Some of our favorite stories from around the web this week.
SolarCity to develop roofs made of solar cells – Computerworld SolarCity to develop roofs made of solar cellsFive million roofs are replaced each year in the U.S., so instead of simply swapping out old shingles with new ones, why not turn the whole roof into a solar power generator that’s integrated with your home’s electrical utility?
Solar on Southern Rooftops? Let’s Call Them “Freedom Panels.” Southerners don’t like regulatory mandates. Take a look a7t this interactive map. The gaping gray hole noting the lack of renewable portfolio standards is testament to that.
Sunrun Beats Rooftop Solar-Installation Forecast and the second-biggest U.S. rooftop solar company exceeded its installation forecast. The company gained 15 percent to $6.
The Coming Solar PV Revolution Will Be Electrifying – CleanTechnica The Coming Solar PV Revolution Will Be ElectrifyingSolar PV installations in remote, off-grid locations are especially in need of energy storage systems to power lights, electric appliances, and electronic devices at night.
Tiny device grabs more solar energy to disinfect water faster – Phys.org – Phys.Org Tiny device grabs more solar energy to disinfect water faster – Phys.orgThis nanostructured device, about half the size of a postage stamp, uses sunlight to quickly disinfect water.
SolarWindow Window Coating – Versatile Solar Power Generation – Green Building Elements SolarWindow Window Coating – Versatile Solar Power GenerationSolarWindow™ window coating generates electricity from light, both from the sun, and artificial light, as well.
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