Solar Panels

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That Amazing 'Solar Roadways' Project Has a Working Prototype

The inventors are looking for $1 million to keep testing technology they claim could power the United States three times over.

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Turns Out, You Can Make Solar Panels Work in Cloudy Cities

Scientists have already developed technologies that are more effective in cloudy weather. Now they just have to prove it.

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How Much Power Do Cities Really Have to Combat Climate Change?

A global survey.

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Designing a Day Spa That Isn't Terrible for the Environment

It's made from shipping containers, uses all off-grid energy, and solar panels warm the water.

This 'Urban Clothespin' Is Solar-Powered and Glows in the Dark

Yup, somebody has given the humble clothespin a "sustainable twist."

Terry Hope

The Quest for a Super-Light Electric Bike Powered by Solar Panels

This prototype "green" e-cycle can creep forward on the power of the sun alone, no battery required.

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Why Firefighters Fear Solar Power

A 300,000 square foot warehouse burned down, and the local fire department says solar panels are partly to blame. 

Paolo Venturella

A Solar Building That Twists and Turns to Face the Sun

A Roman concept building would eliminate one of the major problems of solar panels – immobility.

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Say Hello to Solar-Paneled Clothing That Charges Your Phone

This "Wearable Solar" clothing allegedly can restore half of a phone's power when worn in bright sunlight.

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What Math Can Tell Us About Technology's Spread Through Cities

What if city officials really understood how solar panels catch on?

The Tyranny of Homeowners Associations

How these organizations can stifle expression and sustainability.

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Behind the Scenes in Barcelona's Innovative Solar Energy Program

The Catalan city is leading the way.