Category archive - Solar Energy

Researchers Develop Solar Panels That Still Let the Sunlight Through

Researchers Develop Solar Panels That Still Let the Sunlight Through

By Kevin Lee,

In the last year, we’ve seen scientist try to put photovoltaic materials everywhere–the paint on your walls, in space, and even your coffee table. Now, a team of researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and the University of California, Santa Barbra (UCSB) has developedtransparent solar panels that could be used as power-generating windows for your house.

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Going Solar Without Spending a Lot of Dough

Going Solar Without Spending a Lot of Dough

By Lisa Stark

It’s not often that a homeowner looks forward to a bill arriving in the mail. But Chad Tromblee eagerly awaits one bill in particular.

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Ebay Installs Solar Panels after Utah Lobbying Victory

Ebay Installs Solar Panels after Utah Lobbying Victory

Ebay has installed its largest renewable energy project – a 665 kW solar installation at its Topaz data center in South Jordan, Utah – enabled by a recent legislative victory.

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Secret Ingredient To Making Solar Energy Work: Salt

Secret Ingredient To Making Solar Energy Work: Salt

By Todd Woody

The solar thermal power plant business is all about big: Square miles of mirrors in the desert that surround 600-foot-tall towers to generate massive megawatts of electricity for multibillion- dollar price tags. Big Solar’s ability to compete against fossil fuels, though, could come down to grains of salt.

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