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Thieves swipe a portion of China’s solar road

Solar roads have plenty of potential problems, such as damage and snow, but theft? Apparently that's a concern, too. China's Qilu Evening News reported that thieves carved out a small (5.9in by 73in) portion of an experimental road in Jinan on Janu…
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The HTC U11 in Solar Red is now available in the U.S.

There isn’t a better time for HTC to introduce a new color option. HTC just released the U11 in the United States a few weeks ago, and now the company is adding a new color option. Starting today you can buy the 2017 flagship in Solar Red if you go through HTC directly for the […]

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NASA is reviewing candidates for its next Solar System mission

NASA might be focusing on Mars recently, but it hasn't forgotten the rest of the Solar System. The agency has begun reviewing the 12 proposals it received for the New Frontiers program, the same one that gave rise to New Horizons, Juno and other nota…
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Tesla reveals a sleek solar panel built for your existing roof

Tesla's home energy efforts might be centered around its solar roofs, but it knows that not everyone can (or wants to) rip up their roof just to bring renewable energy to their home. To that end, the company is offering a first glimpse at Panasonic-…
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China is now the biggest producer of solar energy

You probably don't think of China as a clean energy champion given its frequent problems with smog and continued dependence on coal power, but you may have to rethink your views after today. The country's National Energy Administration has revealed t…
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Changes in ‘solar weather’ will make Earth’s tech more vulnerable in 2050, experts warn

New research from meteorologists at the U.K.’s University of Reading suggests that fluctuations in solar activity could cause widespread disruptions of all kinds of technology. And that’s just the start of it.

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Weekly Rewind: Emoji freeze iPhones, Tesla taps solar power, Samsung scandals soar

In the tech world, a lot happens in a week. So much news goes on that it’s almost impossible for mere mortals with real lives to keep track of everything. That’s why we’ve compiled a quick and dirty list of the top 10 tech stories from this week.

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Turn buildings solar without compromising its style with ‘invisible’ panels

By ditching conventional solar panel design in favor of common construction material, the Italian company Dyaqua offers solar solutions in wood, stone, or cement. The company recently launched the product on Indiegogo.

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Transparent solar panels are 50 times more productive than regular photovoltaics

A company named SolarWindow Technologies has created transparent solar panels, which turn regular windows into photovoltaics 50 times more productive than the ones you’d attach to a roof.

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Awesome tech you can’t buy yet: Solar tents, growing furniture, a beer pong bot

Check out our roundup of the coolest crowdfunding projects and product announcements that hit the web this week. You can’t buy this stuff yet, but it sure is fun to gawk!

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Smart solar kiosks: Poverty reduction through machine-to-machine technology

African Renewable Energy Distributor uses solar phone-charging carts in Rwanda to provide jobs and help phone users with no access to electricity. The micro-franchise is available free to women and disabled men.

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Weekly Rewind: Yahoo sells, LastPass hack, a solar plane, and More

In the tech world, a lot happens in a week. So much news goes on, in fact, that it’s almost impossible for mere mortals with real lives to keep track of everything. That’s why we’ve compiled a quick and dirty list of the top 10 tech stories.

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Chernobyl nuclear exclusion zone could become the world’s largest solar farm

Canadian energy companies, U.S. investment firms, and Ukraine government negotiating to build a 1GWh solar plant at the site of the 1986 Chernobyl meltdown, which today would be the world’s largest.

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Chernobyl site could be rebuilt as a massive solar farm

A new proposal from the Ukrainian government hopes to turn part of the wasteland around the world's largest nuclear disaster into a 60 square km solar and renewable energy park. As the Guardian reports today, the Ukraine is currently seeking funding…
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Awesome tech you cant buy yet: Solar hot dogs, dive cams, and crazy keyboards

Check out our roundup of the coolest crowdfunding projects and product announcements that hit the web this week. You can’t buy this stuff yet, but it sure is fun to gawk!

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Refugees in Greece are using solar phone chargers for free

A group of Edinburgh University students may have a game-changer for refugees in Greece and beyond — a mobile phone charging station for their phones completely powered by the sun.

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Time warp: This week’s solar eclipse starts on Wednesday, but ends on Tuesday

Thanks to the International Date Line, a nearly Pacific-wide total eclipse of the sun will actually begin on March 9, but end on March 8.

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Awesome tech you can’t buy yet: Mealworm farms, sapphire razors, and solar planes

Check out our roundup of the coolest crowdfunding projects and product announcements that hit the Web this week. You can’t buy this stuff yet, but it sure is fun to gawk!

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Awesome tech you can’t buy yet: moon rockets, solar cookers, and more

Check out our roundup of the coolest crowdfunding projects and product announcements that hit the Web this week. You can’t buy this stuff yet, but it sure is fun to gawk!

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Scientists are developing an invisibility cloak for solar panels

Current solar panel technology has enough trouble as it is converting sunlight into useable current, what with their paltry 20 percent average efficiencies. And it certainly doesn't help matters that up to a tenth of every solar panel's active coll…
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PhotonGrill is a portable, inflatable solar grill that fits in a backpack

No propane, no lighter fluid, no ridiculous charcoal chimneys — just you, some mirrors, and that big ball of burning gas at the center of our solar system. PhotonGrill lets you cook with the power of the sun, all in a package that can fit in a backpack.

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Solar Impulse begins its sun-powered flight across the Pacific

Solar Impulse has already shown the potential for sun-based aviation in its attempt to fly around the world, but it just embarked on its most ambitious trip yet. Pilot Andre Borschberg has taken off from Nanjing, China on a cross-Pacific flight whose…
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Google’s solar plane crashed earlier this month

According to Bloomberg Business, the National Transportation Safety Board is investigating an incident wherein Google’s solar-powered Solara 50 plane reportedly crashed shortly after takeoff. The event occurred on May 1st at a private airfield outsid…
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Ecocapsules are pint-sized solar and wind-powered micro homes

Ecocapsule is a small, egg-shaped abode that could be the perfect home for someone who wants to let it all go like Elsa and live off the grid. Its roof is decked with 600W solar cells and a built-in 750W wind turbine that store the energy they harnes…
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