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China is building a massive 6,300-acre solar project in the Gobi Desert

China is building a massive 6,300-acre solar project in the Gobi Desert

While environment-related headlines regarding China often focus on the devastating smog that coats major cities in the nation, there's reason for optimism where their energy-future is concerned: namely,

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Solar-powered LEED-certified home in Portland boasts a dazzling array of eco-friendly features

Solar-powered LEED-certified home in Portland boasts a dazzling array of eco-friendly features

Located on an infill site on Southeast Portland's Mount Tabor, the Ash + Ash house, designed by architects Hennebery Eddy, combines stylish modern design with an array of eco-friendly features, making the

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Stanford Solar Car Project reveals next-gen “Arctan” racer

Stanford Solar Car Project reveals next-gen “Arctan” racer

Although they seem like artifacts from a ridiculous distant future, solar cars are actually quite old. The first solar car was invented by William Cobb in 1955 and solar car races have been held around

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Solar-powered POD-Idladla is a tiny flat-pack home for two that lets you live almost anywhere

Solar-powered POD-Idladla is a tiny flat-pack home for two that lets you live almost anywhere

If the POD-Idlala looks familiar, it’s likely you’ve seen images of its predecessor, the Indawo/lifePOD, also designed by Almeida and Dokter+Misses. While the rebranded POD-Idlala sports a similar

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Off-grid earthen abode in Senegal gets all its energy from wind and solar

Off-grid earthen abode in Senegal gets all its energy from wind and solar

Unlike many earthen structures, the Khamsa earth house looks quite luxurious. Atelier Koe constructed the home from concrete-reinforced bricks made from clay, which was harvested from the site on which

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Butterflies may hold the secret to increasing solar output by 50 percent

Butterflies may hold the secret to increasing solar output by 50 percent

The secret to cheaper, more efficient solar power may lie in the unassuming wings of the butterfly. The Cabbage White butterfly folds its wings in a v-shape in order to heat up their flight muscles before

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The SunPort lets you support solar power any time, anywhere

The SunPort lets you support solar power any time, anywhere

A little company called SunPort is launching a crowdfunding campaign that could change the clean energy game in a new way. SunPort is a smart device that looks like an ordinary outlet extender, save for

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Facebook unveils solar-powered Aquila plane that will beam the internet to remote locations

Facebook unveils solar-powered Aquila plane that will beam the internet to remote locations

It has long been in the works, but Facebook’s solar-powered, internet-giving plane is finally ready to take to the skies. The social media giant recently unveiled the Aquila, a V-shaped drone with the

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Australia reveals the world’s first solar powered “e-paper” traffic signs

Australia reveals the world’s first solar powered “e-paper” traffic signs

Sydney is leading the way in eco-friendly traffic signs by using solar-powered, “electronic ink” signs. Completely sustainable and able to be updated at the drop of a hat, the technology, which uses

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Large-scale solar is nearly the same cost as other fuels in world’s three biggest markets

Large-scale solar is nearly the same cost as other fuels in world’s three biggest markets

If you remember anything from your first economics class, it probably has something to do with supply and demand. The more abundant a product, the lower the price drops. In the case of rapidly growing

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Hillary Clinton wants to increase U.S. solar power 700% by 2027

Hillary Clinton wants to increase U.S. solar power 700% by 2027

As the race to the White House heats up, Hillary Clinton is in the spotlight more than ever. Like her opponents, Clinton has begun issuing proposals for responding to climate change and the first phase

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This solar-powered gadget pulls water from the air while you ride your bike

This solar-powered gadget pulls water from the air while you ride your bike

As bikers enjoy the wonderful mid-summer weather, it is essential, for good times and good health, that they stay hydrated. In the heat of it all, even the most conscious cycler can forget to refill their

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How thousands of rough wooden logs protect this pavilion from solar radiation

How thousands of rough wooden logs protect this pavilion from solar radiation

The big surprise of this year World Expo is the striking entry of Uruguay. Participating for the first time in a Universal Exposition with its own national pavilion designed by Javier Díaz Charquero, an

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Super-thin, foldable Solar Paper can charge a smart phone in 2.5 hours

Super-thin, foldable Solar Paper can charge a smart phone in 2.5 hours

Combining nature with technology can be thrilling, relaxing, or money-making, whether it be by blasting your favorite tunes through earbuds on an epic trail run, catching up with your favorite audiobook

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Insane Skysphere is a solar-powered man cave with voice-activated electronics

