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The WindFlip Barge Concept Installs Offshore Wind Turbines Inexpensively and With Ease

The WindFlip Barge Concept Installs Offshore Wind Turbines Inexpensively and With Ease

The WindFlip barge concept was designed to simplify the installation of offshore wind turbines and in the process has managed to be a solution that also cuts cost. Installing offshore wind turbines can be

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Top 6 Green Energy Stories of 2011 – Vote for Your Favorite!

Top 6 Green Energy Stories of 2011 – Vote for Your Favorite!

2011 was an incredible year for green energy as the impending challenges of climate change, energy security, and peak oil spurred the development of clean power sources that will propel us towards a more

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Düsseldorf Airport Installs One of The Largest Solar Arrays in Germany

Düsseldorf Airport Installs One of The Largest Solar Arrays in Germany

The Düsseldorf International Airport is about to flip the switch on one of the largest solar arrays in Germany. The 8,400 panel, 2 megawatt solar array spans the space of six soccer fields, and it was

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Researchers Create First Solar Cells With Quantum Efficiency of 114%

Researchers Create First Solar Cells With Quantum Efficiency of 114%

This morning saw a solar breakthrough at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), where researchers created a quantum dot solar device that has a higher energized particle percentage output than

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US Solar Industry Grows More in Third Quarter of 2011 Than in All of 2009

US Solar Industry Grows More in Third Quarter of 2011 Than in All of 2009

A report released today by the Solar Energy Industries Association and GTM Research shows that solar power installations in the United States grew more in the third quarter of 2011 than in all of 2009.

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The Jungle Lodge in Bandipur, India is an Eco-Escape Set in the Valley

The Jungle Lodge in Bandipur, India is an Eco-Escape Set in the Valley

Designed by architect Nagesh H D, the Jungle Lodge in Bandipur, Karnataka, India, is a spectacular collection of eco-spaces set in the valley facing the Nilgiris Mountains. The

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World’s Smallest Working Heat Engine is the Size of a Hair Follicle!

World’s Smallest Working Heat Engine is the Size of a Hair Follicle!

German physicists have just announced the creation of the world's smallest heat engine! Research teams from the University of Stuttgart and the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems have joined

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Microsoft Study Shows That Homes and Offices Could Soon Be Heated By Server Farm “Data Furnaces”

Microsoft Study Shows That Homes and Offices Could Soon Be Heated By Server Farm “Data Furnaces”

As the temperature drops and utility bills begin to soar, researchers at Microsoft have come up with a new heat source to warm homes and offices up - data servers. These machines produce an

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Scotland to Build Two-Blade Offshore Wind Turbine with Helicopter Landing Pad

Scotland to Build Two-Blade Offshore Wind Turbine with Helicopter Landing Pad

A unique, two-blade wind turbine that features a helicopter landing pad will soon be rising off the eastern coast of Scotland. Scottish energy minister Fergus Ewing announced this week that the Scottish

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Fracking Ban in the Delaware River Basin Preserved After Meeting to Lift Ban is Cancelled

Fracking Ban in the Delaware River Basin Preserved After Meeting to Lift Ban is Cancelled

Thanks to a petition put together by CREDO Action, a grassroots political advocacy group, the ban on hydraulic fracturing for natural gas (usually referred to as fracking) in the Delaware River Basin is

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Cogenra to Install Solar Array on Facebook’s 10,000 Square Foot Fitness Center

Cogenra to Install Solar Array on Facebook’s 10,000 Square Foot Fitness Center

Facebook recently announced its plans to install a solar array on its 10,000 square foot fitness center. The system will be designed and implemented by Cogenra Solar and will use the sun’s energy to

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Sanyo’s Shimmering Kasai Green Energy Park is Quite Possibly the Most Solar-Paneled-Out Compound in the World

Sanyo’s Shimmering Kasai Green Energy Park is Quite Possibly the Most Solar-Paneled-Out Compound in the World

Kasai Green Energy Park's administration building is quite possibly the most solar-paneled out building ever with double-facade panels (these are able to absorb solar rays from both their backs and

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Irreversible Climate Change Will Occur in 5 Years if Major Infrastructure is Not Changed

Irreversible Climate Change Will Occur in 5 Years if Major Infrastructure is Not Changed

According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), the world is currently backing itself into a corner where irreversible climate change will most likely occur in just five years. The Agency -- an

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Google-Funded Study Finds US Geothermal Power Capacity is Ten Times the Current Coal Power Supply

Google-Funded Study Finds US Geothermal Power Capacity is Ten Times the Current Coal Power Supply

A new study shows that the United States has a geothermal power capacity that is ten times greater than the amount of energy produced by our current working coal-fired power plants. The study was funded

