Tag: solar

Kenya Installed This Solar Plant That Transforms Ocean Water Into Drinking Water

By Mayukh Saha For a millennium, people have been trying to change oceanic water into potable water. But, it has never been really affordable or technologically efficient. Yet, Kenya has designed a facility specifically for that with GivePower, a nonprofit organization, heavily involved. This system…

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8-Year-Old Mexican Girl Wins Nuclear Sciences Prize For Inventing A Solar Water Heater

By Mayukh Saha Cultura Colectiva has reported that Xóchitl Guadalupe Cruz, an 8-year-old girl from Mexico (Chiapas), has been awarded UNAM’s Institute of Nuclear Sciences for creating a device, totally solar-powered, which can heat water. This device uses recycled and recyclable materials. Xóchitl’s invention might…

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These Clear Solar Cells Can Turn Any Glass Surface Into Power

By Heather Callaghan, Editor A class of new, transparent tech can allow us to harvest massive amounts of energy from glass surfaces like building and car windows, cell phones and other translucent surfaces. GNN reports: Scientists at Michigan State University detailed in a paper in the journal Nature Energy how…

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In Florida it’s Illegal to Power Your Home with Solar Panels—Thanks to Lobbying

By Jay Syrmopoulos With roughly 1.5 million Floridians initially without electricity from the damage inflicted on Florida’s energy infrastructure, many in the Sunshine State are now questioning why it’s so difficult for people to utilize solar energy. The simple answer is that one of the…

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Solar Village is World’s First Community to Produce 4x More Energy Than it Uses

By Ian Crossland After architect, Rolf Disch, built the Heliotrope (the first building in the world to capture more energy than it uses) he set his sights higher. He successfully created a retail, commercial and residential space called Sonnenschiff, translating to “Solar Ship,” that was energy…

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