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  • *1st Real Drive With Tesla Autopilot (Including A Few “Warning Shots”)
    I first experienced Tesla Autopilot last year, as I wrote in my Tesla Model X review. It was certainly cool and interesting, and a bit nerve-racking. But that was a short test drive on a California highway — not real use.Well, a few guys and I recently got our first Tesla Model S for an intercity Tesla shuttle service we're launching here in Europe (... called Tesla Shuttle), and the Tesla incl…
    - 4 hours ago 26 Jun 17, 12:23am -
  • *Life With The Chevy Bolt — The First 1,200 Miles
    Kyle Field did a great job reviewing the Bolt, what I thought I'd do here is share some views on why we leased it and also give our hands-on impressions over the last 1,200 milesLife With The Chevy Bolt — The First 1,200 Miles was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers: Google+ | Email | Facebook | RSS | Twitter.
    - 6 hours ago 25 Jun 17, 10:30pm -
  • *Top Misconceptions of Non-EV Drivers (CleanTechnica EV Report)
    One of the unique aspects of driving an electric car is talking to people about the new tech, and as EV drivers quickly find out, there are a handful of common misconceptions about this “new” techTop Misconceptions of Non-EV Drivers (CleanTechnica EV Report) was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers: Google+ | Email | Faceb…
    - 7 hours ago 25 Jun 17, 9:27pm -
  • *28–40% of EV Drivers Have Solar Panels (CleanTechnica EV Report)
    Previous surveys — including our initial EV driver survey — have found a strong link between driving electric cars and having home solar panels. Yet again, in our 2017 EV driver report, a very large portion of our respondents had home solar panels, which means that they are essentially “fueling” their electric cars with sunshine28–40% of EV Drivers Have Solar Panels (CleanTechnica EV Re…
    - 8 hours ago 25 Jun 17, 8:53pm -
  • *The Kiwano K01 Electric Unicycle Shrinks The Last Mile To One Wheel
    I'll admit it, I'm a sucker for all things quirky and out of the ordinary. Although we brushed upon electric unicycles in the past, and cover them from time to time, the Kiwano K01 electric unicycle certainly fits the bill when it comes to one-wheel efficiencyThe Kiwano K01 Electric Unicycle Shrinks The Last Mile To One Wheel was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTe…
    - 8 hours ago 25 Jun 17, 8:20pm -
  • *When Will Your Tesla Model 3 Be Delivered? Ben Sullins May Know.
    Ben Sullins of Teslanomics has created an app he says will help you tell when to expect delivery of your Tesla Model 3. It's very lighthearted and totally unscientific -- but fun! When Will Your Tesla Model 3 Be Delivered? Ben Sullins May Know. was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers: Google+ | Email | Facebook | RSS | Twitte…
    - 10 hours ago 25 Jun 17, 6:27pm -
  • *2020 Tokyo Olympics Plan For Self-Driving Cars
    The 2020 Olympics are around the corner and the Tokyo Olympics organizers plan to service the crowds and athletes with driverless cab service — full robot, no driver at all2020 Tokyo Olympics Plan For Self-Driving Cars was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers: Google+ | Email | Facebook | RSS | Twitter.
    - 10 hours ago 25 Jun 17, 6:06pm -
  • *Trump Administration May Remove Rule Forcing Electric Vehicles To Emit Noise At Low Speeds, + Rear-View Mirror Requirements
    The Trump Administration's ongoing push to review and possibly undo various regulations may lead to the undoing of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) rule that requires electrified vehicles to emit a warning sound when driving at low speed, going by recent reportsTrump Administration May Remove Rule Forcing Electric Vehicles To Emit Noise At Low Speeds, + Rear-View Mirror…
    - 11 hours ago 25 Jun 17, 4:58pm -
  • *Electric Big Phat Scooter Offers Versatility & Oomph
    Riding fat wheels on electric bicycles and scooters can be a thrill if the electric motor is up to the job. We've covered two dual-motor electric bikes (e-bikes) so far that were silly fun to maneuver in corners — the EVO Big Bud PRO from Emotion and the MOAR foldable fat tire e-bike. It certainly sounds as if the Phat Scooter is shooting for something a little different, which should appeal to…
    - 12 hours ago 25 Jun 17, 4:26pm -
  • *The Beam Interview Series, Edition 38: Martin Baart Of Ecoligo
    This week, Anne-Sophie Garrigou, journalist at The Beam, interviewed Martin Baart, co-founder with Markus Schwaninger of ecoligo, a solar utility that provides low cost electricity to businesses and industries in emerging marketsThe Beam Interview Series, Edition 38: Martin Baart Of Ecoligo was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscri…
    - 16 hours ago 25 Jun 17, 12:00pm -
  • Optimus Ride Approved To Begin “Highly Automated” Self-Driving Vehicle Testing
    The MIT self-driving vehicle tech spinoff Optimus Ride has been granted approval to begin testing "highly automated" vehicles in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The approval was granted by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT)Optimus Ride Approved To Begin “Highly Automated” Self-Driving Vehicle Testing was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanT…
    - 1 day ago 24 Jun 17, 10:56pm -
  • Utah’s Park City Transit Deploys 6 All-Electric Proterra Buses With Battery Leasing
    Utah's Park City Transit recently deployed 6 all-electric Proterra Catalyst FC+ buses, which will be used to serve transit riders in the ski resort communities in Park City and Summit County, according to recent reportsUtah’s Park City Transit Deploys 6 All-Electric Proterra Buses With Battery Leasing was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000…
    - 1 day ago 24 Jun 17, 10:45pm -
  • Nissan Teases Refreshed Leaf Again (Video)
    The refreshed Nissan Leaf EV has been teased yet again, with another glimpse from the company of what we can expect when the rapidly approaching launch of the new Leaf arrives in a few monthsNissan Teases Refreshed Leaf Again (Video) was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers: Google+ | Email | Facebook | RSS | Twitter.
    - 1 day ago 24 Jun 17, 10:13pm -
  • Hyper Chariot Aims To Go Faster, Further, & Cheaper Than Hyperloop

    - 1 day ago 24 Jun 17, 7:11pm -
  • Investing In The Future
    Investing is sort of always kind of supposed to be about the future, right? The challenge that has faced many an investor is that the future can be hard to predict. As it turns out, that leads much of the investment community to look at the past and extrapolate forwardInvesting In The Future was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscr…
    - 2 days ago 24 Jun 17, 12:00pm -
  • Cleantech Fun In Berlin — June 27
    We're now announcing the plan for June 27, which involves some social networking, good food, and an EV charging walking tour that involves a "scathing critique" of EV charging stations, cleantech communications, and branding. Here's the scheduleCleantech Fun In Berlin — June 27 was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers: Googl…
    - 2 days ago 24 Jun 17, 12:05am -
  • How To Land One Of Tesla’s Coveted Intern Spots
    Those of us who only dimly remember our college days may have an outdated view of what it means to be an intern. Days of tedious trips to the copy machine for no pay? Not in today’s Silicon Valley. According to the web site Glassdoor, interns at Tesla make a median monthly pay of $4,480, and SpaceX interns make $4,080. How To Land One Of Tesla’s Coveted Intern Spots was originally published…
    - 2 days ago 23 Jun 17, 11:38pm -
  • Book Preview: The Tesla Revolution — Why Big Oil Has Lost The Energy War
    Everybody seems to be piling on the poor oil barons these days. Just as Tony Seba’s latest paper predicting the doom of the industry is making the rounds, a new book explains their predicament from an even more Tesla-centric perspectiveBook Preview: The Tesla Revolution — Why Big Oil Has Lost The Energy War was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join ov…
    - 2 days ago 23 Jun 17, 11:30pm -
  • Tesla’s Electric Vehicle Technology, Explained (Video)
    Anyone who’d like a little deeper understanding of the workings of an electric powertrain, without going to school for engineering, would do well to watch “How does an Electric Car work?”Tesla’s Electric Vehicle Technology, Explained (Video) was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers: Google+ | Email | Facebook | RSS | T…
    - 2 days ago 23 Jun 17, 11:07pm -
  • Is This Tesla’s #1 Fan?
    I asked him how he first discovered Tesla and he explained, "My love for Tesla started after watching the documentary, Revenge of the Electric Car, which educated me about the history and the impact that we could have if we embraced electric vehicles."Is This Tesla’s #1 Fan? was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers: Google+…
    - 2 days ago 23 Jun 17, 10:44pm -

