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  • *Arctic Sea Ice Ties For Seventh-Lowest Maximum
    The Arctic sea ice appeared to have reached its likely maximum extent for the year on March 13, according to the National Snow & Ice Data Center, and in doing so tied for the seventh-lowest in the 40-year satellite record
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  • *Federal Judge Blocks Drilling On Public Lands In Wyoming
    A federal judge ruled this week that the government did not adequately assess the impact of greenhouse gases from oil and gas leases on public lands and blocked any drilling activities temporarily.
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  • *Banks Funneled $1.9 Trillion Into Fossil Fuels Since Paris Agreement
    A new report published this week shows that 33 global banks provided $1.9 trillion to fossil fuel companies since the adoption of the Paris Climate Agreement at the end of 2015 and that the amount of fossil fuel financing has increased in each of the past two years. 
    - 2 hours ago 22 Mar 19, 4:45pm -
  • *Electric Buses Avoid Three Times More Fossil Fuels Than Electric Cars, Finds BNEF
    BNEF says electric buses avoid the use of three times more fossil fuels than electric cars, especially in China where the number of electric buses is exploding.
    - 3 hours ago 22 Mar 19, 3:44pm -
  • *UK & Chinese Offshore Wind Research Center Opens
    A new $2.63 million joint UK-Chinese offshore wind research center was opened on Thursday in Yantai City, with its purpose to act as a leading renewable energy research and development center situated to support the growth of its two respective offshore wind industries. 
    - 4 hours ago 22 Mar 19, 2:43pm -
  • *The Sustainable Fashion Challenge
    We all know the ‘Fast Fashion’ industry is a disaster for the planet and for workers, who are often women in the developing world earning less than three dollars a day in unsafe conditions. It’s not as difficult or as expensive as you might think to shift to ecological and fair-trade clothing.
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  • *The Tesla Model Y Performance Might Be The Best Bang For Your Buck (Versus Tesla Model 3 Trims)
    The prices of Tesla's vehicles have been bobbing up and down lately — to the tune of several thousand dollars in each direction. As of today, they have reached what feels like an equilibrium. At the current prices, Tesla's new Model Y CUV, slated for its first deliveries in the fall of 2020, aren't too far off from the platform it was built on, the Tesla Model
    - 18 hours ago 22 Mar 19, 1:20am -
  • *Tesla Referral Program Revived — Chances To Win Founder’s Series Tesla Model Y & New Roadster
    Tesla has revived its referral program. The new program, as stated on Tesla's website support page, is as follows
    - 18 hours ago 22 Mar 19, 12:47am -
  • *Tesla START Program Trains Automotive Technicians At Miami Dade College
    The high-tech auto repair shop of the future will look very different from the oily garage of the 20th century. Tesla is doing its part to prepare today’s students for tomorrow’s jobs -- last summer, the company launched its Student Automotive Technician Program (START), designed to provide a smooth transition from college to full-time employment as EV technicians. Tesla has partnered with s…
    - 20 hours ago 21 Mar 19, 10:47pm -
  • *Tesla: Scale Today For Profits Tomorrow, Or Profits Today For Scale Tomorrow?
