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
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
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. READ MORE
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June 2011
With solar and wind energies maturing as recognized alternative-power sources, there are other alternatives providing clean power on scales both large and small. READ MORE
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 READ MORE
June 2011
Despite recent reports of coal-fired power plants shutting down and states moving away from coal as a generation source, it seems the nation’s dominant source of fuel for gen READ MORE

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