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  • Tilos, Greece: the first island in the Med to run entirely on wind and solar power
    Tiny Tilos, in the Dodecanese, is a pioneering nature reserve. Now, Greece’s ‘green island’ is set to be powered by renewable energyYou’re more likely to run into friendly partridges, rare orchids and endangered eagles than people as you trek around Tilos. The entire Dodecanese island is a nature reserve, with more than 150 species of resident and migratory birds, over 650 plant varieties,…
    - 11 days ago 15 Jun 17, 11:15am -
  • Battery storage and rooftop solar could mean new life post-grid for consumers
    The Finkel report offers glimpse of opportunity for consumers and businesses to play the electricity market To illustrate the impact of battery storage on the electricity network in Australia, Prof Guoxiu Wang likes to compare it to the invention of refrigeration.“Before people invented the fridge, we produced food, we consumed food immediately,” says Wang, director of the Centre for Clean Ene…
    - 13 days ago 13 Jun 17, 12:51am -
  • Oil giants need to invest heavily in renewables by 2035, says analysis
    Slowing demand for oil and forecasts of rapid growth in green power pose risk to core business, says analyst More than a fifth of investment by the largest oil and gas companies could be in wind and solar power in just over a decade, according to analysis of how global changes in energy will reshape the sector.Slowing demand for oil and forecasts of rapid growth in renewables posed both a threat a…
    - 14 days ago 12 Jun 17, 1:14pm -
  • The fight against climate change: four cities leading the way in the Trump era
    New York City, Houston, Miami and San Francisco have all taken steps to mitigate the risks associated with rising sea levels and global temperatures. Are their successes a blueprint for action at the state and local level?Wholly unintentionally, Donald Trump may have sparked unprecedented determination within the US to confront the danger of climate change.Following Trump’s decision to withdraw…
    - 14 days ago 12 Jun 17, 11:00am -
  • Trump's pitch for making the Mexico border wall 'beautiful': add solar panels
    The president’s ‘put a solar panel on it’ policy to fund the wall may be expensive, impossible to build – and it’s unclear what the energy would be used forThe president this week proposed a radical way to fund his proposed Mexican border wall: covering it in solar panels.The same Donald Trump who has spent years criticizing renewable energy as uneconomical and who has pulled the US out…
    - 18 days ago 8 Jun 17, 1:13pm -
  • Pittsburgh and Paris join over 200 cities and states rejecting Trump on climate | Dana Nuccitelli
    Local and international efforts might be enough to limit the damage Trump’s scorched Earth approachI was elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not ParisSo said Donald Trump in a speech justifying his irrational, historically irresponsible decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris international climate treaty. Of course, 75% of Pittsburgh residents voted for Hillary Clinton…
    - 18 days ago 8 Jun 17, 11:00am -
  • Winds of change: gusts across Europe help set renewable power record
    Nuclear, wind and solar power in UK each generated more electricity than gas and coal combined for first time everThe windy weather across Europe in the past 24 hours may have been a curse for summer picnics, but it has set records for renewable power. Related: 'Spectacular' drop in renewable energy costs leads to record global boost Continue reading...
    - 18 days ago 7 Jun 17, 6:12pm -
  • 'Spectacular' drop in renewable energy costs leads to record global boost
    Falling solar and wind prices have led to new power deals across the world despite investment in renewables fallingRenewable energy capacity around the world was boosted by a record amount in 2016 and delivered at a markedly lower cost, according to new global data – although the total financial investment in renewables actually fell.The greater “bang-for-buck” resulted from plummeting price…
    - 19 days ago 6 Jun 17, 11:30pm -
  • Robert Llewellyn's quest to spur a green energy revolution in his village
    Actor’s efforts to persuade Temple Guiting to generate its own electricity captured in BBC4’s Great Village Green Crusade Robert Llewellyn is not a typical eco-activist. “Oh, I’m absolutely un-green,” says the actor and TV presenter. “I’m as un-green as a corporate exec. I fly a lot. Though I have hugged a tree. Actually, I’ve lent against one while I was having a wee in the woods,…
    - 27 days ago 30 May 17, 3:55pm -
  • Renewables grow to 17% of electricity mix as sector calls for certainty
    Clean Energy Council report says while Australia is on track to deliver the 2020 renewable energy target, ‘clear policy direction and support is required beyond 2020’Renewable energy comprised 17% of Australia’s electricity generation in 2016, up from 14% the year before, but the industry is warning it needs policy certainty and support beyond 2020 if the growth trend is to continue.A new re…
    - 27 days ago 29 May 17, 9:10pm -
  • UK's biggest solar company takes shine to global projects with deals worth £3bn
    Solarcentury turns to Europe and Latin America as it transforms into an international firm to maintain growth hit by green cuts in home marketBritain’s biggest solar power company has shrugged off the cloud of drastic UK subsidy cuts by reinventing itself as an international firm with more than £3bn of projects planned.More than 12,000 solar jobs were lost in the industry after the government s…
    - 28 days ago 28 May 17, 4:56pm -
  • The eco guide to renewable energy
    Solar power is soaring, wind goes from strength to strength. Look for a mighty surge in renewables over the next few yearsOne day in late March, during a sunny weekend, something spectacular happened. Solar power broke a new record. The demand for daytime electricity in UK homes fell to night times levels – thanks to solar panels in roofs and fields. Thanks to the sunshine, solar power created s…
    - 29 days ago 28 May 17, 6:00am -
  • Solar power breaks UK records thanks to sunny weather
    Thousands of photovoltaic panels across the UK generate 8.7GW, smashing previous high of 8.48GW earlier this monthSolar power has broken new records in the UK by providing nearly a quarter of the country’s electricity needs, thanks to sunny skies and relatively low summer demand.National Grid said the thousands of photovoltaic panels on rooftops and in fields across the UK were generating 8.7GW,…
    - 31 days ago 26 May 17, 4:09pm -
  • Large-scale solar industry takes off as 12 new plants secure finance
    Support from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency has helped put large-scale solar on a solid footing despite cuts to its own fundingAustralia’s large-scale solar industry now appears to be on solid ground, with all 12 plants recently awarded grant funding by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency reaching “financial close” this month.That means they are fully financed and have locked in e…
    - 41 days ago 16 May 17, 3:28am -
  • Blackout parties: how solar and storage made WA farmers the most popular in town
    Once considered an eco-warrior’s pipe dream, renewable energy is rapidly gaining ground in the traditional mining state of Western AustraliaAlong the remote southern coastline of Western Australia, the locals have cottoned on to a new, surefire way to keep their beer cold.The energy grid around Esperance and Ravensthorpe is unreliable at the best of times, but after a bushfire took out the poles…
    - 42 days ago 15 May 17, 12:19am -
  • Indian solar power prices hit record low, undercutting fossil fuels
    Plummeting wholesale prices put the country on track to meet renewable energy targets set out in the Paris agreementWholesale solar power prices have reached another record low in India, faster than analysts predicted and further undercutting the price of fossil fuel-generated power in the country.The tumbling price of solar energy also increases the likelihood that India will meet – and by its…
    - 47 days ago 10 May 17, 1:29pm -
  • Spray on and printable: what's next for the solar panel market?
    Thin film technology is touted as a gamechanger for the solar panel market, but it’s not without drawbacksSpray on, printable and other new thin film technology looks set to provide a major boost to the global solar market.Currently being developed by researchers and a small number of companies, the new film materials offer the potential of lighter and cheaper manufacturing. Related: What next…
    - 53 days ago 4 May 17, 8:30am -
  • Powerhouse: the startup making solar the most accessible energy in the world
    It’s one of the only incubators focused on solar companies – but Powerhouse is part of a larger movement to nurture new companies in the low-carbon futureIt started with a crowdfunding startup, an investment from Prince, and the idea to help new solar companies tackle business challenges that can be hard to overcome on their own.Now, four years later, the idea has morphed into a group called P…
    - 57 days ago 30 Apr 17, 2:00pm -
  • The American people – not Big Oil – must decide our climate future | Senator Bernie Sanders and Mark Jacobson
    We must aggressively transition our energy system away from fossil fuels and toward clean, renewable energy solutions. And we need to do so now The debate facing our world today is not whether we need to address climate change. That debate is far, far behind us. The issue is how to address climate change – as quickly and effectively as possible.Virtually the entire scientific community – more…
    - 58 days ago 29 Apr 17, 11:00am -
  • Pupil power: how students are turning schools green
    A scheme encouraging young people to take the lead on environmental projects is changing habits, growing leaders – and saving schools moneyAt the Manchester Creative and Media Academy, six year 10 students have just done an environmental audit of their school. They conducted interviews with staff and other pupils, inspected what was already being done, and examined energy policies. From this the…
    - 59 days ago 28 Apr 17, 8:00am -

