‘Insanely cheap energy’: how solar power continues to shock the world

Australian smarts and Chinese industrial might made solar power the cheapest power humanity has seen – and no one saw it coming ‘Solar is providing the cheapest energy the world has ever seen ... It’s a fundamentally different world we’re moving into.’ Photograph: Lukas Coch/AAP In the year 2000, the International Energy Agency (IEA) made a prediction that would come…

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Semi-Transparent Solar Cells Can Power Greenhouses Without Slowing Plant Growth

Greenhouses fitted with semi-transparent solar cells can generate electricity without affecting the growth and health of the plants inside, according to a new study, suggesting we could build energy-neutral greenhouses without harming crops. Researchers tested groups of red leaf lettuce under different types of glass and different wavelengths of light, keeping all other variables the same – including…

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Solar Power and the designs of Palomo Spain
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Solar Power and the designs of Palomo Spain

Vogue Magazine uses the backdrop of a solar power installation to show the optimistics designs of Palomo Spain. "With its high-Spanish flourishes, flowery streetwear, and genderqueer freedom, set against the background of a solar energy plant, this Palomo Spain show in Andalusia sent a brilliant signal to the world about the optimistic surge of youth, community, and localism…

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New Solar Power Park in the Balearics
Son Corcó, situated in Consell (Baleares), has a power of 2,4 MW. Photo: Government of the Balearic Islands

New Solar Power Park in the Balearics

In Consell, Mallorca a new photovoltaic park 'Son Corcó' has started its experimental commissioning tests this week. It is a photovoltaic installation that occupies an area of ​​almost three hectares and that will generate a power of 2.4 MW. It is the first park to be launched in the Balearic Islands since 2011, when the state government suspended…

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Clean Air Is Helping People Consider Electric Cars

This is something we’ve been wondering on the rooftop terrace of CleanTechnica world headquarters in Asgard, Florida — with all the fresh air from not driving, and the beautiful pics of places like Los Angeles sans smog, will people consider clean electric cars more than they have? It’s logical. People like clear blue skies. They can finally see…

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