solar

Senior Writer, Planet Forward
Lack of electricity removes people from the modern economy. Now, some small-scale companies are exploring options to bring electricity to remote locations.
Planet Forward, The George Washington University
As the solar industry grows, scientists and businesses have been thinking up new ways to reduce cost, increase efficiency, improve aesthetics and create options for off-grid solar.
The Pennsylvania State University
This is the first silicon-based optical fiber with solar cell characteristics A team of researchers is working on solar cell fabrics that could catch sunlight from various angles and one day power devices like smartphones. John Badding, a professor... Read More
The George Washington University
The Redskins are charging forward on the field, and the field itself is making strides with integrated solar power and charging stations.
Planet Forward, George Washington University School of Media and Public Affairs
Crowdfunding is a hot trend right now - Mosaic is applying it solar and clean energy infrastructure projects.
Deutsche Welle
Rural Rwandan households usually rely on dangerous and unhealthy kerosene lamps for illumination. Now one project has come up with an innovative, clean and affordable solution -- battery-powered LED lights with a pedal generator. All that's needed... Read More
Planet Forward, George Washington University School of Media and Public Affairs
Taking electric vehicles (or EVs) for a spin around the District.
disregard
Battery-powered homes should be the norm. Why? Well, just look at the weeks without power millions experienced in the Midwest this summer of 2012 under extreme heat after severe storms damaged parts of the deteriorating power grid. While there isn't... Read More
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By simply adding a rain water cistern catch system with sides and the bottom using rain gutters, homeowners can funnel the rain into large underground or above-ground tanks/barrels, depending on need. This innovation could work for residential and... Read More
Douglas County Libraries and Sundolier team-up to bring natural daylight in to the library with the latest technology. Whether it's bringing natural daylight in to a room or providing a sparkling book to a bright child, Douglas County Libraries are... Read More

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