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Saving the World?

Written by Beth Parrot

“So what do you do?”

“I’m doing a PhD In physics, researching solar cells.”

“Oh, so you’re saving the world then?” 933 more words

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Does Your Rooftop Solar System Reduce Your Carbon Footprint? It Depends…

At first glance this is a pretty straight forward issue. If you put solar modules on your home or business, you are generating clean, emissions-free electricity. 1,157 more words

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How viable is the solar energy business?

by Tashi Mitra

Solar energy as a viable business is crucial to the world’s energy market. The jury has been out on this question: is it possible to make money in the solar business?With oil prices at an all time low, the viability question becomes even more relevant as development related investments in the solar energy sector could dramatically reduce. 463 more words

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Nanowires are Hot

by Griffin Merians

A study conducted in Taiwan and published in Nanoscale Research Letters, found that the use of silicon nanowires can be used to improve solar thermal energy efficiency. 336 more words

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The thinnest, most lightweight, and flexible solar cell

by Samantha Englert

An MIT research team has recently developed what is believed to be the thinnest, most lightweight, and flexible photovoltaic cell, with the ability to be installed onto any surface and the potential to charge any portable electronic device. 270 more words

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July: Going Solar?

We’re keenly interested in generating our own power. With a reference through the Solar Energy Society of Alberta, we contacted a local company called   676 more words

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