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Solar-Powered Windows, Paint and Other Innovations

September 26, 2011 Posted by

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If you look closely, you may notice that some buildings are installing solar-powered windows. With scientists focusing on putting see-through solar windows on the fast track to a wider market, innovations for solar windows are popping up more and more.

Take the concept of spray-on solar coatings. Rather than replacing entire windows to offer solar power, scientists are crafting alternatives. For …continue reading Solar-Powered Windows, Paint and Other Innovations

Harnessing Solar Power without Cells?

April 18, 2011 Posted by

Home solar panels

Home solar power is a beautiful thing. An already sound investment, state and federal incentives continue to bring costs down every day. Most homeowners are surprised at what they can save on new systems (and if you’re curious what it would cost you, you can get an estimate here).

But large, utility-scale solar has a lot of growing to do. Many critics of …continue reading Harnessing Solar Power without Cells?

Is Offshore Solar Power the Wave of the Future?

March 29, 2011 Posted by

floating solar panels

Offshore solar power? The concept may seem a little strange, but an Australian solar power company by the name of Sunengy has not only built a prototype for floating solar panels—they’ve been given the go-ahead in India to build an entire off-shore solar plant.

This one-of-a-kind solar plant has its fair share of advantages over traditional facilities. According to Sunengy, the Liquid Solar Array (LSA) technology offers reduced costs because the …continue reading Is Offshore Solar Power the Wave of the Future?