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  • Flight Without Fuel
    Taking turns at the controls of Solar Impulse 2 (Si2) – their zero-emission electric and solar airplane, capable of flying day and night without fuel, Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg succeeded in their crazy dream of achieving the first ever Round-The-World Solar Flight. By landing back in Abu Dhabi after a total of 23 days … Continue reading "Flight Without Fuel"
    - 75 days ago 11 Apr 17, 6:35pm -
  • Got renewable energy solutions?
    Companies with renewable energy services and products should be making friends with public officials in municipalities throughout the country. That’s definitely where renewable power projects are occurring. Cities have numerous priorities and mandates, but every municipality is focused on sustainability, cost reduction and reducing the consequences of climate change. Many are taking bold steps t…
    - 76 days ago 11 Apr 17, 8:07am -
  • Anonymous Donor Funds Six Solar Installations
    Solar Ypsi is a group of volunteers who educate, design, and install photovoltaic (PV) systems around Ypsilanti, Michigan. Started in 2005, SolarYpsi has given over 200 face-to-face presentations to over 5,000 people at local events and reached over a quarter million views on YouTube (SolarYpsi.org/GoogleVideo.html) in 2011 when Google featured SolarYpsi in a nationally televised … Continue read…
    - 76 days ago 11 Apr 17, 8:00am -
  • Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) Innovation Center
    The Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) Innovation Center, completed in December 2015, is a 15,610 sf office building and state-of-the-art convening center located in Basalt, Colorado. RMI developed the Innovation Center to advance the organization’s mission, propel the industry, and to demonstrate how deep green buildings are designed, contracted, constructed, and occupied. The Innovation Center dem…
    - 76 days ago 10 Apr 17, 9:20pm -
  • Solar Wars Part 2
    The solar wars are mainly between the existing monopoly electric utilities and the portion of the solar (PV) industry that is involved with behind-the-meter solar installations. Utilities are not against solar, as this new technology gives them another method to generate electricity, but what utilities dislike is their customers producing their own electricity by any … Continue reading "Solar Wa…
    - 76 days ago 10 Apr 17, 9:14pm -
  • Zen ZNE Office
    We wanted the design to reflect our mission statement: Integrating art, architecture and ecology in order to put people in touch with the environment, each other and their spiritual and cultural aspirations. Art and architecture: the building reflects the personal sculptural vision of the architects, using sensuous curving strawbale walls clothed in luminous white lime … Continue reading "Zen ZN…
    - 76 days ago 10 Apr 17, 9:02pm -
  • NREL Releases Report on “Urban Turbines”
    Late in 2016, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) released a long-awaited report titled Deployment of Wind Turbines in the Built Environment: Risks, Lessons, and Recommended Practices. This followed a presentation by NREL’s Ian Baring-Gould of the findings at the 2016 Small Wind Conference. While the report certainly breaks the news gently, as NREL is … Continue reading "NREL Relea…
    - 76 days ago 10 Apr 17, 8:44pm -
  • Solar on the Line
    Solar on the Line, an exhibit on display now at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History, explores the innovation and technology behind solar power as a renewable energy resource and presents multiple views on the potential benefits and challenges of this technology. The display introduces visitors to the history of solar energy use in … Continue reading "Solar on the Line"
    - 76 days ago 10 Apr 17, 7:28pm -
  • LAGI 2016
    The Land Art Generator Initiative (LAGI) was founded in 2008 with the main goal of providing a platform for the design and construction of public art installations that have the added benefit of large-scale clean energy generation. Once built, each sculpture will continuously distribute clean energy into the electrical grid at a utility scale (equivalent … Continue reading "LAGI 2016"
    - 15 Mar 17, 8:35pm -
  • SOLAR 2016 Technical Presentation Highlights
    SOLAR 2016 provided participants with high quality information on a variety of topics related to advances in solar energy. The Technical Review Committee offers the following abstracts as examples of some of the particularly cross-cutting, cutting edge work presented. Novel Designs and Equipment Propel Solar Thermal’s Future By Peter Skinner Once the darling of sustainable … Continue reading "…
    - 15 Mar 17, 4:10pm -


