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Solar SunFlowers Bloom in Austin

Solar SunFlowers Bloom in Austin

One of the best things about living in Austin, Texas is the sustainable, forward-thinking the city incorporates into new developments like the Mueller redevelopment project. The project is an urban, mixed-used project that includes homes, office and retail space and the Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas.
Sharing the (Solar) Light

Sharing the (Solar) Light

Electricity is a luxury in rural Bangladesh. More than 80% of the country’s rural population is off the grid, and light — from hazardous kerosene lanterns — is a precious and expensive resource. During the rainy season — which seems to get longer each year — local farmers struggle to keep farms intact as melting glaciers in the Himalayas and unusually heavy rains cause rivers to flood and sea levels to rise to unprecedented levels. In such conditions, day-to-day activities become a struggle.
Let the Games Begin

Let the Games Begin

Appropriately, it was a warm, sunny afternoon in Washington, D.C. as the 2009 Solar Decathlon officially kicked off yesterday with a full color guard ceremony complete with several hundred solar devotees and the Secretary of Energy, Steven Chu.
The Solar Homes of Tomorrow

The Solar Homes of Tomorrow

It’s a great week for the solar power industry in Washington, D.C. thanks to 20 teams of university students competing in the 2009 Solar Decathlon. Each team has entered a solar powered home in the contest and over the next two weeks will have to surmount a number of obstacles and compete in a variety of events to try to win the number one spot, but every one of them is a unique opportunity to educate the public about the possibilities of solar power.
Powering Up a Bright Future

Powering Up a Bright Future

Most people have heard about Habitat for Humanity but not everyone is lucky enough to share the excitement of a family walking into their new home for the first time — especially when the house is powered by the sun! On Saturday October 3, I had the opportunity to do just that when a single woman, her two sons and their grandmother moved into the Tech House in Santa Clara, California — a project jointly sponsored by Applied Materials, eBay, Coherent and Symantec. Just before the ribbon on the front door was cut, keys handed over, and a teen aged son opened the door to their
Enviably Green

Enviably Green

Green Power! On Monday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) presented us with a 2009 Green Power Leadership Award for our commitment and contribution to helping advance the development of the nation’s voluntary green power market. This is a significant achievement for Applied, as we were one of only three organizations nationwide to receive an award for on-site generation of green power.
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Over the past 40 years, Applied Materials has been at the center of two of the biggest revolutions of our time – the computer revolution and communications revolution.  These technology waves have forever transformed the way we live our lives, the way we interact with one another and the way we understand the world around us.