    Editor's note: Contrary to some core points in the article below, Elon Musk has said on a few occasions that Tesla's more or less continuous profitability will not slow Tesla's growth — that it's still growing as fast as it can. We also have a Tesla financials deep dive coming in a couple of days that should help anyone interested in that aspect of the business to walk through the numbers in det…
    - 21 hours ago 21 Mar 19, 10:39pm -

Solar Power- The Guardian UK

  • Tottenham Hotspur station is a bad idea | Brief letters
    White Hart Lane | A hug that said it all | Car-free rambles | Solar power | Breakup songs | Brexit BrelI’m a long-term Tottenham resident and lifelong Spurs fan living just a few minutes’ walk from the stadium. There is no need to waste public money on renaming White Hart Lane rail station as Tottenham Hotspur (Report, 18 March). Spurs are known for playing at “The Lane”. The effort by the…
    - 4 days ago 18 Mar 19, 7:20pm -
  • NSW Labor pledges state-owned renewable energy company to power three million homes
    Environment groups hail Michael Daley’s promise a ‘game-changer’ that would slash state’s carbon emissions by 12% A New South Wales Labor government would establish a state-owned renewable energy company to support the rollout of enough renewable energy to power more than three million homes across the state in the next decade.On Monday the NSW opposition leader, Michael Daley, announced t…
    - 33 days ago 18 Feb 19, 4:33am -
  • Renewable energy will be world's main power source by 2040, says BP
    Annual energy forecast predicts record surge in wind, solar and other renewablesRenewable energy sources will be the world’s main source of power within two decades and are establishing a foothold in the global energy system faster than any fuel in history, according to BP.The UK-based oil company said wind, solar and other renewables will account for about 30% of the world’s electricity suppl…
    - 36 days ago 14 Feb 19, 2:49pm -
  • Solar energy sector lost 8,000 jobs in US last year, but future looks bright – report
    Despite second consecutive year of declines, report concludes the long-term outlook for solar energy production is positiveThe solar energy sector lost 8,000 jobs in the US last year, the second consecutive year of declines, hit by uncertainty over the Trump administration’s energy and trade policies and a 30% tariff on imported solar panels, according to a report released on Tuesday.But accordi…
    - 38 days ago 12 Feb 19, 10:00am -
  • The barefoot engineers of Malawi – in pictures
    Eight women from rural Malawi travelled to India to train as solar engineers. Now they are lighting the way for their communities, in a country where just 10% of households are powered by electricityPhotographs by Peter Caton/VSO Continue reading...
    - 40 days ago 11 Feb 19, 7:00am -
  • What would Australia look like powered by 100% renewable energy? | Nicky Ison
    Our electricity system of the future could be powered by sun, wind and wavesLiberal party donor and coal plant owner Trevor St Baker is proposing with the help of his mates in government to build two new coal power stations in Australia at the expense of taxpayers.However, the big four banks and the big three energy companies are not having a bar of it. Indeed the majority of Australia’s energy…
    - 54 days ago 27 Jan 19, 5:00pm -
  • What role does nuclear power play in UK and what are alternatives?
    The options remaining, with three projects shelved and old plants reaching end of roadHitachi scraps £16bn nuclear power station in WalesDoes Hitachi decision mean the end of UK’s nuclear ambitions?Britain’s old nuclear power stations supply about a fifth of electricity supplies and are a key part of the energy system. However, their share of the mix has been gradually shrinking as renewables…
    - 64 days ago 17 Jan 19, 2:06pm -
  • Tony Abbott played us for fools on electricity prices. Will we be played again? | Nicky Ison
    Australia has gone from some of the lowest electricity prices in the world to some of the highest and a good number of people are hurtingWith election season upon us the political commentary on electricity prices is about to dial up to 11. Why? Firstly, because in the last 15 years Australia has gone from some of the lowest electricity prices in the world to some of the highest and a good number o…
    - 65 days ago 16 Jan 19, 11:11pm -
  • Ion age: why the future will be battery powered
    The variable nature of wind and solar power means storing energy is a huge part of the fight to mitigate climate change In a world increasingly anxious about climate change, the surge in the generation of renewable energy over the past 20 years offers a sliver of hope. But the variable nature of wind and solar power means that storing energy until consumers need it has become the next big challeng…
    - 68 days ago 14 Jan 19, 7:00am -
  • Australia could hit 100% renewables sooner than most people think | Nicky Ison
    There are still people talking up coal and talking down renewable energy but we have installed more solar panels and wind turbines than ever beforeNot since the invention of the steam engine have we seen the pace of change occurring in energy systems around the world. In Australia our electricity system is changing rapidly, from new technologies and business models to changes in policy and perhaps…
