Clean Technica: Self-Assembling DNA Molecules As Scaffolding For Artificial Photosynthesis — Solar Energy Antenna Developed

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Volvo Trucks Will Seek DME In Greener Pastures After All

Last week we noted that Volvo Trucks is betting on the fuel DME (dimethyl ether) as a super-clean alternative to diesel, and the company will soon launch a line of vehicles for the US market designed specifically to run on the stuff. We also noticed a catch, though. DME can be produced from natural gas as well as biogas, and right now Volvo seems to be quite excited by the nonrenewable part of the equaRead MoreVolvo Trucks Will Seek DME In Greener Pastur

 

Self-Assembling DNA Molecules As Scaffolding For Artificial Photosynthesis — Solar Energy Antenna Developed

An interesting new take on an artificial photosynthesis system — one relying on self-assembling DNA molecules for scaffolding rather than conventional materials — has just been developed by researchers at Chalmers University of Technology. The new system is composed of self-assembling DNA molecules mixed with simple dye molecules — creating an effective means of gathering sunlight to be used for artificial photosynthesis. In most photosynthetic plants and algae, the ‘scaffolding’ consists of a large variety … Read More

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Coal Industry Must Wake Up – Renewables Are The Future

This article first appeared on RenewEconomy It is staggering to observe that even in modern sophisticated economies such as the US, Australia and UK – which are supposed to have modern, sophisticated political systems (no really, don’t laugh) – that the role of renewables in the world’s future energy systems is constantly underplayed. This has probably got something to do with the way that mainstream media handles the issue. In its pursuit of division, fear … Read More

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MidAmerica Energy To Boost 579 MW Antelope Valley Solar Project Investment

MidAmerican Energy Holdings is set to boost its investment in the Antelope Valley Solar Projects (AVSP). PV Magazine has noted that the company will put up $700 million to finance the 579 MW project. Financing is due in 2035. Solar Star Funding LLC, which was founded by MidAmerican Energy, is providing the secured notes to back the venture. The $2,742 billion project is located between two California counties: Kern and Los Angeles. SunPower, who is installing and … Read More

MidAmerica Energy To Boost 579 MW Antelope Valley Solar Project Investment was originally published on: CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 30,000 others and subscribe to our free RSS feedfollow us on Facebook (also free!), follow us on Twitter, or just visit our homepage (yep, free).


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Indian Corporate Giants Turning To Solar

This article first appeared on RenewEconomy It seems that Coal India – the world’s largest coal company – is not the only one turning to solar in India because it is cheaper than the predominantly coal-fired grid. Tata, the country’s biggest industrial group which also has a thriving solar business, says many of the biggest companies in the country are turning to solar because it is cheaper than grid in some states. It expects this will be … Read More

Indian Corporate Giants Turning To Solar was originally published on: CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 30,000 others and subscribe to our free RSS feedfollow us on Facebook (also free!), follow us on Twitter, or just visit our homepage (yep, free).


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The Energy Efficiency Gap & The Research Myth

Every time energy policy is being discussed, you’ll usually find a call for more R&D spending at the top of the list of ways to solve problems. While I agree that research is great, it’s obviously not enough and, if anything, only the first step.  Unfortunately, calls for more R&D spending can sometimes be nothing more than a distraction – a way to give policy makers an excuse for postponing meaningful action. Nobody dislikes investigating … Read More

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Solar Cell Efficiency World Record Set By Sharp — 44.4%

Editor’s Note: In May, Sharp regained the world’s triple-junction, non-concentrator solar cell efficiency record — 37.9%. Now, it has also taken the overall world solar cell efficiency record — 44.4%. Here’s another repost from Solar Love on the news. A research team at Sharp Corporation has announced that it has created a solar cell capable of converting 44.4% of incoming sunlight into electricity. The solar cell is of the “concentrator triple-junction compound” type, which basically is a lens-based system … Read More

Solar Cell Efficiency World Record Set By Sharp — 44.4% was originally published on:CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 30,000 others andsubscribe to our free RSS feedfollow us on Facebook (also free!), follow us on Twitter, or just visit our homepage (yep, free).


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EnergySage In Detail

There are a number of sites these days that will help you find a solar installer. It’s great to see that area of the industry getting plugged by more and more companies. But I’m not sure if any compare with the comparison solar shopping system offered by EnergySage. I recently got to walk through EnergySage’s system in pretty good detail. The Solar Love repost below is the result. Hope it’s interesting and helpful to you! … Read More

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