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MIT Researchers: 1 Old Car Battery Can Help Power 30 Homes

An American solar company has developed technology that can produce super-efficient solar power that’s cheaper than fossil fuels.

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Suntree Solar Charger: Inspired by Nature

The Solar Suntree Charger is a solar powered charger for your mobile phone. It is powered by 9 solar panel leaves and has a trunk made from bamboo.

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Solar Tiles v Solar Panels: "Tiles, technically speaking, are photovoltaic cells that mimic traditional roof shingles. They first became commercially available in 2005; at that time, they were more expensive than panels, but recent market forces have driven down the cost, so now the prices are equivalent." - that's in the US, of course. | Century Roof & Solar

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