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Concentrated solar power plants inspired from sunflower

Just outside Seville, in the desert region of Andalucia, Spain, sits an oasis-like sight: a 100-meter-high pillar surrounded by rows of giant mirrors rippling outward.

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Germany bets on renewable energy

Germany produces over 20 percent of all its electricity from renewable energy sources.

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Solar-assisted dialysis program

Solar power can help offset high utility costs and make hemodialysis treatments more environmentally friendly, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society Nephrology (CJASN).

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Solar LED lamps to light up schools in Kenya

We have entered 2012 and approximately 1.5 billion people around the world remain without access to source of light.

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Solar energy captured by a sun catcher sculpture in Florida

An innovative way to illuminate a street using solar energy with a solar catcher sculpture is working yet in Florida.

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Nanoparticles to get energy through a solar paint

Solar paint use semiconducting nanoparticles to produce energy.

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100-percent-plus in operating solar cells

Researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have reported the first solar cell that produces a photocurrent that has an external quantum efficiency greater than 100 percent when photoexcited with photons from the high energy region of the solar spectrum.

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More efficient solar energy technology

Dr. Ahmed El-Shafei’s research group invented a new “sensitizer,” or dye, that harvests more ambient and solar light than any dyes currently on the market for use in dye-sensitized solar cells .

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A novel way to capture  sun’s thermal energy

Most technologies for harnessing the sun’s energy capture the light itself, which is turned into electricity using photovoltaic materials. Others use the sun’s thermal energy, usually concentrating the sunlight with mirrors to generate enough heat to boil water and turn a generating turbine. A third, less common approach is to use the sun’s heat — […]

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Google and its renewable energy solar power project

Google announced its Renewable Energy Cheaper than Coal project focused on advancing a type of concentrating solar power technology in a solar power tower.

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