Renewable Energy

INFOGRAPHIC: Solar power on the large and small scale

INFOGRAPHIC: Solar power on the large and small scale

The sun has become one of the leading sources of clean and renewable energy in the US. More specifically, during the third quarter of 2014, panels that generate 1,354 MW of solar were installed in various

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Researchers develop a battery clean enough to eat

Researchers develop a battery clean enough to eat

In our wildest dreams, enviro-geeks imagine a future in which solar hover cars zip silently by while our homes and factories chug along completely pollutant-free, powered only by the wind and the sun.

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India just unveiled the world’s first 100% solar-powered airport

India just unveiled the world’s first 100% solar-powered airport

Renewable energy has been taken to new heights, as the Cochin International Airport in India has become the world’s first solar-powered airport. Being able to claim the title “absolutely power

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Revolutionary new solar windows could generate 50 times more power than conventional photovoltaics

Revolutionary new solar windows could generate 50 times more power than conventional photovoltaics

We’ve seen several transparent solar cell concepts on Inhabitat, but perhaps none with such ambitious claims as those made by SolarWindow Technologies. In a webinar today, the Maryland-based startup

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This ‘artificial leaf’ could be the cleanest, most efficient source of renewable energy on Earth

This ‘artificial leaf’ could be the cleanest, most efficient source of renewable energy on Earth

When we think of solar power, we usually think of solar panels but we should really be thinking about plants. After all, plants are the original solar power generators, turning the sun’s rays into

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We’ve already used up a year’s worth of the Earth’s resources in just 8 months

We’ve already used up a year’s worth of the Earth’s resources in just 8 months

We all know about Earth Day and Arbor Day, with their focus on renewable resources and an appreciation for our great planet, but have you heard of Overshoot Day? The Global Footprint Network has been

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20 kids transform a rough Pittsburgh neighborhood with solar art & charging station

20 kids transform a rough Pittsburgh neighborhood with solar art & charging station

When Jordan Blackwell and DaVontae Garner hit the studio to polish their latest rap composition, the Homewood teenagers were faced with the challenge of trying to rhyme “kilowatt-hour.” The duo

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Can solar power pull Greece out of debt?

Can solar power pull Greece out of debt?

There are little signs for relief for Greece, as their government agrees to yet more harsh austerity terms in exchange for another bailout international creditors. The debt crisis began in 2009, and as

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The UK is building the world’s largest biomass plant – and it will be fed by US forests

The UK is building the world’s largest biomass plant – and it will be fed by US forests

Plans have been announced for a construction project that will result in the world’s largest biomass plant to produce both electricity and heat. The Tees Renewable Energy Plant (REP) will be located in

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New solar panel coating could improve efficiency by more than 30 percent

New solar panel coating could improve efficiency by more than 30 percent

Researchers at University of California Riverside have created a coating for solar panels that could improve solar photovoltaic efficiency by 30 percent or more. “The infrared region of the solar

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This adorable little sea slug is solar powered

This adorable little sea slug is solar powered

Costasiella kuroshimae, known commonly as Leaf Sheep, is an ocean-dwelling grazer, though unrelated to its namesake. The Leaf Sheep is a species of sea slug that munches on algae instead of grass.

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Obama’s Climate Action Plan is the strongest in US history

Obama’s Climate Action Plan is the strongest in US history

America's Clean Power Plan will—if it passes—slash carbon emissions, reduce coal power's hold on the energy sector and boost renewable energy development.

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This insanely detailed map shows every power plant in the United States

This insanely detailed map shows every power plant in the United States

As President Obama looks to shift the U.S. away from coal power and towards renewable energy in America's Clean Power Plan, the Washington Post has put together this fantastic map that details every power

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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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Deepwater Wind breaks ground on the U.S.’s first offshore wind farm (finally)

Deepwater Wind breaks ground on the U.S.’s first offshore wind farm (finally)

While offshore wind farms have been operational in Europe since the 1990s, efforts to establish any such projects off the U.S. coast have stalled amid funding and environmental concerns. And so, some

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Will Tesla’s Gigafactory be the largest building on Earth?