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  • BEIS’ ministerial merry-go-round must grind to a stop
    As BEIS prepares for its seventh energy minister in six years, Liam Stoker argues that as long as the government's ministerial merry-go-round continues the green economy is being taken for a ride.
    - 10 days ago 16 Jun 17, 12:59pm -
  • Q&A: BayWa r.e.’s Oliver Niedhöfer on the trends affecting UK O&M
    Oliver Niedhöfer has previously worked for the BayWa r.e. Group in various roles, more recently as head of international operations based in Munich. He recently joined the growing team at BayWa r.e. Operation Services in the UK. Oliver explains the challenges and opportunities of O&M services for large-scale PV and BayWa r.e.’s plans for the next few years in the UK.
    - 13 days ago 13 Jun 17, 10:00am -
  • May’s self-inflicted chaos cannot be used to water down climate commitments
    Liam Stoker reflects on this week's election, a controversial outcome and stresses the importance for May not to abandon her climate commitments to keep her grip on power.
    - 17 days ago 9 Jun 17, 3:17pm -
  • The fast-moving pipeline of the UK’s grid-scale storage
    With the UK’s Renewables Obligation (RO) now closed for large solar projects, energy storage takes the position of the most active sector in the UK energy market. As with any new technology, we have seen a lot of build up over the past few years, with much speculation about when the utility-scale market will take off, and how big it will be.
    - 18 days ago 8 Jun 17, 12:51pm -
  • How UK solar broke records last week
    Liam Stoker looks back at the contributing factors to UK solar's record-breaking half-hour last Friday as the industry sets its sights on further landmarks to come this summer.
    - 27 days ago 30 May 17, 11:13am -
  • Energy storage and the UK industrial strategy: what’s next?
    When Theresa May announced there would be a general election on 8 June, you could forgive the public a weary sigh at the thought of a third trip to the ballot box in as many years. And you could forgive those of us in the battery storage sector for wondering whether an election campaign might slow the industry’s momentum.
    - 40 days ago 17 May 17, 12:55pm -
  • Why are UK businesses turning to rooftop solar generation?
    Martyn Johnson, sales manager UK and Ireland at Schweizer’s solar energy systems division, discusses what’s driving businesses up and down the UK to go solar.
    - 42 days ago 15 May 17, 9:54am -
  • Snap elections, Brexit bias and why the green economy must take centre stage
    Liam Stoker reflects on Theresa May's surprise election reveal from yesterday and suggests why the low carbon economy must wrestle coverage away from Brexit over the next seven weeks of campaigning.
    - 67 days ago 20 Apr 17, 11:03am -
  • Advantages of module level power electronics in O&M for commercial systems
    PROMOTIONAL FEATURE: Lior Handelsman, VP of marketing and product strategy and founder of SolarEdge, discusses how module level power electronics (MLPE) stands to change the solar O&M market.
    - 69 days ago 18 Apr 17, 9:27am -
  • Will the EU see RED over UK renewable energy?
    Unverified news broke last week that government officials are working out how to ditch the UK’s renewable energy targets while remaining in Europe’s energy market. David Pratt looks at why Number 10 is pursuing this goal, and why the EU should hold it to account.
    - 79 days ago 7 Apr 17, 4:32pm -
  • Are standardisation and digitalisation the future of O&M?
    Liam Stoker looks at two of the solar industry's leading buzzwords - standardisation and digitalisation - and what they mean for the O&M sector.
    - 90 days ago 28 Mar 17, 11:52am -
  • In conversation: Kilian Pender, founder of Greenstone Finance and CEO of the Green Deal
    Since the news broke in January that the Green Deal Finance Company (GDFC) had been privatised, industry has been waiting for the new and improved Green Deal to appear. David Pratt sits down with Kilian Pender, founder and chief executive of Greenstone Finance, to discuss the future of the scheme and why a history of failures won't repeat itself.
    - 90 days ago 27 Mar 17, 5:13pm -
  • Crowdcube, a failed solar installer, and the missing £1 million
    When The Solar Cloth Company collapsed in June last year, it took with it nearly £1 million of crowd-funded finance. Liam Stoker investigates how this came to pass and potential failures within Crowdcube’s consumer protections.
    - 14 Mar 17, 11:00am -
  • UK solar; the view from Europe
    Fresh from the SolarPower Europe summit in Brussels this week, Liam Stoker reflects on how the UK solar sector is viewed from across the channel these days.
    - 10 Mar 17, 11:46am -
  • Q&A: Damian Baker, managing director of RenEnergy
    David Pratt talks to Damian Baker, managing director of RenEnergy, on the future of large scale solar deployment once the ROC scheme closes on 31 March 2017.
    - 9 Mar 17, 11:31am -
  • Budget 2017: does it offer anything for the green economy?
    David Pratt outlines what chancellor Philip Hammond's first (and last) spring budget offered to the low carbon community, paving the way for what should be a meatier autumn statement.
    - 8 Mar 17, 2:50pm -
  • UK energy infrastructure needs solar at its heart
    Abid Kazim, MD at NextEnergy Capital, discusses why the government – and UK infrastructure as a whole – needs to place solar at its heart before it is too late.
    - 2 Mar 17, 8:10am -
  • Jesse Norman and the ‘path to subsidy-free deployment’
    Liam Stoker challenges energy minister Jesse Norman's claim that the government's feed-in tariff overhaul has placed solar on the path to a subsidy-free future.
    - 10 Feb 17, 11:58am -
  • The cold war of module pricing
    Red tape, stagnant demand and elaborate outside pressures have made module pricing in the UK complex and seemingly insulated from global price trends. John Parnell examines the stand-offs maintaining a status quo in UK module prices.
    - 9 Feb 17, 8:27am -
  • Who owns the UK’s 12GW of solar? Part two
    Solar Media’s head of market research Finlay Colville concludes his two-part breakdown of who owns the UK’s entire cumulative solar PV capacity.
    - 8 Feb 17, 8:46am -
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  • Got renewable energy solutions? Take them now to any large city!
      by Mary Scott Nabers     Companies with renewable energy services and products should be making friends with public officials in municipalities throughout the country. That’s definitely where renewable power projects are occurring. Cities have numerous priorities and mandates, but every municipality is focused on sustainability, cost reduction and reducing the consequences of climate […]
    - 76 days ago 11 Apr 17, 7:47am -
  • Anonymous Donor Funds Six Solar Installations | A Success Story
    by Dave Strenski Solar Ypsi is a group of volunteers who educate, design, and install photovoltaic (PV) systems around Ypsilanti, Michigan. Started in 2005, SolarYpsi has given over 200 face-to-face presentations to over 5,000 people at local events and reached over a quarter million views on YouTube (SolarYpsi.org/GoogleVideo.html) in 2011 when Google featured SolarYpsi in […]
    - 76 days ago 11 Apr 17, 7:30am -
  • Flight Without Fuel
    Swiss pioneers Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg complete the first ever round-the-world solar flight– a historic achievement, without a drop of fuel. Taking turns at the controls of Solar Impulse 2 (Si2) – their zero-emission electric and solar airplane, capable of flying day and night without fuel, Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg succeeded in their […]
    - 76 days ago 11 Apr 17, 7:03am -
  • NREL Releases Report on ”Urban Turbines”
    by MICK SAGRILLO Mick Sagrillo (msagrillo@ wizunwired.net) has powered his family’s home with all manner of wind turbines for the past 35 years.   Late in 2016, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) released a long-awaited report titled Deployment of Wind Turbines in the Built Environment: Risks, Lessons, and Recommended Practices (http://bit.ly/2kXLbBz). This followed a […]
    - 76 days ago 11 Apr 17, 6:47am -
  • Zen ZNE Office
    Multiple Modes of Energy Capture Create ZNE Office Building A Case Study from Davis, California By Jonathan Hammond   We wanted the design to reflect our mission statement: Integrating art, architecture and ecology in order to put people in touch with the environment, each other and their spiritual and cultural aspirations.   Art and architecture: […]
    - 76 days ago 11 Apr 17, 6:35am -
  • Solar on the Line
    Special thanks to the Smithsonian National Museum of American History for contributing this story to SOLAR TODAY   Solar on the Line, an exhibit on display now at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History, explores the innovation and technology behind solar power as a renewable energy resource and presents multiple views on the potential […]
    - 76 days ago 11 Apr 17, 6:03am -
  • Solar Wars
    by Bill Ellard, Energy Economist This is the second part of a three-part series where I plan to discuss the current and upcoming battles of the “solar wars.” The three battles are net-metering, tariff reform, and grid defection. This is the tariff battle discussion.   The solar wars are mainly between the existing monopoly electric […]
    - 76 days ago 11 Apr 17, 5:55am -
  • Passive House Case Study: Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) Innovation Center
    by Rocky Mountain Institute Innovation Center for Passive House Institute US (PHIUS)     The Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) Innovation Center, completed in December 2015, is a 15,610 sf office building and state-of-the-art convening center located in Basalt, Colorado. RMI developed the Innovation Center to advance the organization’s mission, propel the industry, and to demonstrate […]
    - 76 days ago 11 Apr 17, 5:38am -
  • Prime Time for Real Power
    We have recently reached some exciting milestones in renewable energy. In many parts of the world, solar energy from photovoltaics (PV) is now the same price or even cheaper than fossil fuels (and that’s not counting the environmental costs of the fossils). Over 30 countries have already reached grid parity even without subsidies, according to […]
    - 76 days ago 11 Apr 17, 5:13am -
  • LAGI 2016
    The Land Art Generator Initiative (LAGI) was founded in 2008 with the main goal of providing a platform for the design and construction of public art installations that have the added benefit of large-scale clean energy generation. Once built, each sculpture will continuously distribute clean energy into the electrical grid at a utility scale (equivalent […]
    - 15 Mar 17, 3:38pm -
  • SOLAR 2016 Technical Presentation Highlights
    SOLAR 2016 provided participants with high quality information on a variety of topics related to advances in solar energy. The Technical Review Committee offers the following abstracts as examples of some of the particularly cross-cutting, cutting edge work presented.   Novel Designs and Equipment Propel Solar Thermal’s Future By Peter Skinner Once the darling of […]
    - 15 Mar 17, 3:26pm -
  • Can Solar Shine in Coal Country?
    by Ronald Fel Jones Two Social Enterprises Partner Up to Deliver Hope—and Jobs—in West Virginia On a cold, drizzly morning in January, a crew of six young men and two supervisors showed up at 8 a.m. sharp, ready to learn how to install a rooftop solar array. The previous October, the same group took a […]
    - 9 Mar 17, 5:09pm -

Solar Trade Org (UK)

