10 Apr '11, 2am

'Major discovery' from MIT primed to unleash solar revolutio... - Care2 News Network

Saturday April 9, 2011, 7:55 am In a revolutionary leap that could transform solar power from a marginal, boutique alternative into a mainstream energy source, MIT researchers have overcome a major barrier to large-scale solar power: storing energy for use when the sun doesn't shine. Until now, solar power has been a daytime-only energy source, because storing extra solar energy for later use is prohibitively expensive and grossly inefficient. With today's announcement, MIT researchers have hit upon a simple, inexpensive, highly efficient process for storing solar energy. Requiring nothing but abundant, non-toxic natural materials, this discovery could unlock the most potent, carbon-free energy source of all: the sun. "This is the nirvana of what we've been talking about for years," said MIT's Daniel Nocera, the Henry Dreyfus Professor of Energy at MIT and senior author of...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/news/member/451276626/2772428

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green-energy-news.com 11 Apr '11, 12pm

Victor Abate, vice president of GE’s renewable energy business said in a press release,” “Our plan to open a U.S. solar ma...

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cleantechnica.com 09 Apr '11, 1pm

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Reform of Animal Welfare Laws for Horses - Care2 News Network: NSW and QLD equine welfare codes have not been up...

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care2.com 10 Apr '11, 5pm

NSW and QLD equine welfare codes have not been updated since 1979 and 2001 respectively. NSW and QLD currently have NO COD...

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businessgreen.com 10 Apr '11, 11pm

Spain had one of the world's most ambitious - and generous - plans to boost the amount of electricity it generates from th...

Tigo Raises $10 Million For Solar Electronics: Once a somewhat obscure niche in solar, solar electronics are now...

Tigo Raises $10 Million For Solar Electronics: ...

greentechmedia.com 11 Apr '11, 10pm

Tigo Energy, one of a growing flock of startups touting chips and equipment to boost the output of solar panels, has raise...

Wind Turbines with Solar Panels Coming Soon?

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cleantechnica.com 09 Apr '11, 1am

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Tiger - Protection of species not only in India

care2.com 09 Apr '11, 9pm

Saturday April 9, 2011, 8:30 am Translation..... Animal rights activists rejoice: There are more tigers in India again! In...

Google Invests $5M in German Solar Power Plant

Google Invests $5M in German Solar Power Plant

cleantechnica.com 11 Apr '11, 7am

The thing about corporate globalization is that companies and investors are more free than ever to invest their money in a...

alternative energy: paint-on solar panels - The Alternative Consumer

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alternativeconsumer.com 08 Apr '11, 1pm

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climateprogress.org 10 Apr '11, 5pm

Cloud whitening was originally proposed back in 1990 by John Latham, now of the University Corporation for Atmospheric Res...

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jetsongreen.com 11 Apr '11, 8am

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Monsanto and Gates Foundation Have Major Contro...

organicconsumers.org 11 Apr '11, 4pm

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