August 2009

Solar cells: new manufacturing process could make photovoltaics more viable

August 31, 2009

Researchers at the University of Texas have announced that solar cells could soon be produced more cheaply using nanoparticle “inks” that allow them to be printed like newspaper or painted onto the sides of buildings or rooftops to absorb sunlight and convert it into solar power. Related Posts:No Related Posts Found! Go find some…

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Watermelon: a potential new source of renewable energy

August 28, 2009

I love watermelons – I mean, they are one of the most delicious, thirst-quenching fruits I know of. And now it seems they can be used to produce biofuel as well. At least, that’s what an article in the new issue of Biotechnology Biofuels magazine says. Apparently, 20% of watermelons are left in the field […]

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Publicity drive to promote biomass renewable energy

August 24, 2009

The Biomass Power Association (BPA), the leading association of biomass power companies in the United States, announced the launch of a $250,000 public relations, advocacy, and advertising campaign to demonstrate the vital role that biomass power can play in reducing greenhouse gases and creating new jobs across America, especially in rural communities. The campaign, which […]

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Getting free heat – and light – from waste oil

August 21, 2009

In times of financial crunch, a little bit of effort and imagination can help offsetting some of the costs related to running a house. Energy Refuge caught wind of a blog that gives you advice on how to recycle waste oil and convert it into a source of heat. Related Posts:No Related Posts Found! Go […]

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eSolar: solar power at competitive prices

August 19, 2009

Exciting news from the solar power front: with 24,000 mirrors catching the Antelope Valley summer sun, eSolar, a leading provider of modular, scalable solar thermal power technology, unveiled its 5-megawatt (MW) Sierra SunTower solar power plant. The full-scale power plant, the only power tower of its kind in the U.S., produces electricity for Southern California […]

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