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SolarCoin: the Digital Currency Backed by the Sun

January 29th, 2014 | by Important Media Cross-Post

Cryptocurrency, sometimes referred to as digital currency or alternative currency, has been making waves in the news lately, mostly due to the rapid rise in value of Bitcoin. But there are other cryptocurrencies out there that are less well-known, including


Sustainability in Israel: The Present and the Future

November 10th, 2013 | by Scott Cooney

Israel, a country perhaps best known for its religious heritage and rich history, has quietly been taking steps toward a sustainable future. The country is not large, with an expected population of just 11 million residents by 2030 (from 8 million nowadays), but it faces some extreme challenges in terms of sustainability.


World Solar Power Topped 100,000 Megawatts in 2012

August 1st, 2013 | by Earth Policy Institute

The world installed 31,100 megawatts of solar photovoltaics (PV) in 2012—an all-time annual high that pushed global PV capacity above 100,000 megawatts. There is now enough PV operating to meet the household electricity needs of nearly 70 million people at the European level of use.


IBM Sets New Record for CZTS Solar Cells

September 17th, 2012 | by Mathias

Most of today`s solar cells are based on silicon with extremely high purity, which is one of the major reasons why solar power is expensive. IBM has successfully created a new prototype of a solar cell that uses natural and abundant materials - copper, zinc and tin - to convert photons into electricity


Lunar Solar Power: Pipe Dream or Salvation in a Beam?

July 27th, 2012 | by Guest Author

Physicist David Criswell, director of the Institute for Space Systems Operations at the University of Houston, has spent the last four decades evangelizing for a novel energy solution: solar power from the moon.



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