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Scientists have created a system that uses solar energy to split water molecules and hydrogen-eating bacteria to produce liquid fuels. The system can convert solar energy to biomass with 10 percent efficiency, far above the 1 percent seen in the fastest-growing plants.
Date: 06/02/2016
Type: Article
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
A startup in California has raised $500 million to chase the elusive dream of fusion power. Is this crazy, or is the company on to something?
Date: 06/01/2016
Type: Article
Technologies: Energy Conversion
Despite advances in monitoring building energy efficiency, homeowners just aren't concerned with how much energy they're saving.
Date: 05/11/2016
Type: Article
Technologies: Buildings
Hyperloop Technologies is testing a radical alternative to modern freight and transportation, where metal capsules traverse magnetic tracks at incredible speeds.
Date: 05/10/2016
Type: Article
Technologies: Transportation
Because so much energy is generated in remote areas of the Great Plains, it is difficult to bring clean energy to the major cities in the East and West.
Date: 04/29/2016
Type: Article
Technologies: Energy Conversion
Sunworks, (formerly known as Solar3D) a leading provider of solar power solutions, is focused on the design, installation and management of solar power systems for commercial, agricultural and residential customers.
Date: 03/03/2016
Type: Article
Technologies: Utilities
Residential needs have dominated the LED market for the past few years, and as demand in Asia and Europe increases, the market is forecasted to grow 13% annually through 2020.
Date: 02/23/2016
Type: Article
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
Tags: LED, lighting
Last week, Morocco opened the first phase of what may become the largest solar energy plant in the world in an effort to reach their goal of generating 42% of their power from renewables by 2020.
Date: 02/10/2016
Type: Article
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
Tags: energy, solar
In December, President Obama extended a solar tax credit, just a few days after the Public Utilities Commission issued their proposed ruling to continue net metering, ensuring California homeowners are compensated for excess solar power generation.
Date: 01/26/2016
Type: Article
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
Elon Musk's proposed "Hyperloop," which aims to propel passengers through an evacuated tube near the speed of sound, is being put to the test by students and researchers, and may break ground in the coming years.
Date: 01/22/2016
Type: Article
Technologies: Transportation

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