    - 68 days ago 13 Jan 19, 11:17pm -
  • Solar panel users to be paid for excess power – but will need to wait
    People who install solar from April will have to give away surplus until scheme launchesHouseholds with solar panels are to get a guaranteed payment for excess electricity they export to the grid – but there will be a hiatus when people are expected to give it away for free.Energy minister Claire Perry said on Tuesday she would legislate for a new market that will make energy firms compete to of…
    - 73 days ago 8 Jan 19, 11:53am -
  • Katharine Hayhoe: 'A thermometer is not liberal or conservative'
    The award-winning atmospheric scientist on the urgency of the climate crisis and why people are her biggest hopeKatharine Hayhoe is an atmospheric scientist and director of the Climate Science Center at Texas Tech University. She has contributed to more than 125 scientific papers and won numerous prizes for her science communication work. In 2018 she was a contributor to the US National Climate As…
    - 76 days ago 6 Jan 19, 7:00am -
  • In 2018 the Australian government chased its energy tail. Here's a more hopeful story | Simon Holmes à Court
    While the federal government dithered, business, the states and the public took matters into their own hands to dramatically change the energy pictureWhile the government continued to trash Australia’s international reputation by reaffirming allegiance to coal on the global stage, lying about progress on our climate commitments and dismissing the findings of the landmark IPCC report, the transfo…
    - 81 days ago 31 Dec 18, 11:00pm -
  • New offshore windfarms push UK renewables to record
    Green energy provided almost a third of electricity between July and SeptemberAlmost a third of the UK’s electricity came from renewable sources between July and September, as wind turbines and solar panels helped achieve a quarterly record for green energy.Major new offshore windfarms connecting to the grid pushed renewables to 33.1% of electricity generation across the quarter, up from 30% the…
    - 92 days ago 20 Dec 18, 12:17pm -
  • Solar households expected to give away power to energy firms
    Government confirms anyone who adds solar from April 2019 will not be paid for excess electricity exported to gridThe government has said households that install solar panels in the future will be expected to give away unused clean power for free to energy firms earning multimillion-pound profits, provoking outrage from green campaigners.The mayor of London, big energy firms and environmentalists…
    - 94 days ago 18 Dec 18, 1:51pm -
  • Environment, Jaffa Cakes and Kylie Jenner star in statistics of the year
    Top prize goes to 90.5%, the proportion of plastic waste that has never been recycledThe environment, Jaffa Cakes and the reality star Kylie Jenner all feature in 2018’s statistics of the year.Among more serious statistics relating to poverty, gender equality and climate change, the Royal Statistical Society (RSS) highlighted the power of social media and McVitie’s slashing the number of Jaffa…
    - 95 days ago 18 Dec 18, 12:01am -
  • Business community unites to urge Coalition to abandon energy 'big stick'
    Some of Australia’s highest solar takeup is occurring in the electorates of some of the Coalition’s strongest coal supporters, new analysis showsAustralia’s biggest energy and business groups have banded together to urge the government to abandon its “big stick” approach to energy legislation, warning the divestiture powers the government craves will impede investment and create genuine…
    - 2 Dec 18, 5:00pm -
  • Homeowners trapped by 25-year solar panel contracts
    Householders who lease their roofs to power firms find it hard or costly to move homeJulie Griffiths* wanted to reduce her carbon footprint by installing solar panels. The cost would have been a prohibitive £12,000, so she signed a deal to lease part of her roof to a solar power company, which would fit the panels for free. It would pocket the newly introduced feed-in tariffs (FITs) – subsidies…
    - 25 Nov 18, 8:00am -
  • ‘Everyone wants employment’: Morwell waits for 'white knight' in divided election
    Locals say jobs are their priority in the Victoria election: but does the town’s future lie in renewables or its coal-fired heyday?When Andy McCarthy moved to the Latrobe Valley to start a solar power business eight years ago, he was tentative about what he said about renewable energy. Even the idea of renewables was threatening for many locals, an emotional topic for a region dependent on coal…
    - 22 Nov 18, 5:00pm -
  • Rugeley coal plant to be transformed into a sustainable village
    Energy firm plans to build 2,000 homes powered by solar panels on the Staffordshire siteAn old coal power station is set to be transformed into a “sustainable village” of 2,000 homes powered by solar panels, in the biggest redevelopment yet of a former UK power plant.French firm Engie said it had decided against selling off the Rugeley site in Staffordshire and would instead build super effici…
    - 19 Nov 18, 1:01pm -

American Solar Energy

