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23 Oct, 2018

How This Company Is Reimagining Solar Energy

     Most times you see solar energy in action, it is usually with stationary rectangular panels.  In fact, there's not much action going on at all. SmartFlower is changing that.  It is a new form of solar energy that claims to produce energy with 40% more efficiency than your standard solar panels. The SmartFlower is designed and inspired by the...

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21 May, 2018

This Giant Boat is Powered Entirely by Solar Energy

     The MS Tûranor PlanetSolar is the largest solar-powered boat ever created.  It's size is not all for show though, this boat is very functional and has been up and running since 2010.  The boat even completed a 585 day trip around the world, sailing through places like Venice, Paris, London, and New York City.  200 solar panels cover the top of...

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29 Apr, 2017

Sun Powered: A Sustainable Future is Near

   Solar energy is one of fastest growing tech fields out today. Every day new designs for more efficiency, different applications, and related tech aspects are coming out. Solar panels nowadays are commonly thought of as strictly being on building roofs. But everyday items such as watches, calculators and other electronics use them as well. Some new styles of eco-friendly...

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28 Jun, 2016

Solar Grill Stores Energy for Fuel-Free Cooking

     As July 4th approaches and the weather gets nicer everyday, many will break out the grills and start barbecuing. The downside to grilling is that there are harmful emissions that are bad for the environment and even for our respiratory systems. A new solar technology, however, was developed by  MIT professor David Wilson.  Wilson's solar grill will function...

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22 Mar, 2015

Sustainable Sunday: Solar Impulse Around the World

  This week's Sustainable Sunday presents the only airplane of perpetual endurance, able to fly day and night on solar power, without a drop of fuel -- The Solar Impulse. Psychiatrist and Visionary -- Bertrand Piccard teamed up with Engineer and Entrepreneur --  André Borschberg to demonstrate how pioneering spirit, innovation and clean technologies can change the world.     Earlier...

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