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Solar Energy has become cheaper than coal

There’s no question wind and solar energy are now competitive with fossil fuels around the world on a per-kilowatt-hour basis, but they still face the challenge that they’re intermittent…

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Solar micro-grids are not helping Puerto Rico

In addition to its many other devastating human consequences, Hurricane Maria left the island of Puerto Rico with its power grid in ruins. Power was knocked out throughout the island, with an…

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How to Colonize Mars Succesfully, A Primer

Humanity will colonize Mars. It is inevitable. We cannot wait for everything to be perfect on Earth before we go to Mars (or the Moon). Colonizing Mars will unify Humanity in a way in which nothing…

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How can we eliminate fossil fuels?

Renewable forms of energy are better for the environment than fossils fuels, and technological improvements have dramatically lowered their cost while improving efficiency. So why are we still using…

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The power plant of the future is in your home

The price of solar power has fallen dramatically in the past four decades. This wonderful development has empowered individuals to install solar panels in their homes and produce their own energy….

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Energy Use and Savings in Greenhouses

The 164 greenhouses managed by CUAES host 400+ research projects year round. With 177,000 square feet it is the largest noncommercial facility in New York. Greenhouses provide the controlled…

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There is a concrete roof that generates power from the sun.

Researchers in Switzerland have developed a new form of molded roofing capable of harvesting solar power. The design is expected to help a residential building produce more energy than it uses…

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Open Ocean Wind Farms in North Atlantic Could Power the World

Washington, DC— There is considerable opportunity for generating wind power in the open ocean, particularly the North Atlantic, according to new research from Carnegie’s Anna Possner and Ken…

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