Bill Zagorski

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China's Envision joins investors in German battery firm sonnen cash boost | Reuters

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - A German battery maker which allows people to store and pool electricity said it has secured 76 million euros ($85 million) from venture capital investors, including Chinese wind turbine and energy management group Envision, to develop its systems.<p>A lithium battery unit of the …

Hydroelectric Power

LEDs, Not Solar, Have Transformed Their Industry

For all of the talk about the disruptive nature of wind and solar on the utility sector, there is another clean energy technology that has already …

Clean Energy

solar powered pipe desalinates seawater into drinkable fluid

<b>this massive solar powered pipe proposed for the 2016 land art generator initiative by khalili engineers intends to desalinate seawater into</b> …

Santa Monica

Image Every Single Roof Made Of Solar Panels - Elon Musk Announces Solar Rooftops...

Last week Tesla purchased SolarCity for $2.6 billion, today Elon Musk, Tesla’s CEO announced that they will be manufacturing and installing Solar …

Scientists flip energy equation with solar leaf that converts CO2 into fuel

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago say the fuel from carbon dioxide can remove the greenhouse gas from the atmosphere, and provides …

All-weather solar cell design generates electricity come rain or shine

Numerous research efforts have already demonstrated the potential for graphene to improve the efficiency of solar cells. Now a team of researchers in …

Solar Powered Family Car Generates More Energy Than It Uses

Solar powered vehicles, whether we’re talking about cars or airplanes, usually share the characteristic of perpetually almost falling apart. What I …

Be careful when it comes to that rooftop solar tax credit

One of the big selling points for installing a solar energy system in your house is the 30 percent federal tax credit that comes with it.<p>But be …

Homeowners in United States Are Furious With Their Power Companies!

Warning: Do not pay your next energy bill until you read this...<p>This is the 1 simple truth your power company doesn’t want you to know. There is a …

Solar Power

These States Don't Want You to Get Solar Power

High legal barriers in 10 states make it especially difficult to put solar panels on rooftops.<p>A lot has been said already about the success of the states that are leading the adoption of solar energy. There’s plenty to celebrate, as solar installations smash records and as the industry grows 12 …

Solar Power

These 10 states are leading the US in solar energy

Some states are adopting solar energy with much more gusto than others. You may already have some assumptions about which states those might be …

Renewable Energy

Duke Energy to develop two PV facilities in North Carolina

The two solar projects will have a combined solar generation capacity of 75.4MW. Image: Duke Energy<p>Duke Energy has received regulatory approval from …

Solar War Continues in North Carolina: Nonprofit vs. Duke Energy

In one of the remaining four states that explicitly ban third-party solar sales, a small nonprofit is continuing its fight against the nation’s …

Solar canopy allows even the most crowded city roof to go solar

In addition to large solar farms in rural areas, distributed rooftop solar power is incredibly important for the most populated areas to move to …

Solar Power

The middle class is starting to go solar

The price of solar has plummeted since the late 1970s. Back then you'd pay $77.67 per watt for solar cells, and you still wouldn't be able to produce electricity—not until you connected a bunch of cells together to form a solar panel.<p>Last year, the price for a <i>fully made solar panel</i>—including the …

A Section of Route 66 Will Become America's First Public Solar Road

A section of America’s most famous highway is going green, <i>The Christian Science Monitor</i> reports. The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) …

Roads

SunPower Touts World's Most Efficient Silicon Solar Panel

American solar panel maker SunPower says it’s got another world record on its hands. On Monday the Richmond, Calif-based company announced that it …

Floating solar is a win-win energy solution for drought-stricken US lakes

Sunbaked southwest US is a prime spot for floatovoltaic projects, where they could produce clean energy and prevent evaporation in major man-made reservoirs, reports Environment 360<p>The Colorado River’s two great reservoirs, Lake Mead and Lake Powell, are in retreat. Multi-year droughts and chronic …

Renewable Energy

How Blockchain Helps Brooklyn Dwellers Use Neighbors' Solar Energy

Robert Sauchelli doesn't have a solar panel, but he's all for the idea — before he retired, he devoted 21 years to energy efficiency work at the Environmental Protection Agency. To show his support, Sauchelli has been paying an extra 7.4 cents per kilowatt-hour to a clean power company, called …

Renewable Energy

DOE scientists' discovery may boost solar cells' energy output by up to 40%

In what is being called a "surprise discovery," researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have found they …

Solar Panels

Solar Road in the Netherlands - Quiet Corner

The Netherlands made headlines last year when it built the world’s first solar road – an energy-harvesting bike path paved with glass-coated solar …

Clean Energy

Daimler Tripling Size of Its Plant for Lithium-Ion Vehicle Batteries

Electricity is the sexy way to propel a car these days. Within the past 12 months, even before the Volkswagen scandal, all the major German automakers have announced plans to expand their electric-vehicle lineups in response to tightening emissions laws. The latest is Daimler, which has announced …

Lithium Ion

SunPower Breaks World Record for Efficient Solar Panels

Solar giant SunPower announced on Monday that it can now make a solar panel that can convert 22.8% of the sunlight that hits it into electricity. …

Canadian Solar Supplies Inverters to Agricultural Farms in California

With speed as a top priority for solar professionals in today’s market, SMA has revealed an... Read More<p>Blueplanet gridsave 50.0 TL3-S is the new …

Wow: The U.S. Built More Solar Than Natural Gas Last Year

For the first time there were more new solar energy systems installed in the U.S. last year than new natural gas plants built.<p>The stat is according …

Renewable Energy

Solar is so hot right now. Check out the latest numbers

The solar energy industry is absolutely crushing it right now. For the first time ever, more solar power capacity was installed in the U.S. last year …

Meet the IIT Madras graduate who has built India’s first solar boat ferry

Thirty-eight year old Sandith Thandasherry has a passion for boats and today is proud to have launched India's first solar ferry. An IIM-Madras …

Get Answers to Your Questions About Going Solar

If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to save money on your electricity bills and/or lead a more green life, you might consider switching to a …

Innovation