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Energy Efficiency

$600 Million LEED-Certified Ski Resort Coming Soon to Colorado

A LEED-certified ski resort is coming to Snowmass, Colo., and it will house a 53-unit condo building that runs entirely on renewable electricity.…


Scientists Create the First Transparent Solar Panels

The creation of window-like solar panels could mean a wider rollout and solar energy usage—once scientists are able to maximize the transparent…


What’s the Plan for Solar Panel Recycling?

The industry will need to start thinking about waste management solutions.


New Study Reveals Cost Effectiveness of Solar Panels

The installation of solar photovoltaic panels is appealing, but how does the return on the major investment play out? Home Innovation Research…


Net Zero Energy: The Ultimate Z.E.N. Home's Solution for Solar

The Ultimate Zero Energy Now Home takes a holistic approach to optimizing investments in renewable solar energy at production scale


New Material Could Raise Efficiency of Solar Panels  

A new crystalline material called perovskite could boost the ability of solar panels to create electrical energy from sunlight. Typical silicon…

Energy Efficiency

Aaron Nitzkin on Carbon Reduction Using All-Electric Home Incentives

Aaron Nitzkin, chairman of the city of Davis, Calif.'s solar task force, weighs in on reach codes and how the municipality is using the carrot rather than the stick to encourage all-electric homes to reduce carbon emissions


Solar Panels and Batteries May Provide More Affordable Back-Up Power in California

In the long run, solar panels and batteries may provide a better value for Californians than buying a gas generator for back-up power. Solar with…


Bill Would Make Solar Panel Recycling Mandatory in Arizona

A bill in the Arizona legislature would make solar panel recycling mandatory in the state. The measure would establish a landfill ban on solar…


California Backtracks on Solar Mandate for New Homes

California regulators approved a proposal to allow builders to construct homes without solar panels if they buy power from community shared solar…

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