June 2011: Green Building Special Report

 

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

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


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| June 2011
Always a trailblazer, California has taken the bold step of increasing its renewable portfolio standard, which has helped inspire other states but is still comparatively high

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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.

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| June 2011
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.

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| June 2011
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

| June 2011
Spring roared in like an angry lion, crashing through many states, including North Carolina. The state experienced its worst tornadoes in more than 20 years.

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