Top Electrical Industry Articles From Around the Web

September 2016
San Francisco adopts law requiring solar panels on all new buildings

San Francisco has become the first major U.S. city to require solar panels to be installed onto the roof of new buildings of 10 stories or less starting from 2017.

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New Solar Panel Turns Raindrops Into Electricity: Here's How The Technology Works

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Missouri to Test Solar Pavers Along Route 66

A viral video from last year proposed the idea of installing solar panels onto all of America's roads and parking lots to generate the nation’s energy. A section of road along route 66 will be installing the Solar Roadways panels:

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Colour tuning LED lighting

Brent Protzman explains the different approaches to color tuning in SSL luminaire design and why LED-based color tuning can help deliver familiar, comfortable light.

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August 2016
Could LED lights Help Fight Zika Virus?

Scientists are working on developing traps that will attract specific disease carrying insects using specific wavelengths of LED lights

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Long-Wavelength LED Lights Reduce Impact on Wildlife

Discover how LED lighting is made sea-turtle friendly.

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Apple campus tour

The new “spaceship” building is set to use renewable energy with a large solar installation.

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New Whitehouse initiative supporting move towards renewable energy

The hope is that this will help grease the wheels in the business sector to bring corporate and commercial premises to the renewable energy technologies available such as solar.

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Microbe linked solar panels better at converting sunlight to energy than plants

New research into how microbes may be more efficient at creating energy than plants has been released.

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Researchers at University of Illinois and Korea University Develop Bendable Solar Cell for Wearable Electronics

A new nanomaterial has been used by a team of researchers to develop an ultra-thin film that is both transparent and highly conductive produced using a cheap and simple method.

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July 2016
Using microalgae for production using LED lighting

They’re being used to make everything from biofuels, to cosmetics and health foods. Find out how LED lighting is being used to make these living factories.

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British Museum Brings New Lighting to Rare Collections

The Pitts River museum at the University of Oxford has upgraded the lighting for its collections.

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Human Centric Lighting

A new branch of research termed ‘Human Centric Lighting’ (HCL) is looking into the impact of different kinds of lighting on human health. The effects of different light conditions on circadian rhythm, mental health, physical health, and other biological changes and ideas on how this knowledge can be applied to create productivity and health promoting lighting environments is growing.

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LED Lighting Lights and Protects Native American Artifacts in Wyoming Museum

Read more about the Wyoming Museums choice of new lighting to protect it’s rare Native American Artifacts.

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June 2016
Better power lines would help U.S. supercharge renewable energy, study suggests

Better powerlines may be a piece of the renewable energy puzzle where large-scale storage technologies have not been proving commercially realistic.

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#StorageIsHere: Like Solar, Storage Has Only Started To Hit Its Stride

2015 was "the year when battery storage took off" says GTM Research Energy Analyst Ravi Manghani. Read more about the industry growth and watch the short video about energy storage successes in 2015

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What Disney's massive solar panel plant means for tourism

Disney's 22 acre solar facility become live in April, with a Mickey Mouse shaped facility containing over 48,000 solar panels.

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At last: Non-toxic and cheap thin-film solar cells for 'zero-energy' buildings

The team at the University of New South Wales has achieved the world's highest efficiency using flexible solar cells that are non-toxic and cheap to make. How did they do it, and what does this mean in the race to 'Zero-Energy buildings'?

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