  • Solar Independence Day Resources
    The post Solar Independence Day Resources appeared first on Solar Trade Association.
    - 7 days ago 19 Jun 17, 2:37pm -
  • Business Rates – Current Solutions for Self-Owned Rooftop Solar
    Business rates updateThe post Business Rates – Current Solutions for Self-Owned Rooftop Solar appeared first on Solar Trade Association.
    - 13 days ago 13 Jun 17, 1:27pm -
  • Worldwide Coverage for STA
    Solar overtaking nuclear here was a milestone that attracted international interest. From Brussels to Bangkok, our release, including CEO Paul Barwell’s words, were bounced around newsrooms across the world.The post Worldwide Coverage for STA appeared first on Solar Trade Association.
    - 24 days ago 2 Jun 17, 2:33pm -
  • Solar Policy Statement: The key to unlocking Scotland’s renewable potential
    STA Scotland believes that solar development is essential to Scotland’s ...The post Solar Policy Statement: The key to unlocking Scotland’s renewable potential appeared first on Solar Trade Association.
    - 26 days ago 31 May 17, 3:13pm -
  • UK solar generation breaks new record
    IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 26 May 2017 UK solar generation breaks new record Overtakes electricity generated by nuclear for the first-time ever As the UK approaches the May bank holiday and basks in glorious sunshine, the electricity generated by solar power has today hit a new record. STA CEO Paul Barwell: “With the UK bathed in glorious sunshine today, we at the ... Read MoreThe post UK solar genera…
    - 31 days ago 26 May 17, 3:31pm -
  • The Great British Solar Manifesto
    The STA today publishes its ‘Great British Solar Manifesto’, summarising the tremendous contribution solar can make to the well-being and prosperity of Britain over the next ParliamentThe post The Great British Solar Manifesto appeared first on Solar Trade Association.
    - 33 days ago 24 May 17, 10:26am -
  • Clean Technology Industrial Strategy Joint Letter
    We signed a joint letter with Renewable UK, The Electricity Storage Network, REA, Regen, and Scottish Renewables addressed to Secretary of State, Rt Hon Greg Clark MP. Download the letter belowThe post Clean Technology Industrial Strategy Joint Letter appeared first on Solar Trade Association.
    - 68 days ago 18 Apr 17, 5:08pm -
  • STA sounds deployment alarm as solar hits ‘crunch point’
    The STA has published a summary of current solar deployment [1] at a major crunch point for the solar industry. The post STA sounds deployment alarm as solar hits ‘crunch point’ appeared first on Solar Trade Association.
    - 69 days ago 18 Apr 17, 12:37pm -
  • Places, people and planning
    Scotland is leading the way towards a renewable energy futureThe post Places, people and planning appeared first on Solar Trade Association.
    - 82 days ago 5 Apr 17, 12:24pm -
  • Ofgem Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) Do I Need Metering
    There are two types of metering that can be required under the Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) schemeThe post Ofgem Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) Do I Need Metering appeared first on Solar Trade Association.
    - 82 days ago 5 Apr 17, 11:48am -

Innovative Solar Farms (Commercial)

  • Can Solar Farms and livestock co-exist?
    Other than war and weather, the biggest problems facing the planet are producing enough food and energy, both consumed at staggering rates by a population growing faster than farmers and fossil fuels can keep up with. Solar farms are certainly helping address the increased energy demands in
    - 9 Jun 14, 2:09pm -
  • Germany – Leading The World for Solar Farms
    Thanks to years of generous government subsidies, Germany has become the world leader in renewable energy and solar farms.  Twenty seven percent of Germany’s power is generated with renewables and solar provides close to a quarter of that. In the southern German state of Bavaria, where the
    - 5 Jun 14, 2:05pm -
  • Why Hedge Fund Managers Love Solar Farms
    You have to take notice when one of the nation’s most wealthy hedge funds suddenly takes interest in renewable energy. A $30 billion hedge fund manager recently invested in five solar farms in California. Hedge fund giant D.E. Shaw has also co-invested in a wind farm off the
    - 3 Jun 14, 2:09pm -
  • Can Solar Farms Save the World?
    Making money is Fabulous. Making money while saving the planet is Priceless and solar farms offer that very opportunity. There is little debate now that the climate is changing, and most scientists agree carbon emissions are to blame. Without major the earth’s temperatures will continue to climb.
    - 1 Jun 14, 6:58pm -
  • Why do Solar Farms Attract Big Box Stores?
    When you think of Wal-Mart, you think of a massive store where you can buy everything from bananas to bicycles, but rarely do you think of solar farms when Wal-Mart comes to mind. When you think of Kohl’s, you think of a woman’s favorite kind of store:
    - 31 May 14, 7:41pm -
  • Financing Solar Farms as a REIT
    Many financing options are available for investors looking at the very attractive, relatively maintenance-free solar farms as a means to a safe, diverse portfolio.  One of them is the REIT — Real Estate Investment Trust. These trusts are not double taxed such as traditional corporate access. Plus,
    - 26 May 14, 12:34pm -
  • Do Solar Farm Investors Like Fixed or Movable Panels?
    While solar panels that don’t move are still an economical way to develop and reap financial rewards from solar farms, panels that move with the sun’s angle are quickly becoming the way to increase revenue. More and more buyers of solar farms are looking at panel tracking
    - 25 May 14, 2:36pm -
  • Do Solar Farms cause glare for Pilots?
    An unintended consequence is the unanticipated effect that happens when one tries to fix a problem and then creates another.  These consequences often have a positive effect, but sometimes they can be worse that the problem they were trying to fix.  One example of an unintended consequence
    - 22 May 14, 10:15am -
  • Why India Loves Solar Farms
    Some reasons are no-brainers: India is one of the most densely populated nations on the planet, its sunlight is abundant, and its deserts prime locales so solar farms make perfect sense. But how did they get on the bandwagon before most of the rest of the world.
    - 15 May 14, 12:50pm -
  • Protecting Solar Farms from Vandals
    The very characteristics which make solar farm sites attractive to build are unfortunately also the ones that, without protection, can also make them attractive to vandals. The solar farm sites are usually less vulnerable to neighborhood opposition, rural and away from other structures such as airports or
    - 12 May 14, 3:43pm -


