A lot has been said about the growth of clean technology, however, I think as a site, the Green SupplyLine has somewhat ignored the contributions of designers and engineers into one of cleantech's fastest growing sectors - green building.
With many governments offering incentives to make your house or building "greener" its no wonder that this facet of clean technology has grown so quickly.
Here is a very interesting video on green building I thought you might enjoy:
Researchers from the Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems and Dow Corning Corporation are working on materials to protect solar cells from environmental influences. Silicone appears as one of the most promising materials.
David Patterson, known for his pioneering research that led to RAID, clusters and more, is part of a team at UC Berkeley that recently made its RISC-V processor architecture an open source hardware offering. We talk with Patterson and one of his colleagues behind the effort about the opportunities they see, what new kinds of designs they hope to enable and what it means for today’s commercial processor giants such as Intel, ARM and Imagination Technologies.