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Solar power goes underground

Using what they call the world's first 3-D solar panel system, scientists at Georgia Tech have created photovoltaic cells that work underground. Full story

Willing to give up blue skies for climate fix?

Geoengineering Earth's climate to curb warming could have many downsides, including obscuring blue skies. But scientists are nonetheless asking whether it should be a "Plan B." Full story

Obama backs smart energy

  Oct. 27: Against a backdrop of solar energy panels in Florida, President Barack Obama awarded $3.4 billion in economic stimulus funds to projects aimed at modernizing the country's power grid. NBC's Ann Curry reports.

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In this Monday, July 20, 2009 photo a person who declined to be identified places trash a solar-powered trash compactor called a BigBelly, in Philadelphia. The city has replaced the trash bins with high-tech compactors, which use solar energy to condense trash cutting down collection trips.