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Seeing is believing: Energy harvesting windows one step closer to reality

Windows that can collect solar energy, called photovoltaic windows, are the next frontier in renewable energy technologies, as they have the potential to significantly increase the surface area of buildings suitable for energy generation without impacting their aesthetics—an important aspect in metropolitan areas. Now researchers at the University of Minnesota and University of Milano-Bicocca are bringing the dream of windows that can efficiently collect solar energy one step closer to

Seeing is believing: Energy harvesting windows one step closer to reality 2017-03-14T21:46:04+00:00

Blooming solar sunflower follows and collects energy from the sun

The Smartflower POP ground-mounted system produces clean energy right in the backyard via a dual-axis tracking system that keeps its panels oriented directly at the sun throughout the day – and throughout the seasons.

Blooming solar sunflower follows and collects energy from the sun 2017-02-16T21:25:12+00:00

How smart cities are building the future

Smart cities are coming. Municipal governments around the globe are employing big data and Internet-of-Things applications to improve many aspects of daily life.

How smart cities are building the future 2017-03-25T15:47:35+00:00