Sunday, October 22, 2017

Butterfly Wings Inspire a Better Way to Absorb Light in Solar Panels

Taking inspiration from nature By: Angela Chen The wings of a butterfly have inspired a new type of solar cell that can harvest light twice as efficiently as before and could one day improve our solar panels. Solar panels are usually made of thick solar cells, and are positioned at an angle to get the most […]


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Friday, October 20, 2017

Google Will Hit 100 Percent Renewable Energy This Year

The company is primarily powered by wind and solar energy. By: Allee Manning Google has announced that after 10 years a carbon-neutral company, it will be able to brag running on entirely renewable energy at the end of 2017. That means that all of the electricity the company consumes in both its data centers and offices are provided […]


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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Indigenous Communities Embracing Clean Energy, Creating Thousands of Jobs

National survey shows Indigenous clean energy a money maker By: Margo McDiarmid An increasing number of Indigenous communities are becoming partners in renewable energy projects in Canada and creating thousands of jobs as they do it. A new national survey shows nearly one fifth of the country’s power is provided by facilities fully or partly owned and […]


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Monday, October 16, 2017

Microorganisms to Convert Renewable Energy to Pipelineable Natural Gas

By Maurice Smith Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) has installed a novel bioreactor system that will be used to test power-to-gas technology at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, Colorado. The project is the first of its kind in the United States converting hydrogen generated from excess renewable power into […]


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Saturday, October 14, 2017

Ice And Drones: The Future Of Wind Energy

Parts of the world with incredible wind energy potential have long been inaccessible to wind farms. But with the completion of the first offshore wind farm built to withstand ice-prone conditions, the industry has clearly evolved. When it comes to cold-weather climates, wind farm designers face a variety of concerns, notably the impact of low […]


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