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The Solar Decathlon, a competition among 20 universities to build the best solar-powered house, opened last week at the National Mall in Washington. CNET News.com's Martin LaMonica talks with students, government officials and advisers about the market viability of solar energy, as well as the secrets to winning.
The Solar Decathlon, a competition among 20 universities to build the best solar-powered house, opened last week at the National Mall in Washington. CNET News.com's Martin LaMonica talks with students, government officials and advisers about the market vi
In this week's show, our green tech expert Martin LaMonica talks about solar power and we show a few devices powered by wind and water, as well as a cheap Netbook made from biodegradable materials.
Santa Clara University student Yasemin Kimyacioglu talks to Martin LaMonica from CNET News.com about the green features of the Mission style home her university entered into the Solar Decathlon in Washington D.C., a competition to build the best solar-powered house. It's the university's first entrance into the competition.
Alternative energy, from solar to geothermal, is suddenly one of the hot buzzwords in Silicon Valley, where it's attracting lots of interest--and money. To find out why, tune in as Charles Cooper speaks with reporter Martin LaMonica on the CNET News Daily Debrief.
The Solar Decathlon, in which 20 universities build a solar-powered home, is a showcase for energy-efficient and solar technologies--some of which are available now, while others are invented for the event. Andy Karsner, the U.S. assistant secretary for energy efficiency and renewable energy, says the competition is a way to educate both students competing in the event and the general public who can see the modular houses on the National Mall in Washington.
CNET News.com's Martin LaMonica speaks with Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos about his company's Web services business during the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco.
At CES 2010, Panasonic says it wants to be the dominant green-tech supplier for consumers by supplying solar panels, fuel cells, and efficient appliances.
Not everything gets made overseas. CNET News.com's Michael Kanellos tours the Silicon Valley facilities of Applied Materials, where they make equipment for producing televisions and solar panels.
CNET News.com's Martin LaMonica speaks with eBay Senior Director of Platform and Disruptive Innovation Max Mancini about the new "San Dimas" user interface and other new eBay features including the new widget "eBay to Go."