solar energy

Is Solar Energy the Next Great Crowdfunding Experiment?

If there’s one trend in 2013 that’s capable of changing the way we think about clean energy, it’s the professionalization of the crowdfunding movement. California-based Mosaic, which officially launched to the investing public this week, has a bold vision for bringing clean energy to the nation: tap into the power of the crowd to raise as much as $1 trillion for solar power projects across the country.

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The Latest Reports: Solar Utilities, Carbon Offsets, and the Emperor's New Clothes

by: Joel Makower

The spring rains have yielded a bumper crop of new reports on the business of green. I've been a bit behind in fielding them, given my travels and last week's highly successful Greener by Design conference. Here are five of the latest:

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Solar Panels Inspired by Leaves

by: Design Translator

It is really Biomimicry at its best!

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The Renewable Electron Economy Part VIII.1: The Electric Farm

by: Michael Hoexter

Urbanites and suburbanites tend to forget that our civilization is based on agriculture, an agriculture that is heavily mechanized and dependent on fossil fuel.

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The Renewable Electron Economy Part VII: Stationary Energy Storage…Key to the Renewable Grid

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Building the Electron Economy Part V.1: Generating Electricity Cleanly…Using Solar Energy

by: Michael Hoexter

sunpower_main_400 In the first 4 posts in this series, I’ve started an outline of the bright future for an energy delivery system that will meet our increasing demands for power/energy and also tread more lightly on the planet than the current fossil fuel dependent system.

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