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Video: Green on the go—Mobile solar panel brings plug-and-play power from the sun anywhere

By April Gocha / August 23, 2017

When it comes to harnessing solar energy on the go, a company called SolPad has introduced a nifty new product that could allow you to take the power of the sun anywhere—SolPad Mobile is an all-in-one solar solution that incorporates gallium nitride solar cells and solid-state battery storage into one sleek, portable, clean energy-providing package.

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Can a panda-shaped solar power plant boost popularity of renewable energy?

By April Gocha / July 11, 2017

In a fresh effort to boost the visibility of its renewable energy efforts, China is turning to one of its most beloved creatures—Panda Green Energy Group Ltd. recently announced that it has connected its latest solar power plant, cutely shaped into the likeness of its namesake, to the electricity grid.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / June 28, 2017

Transformer-like carbon nanostructure engineered, solar material for producing clean hydrogen fuel, and other materials stories that may be of interest for June 28, 2017.

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Patented process produces hydrogen on demand for fuel cell-powered aircraft

By Faye Oney / May 5, 2017

Airlines may soon be “going green.” Researchers at Technion Israel Institute of Technology have patented an eco-friendly process to produce hydrogen on demand and in air, offering up new potential for fuel cell-powered aircraft.

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Solar Roadways brings first-of-its-kind walkable solar panels to Route 66

By Stephanie Liverani / July 15, 2016

Missouri’s Department of Transportation plans to install a test version of Solar Roadways’ solar road tiles in a sidewalk at the Historic Route 66 welcome center in Conway, Mo., to see if the technology is fit for use on regular streets.

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Perovskite crystals ‘flip’ for better stability

By Stephanie Liverani / July 12, 2016

Researchers from Los Alamos National Laboratory, Northwestern University, and Rice University have developed a “new type of 2-D layered perovskite with outstanding stability and more than triple the material’s previous power conversion efficiency,” according to news from LANL.

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Watch for splinters—Will transparent wood replace glass in solar cells and windows?

By Stephanie Liverani / April 1, 2016

When it comes to developing the latest solar energy solutions, a few materials seem to get most of the press—logical materials like perovskites, silicon, and glass. But what if the next superstar solar cell material defies traditional logic?

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Video: Green energy shows its beautiful side with laser light show

By Stephanie Liverani / March 16, 2016

Take a trip to the Eneco wind farm in Zeeland (in the Netherlands) and you’ll find an artistic take on the traditional turbine farm. Dutch artist Daan Roosegaarde designed “Windlicht” (or “Windlight”) to showcase the beauty of clean energy.

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More ‘green’ for clean energy: DOE launches $40M effort to advance materials research for renewable energy

By Stephanie Liverani / February 26, 2016

This week, the U.S. Department of Energy launched a $40 million effort to improve materials for clean energy solutions that will “give American entrepreneurs and manufacturers a leg up in the global race for clean energy,” says a DOE news release.

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Flush what you knew about clean energy: Researchers discover new way to use wastewater for power

By Stephanie Liverani / February 23, 2016

Step aside wind and solar power. Researchers at Virginia Tech have discovered a way to maximize the amount of electricity that can be generated from the wastewater we flush down the toilet.

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