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Solar Decathlon 2015 Teams Release New Project Websites

Published on September 20th, 2014 | by Amber Archangel

If you’re ready for another glimpse into what the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2015 teams are up to, check out the updated 2015 team pages, reports Carol Laurie for Solar Decathlon. They now include links to the teams’ ... Read More


Batteries

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Redflow Says Trials Show Large-Scale Storage “Cost Competitive”

Published on September 19th, 2014 | by Giles Parkinson

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RenewEconomy By Giles Parkinson Australian battery technology developer RedFlow says trials of its zinc-bromine “flow” batteries shows that the technology is “cost competitive” in large-scale applications on the electricity grid. The Brisbane-based and ASX-listed company said ... Read More


Clean Power

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Australia Solar Technology Makes Storage Breakthrough

Published on September 19th, 2014 | by Giles Parkinson

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RenewEconomy By Giles Parkinson Novatec Solar – a company majority owned by Australia’s Transfield Holdings – has commissioned a solar thermal energy demonstration plant in Spain that is based on a new type of molten salt ... Read More


Air Quality

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Solar Schools Could Produce A TON Of Solar Electricity

Published on September 19th, 2014 | by Cynthia Shahan

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Solar power systems are ideal for buildings with large, flat roofs. That type of building is universal in public schools in the US. Thus, public and private schools offer huge, mostly untapped potential to increase solar energy ... Read More


Cars

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Video: Meet Sparky, The Nissan LEAF Pickup

Published on September 19th, 2014 | by Christopher DeMorro

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Meet Sparky, the offspring of a Nissan LEAF and a Nissan Frontier pickup truck, built by engineers at the Nissan Technical Center in Stanfield, Arizona. ... Read More


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