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2 years ago with 33 notes

Via thegreenurbanist

Tagged: solar solar power time

thegreenurbanist:

“Carbon aside, they’re just much nicer to look at than a coal plant.”

thegreenurbanist:

“Carbon aside, they’re just much nicer to look at than a coal plant.”

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2 years ago with 4 notes

Via bojgy

Tagged: solar solar power time

bojgy:

Solar for tv and nighttime basket weaving.

for better or for worse.  sb

bojgy:

Solar for tv and nighttime basket weaving.

for better or for worse.  sb

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3 years ago with 5 notes

Via techview

Tagged: solar solar power re charge

techview:

New battery can recharge itself using sunlight
Rechargeble batteries are cool, but sometimes they are too much of a hassle.   Finding the charger, having a fresh set available when needed etc.  
But what if, there was no charger.?  What if…  you could just leave your batteries in the window for a while to recharge them?
Boffins are working on a new design dubbed light catcher which proposes to do just that.   A solar powered rechargeable battery, no extra charger needed.  
Currently being tested with AA, and AAA sized batteries, these photoelectronic batteries, are a very cool, and very green idea, that could radically change things.  
… 

techview:

New battery can recharge itself using sunlight

Rechargeble batteries are cool, but sometimes they are too much of a hassle.   Finding the charger, having a fresh set available when needed etc.  

But what if, there was no charger.?  What if…  you could just leave your batteries in the window for a while to recharge them?

Boffins are working on a new design dubbed light catcher which proposes to do just that.   A solar powered rechargeable battery, no extra charger needed.  

Currently being tested with AA, and AAA sized batteries, these photoelectronic batteries, are a very cool, and very green idea, that could radically change things.  

… 

(via stopkillingourworld-deactivated)

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3 years ago with 58 notes

Via fastcompany

Tagged: solar solar power

thegreenurbanist:

fastcompany:

According to new predictions from Bloomberg New Energy Finance, solar power is going to be the wallet-friendly option as soon as 2013.
Continue reading to find out what happens when solar power is as cheap as coal.

Also worth it to point out… I emailed this article to my father who responded that wind energy is already cheaper than coal!

thegreenurbanist:

fastcompany:

According to new predictions from Bloomberg New Energy Finance, solar power is going to be the wallet-friendly option as soon as 2013.

Continue reading to find out what happens when solar power is as cheap as coal.

Also worth it to point out… I emailed this article to my father who responded that wind energy is already cheaper than coal!

(Source: fastcompany)

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3 years ago with 48 notes

Via horizonwatching

Tagged: solar solar power energy

In 14 and a half seconds, the sun provides as much energy to Earth as humanity uses in a day. In 112 hours – less than five days – it provides as much energy as is contained in all proven reserves of oil, coal, and natural gas on this planet. If humanity could capture one tenth of one percent of the solar energy striking the earth – one part in one thousand – we would have access to six times as much energy as we consume in all forms today, with almost no greenhouse gas emissions. At the current rate of energy consumption increase – about 1 percent per year – we will not be using that much energy for another 180 years.”
— Quote found in an article written by Ramez Naam, CEO of Apex Nanotechnologies, appearing in Scientific American titled “Smaller, cheaper, faster: Does Moore’s law apply to solar cells? (via horizonwatching)

(via thegreenurbanist)

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3 years ago with 1 note

Via robertstockham

Tagged: solar solar power

robertstockham:

Solar Power Almost as Cheap as Natural Gas in Six States http://ow.ly/4dSgj

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3 years ago with 1 note

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3 years ago

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3 years ago

Tagged: solar solar power