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  • A solar trade reporter's weird rant about Mexican technology misses the point. ... | Photo: 60 in 3/Flickr/Creative Commons LicenseWe here at ReWire are big fans of FierceEnergy's reporter Barbara Vergetis Lundin, who ... near-deforestation in some places. Effective solar thermal technology could ease the burden on the bosques, while making ...
  • ... geothermal and tidal energy, most renewable energy is solar at its root. Wind is caused by the sun heating the air. Biomass ... of the sun that directly: photovoltaics (PV) and solar thermal . In PV, sunlight strikes semiconductors that turn light into ...
  • [scald=34492:kl_image_original_context]Photovoltaic Thermal Hybrid system | Photo: Julian/Flickr/Creative Commons LicenseIt may ... but people in many places around the world rely on solar energy for heating, using rooftop sunlight to heat water or ...
  • ... more electricity than all our new public lands desert solar plants can possibly generate. ... consumes 164 watts even when no one is home or using any appliances. And when you multiply that 164 watts by all of ... solar plants runs around 20 percent, while solar thermal runs around 30 percent. Of the eight public lands projects approved ...
  • ... by researchers from UCLA will be working to make solar power plants far more efficient using molten metals. ... the grant have not yet been signed, but confirmed to ReWire that the person heading up the project is a researcher in UCLA's ...
  • With the cancellation of one of the biggest solar projects proposed for the California desert, the utility-scale solar boom of 2009 continues to falter. And analysts deep in the energy industry are taking notice. ... that scenario has been undercut, as long-time ReWire readers know, by plummeting prices for photovoltaic solar panels, ...
  • Solar manufacturers in California produced over 46 million pounds of ... Boncher/Flickr/Creative Commons License   According to figures released by the California Department of Toxic Substances Control ... waste for the manufacture of a typical solar panel is equivalent to the carbon emissions avoided by about two or three ...
  • ... of electrical power: coal, nuclear, natural gas and solar . The graphic claims that solar comes out the clear winner in terms ... Facebook, the graphic's creators share the news breathlessly, saying "Whoa - you probably know that solar power ... another kind of solar power: concentrating solar thermal . That's the technology in which the sun's heat is concentrated by ...
  • ... another item to the growing buzz about graphene, which ReWire has covered quite recently: in addition to being a promising ... {"additionalClasses":""}] Superefficient solar cellls down the road? | Photo: Mike Baker/Flickr/Creative Commons ... down the road. Still, it's another fascinating piece of news about an increasingly fascinating substance. ...
  • ... are what are, in our view, the five most important stories ReWire worked on in 2013. Each of them will likely continue to be ... and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently made news by offering wind developers 30-year permits to kill bald and golden ...

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