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Innovative 3-D designs to improve the performance of solar photovoltaic cells

Innovative 3-D designs from an MIT team can more than double the solar power generated from a given area.

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Solio CLIP-Mini a new eco gadget to power portable devices

An eco gadget called Solio Clip-Mini USB and Solar Rechargeable LED light is described by Treehugger as pocket sized flashlight with a big potential.

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Higher potential for wind energy in India than previously estimated

A new assessment of wind energy in India by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has found that the potential for on-shore wind energy deployment is far higher than the official estimates— about 20 times and up to 30 times greater than the current government estimate of 102 gigawatts.

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Solar cell using carbon nanotubes turns windows into generators

Imagine a world where the windows of high-rise office buildings are powerful energy producers, offering its inhabitants much more than some fresh air, light and a view.

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English Church goes on renewable energy and most on solar power

The Treehugger published an article about a 900 year old house of worship which goes green and became first zero carbon church in Britain.

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A team of engineers has harnessed a sophisticated weather model to optimize offshore wind plan

Using a sophisticated weather model, environmental engineers at Stanford have defined optimal placement of a grid of four wind farms off the U.S. East Coast. The model successfully balances production at times of peak demand and significantly reduces costly spikes and zero-power events.

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Solar cells made by Kyosemi Spheral can harness solar energy all day long

As in a Threehugger’s article the Kyosemi Spheral modules can harness solar energy all day long with its solar cells 360 degrees.

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Gatwick Airport has 50kW solar panels installed for first time in UK

The 50kW solar panels are installed in the boundary space of the Gatwick Airport by Orta Solar last month is said to be the first in the UK to be installed at an airport.

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Metamaterial could be far more efficient at capturing sunlight than existing solar cells

Metamaterials are a new class of artificial substances with properties unlike anything found in the natural world. Some have been designed to act as invisibility cloaks; others as superlenses, antenna systems or highly sensitive detectors.

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Maine students became experts in renewable energy

A hydropower turbine has the potential to not only create energy, but has also sparked the creation of both a renewable energy company and a renewable energy education program in Maine.

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