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Google invests $100m in the world’s largest wind farm

04/19/2011, Google seems to be hell-bent on world domination… in a safe clean way at least. The company has been reported to have invested $100m in the Shepherds Flat Wind Farm in Oregon. The latest investment follows previous investments in clean energy after the...

Solar3D is one step closer to a prototype 3D solar cell

04/12/2011, We’ve previously talked about Solar3D before; a startup focused on creating 3D solar cells. Instead of having flat panels of solar cells like we currently do now, Solar3D had plans to create a 3D shape for a solar cell so that it can be used to trap...

Cincinnati Zoo uses solar panels to go greener

03/28/2011, In an attempt to go even greener, the Cincinnati Zoo has recently installed a large array of solar panels to feed electricity to the zoo. The installation consists of over 6,400 solar panels over the zoo’s carpark, covering 800/1,000 parking spots...

Artificial leaves can power homes in the future

03/28/2011, Whenever you hear about artificial plants, the first thing that pops into mind would be those fake plastic flowers that you display indoors and away from sunlight. In the future, that might not be the case anymore. Some experts at the American Chemical...

3D Solar cells will make solar energy efficient

01/19/2011, Solar energy – a renewable energy source that hasn’t been too popular due to its low efficiency and high cost of implementation. And that’s because of our current solar panel designs – they just don’t trap the sunlight well enough....

Horizon Hydrofill Hydrogen Refueling and Storage Solution

01/11/2010, [CES 2010] We published about Horizon Hydrofill, when it was announced prior to CES on Jan. 4th, and we got a chance to see the device at the show. Hydrofill is a major fuel cell innovation, allowing everyone to have a personal hydrogen generator and...

Microsoft Hohm: Energy Conservation 2.0

06/24/2009, In nine hours, Microsoft will officially announce Hohm, a web-based service that has been created to help people and utilities companies manage energy more efficiently. The official announcement will be made at the Edison Electric Institute utility...

Transparent Solar Panels For Windows And More

05/08/2009, Installing solar panels on the roof is great, but Windows offer additional sun-gathering surface that can be exploited with Konarka’s transparent (or translucent, we should say) solar panels called Arch Active Solar Glass. The idea is to slide these...