Walgreens pharmacy to build America’s first zero-energy superstore

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Walgreens pharmacy is building what it calls America’s first “zero-energy” superstore. Located in Evanston, Illinois,, just 20 miles from its corporate headquarters, the store will use more than 800 solar panels, two wind turbines, and geothermal energy to power its superstore. Energy-efficient construction materials and LED lighting will help ensure the store’s energy requirements are…

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New fiber-optical thread doubles as solar power generator

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An international team of scientists have created the first fiber-optic solar cell that is thinner than a strand of human hair, flexible, and produces electricity using the same principles as a a flat-panel solar cell. They are hoping to provide the capability to weave the new fiber-optic thread into into fabrics of clothing to produce…

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