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5 Big Trends in Home Energy in 2014

December 19, 2014 by Katherine Tweed

Energy concerns might not be the star player when it comes to the connected home, but the past year has shown this issue may actually have a lot more pull than some think. And it isn't just things like consumer devices that are moving the market along.[read more]

Life-Cycle Study Confirms Global Environmental Benefit of Low-Carbon Energy Technologies

October 16, 2014 by Roman Kilisek

Low-Carbon Tech Benefits

A new study examines the environmental impacts and resource requirements of large-scale global implementation of a variety of low-carbon power generation tech as backbone of a new low-carbon power supply infrastructure. Basically, this research goes one step further than previous life-cycle assessments.[read more]

How to Make a 'Perfect' Solar Absorber

October 1, 2014 by Energy @ MIT
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Solar Energy Absorber Tech

The key to creating a material that would be ideal for converting solar energy to heat is tuning the material’s spectrum of absorption just right: It should absorb virtually all wavelengths of light that reach Earth’s surface from the sun — but not much of the rest of the spectrum.[read more]

High-Flying Turbine Produces More Power

May 16, 2014 by Energy @ MIT

Airborne Wind Energy Turbine

For Altaeros Energies, the sky’s the limit when it comes to wind power. Founded by Ben Glass and Adam Rein, Altaeros has developed the first commercial airborne wind turbine, using a helium-filled shell to float as high as a skyscraper and capture the stronger, steadier winds available at that altitude.[read more]

Straight Talk About Radical Climate Change, And How To Stop It

November 19, 2013 by Tina Casey

Addressing Climate Change

With its remote location in Israel’s Arava region, Kibbutz Ketura would seem to be an unlikely place to start a green energy revolution. However, it happens to be the home of sustainability innovator and “impact investor” Yosef Abramowitz, co-founder of the Arava Power Company.[read more]

Energy Innovation: 6 Radical Solar Energy Technologies

November 16, 2013 by Yoni Binstock
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Solar Innovation

The U.S. Department of Energy has set a goal of reaching less than $1 a watt for complete installed solar systems by 2020. Reaching $1/watt would bring the cost of solar power to six cents/kWh, which would allow solar to grow without any subsidies.[read more]

Solar Cell Efficiency Breakthrough Achieved By Channeling LEGO

October 27, 2013 by Tina Casey

LEGO and Solar Energy

Aluminum has been popping up all over the sustainable tech field, and in the latest development, an international research team has demonstrated that a nanoscale LEGO-style array of aluminum studs can improve solar cell efficiency by up to 22 percent.[read more]

Where the Rubber Hits the Road: Effective Marketing for Solar Energy [VIDEO]

May 4, 2013 by Eric Wesoff

Is the solar industry marketing itself successfully? Are solar firms reaching consumers? Is branding important? Can the average consumer name even one solar panel manufacturer?[read more]

Make Poverty History: Make Clean Energy Cheap

February 23, 2010 by Teryn Norris
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“If you gave me only one wish for the next 50 years,” declared the world’s wealthiest man during last week’s TED 2010 conference, “I can pick who is president, I can pick a vaccine – or I can pick that an [energy technology] at half the cost with no carbon emissions gets invented, this is the wish I would pick. This is the one with the...[read more]

George Soros to Invest $1 Billion in Clean-Energy Technology

October 11, 2009 by Big Gav

Bloomberg reports that George Soros is looking to funnel some cash into cleantech investent - George Soros to Invest $1 Billion in Clean-Energy Technology .Billionaire George Soros will invest $1 billion in clean-energy technology, he said today.Soros, speaking in Copenhagen, said he has “the ability to put money to work.” It will...[read more]