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This Week in Tech: Marine Worm Jaw Inspires Environmentally Responsive Gel
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This Week in Tech: Marine Worm Jaw Inspires Environmentally Responsive Gel

Plus, the Hyperloop company starts building its first commercial passenger pod,... More

Lighting on the Go
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Lighting on the Go

Seven luminaires that use alternative energy sources to produce light for people... More

Q+A: Taking Light Off-Grid
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Q+A: Taking Light Off-Grid

Atelier Ten associate director Chad Groshart shares tips for implementing... More

Lessons from the 2013 Solar Decathlon
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Lessons from the 2013 Solar Decathlon

The Europeans enjoyed their day in the sun at the 2013 Solar Decathlon in Irvine,... More

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A Cooper Union engineering class creates a sustainably designed solar lantern for African communities in a remote outpost of northern Ghana. More

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DOE Announces 2009 Solar Decathlon Teams and Dates

The U.S. Department of Energy has announced this year's participants and dates for the 2009 Solar Decathlon More

Solar-Powered Outdoor Lighting
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Solar-Powered Outdoor Lighting

From very simple residential steplight systems to serious major lighting... More

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Solar Decathlon

After months of fundraising, planning, designing, and redesigning, 20 student teams construct their solar-powered homes to compete against one another in the nation's capital. More

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Student Houses Test Solar Technologies

From Oct. 12 to Oct. 20 the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) held its 2007 Solar Decathlon student competition on the grounds of the National Mall in Washington, D.C. During the nine-day event the performance and design of the 20 teams' solar-powered houses were judged across 10 categories: architecture, engineering, market viability, communications, comfort zone, appliances, hot water, lighting, energy balance, and getting around (powering an electric vehicle through the house's solar electric system).This year, Germany's Technische Universität Darmstadt claimed first place in the overall competition, also ranking first in the architecture, engineering, lighting, and energy balance contests. More

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Hybrid Solar Lighting Earns Award

Hybrid solar lighting (a technology that collects sunlight for interior lighting use while simultaneously generating electricity), developed by Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has earned an Excellence in Technology Transfer Award from the Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer. More

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