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High school girls with no engineering experience won a $10,000 grant for inventing a solar-powered tent to combat homelessness

For some high school students, after-school activities might consist of rehearsals, study groups, or babysitting gigs. These 12 kids invented a high-tech tent to help combat homelessness in their spare time. The inventors, juniors and seniors at San Fernando High

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World petrol demand ‘likely to peak by 2030 as electric car sales rise’

World petrol demand will peak within 13 years thanks to the impact of electric cars and more efficient engines, energy experts have predicted. UK-based Wood Mackenzie said it expected the take-up of electric vehicles to cut gasoline demand significantly, particularly

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Japanese scientists developed washable PV cell

Scientists from the RIKEN Center for Emergent Matter Science and the University of Tokyo have developed a new type of ultra-thin photovoltaic device. The solar cells are coated on both sides with stretchable and waterproof films and are – according

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New energy pioneers: Envirofit

Envirofit is a social enterprise that innovates smart energy products and services to improve lives on a global scale. Envirofit has developed a line of smart clean cooking technologies that cook faster while reducing fuel use, smoke, and toxic emissions.

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Innovative aesthetics: illustrated solar panels

A unique technological solution for integrating high-definition images into solar panels has been developed by the Swiss Center for Electronics and Microtechnology, with the financial support of the Banque Cantonale Neuchâteloise (BCN), paving the way for a new aesthetic approach

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ETP 2017 maps major transformations in energy technologies over next decades

The global energy system is changing. More people are connecting to the grid as living standards improve around the world. Demand for consumer appliances and electronic devices is rising. New and innovative transportation technologies, such as electric vehicles and autonomous

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5 solar-powered buildings that will forever change architecture

With solar energy prices dropping to record lows and advancements in design soaring, more architects and developers are turning to solar for its costs savings and aesthetic appeal. As we’ll see over the next two years, some of the largest

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This Danish school has installed the world’s largest solar façade

A new building in Copenhagen is covered by 12,000 colourful solar tiles, making it one of the largest building-integrated solar power plants in Denmark. The tiles completely cover the building and will provide it with 300 MWh of electricity per

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Six of the most beautiful solar farms in the world

There’s no way to get around it – renewable energy is the future. It’s not only better for the environment in myriad ways, but it’s going to be far cheaper in the coming decades, and, you know, it doesn’t run

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A technology develops electricity-generating flexible glass

SolarWindow Technologies, Inc., the leading developer of transparent electricity-generating coatings for glass windows and flexible veneers, announced plans to develop electricity-generating flexible glass. SolarWindow scientists and engineers recently applied layers of the company’s liquid coatings on to Corning® Willow® Glass

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