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HAKA Building: Recycled Office

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As green as it gets: "Living Lab" for clean tech companies unveiled in Holland.

What does a waste-free building look like? Something like this, apparently. Dutch design firm Doepel Strikjers Architects has pulled out all the green stops to create this extraordinary office building in Rotterdam. The HAKA Building is a pre-war factory that the architects have converted into a "Living Lab" for clean tech companies and eco organizations. The architectural vision was driven by......read more

Google Creates $280 Million Fund to Finance Solar Energy

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Deal with SolarCity is search giant's largest clean tech investment

This week, Google announced a $280 million investment in SolarCity, the California-based solar startup company founded by Elon Musk (the man behind Tesla Motors, Space X, and Paypal). The deal is Google's largest clean tech investment yet. SolarCity offers solar leasing, which alleviates the somewhat intimidating upfront costs of buying solar panels and allows homeowners......read more

Catalytic Clothing

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Air-filtering fashion from Helen Storey and Tony Ryan.

Imagine you're walking down a busy city street wearing a fashionable, comfortable dress, with cars and buses belching exhaust all around you. All appears normal, except your dress itself contains particles that can break down the vehicle pollution swirling in the air. You are literally a walking air filter.  That's the vision behind Catalytic Clothing, a conceptual fashion project between......read more

Clean Tech Investment Thriving

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Forget what you heard about clean tech being dead. A new report finds that investment in green technology is booming

Solyndra be damned. The well-publicized failure of the solar energy company is but one black mark on an industry that is actually booming. According to the 2012 edition of Clean Edge's Clean Energy Trends report, things look very bright indeed. At Co.Exist, writer Ariel Schwartz sums up the findings: 2011 was the largest year for global wind power installations ever. Wind power is projected......read more

US and UK Announce Floating Wind Turbine Collaboration

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New tech looks to harness consistently powerful winds above deep water

At this week's multilateral clean energy meeting in London, the British government announced it will collaborate with the US to develop floating wind turbines that harness the higher wind speeds available over deeper water. The UK's offshore wind potential big; it is estimated to account for about one-third of Europe's overall offshore wind potential. But in order to exploit it, new technology......read more

UCLA Creates Transparent Solar Film for Energy-Producing Windows

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Clear polymer solar cells could cover skyscrapers and tablets

Imagine, if you will, a world where building windows and computer screens produce electricity via clear solar cells. Well, it may not be as far off as you think. Researchers at the UCLA have developed a new transparent solar cell that can absorb radiation without compromising your ability to see through it. That means that the film can be attached to glass and......read more

Is Oxidized Metal the Answer to Cheap Solar?

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New tech developed at UC Berkeley could open the door to inexpensive solar power

The argument that solar energy is too costly for widespread adoption is slowly but surely coming apart at the seams, as creative financing models and technological breakthroughs make harnessing the sun's power less expensive and more attainable for the average Joe. From the tech development category comes news of a breakthrough that could open the door to solar panels made from cheaper, more......read more

Feds Approve First Commercial Wave Power Project in U.S.

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Ocean Power gets green light on wave energy project off Oregon coast

Of all the renewable energy technologies, wave power is the furthest back on the evolution chart. As it turns out, harnessing energy from ocean waves isn't easy. But the technology is improving, and extracting energy from ocean motion could eventually follow the same growth curves we have seen for wind and solar.  The U.S. wave power movement got a big boost last week when it was......read more

Solar Energy Sphere by Rawlemon

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Say hello to the coolest solar power generator you've ever seen

As a means of generating sustainable electricity, solar panels are a win. As objects of beauty, well, not so much. Barcelona-based architect André Broessel reimagines the look of renewable power with this stunning spherical glass solar energy generator, which we can only hope signals a prettier future for solar energy.  But it's not just a pretty face. Broessel's creation......read more

U.S. Navy Wants to Make Jet Biofuel From Seawater

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Development would eliminate need to transport fuel to sea

There is something strange and perverse about the fact that a well endowed national defense budget means good things for the environment. It seems like some of the biggest developments in clean tech over the past few years have come from military research labs. In the latest bit of news, the U.S. Navy announced that its research arm has come up with a way to convert seawater into jet fuel. The......read more

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