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Notre Dame could provide energy for Paris with new roof

Roof would also house a garden which would provide fruit and vegetables, if design is accepted By Liam James for the Independent Paris’ Notre Dame Cathedral could be fitted with [...]

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Solar cells (like people!) work better with caffeine

By UCLA for YubaNet.com May 1, 2019 – Scientists at the California NanoSystems Institute at UCLA have found that caffeine improves the stability of materials under heat – a property [...]

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Solar homes sell for more

A new report published by Zillow found that homes with residential solar systems sell for 4.1% more than their non-solar counterparts. By Tim Sylvia for PV Magazine A common if disingenuous [...]

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Kinetic sculptures and sound circuits: building solar-powered art at Pioneer Works

‘Understanding the physical craft is a big part of understanding how to move to sustainable energy’ By Angela Chen for The Verge In 2014, multimedia artist Alex Nathanson co-curated a [...]

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A Virtual Solar Power Plant for L.A.? ‘It Will Happen’

By Jill Cowan for The New York Times How Californians get power has been in the news a lot lately, between Pacific Gas & Electric’s woes and Mayor Eric Garcetti’s recent [...]

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A simple fix for stronger and more sustainable cities: solar street lights

It’s a sure way for developing cities to create safer streets and more jobs (and lower electricity bills) in their rapidly expanding street networks. BY Eillie Anzilotti for Fast Company In [...]

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Hawaii’s new reality of solar plus storage: under 10 cents

Hawaii regulators have approved six of eight proposed large solar plus storage projects, with all coming at or under 10 cents per kilowatt-hour. By CHRISTIAN ROSELUND for PV Magazine In only a [...]

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In Germany, Solar-Powered Homes Are Really Catching On

By Paul Hockenog for Wired Stefan Paris is a 55-year-old radiologist living in Berlin’s outer suburbs. He, his partner, and their three-year-old daughter share a snug, two-story house with a [...]

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How Co-ops Are Bringing Solar Power to Rural America

Declining solar costs have helped spur a move away from coal By John Fialka for Scientific American In 2014, the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association studied what some of its members [...]

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California sets a new solar output record – and it isn’t even spring yet

By CHRISTIAN ROSELUND for GreenTech Media On Saturday afternoon utility-scale solar output on California’s grid peaked at 10,745 MW – its highest level since last summer. More importantly, [...]