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Power poles to charge electric cars in need of a business model

Visitors to Seattle’s Woodland Park Zoo now can plug their electric cars into a charging station that’s also a streetlight post. It’s part of a test project by automaker BMW and the private firm eluminocity US to turn streetlights into at-the-ready electronic-vehicle chargers. Drivers are used to fueling up in a few minutes and getting...


Printed solar panels: Fast, cheap renewable energy

Researchers at Australia’s University of Newcastle have learned how to 3D-print cheap solar panels quickly. At a cost of about $10 per square meter (about a yard), the panels represent the fastest and, perhaps, cheapest form of renewable power so far. Using a water-based electronic ink containing semiconductor materials, the process layers solar panels’ components...

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