  • On the Road Again…to a Renewable Energy Future in the US
    Editors’ Note: ASES attempts to remain non-political, but in reporting facts, we find it difficult to not find fault with the current administration’s actions toward renewable energy and the environment. I am breathing much easier since the midterm election knowing that the Resistance to a Fossil Fuel Economy is back to push a green economy … Continue reading "On the Road Again…to a Renewa…
    - 20 days ago 3 Mar 19, 12:17am -
  • The Forgotten Clean Energy Chic: Saving Money, Reducing Emissions
    Energy and environmental articles, school courses, and public meetings routinely focus on photovoltaics and wind as renewable energy answer’s to saving money, providing resiliency, and reducing greenhouse gases. But that’s like saying an airplane’s wings are the only important part of flying. Not so. For the last eighteen years, my company has worked with clients … Continue reading "The Fo…
    - 20 days ago 2 Mar 19, 11:18pm -
  • The Future is Bright
    I was lucky enough to tour Array Technologies and learn about tracking systems, wind loading, and bifacial design. Along with a handful of other tour-goers, I spent a few days in Albuquerque, New Mexico learning about Array, their values, technology, and innovation in all things solar. Array is a company that produces large scale solar … Continue reading "The Future is Bright"
    - 20 days ago 2 Mar 19, 11:08pm -
  • DIY Solar Workshop Helps Ecohouse Walnut Creek
    We call our house “Ecohouse Walnut Creek.” When designing it about 20 years ago, we carefully reviewed options for what construction materials would be most eco-friendly and appropriate for our climate (inland in the San Francisco Bay Area). We chose to build our house out of rice straw bales, which were available locally. The exterior … Continue reading "DIY Solar Workshop Helps Ecohouse Wa…
    - 20 days ago 2 Mar 19, 10:24pm -
  • Batteries Are a Scalable Energy Storage Technology
    We at Anderson Optimization are continuing our partnered series with ASES in which we examine the implications of an electricity grid based predominantly on renewable energy. In our last article, “Overcoming Renewable Challenges,” in the Summer 2018 issue of Solar Today, we outlined difficulties related to mass renewable integration. In this article, we discuss the … Continue reading "Batter…
    - 20 days ago 2 Mar 19, 9:59pm -
  • Immediate Personal Actions to Address Climate Change
    Climate change is happening. Humans are the cause. Our efforts to develop renewable energy technologies have been inadequate. Wind and solar are certainly expanding, but not nearly rapidly enough to avoid the worst effects from climate change. But it’s not yet too late to change the course for civilization. Climate scientists (even those in the … Continue reading "Immediate Personal Actions to…
    - 20 days ago 2 Mar 19, 9:26pm -
  • Addressing Climate Change Today Video: Residential Electrification with a Solar+ Home (real-life example)
    By Paulette Middleton What can individuals do today to address climate change? One excellent example is described in a December 13, 2018 Clean Power Research blog post. https://www.cleanpower.com/2018/residential-electrification/ Video: Residential electrification with a Solar+ home (real-life example) Here is Clean Power Research’s CEO Jeff Ressler’s introduction to this inspiring video. “W…
    - 98 days ago 14 Dec 18, 8:42pm -
  • Annie’s Solar Journey: Clean Energy Credit Union Finances First Solar Loans
    In July, our family flipped the switch on our new 7 kilowatt solar energy system. I have been working on solar energy policy at Vote Solar since 2008, and have been tracking the costs of solar energy closely. Even still, I was amazed at how affordable solar has become. As a solar advocate who works … Continue reading "Annie’s Solar Journey: Clean Energy Credit Union Finances First Solar Loans"
    - 6 Nov 18, 3:45am -
  • Gaining Momentum: Clean Energy Credit Union
    Since our official launch earlier this spring, the Clean Energy Credit Union continues to gain momentum, drawing support for its one-of-a-kind clean energy investment model. In just a few months, this grassroots approach to helping community members afford their clean energy projects has drawn in over 450 new members and over 300 clean energy loan … Continue reading "Gaining Momentum: Clean Ener…
    - 5 Nov 18, 3:50am -
  • The Siting Conundrum for Small Wind Systems
    As a small wind site assessor, I’ve watched with envy as wind farm developers prospected new locations for their proposed installations. They engage in what I call “the blank map approach.” Wind Farm Prospecting First, developers look at the wind maps developed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory for their areas of interest. At this … Continue reading "The Siting Conundrum for Smal…
    - 4 Nov 18, 4:52am -


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  • Results season and UK solar’s direction of travel
    Results season - that time of the year when firms reveal just how well, or poorly, they’ve performed - is always interesting, but as UK solar enters a critical juncture, this year’s season has become emblematic of PV’s direction of travel.