Solar Farm Random Videos




Alternative-News - Photo-Voltaics

  • The WaterNest: An Eco-Friendly Floating House
    Environment and Sustainability | Photovoltaic Cells | Solar PowerDesigned by renowned Italian architect Giancarlo Zema and produced by EcoFloLife, the WaterNest 100 is an eco-friendly floating housing unit. The 100 square meter residential units are made of up to 98% recycled materials; including the laminate timber and aluminum hull. Skylights, balconies and large windows encircle the dwelling, a…
    - 2 Apr 15, 9:05am -
  • Floating Solar Panels: A Viable Solution?
    Hydro Power | Photovoltaic Cells | Solar PowerSince 2011, French Company Ciel & Terre has been developing large-scale floating solar solutions. Their innovative Hydrelio Floating PV system allows standard PV panels to be installed on large bodies of water such as: drinking water reservoirs, quarry lakes, irrigation canals, remediation and tailing ponds, and hydro electric dam reservoirs. This simp…
    - 1 Apr 15, 9:35am -
  • 3D Printed Solar Energy Trees
    Energy Inventions | Future Technology | Photovoltaic Cells | Solar PowerHow would nature do it? Researchers at the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland may be discovering the answer, thanks to advancing solar and 3D printing technologies. They have developed some very decorative prototypes of what they are calling “energy harvesting trees”. The tiny leaves generate and store solar energy a…
    - 28 Feb 15, 8:24am -
  • The Benefits of Solar Power (Infographic)
    Environment and Sustainability | Photovoltaic Cells | Solar PowerHome Inspector Bill Barber recently created an excellent infographic that details how solar panels can power homes and help the environment at the same time. According to the infographic, “1 hour of Energy from the Sun = 1 Year of Power for the Global Population”. And as stated, solar power remains the 3rd most important […]
    - 23 Feb 15, 1:23am -
  • Oriental Hornet: Expert Solar Power Harvester
    Environment and Sustainability | Photovoltaic Cells | Solar PowerDo you know who is the most competent solar power expert, according to a research team from Tel Aviv University? It is the humble common Oriental hornet found in our gardens! Much to the astonishment of the scientists and researchers, the hornet utilizes solar power much like a plant and it produces electricity. Think how […]
    - 29 Apr 11, 10:37pm -
  • Artificial Electronic Super Skin – Powered By Stretchable Solar Cells
    Energy Inventions | Photovoltaic Cells | Solar PowerZhenan Bao, Stanford researcher, is keen to create “Super skin.” Taking her previously created super-sensitive sensor a step ahead, she is now creating a super skin that will be self-powered with renewable clean solar energy. Bao and her team have designed polymer solar cells that are flexible and can be stretched to power the ‘super […]
    - 17 Apr 11, 1:27am -
  • PowerMod: To the Rescue
    Energy Inventions | Photovoltaic Cells | Solar PowerThink of the earthquake that happened at Tahiti, or havoc-provoking typhoons like Katrina; or the recent plane crash that took so many lives. With man-made or natural disasters occurring unexpectedly at all corners of earth, there has been a sharp demand for dependable portable energy sources that can make rescue efforts a lot easier and […]
    - 7 Apr 11, 8:12am -
  • Ceria Mimics Plant Life
    Energy Inventions | Photovoltaic Cells | Solar PowerNewer and more exciting devices are being invented to harness renewable energy – especially solar energy. One such device is a prototype which uses one of the rare earth metals – ceria, otherwise known cerium oxide – utilizing its natural propensity of alternatively exhaling and inhaling oxygen as it heats up or cools down. A […]
    - 29 Mar 11, 8:19am -
  • Laser ‘Scribing’ to Increase Solar Cell Efficiency
    Future Technology | Photovoltaic Cells | Solar PowerOver the years, thanks to the devoted research work going on for increasing the efficiency of solar cells, today solar cells are no longer flat shaped or unyielding. Ultra thin film-type solar cells have now been manufactured which are quite flexible and adaptable for use in corners, curvilinear and other structures. Today almost 20% of […]
    - 23 Mar 11, 7:08am -
  • E-Reader Going Green: Biblio Leaf
    Energy Inventions | Photovoltaic Cells | Solar PowerGlad tidings for book lovers with green ethics! Maybe the e-reader does not consume much power. But if you love to read online and think you should do your bit towards using renewable energy, you have Toshiba and KDDI joining the ranks of LG to provide solar-powered e-readers. Biblio Leaf is the new kid in […]
    - 22 Mar 11, 7:04am -
  • Solar Tracker Solar Panels
    Energy Inventions | Photovoltaic Cells | Solar PowerA German owned company IMO has set-up a plant in USA that will make the largest solar tracker solar panels to tap solar energy. As per Ruediger Unverzagt and Klaus Pless, respectively the CEO and vice-president of this company, these solar tracker solar panels are the largest in Summerville in South California. IMO is looking […]
    - 19 Mar 11, 7:03am -
  • Making the Best Use of Polymer Solar Cells
    Future Technology | Photovoltaic Cells | Solar PowerA report recently published in an online journal called Advanced Materials points out that a process has been developed by the researchers at the Iowa State University and the Ames Laboratory that can produce thin and constant light absorbing layers on textured substrates. This increases light absorption by polymer solar cells, thereby increasing…
    - 15 Mar 11, 7:08am -
  • Walmart to Install Thin Film Solar Panels
    Energy Industry | Photovoltaic Cells | Solar PowerProminent corporations are paying special attention to go green and create a conducive environment for clean and green energy. Walmart too is taking appreciative steps in the field of alternative energy. In the year 2007, Walmart entered into a partnership with Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) to provide a thrust to the photovoltaic technologies. I…
    - 4 Oct 10, 8:21am -
  • Zinc-Oxide Nanostructure Production Made Easy
    Energy Economy | Energy Industry | Photovoltaic CellsTwo scientists are on a path-breaking method to produce ‘sea-urchins’ to expedite the work capacity and efficiency of photovoltaic devices. Jamil Elias and Laetitia Philippe are the two scientists from Empa’s Mechanics of Materials & Nanostructures Laboratory who have been successful in producing these tiny ‘sea urchins’ which are read…
    - 22 Sep 10, 9:07am -
  • A Power Sticker to Boost Solar Power Generation
    Energy Inventions | Photovoltaic Cells | Solar PowerNew and unique ways of making solar panels more efficient in power generation are coming to light every day. The new kid in the block of one such device is a large transparent sticker applied to the front of the panel which increases the power output by about 10% or so. Genie Lens Technologies is […]
    - 20 Sep 10, 8:19am -
  • PETE Process Promises Successful Technology Fusion
    Energy Inventions | Photovoltaic Cells | Solar PowerA new joint venture research work at Stanford and SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, supported by Department of Energy and DARPA has come up with a new solar energy conversion process that can potentially double the efficiency of solar cells. Stanford engineers have discovered this new and totally different process to harvest energy from sun.…
    - 24 Aug 10, 9:38am -
  • Graphene: Solar Cells of the Future?
    Energy Inventions | Photovoltaic Cells | Solar PowerA southern California University team has come up with what could be the alternative new breed of economical and flexible solar cells. For some decades now, organic photovoltaic cells (OPV) have been acclaimed as the new solar cell prototypes and extolled for their light weight, flexible substrates, low cost and easy manufacturability. Research i…
    - 10 Aug 10, 10:48pm -
  • First Factory Built Solar Charging Station
    Energy Industry | Photovoltaic Cells | Solar PowerInternational Green Energy Expo Korea 2010 was chosen as the venue where SunPods SP-300 was first displayed. This is the first factory built-to-order solar-powered integrated electric-vehicle charging station – ready for powering up immediately. This ready-to-use solar power platform from SunPods is called EV Plug-N-Go. Perfect launch pad: Deagu,…
    - 3 Aug 10, 10:41pm -
  • Hybrid Organic Solar Cells Now More Efficient
    Energy Industry | Photovoltaic Cells | Solar PowerSuccess greets the research team of National Research Council’s National Institute for Nanotechnology (NINT) and the University of Alberta. The plastic solar cells have now an operating life of 8 months instead of mere hours. And they are low-cost, environmentally efficient, unsealed plastic dollar cells – a green energy source. Developing econ…
    - 29 Jul 10, 8:05am -
  • Breakthrough in Thin-Film Solar Cells
    Energy Inventions | Photovoltaic Cells | Solar PowerScientists at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) have come out with positive news about increased efficiency of thin-film solar cells. As we know that scientists are trying to increase the efficiency of the solar cells so that they can be considered as serious alternative to the fossil fuels. Researchers at Johannes Gutenberg University Ma…
    - 28 Jul 10, 8:46am -
  • Economical Solar Panels to Yield More Energy
    Energy Inventions | Photovoltaic Cells | Solar PowerThere has been research work going on to increase the efficiency of the cost-effective amorphous solar panels. TU Delft has been the center where this research work is being developed. The research will directly help in increasing the efficiency of amorphous solar cells – from a 7% to a 9%. Crystalline silicon is most commonly […]
    - 27 Jul 10, 7:13am -
  • Costs for Thermo-photovoltaic Cells Significantly Reduced
    Energy Inventions | Photovoltaic Cells | Waste to EnergyThermo-photovoltaic (TPV) cells are great for converting radiation from any heat source to power. These cells can generate power from the wasted heat which gets released when glass or steel is produced. Adding these TPV cells to domestic power systems can help generate power along with heating water. TPV systems are also too complex for […]
    - 5 Jul 10, 7:54am -
  • The Ultimate Solar Cell?
    Energy Inventions | Photovoltaic Cells | Solar PowerThe ultimate step in utilizing solar power is to convert maximum energy from sun into electricity. This will make solar power highly cost-advantageous compared to other traditional power sources. Capturing energy wasted as heat from the sun can increase solar conversion efficiency greatly. Research funded by the U.S. Department of Energy is on-go…
    - 2 Jul 10, 8:14am -
  • Sanyo’s HIT Solar Cells are a Hit in Italy
    Energy Industry | Photovoltaic Cells | Solar PowerJapan’s Sanyo Electric Company is creating a record by powering the largest solar pant in Italy with its HIT solar cells. The Project funded by a consortium led by Deutsche Bank is expected to be completed by September 2010. Sanyo is successfully on its way to make the dream of a clean-energy society a reality. […]
    - 8 Jun 10, 8:17am -
  • Sun Shines on Solar Energy Future
    Future Technology | Photovoltaic Cells | Solar PowerThe chances of producing solar power as a more commercially viable source of alternative energy seem brighter now with the positive research results pioneered by University of Illinois professors. The Department of Energy and National Science Foundation-funded team led by Professors John Rogers, and Xiuling Li, has been exploring ways to find mor…
    - 7 Jun 10, 8:00am -
  • Nanosolar: Solar Power at a Lower Cost
    Future Technology | Photovoltaic Cells | Solar PowerIn a market-friendly scenario, Nanosolar claims to be able to produce electricity at 5-6 cents/kilowatt hour almost as cheap as power from coal and at about one-third the cost of other solar power. Nanosolar claims: Nanosolar claims mass production of solar power will now become feasible with their differently manufactured solar panels. Conventio…
    - 24 May 10, 1:00am -
  • MIT Researchers Print a Solar Cell on Paper
    Energy Inventions | Photovoltaic Cells | Solar PowerWe love the idea of clean and green fuel. But they come with certain disadvantages. First one is they are heavy on pocket of a commoner. Second disadvantage is their power conversion rate is quite low. Last one is you need storage space to save all the power converted by a clean and green technology. […]
    - 19 May 10, 8:01am -
  • Solar Greenhouse to Produce Food and Electricity
    Future Technology | Photovoltaic Cells | Solar PowerImagine a greenhouse that is producing solar power and food too. This excellent experiment is being done in Italy. The companies responsible for this project are Renewable energy company Solar ReFeel, CeRSAA and solar panel manufacturer Solyndra. The test site has been constructed at CeRSAA’s Albenga, Italy. The project intends to attain the pr…
    - 13 May 10, 8:32am -
  • Affordable Solar Power with Purple Pokeberries?
    Biofuels | Photovoltaic Cells | Solar PowerResearchers at Wake Forest University’s Center for Nanotechnology and Molecular Materials are trying to achieve source of clean and green power through pokeberries! Pokeberries could be helpful in making solar power accessible to many. Nanotech Center scientists have extracted the red dye from pokeberries to paint their efficient and low-cost fiber-base…
    - 6 May 10, 8:00am -
  • PV Cell Prototype Generates Electricity from IR and UV Light
    Energy Inventions | Photovoltaic Cells | Solar PowerSolar energy is present in abundance around us. The problem is how to harness a substantial portion of it for human use. How to raise the efficiency bar of solar conversion into electricity? Scientists are continuously engaged in finding a way out for this problem. Recently scientists at the Kyoto Institute of Technology have deviated […]
    - 26 Apr 10, 8:15am -

