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Japan looks to ocean for renewable energy

clean power Japan

As an island nation, Japan controls large swaths of ocean territory, about the sixth-greatest expanse of any country in the world, according to government data. That is stark contrast to its relatively meagre land area, which ranks near the middle of list, in 60th place. So it makes sense for Japan to look to the […]

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February 18th, 2015 | Posted in _featured slider,Asia,WORLD | Read More »

Dutch company uses plants to power streetlights and mobile devices

Plant-e

A Dutch company found a way to harvest electricity coming from the most unlikely of sources: plants. According to Yes Magazine and followed-up by Inquisitr, the Dutch company known as Plant-e initially introduced their new energy project, known as “Starry Sky,” at a demonstration in Hembrug, Netherlands. In it, they were able to power 300 […]

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February 16th, 2015 | Posted in _featured slider,Europe,WORLD | Read More »

World’s largest solar plant opens in California desert

Desert Sunlight power plant

The Southern California desert is now home to the world’s largest solar power plant. According to the USA Today, U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell joined state officials on Monday to open the 550-megawatt Desert Sunlight solar project in the town of Desert Center, Calif., near Joshua Tree National Park. Built by First Solar, the project […]

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February 11th, 2015 | Posted in _featured slider,USA,WORLD | Read More »

Solar power stealing sea slug can be first plant-animal hybrid ever descovered

Elysia chlorotica

Scientists discovered an animal that rely on sunshine for its nutrition. A new study published in The Biological Bulletin belive that Elysia chlorotica might be the first plant-animal hybrid ever discovered, as the emerald green slug steals its solar power by feeding on algae and storing the algae’s photosynthesis performing plastids in its large transparent […]

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February 5th, 2015 | Posted in _featured slider,USA,WORLD | Read More »

Nepal finally goes solar

solar panels in Nepal

Sales of solar power systems have grown significantly in the past few years with load-shedding hours ever increasing. The government of Nepal has helped to boost the business further by providing subsidies to promote renewable energy in the country. According to ekantipur.com, the surge in demand for renewable energy systems has led many companies to […]

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January 30th, 2015 | Posted in _featured slider,Asia,WORLD | Read More »

Power to the people: ‘Fracking village’ goes solar

balcombe solar plant

A British village made famous after strong anti-fracking protests has installed the first community-owned solar panel project. According to Engineering and Technology Magazine, local residents from Balcome, West Sussex set up a local energy co-operative REPOWERBalcombe after controversy over fracking by oil and gas company Cuadrilla in the summer of 2013. The co-op has installed […]

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January 29th, 2015 | Posted in _featured slider,Europe,WORLD | Read More »

Planetary Society to launch solar sail test flight in May

solar spacecraft

A tiny spacecraft designed to be pushed through space by ultra-thin “solar sails” will be launched in May by a U.S.-based non-profit group, 10 years after its first failed attempt. The Planetary Society announced recently that its LightSail spacecraft will blast off on a test flight aboard an Atlas V rocket. The society is a […]

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January 27th, 2015 | Posted in _featured slider,USA,WORLD | Read More »

Bacteria discovered that exist on pure energy

electric bacteria microbial nanowires

Microbiologists from California have discovered bacteria that survive by eating pure electrons rather than food, bringing an entirely new method of existence to awareness and raising questions about possibilities for alien life. According to Extreme Tech, the ‘electric bacteria’ – as they have been dubbed by the team that discovered them – take energy from […]

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January 23rd, 2015 | Posted in _featured slider,USA,WORLD | Read More »

Solar Powered 3D Printers Building Desert Skyscrapers With Sand

Solar-powered Sand Babel Towers

Sustainable, green construction in areas where people would never dream about living, is something that 3D printers could one day make possible. According to 3dprint.com, a Chinese team designed the Sand Babel Towers, which are a unique concept group of buildings that can be constructed in the desert, with cranes, and 3D printers. The actual […]

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January 20th, 2015 | Posted in _featured slider,Asia,WORLD | Read More »

This solar-powered chip reminds us to close the windows

solar chip

A new kind of radio chip is intended to warn when windows are left open. This way, you can avoid having the heat go out the window on cold days. The sensor also detects break-in attempts early on. The key: This maintenance-free chip powers up with energy supplied by solar power. Germany’s Fraunhofer Institute for […]

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January 16th, 2015 | Posted in Europe,WORLD | Read More »

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