    - 10 days ago 12 Mar 19, 12:44pm -
  • Five things we learned from Energy Storage Summit 2019
    Solar Media's in-house editorial team highlights five key themes that emerged from last week's Energy Storage Summit 2019, which took place at a crucial time for the industry.
    - 15 days ago 7 Mar 19, 9:06am -
  • Plugging the hole: How can solar fill UK nuclear’s void?
    When Hitachi suspended development of its planned new nuclear power plant at Wylfa in early 2019, many thought the news would blow a hole in the country’s decarbonisation plans. But as costs continue to fall, even the UK government, not usually considered to be renewables’ closest ally, has pointed to the technologies’ role in plugging that gap. Liam Stoker looks at what might be required.
    - 29 days ago 21 Feb 19, 11:35am -
  • Revealing the true UK large-scale solar farm pipeline for 2019
    Finlay Colville, head of market research at Solar Media, delves into the UK large-scale solar pipeline to reveal what really could be built over the next 12 months.
    - 58 days ago 23 Jan 19, 1:49pm -
  • O&M strategies for finding module-level defects
    Lior Handelsman, VP of marketing & product strategy at SolarEdge, analyses the various strategies asset owners can use to identify module-level defects.
    - 10 Dec 18, 10:02am -
  • Making the most of rooftop solar opportunities
    In the latest from NextEnergy Capital, Abid Kazim discusses the shift to a decentralised energy system, how this will facilitate the deployment of rooftop solar and what investment opportunities distributed energy generation represents as we move to the electrification of transportation.
    - 22 Nov 18, 10:16am -
  • UK post-subsidy pipeline reaches 3GW, 500MW pegged for 2019 development
    Finlay Colville, head of market research at Solar Media, details precisely how the UK’s post-subsidy solar pipeline has soared to just shy of 3GW, while simultaneously forecasting something of a revival for UK solar in 2019 with 500MW to be developed.
    - 20 Nov 18, 10:31am -
  • In defence of Clayhill
    Sarah Hitchcox, development and policy director at Anesco, sets the record straight over the developer’s famed Clayhill project – the UK’s first subsidy-free solar farm – and discusses the company’s vision for the future.
    - 16 Nov 18, 10:10am -
  • Public to private: Does the latest subsidy-free solar farm offer a bridge to future deployment?
    West Sussex County Council recently followed up Anesco's completion of the UK’s first subsidy-free solar farm in September last year with its own, deploying 7.4MW alongside a battery to make the project viable. While some have argued the project offers little in discussions of the future solar landscape in the UK, local authority projects are being completed now and could bridge the gap in deplo…
    - 12 Nov 18, 11:32am -
  • UK rooftop solar at a crossroads; planning for life after tariffs
    As the tariff and potentially export payment regimes comes to an end, never before has it been more important to look at alternative means to ensure rooftop solar continues to play a part in national decarbonisation. However, international comparisons raised at an event yesterday demonstrate how more needs to be done to move the conversation on from tariffs to planning, with the government far fro…
    - 6 Nov 18, 11:30am -
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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 […]
    - 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 […]
    - 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 […]
    - 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 […]
    - 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: […]
    - 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 […]
    - 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 […]
    - 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 […]
    - 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 […]
    - 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)

  • Statement for industry on FiT band reaching capacity limits.
