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3D solar towers offer up to 20 x more energy
According to MIT researchers 3D solar towers can generate anywhere from double up to 20 times the amount of energy as flat solar panels with the same base area. These 3D designs?increase electricity output?because their vertical surfaces allow them to capture sunlight even when the sun is closest to the horizon during mornings, evenings and winter and when sunlight is partially obstructed by shadows or cloud cover. http://news.mit.edu/2012/three-dimensional-solar-energy-0327
2 September 2017 by lynnwood
 
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Solar powered trucks
Canadian Solar, one of the world's largest solar power companies, has acquired a minority equity interest in eNow, a U.S. company specializing in solar-based energy management system for the commercial transportation industry. The investment will accelerate the expansion and growth of photovoltaic (PV) based mobile energy solutions which will reduce transportation fuel costs while making a significant impact in cutting vehicle emissions in the commercial transportation industry. 
2 September 2017 by Lynn Wood
 
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Solar housing
Solar companies usually install solar panels on roofs but Elon Musk is planning to integrate photovoltaic material directly into a roof so it IS the roof. http://understandsolar.com/solar-shingles/
26 August 2017 by lauralaura-co...
 
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A solar powered greenhouse that grows food without fresh water
In a world-first, Sundrop Farms has developed a greenhouse that relies on sunlight and seawater to grow tomatoes. It officially opens next week in South Australia north of Adelaide. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-10-01/sundrop-farms-opens-solar-greenhouse-using-no-fresh-water/7892866
25 August 2017 by Lynn Wood
 
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A solar path
This new path in Poland doesn't require an external power source. It's lit by the sun. http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2016/10/a-mesmerizing-glow-in-the-dark-bike-path-unveiled-in-poland/
25 August 2017 by idea-2
 
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Making it fun to learn about clean energy
An Energy Kit has been created to make it fun to learn about clean energy. Based around an energy block that charges devices as well as teaches about electricity, the kit also includes a card game, power cords and suggestions for designing and running experiments. https://www.springwise.com/build-energy-kit-teaches-kids-electricity/?
16 May 2017 by lauralaura-co...
 
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