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Top 7 Wearable Technology Concepts of 2014 (Vote for the Coolest)

  The intersection of technology and fashion was a recurring theme for 2014. Solar power, energy generators, and 3D printing are just some of the ideas that blew us away this year. We've rounded up our favorite wearable technology concepts from the

Solar Power Storage Prices Drop In Germany

Prices for German solar power storage systems have reportedly fallen 25% since the spring. The data come from the German Solar Industry Association (BSW-Solar). Also according to BSW-Solar, approximately 15,000 German households nowShow More Summary

Inhabitat's Week in Green: Solar farms, hydrogen cars and 3D-printing in space

9 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green. 2015 is coming up quick -- and Inhabitat is counting down the days to the new year by showcasing its top...

India Plans the World's Largest Solar Power Plant

India is going all-in on solar, including the world's largest solar power plant.

Solar Cheaper Than Fossil Fuels Again (+ Other Solar News)

Here’s more solar fun for some lazy Sunday (or Monday after Christmas) reading. Enjoy! Solar $$ Solar Cheaper Than Fossil Fuels For New Chilean Projects? UK Solar Installations Still Offer Excellent ROI Peer-to-Peer Financing For Residential...Show More Summary

Nigeria Signs Fresh Agreement For 1 GW Solar Power Capacity

Nigeria has adopted an approach to directly engage with prospective project developers to set up renewable energy projects. The government has recently finalised a new agreement to set up a lot more solar power capacity. In the latest...Show More Summary

Wearable biospheres could allow people to live on other planets

If humans are ever going to survive on different planets in our solar system, we are going to need a steady supply of oxygen, food and water. People have had any number of ideas to solve the problem, but this idea might be the most surreal yet. These bacteria-filled

Utilities a Growing Threat to Residential Solar Installers

Utilities may be trying to move into territory currently owned by SolarCity and Vivint Solar.

Photovoltaics Discovered In 1875: Interview With Author John Perlin

This CleanTechnica miniseries about photovoltaics, celebrating the UN’s 2015 Year of Light, is the fourth article of seven. We continue our dialogue with physicist John Perlin, author of Let It Shine: The 6000-Year Story of Solar Energy. Show More Summary

Why Do Some US States Have Higher Rooftop Solar Installation Than Others?

Why do some states outperform others so much when it comes to solar installations? In an effort funded by the US DOE’s SunShot Initiative, NREL researchers used statistical analysis and detailed case studies to better understand why solar market policies in certain states are more successful and lead to higher distributed solar PV installations. Show More Summary

San Francisco Could Lead America Cities In Solar Power

Editor’s Note: This article is one submission in a live Masdar blogging contest (find out the entry requirements here). Very simply, the focus of the contest submissions is to: “Describe your city in 2030: what will occur due to changes...Show More Summary

What is the equation for solar market success?

Analysts at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have used statistical analyses to better understand why solar market policies in certain states are more successful. Their findings indicate that while no...Show More Summary


How utilities can mitigate grid impacts of high solar penetrations; New strategies for utilities and installers to put solar in better places to protect the grid Herman K. Trabish, October 16, 2014 (Utility Dive) UD-SEPAlocation2-10-12-2014...Show More Summary

Happy Solar Flare

2 days agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Via the Telegraph: NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory has captured dramatic footage of a powerful X-class solar flare erupting on the surface of the Sun. Harmful radiation from a flare cannot pass through Earth's atmosphere to physically...Show More Summary

A Snapshot of Germany's Electricity Mix: Solar Capacity Reigns, but Coal Generation Sustains

Germany was one of the few countries in the world to take a no-excuses approach to developing renewable energy by creating a highly ambitious set of policies to promote localized, distributed generation. In many ways, the policies were a resounding success. But Germany is also facing some hard realities. read more

Solar observatory in Big Bear grapples with prospect of being eclipsed

Motors whirred as a gleaming white dome slowly opened, allowing one of the premier solar telescopes in the world to track the magnetic fields and exploding flares of the sun. In a few hours, computers would translate that data into detailed video and pictures of the sun’s turbulent...

Orix Offers Energy Storage Twist On Solar Leasing

A new residential financing deal packages energy storage with solar panels in a combined rental and lease deal, so homeowners pay no money up front Orix Offers Energy Storage Twist On Solar Leasing was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers: Google+ | Email | Facebook | RSS | Twitter.

NASA captures the holidays from space in mesmerizing videos

2 days agoNews : The Raw Story

On Christmas Eve, NASA shared a look from space at severe weather developing over the Gulf Coast of the United States. In the weeks leading up to the holiday, it has also shared video of a solar flare and of Christmas lights as seen from a satellite. As people celebrated Christmas, made New Years...

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