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Given that http://Inhabitat.com/energy/ runs some great cutting edge clean energy technology stories (mostly of the conventional sort), we though we would start a collection of stories we've run from them.

Commenced February 13, 2011.

Clean Energy Stories

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Directory:Solar > Directory:Concentrated Solar Power > Google Ups R&D to Make Solar Cheaper than Coal Google's new patented concentrated solar technology makes use of a camera to adjust mirrors that optimize a given plant’s efficiency. The camera and a processing computer are located within the central tower of the solar thermal plant, and if a misalignment, or better (more efficient) angle is detected, then the mirrors are adjusted by robotic actuators. (News:Inhabitat June 9, 2011)
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Directory:Oil > Directory:Ecological Impact of Oil > Directory:BP's Gulf Oil Volcano > There was an error working with the wiki: Code[1] > Stephen Baldwin Sues Kevin Costner Over BP Gulf Oil Separating Technology - The device apparently worked so well, that BP ordered 32 of the half-million dollar centrifuge machines for use in Gulf cleanup operations. Stephen Baldwin is claiming that he was “duped” into selling shares in Ocean Therapy Solutions just as BP was about to invest in the firm. As a result, he has filed a multi-million dollar lawsuit against the Waterworld star. (Directory:Inhabitat February 16, 2011)
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Directory:Solar > Directory:Mimicking Living Organisms > Designing Solar Cells That Will Self-Heal Like Plants - Researchers at Purdue University have created artificial photosystems using optical nanomaterials to harvest solar energy that is converted to electrical power. Using plants as their point of inspiration, which self-repair by using natural photosynthetic systems, the team’s design exploits the unusual electrical properties of structures called single-wall carbon nanotubes. (Directory:Inhabitat February 10, 2011)
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Directory:Waste to Energy > Directory:Energy from Sewage > Farts to Fuel: New Methane Processing Plant in Greenpoint, Brooklyn - A facility in Brooklyn, New York, will capture escaping gas from Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant, removing methane and carbon dioxide. The odorless gas would then be added to National Grid’s gas distribution system. (Inhabitat February 10, 2011)
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Directory:Human-Powered > Directory:Nanotechnology / Directory:Superconductors > Energy-Generating T-Shirts Could Someday Power Your Electronics - Scientists at the University of Texas at Dallas have discovered a way to create energy generating textiles from powder-infused carbon nanotubes. If they can weave this energy-transmitting yarn into ready-to-wear material, this energy-transmitting yarn could be fashioned into lightweight batteries you can wear. (Inhabitat January 16, 2011)
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Directory:Storage > Directory:Batteries / Directory:Electric Vehicles > New Materials Could Double Chevy Volt Battery Capacity - The Chevy Volt is set to become even more appealing as GE announced it is working on a new generation of batteries with double the energy-storage capacity. GM’s licensed battery-electrode materials developed at Argonne National Laboratory (a U.S. Department of Energy lab) use mixed-metal oxides that not only increase storage capacity, but improve the safety and durability of car batteries. (Inhabitat January 17, 2011)
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Directory:Fuel Efficiency > Directory:Fuel Efficiency Vehicles > Directory:Flight > NASA Unveils Passenger Plane Designs for 2025 - NASA recently asked the three of the largest airplane companies in the US to come up with a design that would fit a very specific criteria. This project hoped to create a full-functioning plane by the year 2025 that would not only use significantly less fuel, but be cleaner and quieter and be able to fly up to 85 percent of the speed of sound, cover a range of approximately 7,000 miles and carry up to 100,000 pounds of payload. (Inhabitat January 14, 2011)
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Directory:Trends / Directory:Electric Vehicles > Directory:Electric Cars > VIDEO: Inhabitat Sees Green at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show! - 2011 seems to be the year of the electric car! From super-sexy electric race cars (from Porsche), to a retina-searing electric yellow sports cars (from Mercedes), to practical electric commuter cars (like the Ford Focus EV and Ford C-MAX Hybrid), nearly every major car manufacturer at the Detroit Auto Show this year unveiled a new electric car or a new hybrid. (Inhabitat January 15, 2011)
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Directory:Storage > Directory:Capacitors > New Lithium-Ion Ultracapacitor Can Charge Tools In Under 60 Seconds - New York-based company Ioxus has developed a new type of lithium ion ultracapacitor that can potentially deliver large amounts of energy in a small amount of time. This makes them ideal for items that require large amounts of power for acceleration, energy capture, or ‘high power application’ – such as power tools. (Inhabitat January 13, 2011)
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Directory:Human-Powered > Directory:Kinetic Energy Devices > Directory:Human-Powered by Step Action > nPower PEG Charges Your Gadgets as You Walk - The nPower® PEG is the world’s 1st charger for hand-held electronics that captures and stores the kinetic energy you generate while walking, running, or biking. The science behind the technology is based on the Faraday Principle and Einstein's Special Theory of Relativity, receving multiple patents, yet is simple to use. (Inhabitat January 5, 2011)
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Directory:Wind > Massive Energy-Generating Wind Tower Proposed for Japan - Japan-based ZENA Systems is developing a new type of wind energy generator that will dwarf anything before it. The 50 meter-tall hexagonal building essentially acts as a huge scoop that compresses wind from all directions and then runs the rushing air through a series of ground-based generators. (Inhabitat January 6, 2011)

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