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During Puerto Rico’s Blackout, Solar Microgrids Kept The Lights On

As the utility on the island continues to fail, new systems of renewables–installed after the storm–are showing what a more resilient grid could look like. By BY ADELE PETERS at Fast Company [...]

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Solar cells that work in low light could charge devices indoors

By Robert F. Service for Science Magazine Imagine never having to charge your phone, e-reader, or tablet again. Researchers report that they have created solar cells that work at a record [...]

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6 solar roads shaking up infrastructure around the world

By Lacy Cooke for inhabitat Roads aren’t just for walking or driving anymore. Solar road or pathway projects around the world are showing that streets can both provide firm footing and [...]

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China’s Built a Road So Smart It Will Be Able to Charge Your Car

The road of the future is likely to become the brain and nerve center of an autonomous-driving revolution. From Bloomberg News The road to China’s autonomous-driving future is paved with solar [...]

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‘Solar Mamas’ Get Power to Rural Mexicans Utilities Can’t Reach

By Adam Williams for Bloomberg In a remote village on southern Mexico’s Pacific coast, 62-year-old fisherman Jose Barriento relaxed on a rope hammock after dinner in a darkened room with bare [...]

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Study: wind and solar can power most of the United States

Wind, solar, and storage could meet 90–100% of America’s electricity needs By John Abraham for The Guardian In order to combat climate change, we need to rapidly move from fossil fuel energy to [...]

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Why rooftop gardens cool cities

They’re not just a good-looking addition. By Jan Ellen Spiegel for Yale Climate Connections City rooftops are getting a makeover. Instead of concrete, many are now covered by grasses, [...]

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Cinch Hub makes solar-powered pop-up tents more modular

By Michael Irving for New Atlas Pop-up tents are designed to spring into shape in a matter of seconds, sparing you the tedious task of setting up that goes against the camping spirit of escaping [...]

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Solar power: Here’s where your state now ranks

By Tom DiChristopher for CNBC California remains the undisputed champion of solar power, but there are plenty of movers and shakers outside the top five in this year’s ranking of solar PV [...]

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How Zero Mass is using solar panels to pull drinkable water directly from the air

Zero Mass’ ambitious plan to change water By Lauren Goode for The Verge At some point while standing on the roof of an old car dealership in Scottsdale, Arizona, I noted that it was hot outside. [...]