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Green Energy Giants Want To Power Puerto Rico's Future Grid

Puerto Rico is continuing to rebuild their electrical grid, and they've received plenty of aid from the solar industry. This could spawn micro grids, which are regionalized solar panels and battery backup systems, in the future.

By Brian Spaen
2 days ago
Renewables

Dairy Company Drives Eco-Change With Solar-Powered Trucks

Challenge Dairy Products is using the first-ever solar-powered zero-emissions commercial-use Transport Refrigeration Units (TRUs), which store and refrigerate products on delivery routes. 

By Tessa Love
4 days ago
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This New Community In Arizona Will Feature Battery Packs In Nearly 3,000 Homes

German energy startup Sonnen and home construction company Mandalay Homes will be adding solar panels and battery packs to new homes in Northern Arizona. They'll end up creating a 11.6-megawatt virtual power plant that focuses on local energy generation.

By Brian Spaen
5 days ago
Renewables

Entrepreneur Creates Soccer Balls That Generate Energy As You Play

Billions of people around the world live without reliable energy. Harvard graduate Jessica Matthews has found an off-grid energy solution that is not only reliable, but fun for children.

By Desiree Kaplan
5 days ago
Renewables

The City Where The Internet Warms Your Home

In the Swedish capital Stockholm, data centers are using their excess heat to warm the homes of citizens. The project, called Stockholm Data Parks, is expected to generate enough heat to warm 2,500 residential apartments by 2018.

By Tessa Love
5 days ago
Renewables

World’s First 'Negative Emissions' Plant Turns Carbon Dioxide To Stone

This week brought the grand opening of the first facility using direct-air capture machines to suck C02 out of the air and bury it in the earth in the form of stones. 

By Tessa Love
5 days ago
Renewables

The Sisters Who Are Turning Cryptocurrency Green

Nadine and Nicole Damblon have created an eco-friendly cryptocurrency mining company that harnesses green energy. By harnessing hydropower, they’re able to offer a cheaper and more sustainable business model using natural technology.

By Desiree Kaplan
6 days ago
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MIT Researchers Create Cheap 'Air-Breathing' Battery For Green Energy

Scientists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have spent years developing a cheaper large-scale battery for electrical grids powered by renewable energy. They have finally created a battery that uses sulfur, liquid salt, and oxygen.

By Brian Spaen
1 week ago
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Google To Run On 100% Green Energy By The End Of 2017

Google has been carbon neutral for over 10 years, and they're about to reach another milestone in green energy. All of their offices and data centers will be fueled by renewable power by the end of 2017 according to their environmental report.

By Brian Spaen
1 week ago
Renewables

World's First Solar-Powered Train Ready To Launch In Australia

An Australian non-profit is restoring a short track with classic train cars that run on new technology. It's an experiment that could grow into a whole new form of locomotion.

By Aimee Lutkin
1 week ago
News

New Swedish Concept Makes Any Building Net-Zero Energy

Industrial buildings and skyscrapers could generate net-zero energy soon. Swedish company Innenco has developed an energy system that is able to use a building's thermal mass for heating and cooling along with the addition of solar panels.

By Brian Spaen
1 week ago
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Scientists Transform Polluted Air Into Ink For Artists

Graviky Labs, a startup company from India, is turning air pollution into ink with their new product, Air-Ink. This paint is created with purified carbon from car and chimney exhaust.

By Brian Spaen
1 week ago
Living

This Paint Cools Your Home With The Power Of Sunlight

Israeli company SolCold has developed a high-tech paint that cools your home with sunlight, offsetting the economic and environmental cost of using air conditioning in hot summer months. 

By Tessa Love
2 weeks ago
Renewables

Microsoft Buys Into Ireland's Wind Power For Next 15 Years

As demand for its cloud computing services increases in Ireland, Microsoft has struck a deal with General Electric to buy all of the energy from its new 37-megawatt wind farm in the country for the next 15 years.

By Tessa Love
2 weeks ago
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