Insane Skysphere is a solar-powered man cave with voice-activated electronics

Jono Williams has built the world's most coveted man cave. After shooting the breeze one night with his mate Grant Ramsay, a mechatronics engineer, the Australian inventor committed to building the

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Solar-Powered Tags Give Threatened Shark Species a Fighting Chance

Solar-Powered Tags Give Threatened Shark Species a Fighting Chance

Great White photo / Shutterstock Studying sharks' movements and how they behave in their natural environment is an integral part of keeping them safe from overfishing. To aid these efforts, scientists

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Solar Impulse grounded in Hawaii until April 2016 for repairs to damaged batteries

Solar Impulse grounded in Hawaii until April 2016 for repairs to damaged batteries

The experimental solar-powered aircraft Solar Impulse 2 will remain grounded in Hawaii until at least April 2016, according to the latest update from the team. In the process of its round-the-world

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The price of solar power drops to an incredible new low (again)

The price of solar power drops to an incredible new low (again)

A new record low price for solar project bids has been reached, making it the second time this month that previous cost barriers were shattered. This time, the news comes from NV Energy, a Berkshire

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U.S. Army develops new solar cells that are 1,000 times thinner than current technology

U.S. Army develops new solar cells that are 1,000 times thinner than current technology

Military research leads to a lot of cool technological advancements that can benefit the public as much as the troops. United States Army researchers have been working on improved solar technology, and

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Solar-powered Gingko tree charges smart phones in 2 hours

Solar-powered Gingko tree charges smart phones in 2 hours

Smart phones and tablets are now an intrinsic part of daily life, so we may as well charge them up in style. The solar-powered Ginkgo tree by XD Design allows you to do just that. Fitted with an extra

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White House rolls out plan to install solar panels on subsidized housing

White House rolls out plan to install solar panels on subsidized housing

Solar power is a booming industry, thanks to technology that is more affordable than ever. Yet, only one percent of grid power in the United States comes from the sun. President Barack Obama seeks to

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Solar-powered Stella Lux family car generates more energy than it uses

Solar-powered Stella Lux family car generates more energy than it uses

Most of the super efficient green cars on the market and in concept aren’t really designed for the lives of regular folks. In fact, some of the vehicles with the highest fuel economy are only made to

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Passive solar beach house is a contemporary take on the Australian beach shack

Passive solar beach house is a contemporary take on the Australian beach shack

The sculptural Northern Rivers Beach House reinterprets traditional building materials, including corrugated metal, fibre-cement sheeting, and timber. Vertical steel cladding wraps around much of the

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Lithium battery technology breakthrough could totally change solar power

Lithium battery technology breakthrough could totally change solar power

Though the obstacles to a clean energy economy are largely political, one particular technological challenge to this goal is the expense and capacity of storage batteries. The sun may shine strongly on a

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Colorful noise-pollution barriers that also generate solar energy being tested in the Netherlands

Colorful noise-pollution barriers that also generate solar energy being tested in the Netherlands

Technology research is often about finding ways to combine two different functions into one tool or, as you might have heard it said before, kill two birds with one stone. In the Netherlands, a consortium

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Austin, Texas is now home to the world’s cheapest solar power

Austin, Texas is now home to the world’s cheapest solar power

In basically the craziest news in clean energy this week, the Texas city of Austin has become the site of the world’s cheapest solar power, priced at just $0.04/kWh. This beats the previous record set

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Sun-powered Solar Impulse lands safely in Hawaii after longest solo flight in aviation history

Sun-powered Solar Impulse lands safely in Hawaii after longest solo flight in aviation history

Solar Impulse 2, piloted by André Borschberg has successfully completed its record-breaking solar-powered flight from Japan to Hawaii. The plane landed at 5:55am local time today, and was met with a

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Kyocera breaks ground on Kyoto’s largest solar power plant, on a golf course

Kyocera breaks ground on Kyoto’s largest solar power plant, on a golf course

Kyocera is about to break ground on Kyoto's largest solar power plant--on an abandoned golf course. Golf courses have long been the bane of environmentalists, who consider them a waste of space and

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Solar-powered ‘Cultivator’ lets you print your own meat at home

Solar-powered ‘Cultivator’ lets you print your own meat at home

If meat is printed in your kitchen rather than butchered in a slaughterhouse, is it vegan? This is one of many questions raised by an appliance which uses solar energy and a 3D bioprinter to make the most

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