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An artist's conception of a commercial hydrogen production plant that uses sunlight to split water in order to produce clean hydrogen fuel. (Image courtesy University of Colorado Boulder)

CU-Boulder Team Develops Solar-powered Hydrogen Production Technique

BOULDER, CO  —  A University of Colorado Boulder team has developed a radically new technique that uses the power of sunlight to efficiently split water into its components of hydrogen and oxygen, paving the way for the broad use of hydrogen as a clean, green fuel. The CU-Boulder team
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PlanetSolar reached St. Martin and beat its own record speed for a solar-powered transatlantic crossing!

FORT LOUIS MARINA, MARIGOT — After leaving Las Palmas (Spain) on April 25 at 11:00 pm (local time), the largest solar boat in the world reached Marigot, St. Martin (French West Indies) on May 18, at 6:32 (local time), 22 days later. A new feat for the MS Tûranor PlanetSolar who broke
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SolarCity installation at a Honda dealership on Long Island, New York. Copyright Solar City. All rights reserved.

SolarCity and Honda Partner to Provide Solar Power to Honda and Acura Customers and Dealerships

SAN MATEO and TORRANCE, CA—SolarCity® and American Honda Motor Co., Inc., today announced a partnership to make solar power more affordable and available to Honda and Acura customers in the U.S., providing a cleaner source of electricity at a lower cost than utility-supplied power. Th
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NorthView of Volkswagen Chattanooga Solar Panel System. Copyright Volkswagen. All rights reserved.

Volkswagen Chattanooga Powers Up Largest Solar Park in Tennessee

CHATTANOOGA, TENN, January 23, 2013 – Volkswagen today “powered up” the largest single solar installation at an automotive manufacturing facility in the United States and the biggest solar installation in the state of Tennessee. At a dedication ceremony here, dignita
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Powering Curiosity

Mount Sharp, Gale Crater, Mars — On August 5th, at 1:32 a.m. EST, NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory successfully landed another rover on Mars. This marked the most complex landing ever attempted on the Red Planet, involving rocket backpacks, a sky crane, parachutes, a heat shield, and a
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