PV Magazine

  • Trina Solar shareholders approve deal to go private
    Chinese tier 1 solar manufacturer Trina Solar looks all set to become a private company, after its shareholders approved a merger with Fortune Solar and Red Vibumum, which will see it become Fortune’s subsidiary and, thus, a private company.
    - 16 Dec 16, 3:14pm -
  • The pv magazine weekly news digest
    Spain extends an olive branch to solar PV, Germany tenders more low prices, Canadian Solar opens its 400 MW Brazil fab and the Donald Trump witch hunt continues.
    - 16 Dec 16, 2:35pm -
  • Huawei and BayWa r.e. partner up on procurement contract
    German solar developer BayWa r.e. has signed a Global Procurement Framework Contract with Chinese technology company Huawei, for the supply of an initial target volume of 400 MW of Huawei's inverters, as Huawei continues its expansion into various international markets.
    - 16 Dec 16, 2:13pm -
  • Interview: Younicos discusses latest 49 MW UK storage deal
    Following this week's announcement that Younicos will supply a 49 MW storage system in the U.K., pv magazine caught up with the company's president and CEO Stephen L. Prince to find out more about the project, and Younicos' wider objectives.
    - 16 Dec 16, 1:15pm -
  • EDF's 77.5 MW Vulcan Solar project in Canada receives approval
    EDF EN Canada announced that it has received approval from the Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC) to construct a 77.5 MW solar PV plant in Vulcan County, Canada, which will become the largest solar plant in Western Canada, and will make up part of a hybrid renewable energy project.
    - 16 Dec 16, 11:40am -
  • Debates about future demand for silver in PV continue
    With silver use per cell falling as demand grows, two different consultancies have given different accounts of future demand for silver in PV applications.
    - 16 Dec 16, 11:21am -
  • Abengoa to restart work on 100 MW project in Chile
    Spanish renewable energy company Abengoa announced that it will immediately restart construction on the exciting Atacama Desert solar project in Chile, where a 100 MW PV plant and a 110 MW solar thermal plant will look to take advantage of the world’s most concentrated solar radiation.
    - 16 Dec 16, 10:24am -
  • Australia solar farm announces new tender ….. for sheep
    The owners of the Mugga Lane Solar Park in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) are looking for one more addition to their almost complete 13MW power station – and it's not battery storage.
    - 16 Dec 16, 9:40am -
  • 10 Indian states account for 90% of country's large-scale solar, finds Mercom Capital
    State-by-state analysis of India's installed ground-mount and large-scale solar pipeline finds that the country's solar strength is centered on just ten states.
    - 16 Dec 16, 8:48am -
  • Brazil has canceled its only solar tender of 2016
    The government announced the cancellation of the reserve tender that had been scheduled to take place on December 19.
    - 15 Dec 16, 4:09pm -