    The >50kW of the Feed-in-Tariff has now closed, having reached capacity. Yesterday Ofgem published an update to the FiT deployment caps showing the PV >50kW cap has now reached its 41,027kW capacity. We wrote to BEIS yesterday expressing concern at the poor communication of data which has left members and investors with stranded projects. There are no issues with the sub 50kW ... Read MoreThe…
    - 1 day ago 21 Mar 19, 11:22am -
  • STA BLOGS: We need to get smart about giving excess PV electricity a fair market price
    In this STA Blog, Sonia Dunlop of SolarPower Europe shines a spotlight on the Government’s legal requirement to remunerate small-scale electricity exports at a fair market rate. Amidst the Brexit blur, there is a small piece of EU legislation the UK solar industry – and UK consumers – should be paying attention to at the moment. And here’s why. The ... Read MoreThe post STA BLOGS: We nee…
    - 15 days ago 7 Mar 19, 10:42am -
  • PRESS RELEASE: MPs back solar industry call for fair market payment
    MPs, Peers and the Solar Trade Association have called on Energy Minister Claire Perry to respect the right of ordinary people to a fair minimum floor price for the electricity they export to the grid. [1] The consultation on the new scheme for rewarding exports from small-scale low-carbon generation [2] closed last night, sparking debates in both the Lords and the Commons. In a small b…
    - 16 days ago 6 Mar 19, 11:48am -
  • Smart Export Guarantee: STA Response
    Swift action from Government to set out its policy is needed urgently. A mandated minimum floor price is fully justified and will support the development of smart energy markets. The policy gap and export remuneration uncertainty Government has created is damaging and unacceptable; it has already caused projects to be stopped and delayed, and caused some companies to plan to ... Read MoreThe pos…
    - 16 days ago 6 Mar 19, 10:36am -
  • Download SAP10 Comparison
    The post Download SAP10 Comparison appeared first on Solar Trade Association.
    - 28 days ago 22 Feb 19, 12:25pm -
  • Solar Homes Energy Modelling: SAP10 Comparison
    This report provides an assessment of the potential impact of recently proposed changes to the Standard Assessment Procedure (SAP) for demonstrating compliance with new residential development.The post Solar Homes Energy Modelling: SAP10 Comparison appeared first on Solar Trade Association.
    - 28 days ago 22 Feb 19, 12:02pm -
  • PRESS RELEASE: Solar tech’s central role in zero carbon buildings
    The Solar Trade Association has welcomed The Committee on Climate Change’s new report on UK housing stock and its readiness for climate change. [1]. It is undeniable that the standard of homes (existing and new) must be significantly improved to achieve high energy efficiency and low carbon buildings.​ However, the Association is concerned by the exclusion of solar technologies from the…
    - 29 days ago 21 Feb 19, 1:03pm -
  • Consultation Responses
    Thank you for completing our form. Our recent consultation responses are available to download below.The post Consultation Responses appeared first on Solar Trade Association.
    - 31 days ago 19 Feb 19, 3:30pm -
  • ESO Draft Forward Plan – STA response
    Read the STA's response here.The post ESO Draft Forward Plan – STA response appeared first on Solar Trade Association.
    - 31 days ago 19 Feb 19, 3:27pm -
  • Targeted Charging Review – STA Response
    The minded-to position on reform to residual charges has been met with considerable concern from many industry stakeholders. Read the STA's response here.The post Targeted Charging Review – STA Response appeared first on Solar Trade Association.
