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3 Emerging Green Technologies Leading to a Stronger Economy

What you need to know about solar power, electric cars and robotics. Elections come and go, yet the economy is still struggling. Campaign promises and the like are good sound bites, but is anyone really listening? One key to help our economy get back on track is new technology. In fact, as we move towards […]

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Ground Heat Source Pumps

How Do They Work? Ground source heat pump systems do not heat a home by burning fuel. They collect heat from the Earth via a pipe or pipes buried in the ground. These pipes are called loops and contain a mixture of water and antifreeze. The fluid is circulated through these loops by an electric […]

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Solar Power Myths

Solar power myth busting I’ve been working in the renewable energy industry for a couple of years now and while I’m still by no means a technical expert, I’ve picked up a decent working knowledge along the way. In the time I’ve spent talking with people about solar power, the same sort of myths and […]

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Sun farm construction could start in 2012

Government expects the construction of Eskom’s planned solar farm in Upington to start in 2012, Public Enterprises Minister Barbara Hogan said on Friday. Eskom is likely to be able to finalise a decision on which technology it will use at the sun farm in December, start construction in mid to late 2012, and complete a […]

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Hybrid solar system for heat and electricity funded

PVT Solar is entering the solar-panel market with a twist: its system generates electricity as well as heat. The San Francisco area-based start-up today said that it has raised a series B round of $13.7 million from Sigma Partners and named a former SunPower executive, Vikas Desai, as CEO. The money will be used to […]

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DuPont speeds up forecast for $1 billion in solar sales

DuPont now expects $1 billion in photovoltaic market sales this year, up from a previous forecast to hit that mark in 2011, saying interest for solar materials continues to spike. The company, which also makes a range of chemicals and iconic products like Kevlar and Tyvek, said the new forecast is due to research that […]

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Atmospheric Water Generator: water from air!

EcoloBlue is a company that makes atmospheric water generators, in other words, it’s a water system that will have you drinking water from air! An OFF-GRID Solution for the EcoloBlue 30 Atmospheric Water Generator: The EcoloBlue 30 only requires 300 Watts to operate efficiently. The EB30 is specially equipped to efficiently operate at a lower […]

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The Future is Looking Bright for Solar Power Initiatives

In recent years, interest in solar energy has steadily increased among investors. Solar energy, itself, converts sunlight or radiant energy into usable electricity. Of course, the amount of electricity that can be generated is directly dependent upon weather conditions and the sun’s angle in the sky. That said, unlike fossil fuels, the availability of solar […]

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200-Fold Boost in Fuel Cell Efficiency Advances ‘Personalized Energy Systems’

The era of personalized energy systems — in which individual homes and small businesses produce their own energy for heating, cooling and powering cars — took another step toward reality as scientists reported discovery of a powerful new catalyst that is a key element in such a system.

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