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Me and my bike back in 2006, the day I bought it

On Stolen Bikes and Gas

I usually write on the green news that show up everyday, but today I’m gonna do things differently. Today, I’ll think about …

Wake Forest's Plastic Fiber Solar Cells Doubling Energy Output of Flat Ones

Solar cells get efficient as time goes, but there are methods to improve the performance of current ones, made with older technologies. Wake Forest Center for Nanotechnology has just received a patent for a new solar cell technology that can double the energy production of current silicon flat cells at highly reduced costs.

Atlantic City Convention Center Installed 2.4 MW Solar Powered Rooftop

13,400 modules, manufactured by the Chinese company Trina Solar, provide 2,4 MW at peak capacity, equivalent to the needs of 280 American houses. The energy generated will reduce the building’s electricity bills with 25% and in it’s lifetime of 20 years the solar panels will save about $4.4 million.

New Membrane by Chinese Scientist Can Make Fuel Cells Cheaper

Currently, platinum is used as a catalyst in hydrogen fuel cells, making them so expensive and hence unappetizing to customers. Lin Zhang, a Chinese scientist, has discovered a membrane that could make the usage of platinum history, and make fuel cells cheaper than ever.