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Solar Powered, Smart Roads

Solar cells inside its glass surface would allow the roadway to act as a giant solar power generator, fueling embedded heating elements and making plows and other snow removal equipment unnecessary.


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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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Portable Solar Generator Invention

All eyes are on Isaac as the hurricane makes landfall along the Gulf Coast.


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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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Solar Cell Paint In The Spotlight

The technology was commercialized in 1994 by Dyesol, an Australian solar company that sells various DSC products and supplies internationally.


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Inventor Makes Solar Water Heating More Affordable

Tom Seppings, of Beccles, has created the SolaPlug, which aims to make the heating of water cheaper and also easier to fit.


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Solar Panels Will Destroy Utility Companies, Say Utility Companies

Solar power and other distributed renewable energy technologies could lay waste to U.S.


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Alternatives To The High Cost Of Solar Energy

While few homeowners would object to lower utility bills, many have eschewed residential solar power systems because of the upfront costs–which can be equal to the price of a new car.