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How Are You Profiting from “Climate Change?”

Businesses see an opportunity to turn a buck just about anywhere – even in climate change.


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Transparent Solar Film Coming Soon to A Window Near You

One of the holy grails of solar cell technology may have been found, with researchers at UCLA announcing they have created a new organic polymer that produces electricity, is nearly transparent and is more durable and malleable than silicon.


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“Solar Power” Without the Sun

Photovoltaic cells are best known for turning sunlight into electrical power—and they’re big business.


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Putting A Solar Twist On An Old Idea

Matthew Davis, a 1995 industrial design graduate of Purdue University, has developed a solar boiler electrical generator and heat machine that converts solar energy to usable steam for heating, cooling and power generation.


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Big Money in Leasing Solar Panels

There’s at least one bright spot in the troubled U.S.


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Paint on Solar Cells

Imagine if the next coat of paint you put on the outside of your home generates electricity from light — electricity that can be used to power the appliances and equipment on the inside.


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Solar Powered Tent

The UK mobile services company Orange in association with the American product design firm Kaleidoscope designed the Orange Solar Concept Tent; a high-tech tent that harnesses solar energy to charge your gadgetry through a wireless charging pouch.


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Solar Cells Made from Trees: Cheap Solar Coming Soon?

Georgia Institute of Technology and Purdue University researchers have developed efficient solar cells using natural substrates derived from plants such as trees.


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Nine California Cities Streamline Solar Permit Process

Fine East Bay cities have joined forces to streamline the home solar installation permitting process, a move expected to save contractors and homeowners $850 to $3,500 per installation.


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New Fabric Generates Electricity

Colorado State University apparel design and production researchers and students are working to develop natural-fiber outdoor clothing that can charge MP3 devices, tablets, computers, GPS units and cell phones with built-in — but comfortable to wear — solar panels.


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