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Moth Eye Inspired Solar?

Moth Eye Inspired Solar?

The natural world has often inspired science and where researchers at North Carolina State University turned for inspiration to harness light more efficiently in solar devices. If you picture oil on a puddle or a soap bubble, they each resemble the sheen of rainbow. That is a reflection caused by the thin film of one

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In Focus: U.S Alternative Energy Subsidies

Subsidies.   We’ve all heard about “energy subsidies” and “oil subsidies” but what are they really?  Subsidies in a general sense are money given by the government to various industries in order to make their goods more affordable than they would be in the open market.  There are agricultural subsidies, energy subsidies, and technology subsidies,

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China and Coal

China has worked hard to develop alternative sources of energy. They were picked to lead in solar installations this year before Wen Ji Bao announced in March that they were not going to blindly throw renewables up everywhere at random. Nobody really knows what the ramifications of that statement are as of yet. China has

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PV – The King of Renewable Energy

Renewableenergy, also known as alternative energy includes many technologiessuch as wind energy, solar hot water and space heating, fuel cells, biofuels, hydro power and photovoltaics (solar panels that turn light into electricity). According to International Solar Energy Society (ISES) photovoltaic power generation grew by 73% in 2008 making it the most popular method to generate

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