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Can Solar Panels Work with Artificial Light?

Can Solar Panels Work with Artificial Light? Topics This Page Covers Solar Radiation and Light SpectrumArtificial LightSolar Panels Tested Under Artificial Light ConditionsThe AnswerReferences Solar Radiation and Light Spectrum Solar radiation is the main source of energy used by solar panels to generate electricity. We can describe it as the transference of energy from the …

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Can you Make Money with Solar Panels?

Can you Make Money with Solar Panels? Topics This Page Covers The Context of Renewable Energy SubsidiesWhat Are the Incentives for Solar in the US?Federal Renewable Energy Tax CreditNet MeteringFeed-in Tariff (FiT)Other IncentivesCan You Earn Money by Installing a PV System? The Context of Renewable Energy Subsidies Renewable energies’ deployment began in 2010. Back then, …

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Will Solar Panels Work in the Shade?

Will Solar Panels Work in the Shade? Solar panels transform sunlight into electricity through a phenomenon called the photoelectric effect. This phenomenon basically consists of small particles contained inside sunlight known as photons that impact the surface of the solar panel and release electrons which then produce a current flow, and therefore, electricity. However, when …

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Gore movie inspires ‘carbon offsets’ sales

The success of Al Gore’s global warming shockumentary An Inconvenient Truth has created a very convenient truth for companies that sell “carbon offsets,” reports today’s edition of The Tennessean: Rising sales. Meanwhile, it turns out that the company from which Gore gets his own carbon offsets spends very litle of its revenue on carbon-offsetting projects, according to a recent study by …

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Kite-Assisted Cargo Ship Successfully Completes Maiden Voyage

Back in December, we told you of a new company called Skysails that was reintroducing the concept of harnessing the wind on the open seas to save fuel for cargo ships. For its maiden voyage, it would travel from Germany to Venezuela, the United States and Norway under the assistance of a $725,000 computer-controlled kite. Now, after …

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Gore Goes Green

Sign seen in front of Al Gore’s mansion in Nashville’s posh Belle Meade neighborhood Thursday afternoon. Here’s the link to the meeting agenda for the next meeting of the Belle Meade Board of Zoning Appeals, which includes Gore’s solar project. (Belle Meade is a section of the city of Nashville that governs its own zoning.) No details on the size of …

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ECOtality, PGE, and State Of Oregon Showcase ‘The EV Project’

EV Project Open Houses in Albany and Portland PHOENIX – April 9, 2010 – ECOtality, Inc. (OTCBB: ETLE), a leader in clean electric transportation and storage technologies, in partnership with Portland General Electric (NYSE:POR) and the state of Oregon, has completed its first Oregon open houses in Albany and Portland this week showcasing The EV …

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ECOtality Announces the Expansion of The EV Project into Houston

The Energy Capital of the World Welcomes the Blink® Network as Part of the New “Houston Drives Electric” Program SAN FRANCISCO and HOUSTON – September 8, 2011 – ECOtality, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECTY), a leader in clean electric transportation and storage technologies, today announced the launch of the Blink®commercial network for charging electric vehicles (EVs) in Houston. Through The EV Project, the …

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Collaboratev

ECOtality and ChargePoint Establish Interoperability Company, Collaboratev, LLC Collaboratev provides drivers access to EV charging stations on any affiliated network. SAN FRANCISCO and CAMPBELL, Calif. — March 7, 2013 — ChargePoint, Inc. and ECOtality, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECTY) announced today the formation of Collaboratev, LLC. Collaboratev will enable charging network interoperability, exchange session data and allow financial billing reconciliation services among …

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NASA’s much-ballyhooed data showing that 1998 was the warmest year on record for the Earth the USA was, uh, wrong. A blogger found a Y2K bug in the data algorithm, NASA climatologist James Hansen, and NASA has now issued corrected data. The warmest year on record for the Earth the USA: 1934 – 1998 was the second-warmest. The third …

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Industrialization = Cleanliness

While the modern environmental movement often portrays capitalist industrial societies as the world’s biggest pollution problem, Forbes notes something interesting about the top-25 cleanest cities in the world: Most of them are in wealthy industrialized democracies. Turns out, all that industrialization created wealth which, in turn, buys the things (mass transit, especially) and pays for the policies that create a …

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