• 04.27.09

Reegle: Google for Renewable Energy?

It won’t cut into Google’s traffic any time soon, but the reegle search engine could be a boon to renewable energy information addicts.


The defining feature of reegle is its searchable global map, which lets users click on a location and find out the latest news, events, and clean energy developments in the area. It’s part of a trend in the cleantech world of mapping resources and developments. Just today, the NRDC released a map that examines the cleantech building potential of different U.S. states.


Reegle’s search engine isn’t very advanced yet. A search for “solar” yields a first page with links to only four different sources out of 10 results. Subsequent pages aren’t much better. But every search engine takes time to develop, so it might be worth checking back on reegle in a few months.


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Ariel Schwartz is a Senior Editor at Co.Exist. She has contributed to SF Weekly, Popular Science, Inhabitat, Greenbiz, NBC Bay Area, GOOD Magazine and more.