Solar robot slims down for better performance

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See on Scoop.it – Green Living This solar robot runs along on what looks like a Lilliputian monorail to adjust the panels so they’re getting maximum sun exposure. Only introduced last September, the company is making improvements already. The jury’s still out on the Qbotix solar tracking system, the one that uses a robot that runs along… Read more »

Japanese breakthrough will make wind power cheaper than nuclear

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See on Scoop.it – Green Living A surprising aerodynamic innovation in wind turbine design called the ‘wind lens‘ could triple the output of a typical wind turbine, making it less costly than nuclear power. The International Clean Energy Analysis (ICEA) gateway estimates that the U.S. possesses 2.2 million km2 of high wind potential (Class 3-7 winds) —… Read more »