Tag: solar energy

Jessica Pothering

As Costs Fall, Designers Take a New Look at Solar Irrigation

February 22, 2017

Ten years ago, off-grid solar power wasn’t even a blip on the radar. Thanks to significant advancements in solar...

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Rob Goodier

Five questions with Damian Miller

November 11, 2013

“There is no solution to climate change that doesn’t involve emerging markets,” Damian Miller wrote in Renewable Energy Magazine...

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Rob Goodier

Spray-on inks and CdTe research may cut the cost of solar energy

March 4, 2013

Drastically cutting the cost of solar power could put it in league with fossil fuels, and the US Department...

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Rob Goodier

Solar Power and the Energy Grid

January 7, 2013

There may be as much as 25 times more solar energy available to use every year as there is...

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Rob Goodier

Sunblazer Solar Trailers could electrify 7 million homes by 2020

November 1, 2012

Today, nearly 4000 Haitians power their lights and electronics devices from 15 solar power stations in trailers, and millions...

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David Staller

Empowering micro-finance institutions in Togo with solar

July 30, 2012

KPALIMÉ, TOGO – Like most West African nations, grid power, if it exists, is expensive and sporadic. In Kpalimé,...

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Rob Goodier

How to make solar affordable

April 13, 2012

Kelley Blue Book’s survey in 2010 found that, in the United States, 58 percent of used car buyers and...

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Rob Goodier

A unique solar thermal plant is on track to power Indian homes

February 16, 2012

An ambitious experiment in solar thermal energy generation is on track to power a community of 25,000 people in...

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Rob Goodier

The biosolar race is on

February 9, 2012

Within the next decade, people in off-grid villages may be able to make their own solar panels from cheap...

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Rob Goodier

10 things you can do with sunlight

December 28, 2011

Sunlight: it’s not just for charging calculators anymore. In off-grid communities and developing countries, people have found inventive ways...

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