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SeaTwirl Turbine Could be the Most Cost-Effective Wind Energy Generator Yet

SeaTwirl Turbine Could be the Most Cost-Effective Wind Energy Generator Yet

Swedish eco-designers, Ehrnberg Solutions AB, have just completed their most successful prototype of the floating SeaTwirl vertical wind turbine. The device captures and harvests offshore wind, without

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Kinetic Energy Generating Pavegen Floor Tiles Will Harvest Footsteps to Light UK Shopping Center

Kinetic Energy Generating Pavegen Floor Tiles Will Harvest Footsteps to Light UK Shopping Center

With nearly 30 million shoppers a year, the Westfield Stratford City Shopping Centre has plenty of foot traffic. The mall plans to install a grid of Pavegens in a main crossing outdoors between the

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Republicans Use Solyndra Bankruptcy to Fuel Anti-Green Sentiments

Republicans Use Solyndra Bankruptcy to Fuel Anti-Green Sentiments

As expected, Solyndra's filing for bankruptcy has sparked political arguments and caused Republicans to sling anti-green and anti-Obama allegations focused around the company receiving $535 million in

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Greenpeace Uses Adorable Animals to Encourage Painting Roofs White

Greenpeace Uses Adorable Animals to Encourage Painting Roofs White

Greenpeace has recently come out with a pretty great (and totally adorable) ad campaign to promote the white roof movement. Their new “White is the New Green” ads encourage residents

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Harry Reid Announces the World’s First Hybrid Solar-Geothermal Power Plant

Harry Reid Announces the World’s First Hybrid Solar-Geothermal Power Plant

Nevada Senator Harry Reid began his time as host of the fourth National Clean Energy Summit in Las Vegas yesterday by announcing the world's first hybrid solar-geothermal power plant -- to be built in his

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Equipment Around Nuclear Reactor in Maryland Damaged by Hurricane Irene

Equipment Around Nuclear Reactor in Maryland Damaged by Hurricane Irene

Equipment around a nuclear reactor in Maryland was damaged by wind and others were taken offline as a precaution after Hurricane Irene blew through the East Coast on Sunday. According to the Guardian,

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Zimbabwe Plans Massive CFL Light Bulb Exchange To Reduce Power Demand

Zimbabwe Plans Massive CFL Light Bulb Exchange To Reduce Power Demand

Zimbabwe has had a pretty rough decade, with its standard of living falling to one of the lowest in the world. Power is one of the victims of the economic and political strife, but the beleaguered

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IKEA UK Pledges to Use 100% Renewable Energy

IKEA UK Pledges to Use 100% Renewable Energy

When it comes to big box stores, you can't really get any greener than IKEA. From banning the sale incandescent bulbs to pledging to use only sustainable cotton, the Swedish furniture giant is leading the

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Iowa Now Receives 20% of Its Power from Wind

Iowa Now Receives 20% of Its Power from Wind

If you thought that middle America was the last to be concerned about their carbon footprint, think again. Iowa now ranks as the top state to receive the greatest percentage of its power from wind.

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UK Opens Free Solar-Powered Highway EV Charging Network from Ecotricity

UK Opens Free Solar-Powered Highway EV Charging Network from Ecotricity

The first three of many free EV charging points have just opened in the UK in Hertfordshire, Reading, and Gloucestershire. The Ecotricity charging points will be part of a network of free, 100% green

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Solar Systems Increase The Value Of Homes By $5.50 Per Watt Installed!

Solar Systems Increase The Value Of Homes By $5.50 Per Watt Installed!

Here's good news for homeowners with photovoltaic systems - your home's value is greater because of them! According to a new study by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, homes with solar systems sell

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Parasol Modular: Artful Canopies That Shade Your Car From the Sun While Collecting Solar Energy

Parasol Modular: Artful Canopies That Shade Your Car From the Sun While Collecting Solar Energy

The parasol, which dates back to ancient Egypt, was first used as protection against the scorching heat of the sun; its name comes from “para” meaning to stop or shield and “sol” meaning sun.

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Task Force Releases Recommendations for Safe Nuclear Power Production in the US

Task Force Releases Recommendations for Safe Nuclear Power Production in the US

A special task force of the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission, brought together after the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in Japan, has just released their recommendations for the continued production

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Michele Bachmann and Fellow Republicans Throw Weight into “Light Bulb Freedom of Choice Act”

Michele Bachmann and Fellow Republicans Throw Weight into “Light Bulb Freedom of Choice Act”

Republicans in the House of Representatives – in the midst of attempting to raise the debt ceiling and balance our budget – have decided to take on what some are calling the “Light Bulb

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