June 2011: Green Building Special Report

 

The solar-power industry faces many challenges, and not all of them are of the financial variety.

With solar and wind energies maturing as recognized alternative-power sources, there are other alter


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June 2011
Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire signed legislation to phase out coal-fired energy production at the TransAlta power plant in Centralia, Wash. READ MORE
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The use of Ambient/task lighting is a lighting design approach that combines a direct/indirect general lighting layer and a task lighting layer. READ MORE
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The future of lighting—with an emphasis on the potential of light-emitting diode (LED), fluorescent, halogen and ceramic metal halide lighting systems—is on the move. READ MORE
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“Going Green” is applied to construction, vehicles, recycling, or just about any activity or product. READ MORE
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A new design for thin-film solar cells that requires significantly less silicon and may boost the efficiency is the result of an industry/academia collaboration between Oerli READ MORE

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