    - 31 days ago 19 Feb 19, 2:45pm -

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  • 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

  • *Canada’s new budget plan eyes efficiency, EVs and community energy
    The new budget looks to lower the cost of energy for households by turning to distributed energy, energy efficiency and community energy programs. To this end, several billion Canadian dollars will be spent.
    - 3 hours ago 22 Mar 19, 3:56pm -
  • *Malaysia mulls P2P energy trading and renewable energy certificates
    Giving an update on the country's renewable energy future, Malaysian Environment Minister Yeo Bee Yin said that the government is looking into P2P energy trading schemes and virtual net metering to expand solar uptake. On the residential side, a recent government-led communications push has lifted installation numbers over the last few months.
    - 7 hours ago 22 Mar 19, 12:37pm -
  • *JinkoSolar shipped 11.4 GW of modules in 2018
    Chinese module manufacturing giant JinkoSolar today published its financial results for the full year 2018. While the company achieved an impressive 16% growth in shipments over the previous year, its total revenue took a 5.4% hit compared to 2017, thanks to falling module prices throughout the year.
    - 7 hours ago 22 Mar 19, 12:08pm -
  • *Victoria to require installers to sign CEC’s Code of Conduct for Solar Homes
    The Victorian government is giving smaller solar installers eight months to sign up to the Clean Energy Council’s Solar Retailer Code of Conduct if they want to qualify for the Solar Homes program. For larger retailers, the deadline to become Approved Solar Retailers is July.
    - 7 hours ago 22 Mar 19, 11:51am -
  • *High-efficiency solar module upgrades from REC and Trina
    REC Group has begun production of its residential N-Peak Black series, reaching up to 325 watts. Concurrently, Trina Solar has released four new modules within its Tallmax, Duomax, Duomax Twin and Honey series — some of which reach up to 415 watts.
    - 8 hours ago 22 Mar 19, 11:28am -
  • *EU call for energy infrastructure proposals backed by €750m of funding
    Under its Connecting Europe Facility (CEF), the bloc has opened another call for applications to build cross-border energy infrastructure projects. It has already agreed to provide a grant of €323 million to synchronize the regional grid in the Baltic States.
    - 8 hours ago 22 Mar 19, 10:49am -
  • *NEC ES completes 18 MW, 7.5 MWh storage project for EKZ in Switzerland
    NEC Energy Solutions has finished installing an 18 MW, 7.5 MWh grid storage system (GSS) in Switzerland for Elektrizitätswerke des Kantons Zürich.
    - 9 hours ago 22 Mar 19, 9:59am -
  • Sunny prospects for the Netherlands
    The exhibition halls of the Solar Solutions Int. trade fair near Amsterdam are full and visitors seem optimistic. And for good reason, as 2 GW of PV capacity could be built in the Netherlands this year — a solid 40% jump on last year's installations.
    - 1 day ago 21 Mar 19, 4:26pm -
  • Fossil fuel financing on upward trajectory with trillions invested since 2015
    While some lenders and financiers have signaled plans to stop funding polluting power stations, a new report shows that 33 global banks have poured $1.9 trillion into financing the fossil fuel industry as a whole since the adoption of the Paris Agreement. Big U.S. banks led by JPMorgan have invested most heavily.
    - 1 day ago 21 Mar 19, 3:02pm -
  • ADB offers $50m to Avaada to push PV in India
    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has revealed plans to invest $50 million to help New Delhi-based renewables developer Avaada to quickly deploy solar throughout India.
    - 1 day ago 21 Mar 19, 2:14pm -
  • Volkswagen, Northvolt to set up battery research consortium
    Automaker Volkswagen and Swedish lithium-ion battery producer Northvolt have announced plans to jointly form and lead a new organization, the European Battery Union (EBU), to conduct research on batteries used in transport and stationary energy storage applications.
    - 1 day ago 21 Mar 19, 1:36pm -
  • IRENA, GGGI to jointly promote renewables
    The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) have agreed to collaborate on the promotion of renewable energy sources such as solar.
