There was a time when green homes were largely aspirational, the province of the lucky few who could afford them. Slowly but surely, though, that’s changing.
Technique could turn any surface into a lithium-ion battery; may be combined with solar cells. Researchers at Rice University have developed a lithium-ion battery that can be painted on virtually any surface.
Ford claims it has managed to create major energy reductions in its manufacturing process, meaning 22 per cent less power is needed to make each vehicle.
Solar Mosaic is on the rise, suggesting again – remember our story about MLP parity? – that the real revolution in renewable energy development won’t come in the technology, but in how it is financed.
by Beth Buczynski: In about a week, some of the brightest minds in government, industry, and academia will gather in Denver, Colorado to talk about what the U.S. can do to play catch-up in the global clean energy race.
by Pete Danko: You could take the two big, fat reports on the chaotic state of global clean energy development that came out today in practically any direction you want,
Future360 travels to Austin, Texas to unearth a radical new energy storage technology. Xtreme Power’s patented power cell promises to be a game changer in how renewable energy is integrated into the grid.
For the third year in a row, clean tech research and advisory firm Clean Edge released its “State Clean Energy Index,” a comprehensive evaluation of how the United States is doing with regard to renewable energy development.
by Brian Merchant: Here’s how they did it, and how we can too. This is what can happen when citizens and government agree that it’s worth spending a bit more for clean, carbon-free power:
by Susan Kraemer: California currently has just 524 solar projects over 1 megawatt (MW) — but an incredible 17,707 such solar projects will be on the grid by 2017 [PDF].