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Why An Oil Company Plans To Build California’s Biggest Solar Energy Project

By: Chris Helman Another step in the ongoing decarbonization of fossil fuels.  The Belridge oil field in the San Joaquin Valley of California has produced about 1.7 billion barrels of heavy crude since its discovery in 1911. Thanks to advances in solar power, its next 500 million barrels will be a little bit greener. Here in the middle of the […]

Scientists Have Created a Concrete Roof That Generates Solar Power

SUNNY OUTLOOK Researchers at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich have developed a new form of ultra-thin, curved roofing that’s capable of producing solar power. The design will allow a residential structure that’s part of the school’s living lab facility, NEST, to generate more energy than it consumes. The roof is made up of several […]

UW Professors Tap New Possibilities for Solar Power

By: Heather Richards Four professors at the University of Wyoming expected their research on solar panels and solar car batteries to increase energy efficiency by about 4 percent. They were a little off. Adding magnesium atoms to solar cells boosted energy conversion by an average of 300 percent, according to their research, recently published in […]

SolSol’s Baseball Hat can Charge Your Phone Using Solar Power

And dad caps are coming soon. By: Edgar Alvarez Solar technology is still far from becoming ordinary, but we’re seeing more and more of it make its way to consumer products. And now that includes hats. SolSol, a startup from Los Angeles, made a baseball cap that has a small solar panel built into its […]

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Falling Green Energy Costs ‘To Stop’ Fossil Fuel Growth

Cheaper electric vehicles and solar technology could halt growth of global demand for oil and coal by 2020, study says. Falling costs of renewable energy technologies could lead to a halt in the growth of global demand for environmentally harmful fossil fuels, according to a new report. Released on Thursday, the report – co-authored by […]