    - 1 day ago 21 Mar 19, 1:00pm -
  • Motech posts record $220.5m net loss in 2018
    Motech Industries revealed this week that its annual net loss widened by 124.19% year on year to NT$6.795 billion ($220.5 million), marking its biggest yearly net loss ever.
    - 1 day ago 21 Mar 19, 12:29pm -
  • Canadian Solar’s PV module shipments surpass 6.6 GW in 2018
    Canadian Solar recorded net income of $237.1 million in 2018, from $99.6 million a year earlier, on annual PV module shipments of 6.62 GW.
    - 1 day ago 21 Mar 19, 11:12am -
  • Meyer Burger, Oxford PV sign perovskite cooperation deal
    Meyer Burger has struck a strategic partnership with Oxford PV to expedite the mass production of perovskite on silicon heterojunction (HJT) tandem cells.
    - 1 day ago 21 Mar 19, 10:27am -
  • Hydrogen home storage, refueling hub get financial shot into the arm
    Toyota Australia will transform its former manufacturing site in West Melbourne into a renewable energy hub to produce green hydrogen with the help of funding from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA). In other hydrogen-related news, researchers at UNSW Sydney with partners H2Store have received a $3.5 million investment from Providence Asset Group to develop a hydrogen residential stora…
    - 1 day ago 21 Mar 19, 9:14am -
  • $200 million fund seeks C&I and small scale utility solar projects
    Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners has invested $200 million in a new distributed solar company — Madison Energy Investments — focused on ground-mount, rooftop and carport projects ranging from 500 kw to 20 MW.
    - 1 day ago 21 Mar 19, 9:02am -
  • ADB, LEAP to back 15 MW in Mongolia with $18.7m loan
    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Leading Asia’s Private Infrastructure Fund (LEAP) have agreed to provide an $18.7 million loan to support the development of a 15 MW solar project in Mongolia.
    - 1 day ago 21 Mar 19, 8:38am -
  • Oxford PV raises $41m to commercialize perovskite tech
    Just three months after revealing that it had achieved a 28% conversion efficiency with its perovskite-silicon tandem solar cells, Oxford PV has closed the initial portion of a Series D funding round aimed at bringing its core technologies to market.
    - 2 days ago 20 Mar 19, 4:01pm -
  • Spanish utility Audax signs up for another 300 MW of solar power
    The power company has reportedly moved to expand its Iberian solar portfolio to a huge 1.7 GW with the latest deal, signed with Trina Solar and related to projects planned for the south and east of Spain.
    - 2 days ago 20 Mar 19, 3:45pm -
  • Ciel & Terre completes 70 MW solar array in China — correction
    
The project was awarded under a 1 GW tender intended to install renewable generation capacity in former mining areas where subsidence and flooding have left huge basins of standing water.
    - 2 days ago 20 Mar 19, 2:48pm -
  • Meyer Burger contract announcement emphasizes difference from Hanwha passivation tech
    With the legal squabble between Hanwha Q Cells and three rival solar manufacturers now encompassing three countries, equipment supplier Meyer Burger saw fit to refer to the dispute in its latest announcement of an Asian contract win.
    - 2 days ago 20 Mar 19, 1:59pm -
  • Shunfeng forecasts $255m loss for 2018
    Shunfeng International Clean Energy expects its annual losses to have widened to around $255 million last year, up from $125 million in the preceding 12-month period.
    - 2 days ago 20 Mar 19, 1:10pm -
  • QMC licences quantum dot, thin film cell technology for Indian manufacture
    Indian company Amtronics CC has paid Quantum Materials Corp an initial $500,000 as part of an agreement securing the right to manufacture quantum dots and thin-film quantum dot solar cells based on QMC technology for commercial supply in India. Construction has already started on a manufacturing facility in the state of Assam.
    - 2 days ago 20 Mar 19, 12:04pm -
  • Australia’s first solar farm in Antarctica opens at Casey research station
    A 30 kW vertical array has been powered up at Australia’s Casey research station in Antarctica. The project is one the largest solar installations on the ice-covered continent.
    - 2 days ago 20 Mar 19, 10:34am -

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
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