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Cerium is Key in Liquid Fuel Research

Today, Caltech Professor of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering Sossina Haile and a team of Swiss researchers are one step closer to developing liquid fuel from sunlight after discovering a commonly used element can do the trick. Earlier this week, Haile shared the findings of her research and her hope for the future with NPR. You can listen to it here, or read the details of the study that we've pulled out.

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New Guide Offers Roadmap For Developing Solar Communities

Residential solar energy systems are, in most cases, installed in a distributed fashion atop the roofs of single-family homes. But what happens if your roof is no good for solar? Or you live in a multi-tenant building, which often posses challenges relating to roof access and ownership.

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Solar Boat Sails into Cancun Port During U.N. Climate Talks

What better time than now -- when delegates from around the world are gathering in Cancun for a second week of United Nations climate talks -- to show the world what we can do with solar power?

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Report Says Builders Lag in 'Green' Homes Category

It's no secret that one of the U.S. industries hardest hit by the recession has been homebuilding, which in many ways is still trying to grapple its way back to even years after taking a nosedive.

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Global Solar Power Capacity to Reach 980 Gigawatts by 2020, Group Says

Posted by GetSolar Staff In Friday, December 3 2010 under: Sustainability, Solar Industry News, large scale solar, Climate Change, SEIA

A new report released yesterday by the Solar Energy Industries Association(SEIA) predicts that, by 2020, global solar capacity could reach 980 gigawatts. One gigawatt (GW) is enough to power roughly 200,000 American homes.

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Hawaiian Hospitality Group Soon to Go Solar

The Hawaiian Hospitality Group, Inc. (HHGI), a tourism-focused property developer, may soon be incorporating solar energy systems into some of its projects.

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New Windows to Save Empire State $4.4 Million a Year in Energy Costs

Four separate organizations are teaming to make energy efficiency improvements to the Empire State Building - one of the most historic and widely recognized landmarks in the United States.

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CU Boulder Adds More Solar Power in Support of Sustainability

The Center for Innovation and Creativity on the campus at the University of Colorado at Boulder is now ten percent solar powered, courtesy of a 370-solar-panel installation that was recently installed atop the center's roof. The solar installation is the most recent addition to CU Boulder under the university's long-term sustainability commitment initiative and will produce enough energy to power 20 medium-sized American homes for a full year.

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Panasonic and Sanyo Venture Deeper into Solar Market

At the end of 2009, the electronics-manufacturing company Panasonic bought 50.2 percent of Sanyo, its biggest rival in the industry at the time.

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San Diego to Get Sneak Peek of Plug-In Prius

Toyota will in 2012 release a new model of its energy-efficient Prius equipped with an electric plug-in option. The new feature will allow drivers to jet around town for 13 miles solely on battery power before the gasoline engine kicks in.

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