Tag Archives: solar power

California Mandates Solar Panels On New Homes

Business Insider reports: On Wednesday, The California Energy Commission approved a ruling requiring new homes and low-rise apartment buildings to include solar panels. The rule will take effect in January 2020. According to the AP, the mandate still needs final approval from the state’s Building Standards Commission, which will likely happen. The California Energy Commission, the agency that approved the ...

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NASA Films Solar Tornado

Amazing and cool. A giant solar tornado – five times the Earth’s diameter – swirling at incredible speed of some 186,000 mph has been captured on video by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory. ­This is the first time a giant solar twister has been caught on video. Solar tornadoes, known as solar prominences, are shaped by the sun’s magnetic field and ...

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Unfeasible

(Via – Think Progress)

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Solar Power Breakthru At MIT

You couldn’t get away from this story on the news this weekend, but it’s so cool, I’ve got mention it here. MIT researchers have hit upon a simple, inexpensive, highly efficient process for storing solar energy. With Daniel Nocera’s and Matthew Kanan’s new catalyst, homeowners could use their solar panels during the day to power their home, while also using ...

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