plane takes off on flight across US

Solar Energy Spurs a Power Struggle

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Disputes over the use of small-scale solar power are flaring across the nation, with utilities squaring off against solar-system marketers over rules for the growing technology....
Solar Energy Spurs a Power Struggle
Meet the new spray-on battery that comes in a can
Eco-friendly art: Andre Broessel's glass orb helps maximize solar energy
US Navy scientists design solar cells that offer improved efficiency underwater
Solar Impulse completes first solar-powered interncontinental flight
Solar panels finally produce more energy than it takes to make them, study finds

IBM alliance sets efficiency record for solar power cells using common materials

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There have been more than a few solar power efficiency records set in the past few months, let alone years. What makes IBM, DelSolar, Solar Frontier and Tokyo Ohka Kogyo think they can just waltz in and claim a record of their own? By using more commonplace elements in...
IBM alliance sets efficiency record for solar power cells using common materials
Elon Musk's SolarCity debut follows his pattern: Hard fought, but ended the day up dramatically

Researchers Discover Software Controlling Solar Power Plants is Totally Hackable

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The Sun. Totally hackable. (Flickr/DBduoPhotography) On the heels of Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta scaring the crap out of everyone regarding cyberattacks, SophosLabs’ NakedSecurity blog to a Homeland Security alert which warns that hackers could take control of solar energy plants. Plant administrators use the vulnerable software to control energy-generating solar...
Researchers Discover Software Controlling Solar Power Plants is Totally Hackable

Inhabitat's Week in Green: vertical farm, solar energy funnel and a brainwave monitor

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Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green. This week Inhabitat reported live from the Los Angeles Auto Show as we brought you the hottest new green cars -- beginning with the...
Inhabitat's Week in Green: vertical farm, solar energy funnel and a brainwave monitor

Solar-powered plane takes off on flight across U.S.

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A one-of-a-kind aircraft powered solely by solar energy took to the skies above Silicon Valley early Friday morning on the first leg of a planned trip across the U.S....
Solar-powered plane takes off on flight across U.S.

Beam me down, Scotty: Space-based solar power finally comes of age

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Solar power has the potential to solve all of humankind's energy problems. The amount of solar energy that reaches the surface of the Earth, per year, is somewhere in the region of 8,000 times higher than our current power requirements. Covering just 1% of the Earth would be more than...
Beam me down, Scotty: Space-based solar power finally comes of age

One year with solar energy at home: Mostly sunny!

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Just over a year ago, we took the plunge at my house and covered the back roof with solar panels: 41 of them, to be exact. After 12 months, we’ve created 13.8 megawatt hours of electricity while using only 7.59 megawatt hours. The energy surplus becomes a credit on our...
One year with solar energy at home: Mostly sunny!

VIDEO: Converting solar energy into new fuels

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Researchers in Glasgow are working on a way to remove greenhouse gas from the atmosphere and put oil back under the North Sea....
VIDEO: Converting solar energy into new fuels

NASA Looks Into Satellites to Beam Solar Power Directly to Earth

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Coud satellites one day beam solar energy back to Earth? It could be possible, thanks to a new research project....
NASA Looks Into Satellites to Beam Solar Power Directly to Earth
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