All-black solar panel achieves groundbreaking 19.4% efficiency

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California-based Solaria doesn’t just offer a sleek, all-black solar panel. They manufacture their PowerXT-350R-PD with less space between the solar cells for better efficiency than conventional solar panels, which tend to hit 15 to 17 percent efficiency, according to the company. In contrast, their black solar panel boasts an efficiency of up to 19.4 percent.

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Living solar panel wallpaper harvests energy thanks to photosynthesis

Researchers printed circuitry and cyanobacteria on paper, creating a wallpaper that harvests power. The cyanobacteria lived through the printing process, and then performed photosynthesis to harvest energy. Imperial College London described the product as a two-in-one solar bio-battery and solar panel, and said an iPad-sized piece of the wallpaper could energize a digital clock or LED light bulb. View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Green Burial Panel- Kevin Corrado pt 3

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Green Burial Panel- Kevin Corrado pt 2

Part 2 of 3. Kevin Corrado is a resident caretaker of the Natural Path Sanctuary, a green cemetery, at the Farley Center in Verona, WI and a member of the Full Circle Project, both working towards educating people about green burial and advocating for green cemetery building. Kevin was part of a Green Burial Panel Presentation on March 17, 2012 (St. Patrick’s Day) in Viroqua, WI sponsored by the Threshold Care Circle.

Green Burial Panel- Kevin Corrado pt 1

Corrado is a resident caretaker of the Natural Path Sanctuary, a green cemetery, at the Farley Center in Verona, WI and a member of the Full Circle Project, both working towards educating people about green burial and advocating for green cemetery building. Kevin was part of a Green Burial Panel Presentation on March 17, 2012 (St. Patrick’s Day) in Viroqua, WI sponsored by the Threshold Care Circle.

Green Burial Panel- Sharon Berger pt 1

Sister Sharon Berger, of the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Admiration, tells of the process that her organization went through to have a natural, green, and private cemetery on their land in St. Joseph Ridge. Part 1 of 2