Alternative-Energy-News - Solar

  • Family-sized Solar Car to Race in World Solar Challenge
    Battery Technology | Electric Cars | Solar Power | TransportationSolar Team Great Britain has started a kickstarter page to help fund their design for entry in the 2017 World Solar Challenge. Founder Steven Heape leads a team of volunteers from many different disciplines, companies and universities working on a family-sized solar car to compete in the cruiser class. “Cruiser Class is about two o…
    - 25 Jan 17, 8:03am -
  • The Spherical Sun Power Generator
    Energy Inventions | Future Technology | Solar PowerGerman Architect Andre Broessel believes he has a solution that can “squeeze more juice out of the sun”, even during the night hours and in low-light regions. His company Rawlemon has created a spherical sun power generator prototype called the beta.ray. His technology will combine spherical geometry principles with a dual axis tracking system…
    - 13 Apr 15, 12:35pm -
  • The WaterNest: An Eco-Friendly Floating House
    Environment and Sustainability | Photovoltaic Cells | Solar PowerDesigned by renowned Italian architect Giancarlo Zema and produced by EcoFloLife, the WaterNest 100 is an eco-friendly floating housing unit. The 100 square meter residential units are made of up to 98% recycled materials; including the laminate timber and aluminum hull. Skylights, balconies and large windows encircle the dwelling, a…
    - 2 Apr 15, 9:05am -
  • Floating Solar Panels: A Viable Solution?
    Hydro Power | Photovoltaic Cells | Solar PowerSince 2011, French Company Ciel & Terre has been developing large-scale floating solar solutions. Their innovative Hydrelio Floating PV system allows standard PV panels to be installed on large bodies of water such as: drinking water reservoirs, quarry lakes, irrigation canals, remediation and tailing ponds, and hydro electric dam reservoirs. This simp…
    - 1 Apr 15, 9:35am -
  • France Passes Green Rooftop Law
    Energy Politics | Environment and Sustainability | Solar PowerFrance keeps making green headlines lately… the Eiffel Tower’s wind turbines, the tree-shaped wind turbines being installed in Paris, and now an exciting new law that is sure to have a huge environmental impact in urban centers. Every new commercial building in France must meet a new building requirement; the roof must be at least […
    - 31 Mar 15, 8:10am -
  • Tulip Shaped Solar Plants to be Installed in Ethiopia
    Energy Industry | Future Technology | Solar PowerAORA Solar has announced that it will begin construction of its solar-biogas power plants in Ethiopia. Construction of the first pilot plant will start by mid-2015. Ethiopia’s Minister of Water, Irrigation and Energy has stated that ” AORA’s unique solar-hybrid technology is impressive and well-suited to provide both energy and heat to support…
    - 24 Mar 15, 7:39am -
  • Japan Closer to Harvesting Solar Energy from Space
    Energy Inventions | Future Technology | Solar PowerSince 2008, the Japanese Space Agency (JAXA) has been working hard to develop technologies to transmit electricity wirelessly. The goal of the Space Solar Power Systems (SSPS), is to be able to transmit energy from orbiting solar panels by 2030. On March 12th, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) successfully conducted a ground demonstration te…
    - 19 Mar 15, 7:57am -
  • Meet the ELF: A Pedal-Powered, Solar-Electric Hybrid
    Pedal Power | Solar Power | TransportationDescribed as the “most efficient vehicle on the planet”, The ELF is a solar and pedal-powered hybrid tricycle hand-built in the United States by Organic Transit. It is available in one, two and three seater models, and according to their website it gets the equivalent of 1800 miles per gallon! It is legally considered a […]
    - 12 Mar 15, 8:16am -
  • 3D Printed Solar Energy Trees
    Energy Inventions | Future Technology | Photovoltaic Cells | Solar PowerHow would nature do it? Researchers at the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland may be discovering the answer, thanks to advancing solar and 3D printing technologies. They have developed some very decorative prototypes of what they are calling “energy harvesting trees”. The tiny leaves generate and store solar energy a…
    - 28 Feb 15, 8:24am -
  • The Benefits of Solar Power (Infographic)
    Environment and Sustainability | Photovoltaic Cells | Solar PowerHome Inspector Bill Barber recently created an excellent infographic that details how solar panels can power homes and help the environment at the same time. According to the infographic, “1 hour of Energy from the Sun = 1 Year of Power for the Global Population”. And as stated, solar power remains the 3rd most important […]
    - 23 Feb 15, 1:23am -
  • Oriental Hornet: Expert Solar Power Harvester
    Environment and Sustainability | Photovoltaic Cells | Solar PowerDo you know who is the most competent solar power expert, according to a research team from Tel Aviv University? It is the humble common Oriental hornet found in our gardens! Much to the astonishment of the scientists and researchers, the hornet utilizes solar power much like a plant and it produces electricity. Think how […]
    - 29 Apr 11, 10:37pm -
  • Brooklyn Bridge Park: Greenest Destination in New York City
    Energy Politics | Environment and Sustainability | Solar PowerNew York City’s Brooklyn Bridge Park is getting even greener with the addition of a solar powered electric vehicle (EV) charging station – the first of its kind in New York City. Brooklyn Bridge Park has already added a number of green areas with lush grass, making it a great spot for both locals and […]
    - 28 Apr 11, 12:35am -
  • Artificial Electronic Super Skin – Powered By Stretchable Solar Cells
    Energy Inventions | Photovoltaic Cells | Solar PowerZhenan Bao, Stanford researcher, is keen to create “Super skin.” Taking her previously created super-sensitive sensor a step ahead, she is now creating a super skin that will be self-powered with renewable clean solar energy. Bao and her team have designed polymer solar cells that are flexible and can be stretched to power the ‘super […]
    - 17 Apr 11, 1:27am -
  • PowerMod: To the Rescue
    Energy Inventions | Photovoltaic Cells | Solar PowerThink of the earthquake that happened at Tahiti, or havoc-provoking typhoons like Katrina; or the recent plane crash that took so many lives. With man-made or natural disasters occurring unexpectedly at all corners of earth, there has been a sharp demand for dependable portable energy sources that can make rescue efforts a lot easier and […]
    - 7 Apr 11, 8:12am -
  • The Empire State Building: Brighter & Greener
    Environment and Sustainability | Solar Power | Wind PowerYes, as of 2011, The Empire State Building, one of the world’s largest buildings has achieved the distinction of becoming the largest buyer of green renewable wind power. The Empire State Building will be using more than 100 million kWh of wind energy in the coming couple of years approximately. It will be totally – […]
    - 4 Apr 11, 8:20am -
  • Ceria Mimics Plant Life
    Energy Inventions | Photovoltaic Cells | Solar PowerNewer and more exciting devices are being invented to harness renewable energy – especially solar energy. One such device is a prototype which uses one of the rare earth metals – ceria, otherwise known cerium oxide – utilizing its natural propensity of alternatively exhaling and inhaling oxygen as it heats up or cools down. A […]
    - 29 Mar 11, 8:19am -
  • Laser ‘Scribing’ to Increase Solar Cell Efficiency
    Future Technology | Photovoltaic Cells | Solar PowerOver the years, thanks to the devoted research work going on for increasing the efficiency of solar cells, today solar cells are no longer flat shaped or unyielding. Ultra thin film-type solar cells have now been manufactured which are quite flexible and adaptable for use in corners, curvilinear and other structures. Today almost 20% of […]
    - 23 Mar 11, 7:08am -
  • E-Reader Going Green: Biblio Leaf
    Energy Inventions | Photovoltaic Cells | Solar PowerGlad tidings for book lovers with green ethics! Maybe the e-reader does not consume much power. But if you love to read online and think you should do your bit towards using renewable energy, you have Toshiba and KDDI joining the ranks of LG to provide solar-powered e-readers. Biblio Leaf is the new kid in […]
    - 22 Mar 11, 7:04am -
  • Solar Tracker Solar Panels
    Energy Inventions | Photovoltaic Cells | Solar PowerA German owned company IMO has set-up a plant in USA that will make the largest solar tracker solar panels to tap solar energy. As per Ruediger Unverzagt and Klaus Pless, respectively the CEO and vice-president of this company, these solar tracker solar panels are the largest in Summerville in South California. IMO is looking […]
    - 19 Mar 11, 7:03am -
  • Making the Best Use of Polymer Solar Cells
    Future Technology | Photovoltaic Cells | Solar PowerA report recently published in an online journal called Advanced Materials points out that a process has been developed by the researchers at the Iowa State University and the Ames Laboratory that can produce thin and constant light absorbing layers on textured substrates. This increases light absorption by polymer solar cells, thereby increasing…
    - 15 Mar 11, 7:08am -
  • Solar Powered Wheelchair Sets World Records
    Solar Power | TransportationHaidar Taleb, a 47 year old man from UAE, displayed a rare combination of human spirit and willpower when he took up a 200-mile long journey on a wheel chair that he has built for himself which runs on solar power. Being a person with polio since the age of 4 has not stopped him […]
    - 25 Jan 11, 9:38am -
  • VIDEO: Solar-Powered Keyboards
    Energy Inventions | Future Technology | Solar PowerIf you have opted for a wireless keyboard you know the importance of rechargeable batteries and a wall charger. Although it is easier to charge the batteries after a while it becomes an annoyance to change them repeatedly. Now Logitech is coming out with a solar-powered keyboard that will be free of such hassles. No […]
    - 15 Nov 10, 8:26am -
  • MIT Breakthrough: Thermo-Chemical Solar Power
    Energy Inventions | Future Technology | Solar PowerMIT researchers are hopeful of capturing and releasing solar energy with the help of thermo-chemical technology. Scientists were already working on this technology in seventies but this project was aborted due to its expensiveness and termed as too impractical to achieve. But MIT researchers are now gearing up to take this thermo-chemical technolo…
    - 3 Nov 10, 7:01am -
  • Solar Power Towers coming to California
    Energy Industry | Energy Politics | Solar PowerThe United States of America will now produce clear power that can light up as many as 11000 to 277500 homes in the country. The Sectary of Interior Ken Salazar has given a go ahead to the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating system, a project proposed by BrightSource of Oakland that can produce up to 370 […]
    - 1 Nov 10, 7:33am -
  • Solar Wind Power: Generating Power In The Future
    Future Technology | Solar Power | Wind PowerAs the world discovers new ways to meet its growing energy needs, energy generated from Sun, which is better known as solar power and energy generated from wind called the wind power are being considered as a means of generating power. Though these two sources of energy have attracted the scientists for a very long […]
    - 18 Oct 10, 9:07am -
  • Walmart to Install Thin Film Solar Panels
    Energy Industry | Photovoltaic Cells | Solar PowerProminent corporations are paying special attention to go green and create a conducive environment for clean and green energy. Walmart too is taking appreciative steps in the field of alternative energy. In the year 2007, Walmart entered into a partnership with Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) to provide a thrust to the photovoltaic technologies. I…
    - 4 Oct 10, 8:21am -
  • Zinc-Oxide Nanostructure Production Made Easy
    Energy Economy | Energy Industry | Photovoltaic CellsTwo scientists are on a path-breaking method to produce ‘sea-urchins’ to expedite the work capacity and efficiency of photovoltaic devices. Jamil Elias and Laetitia Philippe are the two scientists from Empa’s Mechanics of Materials & Nanostructures Laboratory who have been successful in producing these tiny ‘sea urchins’ which are read…
    - 22 Sep 10, 9:07am -
  • A Power Sticker to Boost Solar Power Generation
    Energy Inventions | Photovoltaic Cells | Solar PowerNew and unique ways of making solar panels more efficient in power generation are coming to light every day. The new kid in the block of one such device is a large transparent sticker applied to the front of the panel which increases the power output by about 10% or so. Genie Lens Technologies is […]
    - 20 Sep 10, 8:19am -
  • PETE Process Promises Successful Technology Fusion
    Energy Inventions | Photovoltaic Cells | Solar PowerA new joint venture research work at Stanford and SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, supported by Department of Energy and DARPA has come up with a new solar energy conversion process that can potentially double the efficiency of solar cells. Stanford engineers have discovered this new and totally different process to harvest energy from sun.…
    - 24 Aug 10, 9:38am -
  • Graphene: Solar Cells of the Future?
    Energy Inventions | Photovoltaic Cells | Solar PowerA southern California University team has come up with what could be the alternative new breed of economical and flexible solar cells. For some decades now, organic photovoltaic cells (OPV) have been acclaimed as the new solar cell prototypes and extolled for their light weight, flexible substrates, low cost and easy manufacturability. Research i…
    - 10 Aug 10, 10:48pm -


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