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Solar Electric Generation Getting Cheaper

Posted on December 12, 2012

Solar Electric Generation Getting Cheaper. It seems that scientists have developed a way to produce solar electricity cheaper than burning coal. According to reports, the cost of electricity produced by coal costs about $1 per watt and by Solar Panels $3 per watt. But with this new technology the cost comes down to only 30 cents per watt of power produced.

Offshore Wind – The New Frontier

Posted on November 11, 2012

Offshore Wind – The New Frontier. I am always excited to see our science and entrepreneurs getting together to bring new energy sources to us. According to reports much of the rest of the world is already generating electricity using off-shore wind. The United States is lagging behind, as of 2011 the USA had no off shore wind farms.

Researchers Harness The Power Of Photosynthesis To Create Electricity

Posted on October 10, 2012

Researchers Harness The Power Of Photosynthesis To Create Electricity. To produce the energy, the scientists harnessed the power of a key component of photosynthesis known as photosystem-I (PSI) from blue-green algae.

Green Banks – What Are They?

Posted on October 10, 2012

Here’s something really exciting, Green Banks. Have you heard of this? These banks make green loans available for projects that conventional banks won’t finance, such as a solar home equity financing loan. Green Banks are community banks which offer you “banking with your values”. These banks invest in local communities, offer personal relationships, and often better interest rates on checking accounts. They use your funds on projects that build healthy communities, helping small businesses and investing in affordable housing.

New Source For Generating Green Electricity

Posted on September 9, 2012

There’s a team of researchers at the University of Minnesota’s College of Science and Engineering who have come up with a new source for generating green electricity.

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