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Tesla unveils solar glass roofing tiles as part of its vision for integrated sustainable energy

By April Gocha / November 4, 2016

Although most famous for making electric cars, last week Tesla unveiled its concept for solar glass roofing tiles that will expand the company’s vision for a future powered by integrated sustainable energy.

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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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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / July 6, 2016

Imperfections make big impacts, boosting efficiency of perovskite solar cells, and other materials stories that may be of interest for July 6, 2016.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / June 22, 2016

Developing new material for stronger 3-D printing, new approach to thermoelectric nanomaterials, and other materials stories that may be of interest for June 22, 2016.

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New high-pressure method could make large, flexible solar panels a cost-effective reality

By Stephanie Liverani / May 20, 2016

Scientists at Pennsylvania State University are working on a new high-pressure technique that could open the door to more cost-effective production of large, flexible solar panels.

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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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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / February 3, 2016

Electron transport across grain boundaries, graphene balls lubricate automobile engines, and other materials stories that may be of interest for February 3, 2015.

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Video: Could solar panels provide the world’s entire energy needs?

By April Gocha / January 13, 2016

“Is it possible that one day the world could be completely reliant on solar energy?” TED-Ed answer that question by diving into the science behind solar cells in a new explainer video that focuses on the atomic happenings within a silicon solar cell.

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Power shift: Three clean energy trends we saw in 2015 thanks to materials science

By Stephanie Liverani / December 29, 2015

Materials science has been and will continue to be at the forefront of clean energy innovations. In 2015, we reported on three major clean energy trends thanks to advanced materials and engineering.

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