Will Tesla’s Gigafactory be the largest building on Earth?

Tesla is constructing a building that can hold enough battery power for 500,000 Tesla cars, completely powered by renewable energy. And it's going to be huge. It's quite possible that calling it the

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This country was recently ranked as the world’s most sustainable

This country was recently ranked as the world’s most sustainable

A new study proclaims Sweden to be the world's most sustainable country. Yes, the land of Ikea has beaten out everyone other country on the planet -- and Norway is a close second. RobecoSAM, an investment

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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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Bill Gates invests $2 billion in renewable energy

Bill Gates invests $2 billion in renewable energy

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has announced they will invest another $2billion in renewable technologies to help the fight against global climate change. This good news toward sustainability

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Infographic: How renewables are thriving in the US thanks to state policies

Infographic: How renewables are thriving in the US thanks to state policies

Things are looking up for clean energy in the US. Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA), a national nonprofit coalition working to advance clean energy, released a new report titled Clean Energy Champions:

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Dutch citizens sue their government over climate change and win

Dutch citizens sue their government over climate change and win

In an unprecedented, landmark case 886 Dutch citizens have successfully sued their government for "knowingly contributing" to global warming, and for failing to take measures to prevent an increase of

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6 ways the Tesla Powerwall is changing the energy landscape

6 ways the Tesla Powerwall is changing the energy landscape

6 Ways the Tesla Powerwall is Changing the Energy Landscape Elon Musk has been trying to drive the adoption of solar power through his Tesla Motors and SolarCity companies. With growing car sales at

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New devices generate renewable energy from evaporation

New devices generate renewable energy from evaporation

Evaporation is a key component of the Earth's water cycle, and one of the world's most dominant forms of energy transfer—and it's believed that as the climate warms, evaporation rates will increase and

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Can the Republican Party accidentally save the environment?

Can the Republican Party accidentally save the environment?

You can certainly cause climate change without actually believing in it, but is it possible to save the environment while still denying climate change even exists? A new video by The Guardian suggests

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Obama Administration announces $4 billion fund to bolster renewable energy

Obama Administration announces $4 billion fund to bolster renewable energy

The Obama Administration’s support for clean energy took on a new dimension this week, as the White House announced plans to invest $4 billion to help generate capital investment for renewable energy

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INFOGRAPHIC: The 5 coolest solar buildings on earth

INFOGRAPHIC: The 5 coolest solar buildings on earth

With the ever increasing investment across the globe into solar power, there is an unspoken competition between the world’s brightest organizations to develop the largest, most effective, and impressive

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Solar-Powered Green Revolution Pavilion Made from Recycled Plastic Bottles Unveiled in the Philippines

Solar-Powered Green Revolution Pavilion Made from Recycled Plastic Bottles Unveiled in the Philippines

Stephen Lamb from Touching the Earth Lightly and Ilac Diaz from My Shelter Foundation teamed up for the first time at last year's Shanghai Biennale. They share a vision to provide environmentally-friendly

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Google is considering investing ‘tens of millions’ in Africa’s largest wind power project

Google is considering investing ‘tens of millions’ in Africa’s largest wind power project

Google is reportedly stepping up their investments in renewable energy. Apple may be the world's greenest tech company, but the search engine giant is primed to get serious about clean energy sources.

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10 Successful kickstarters creating a better world

10 Successful kickstarters creating a better world

It’s a beautiful thing when businesses align profits and purpose for a better world. And with the growth of crowdfunding, the concept of launching a company funded by others, an increasing number of

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How the United States can be powered by 100% renewable energy by 2050

How the United States can be powered by 100% renewable energy by 2050

As divided as Americans are, there is at least one issue on which they can agree. 87% of Americans believe that renewable energy is an important part of their country’s future, while 74% of Americans

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