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Revolutionary solar cells hit new world efficiency record

These solar cells are flexible, cheap to produce and could even be sprayed on to buildings – and now engineers at UNSW are smashing new world …

Electrek green energy brief: 97% efficient solar thermal, 10 years of solar growth, Bhutan carbon negative and more!

97% efficient solar thermal technology developed in Australia – The goal of the designers is to get the technology to 12¢/kWh – and with such high amount of energy efficiency when considering land space, even at that ‘higher’ price, I would expect it to get some sales. Being able to use nearly 100% …

Singapore-made solar panel more efficient, works even if partially shaded

Local solar firm REC Solar believes it has found a possible solution to tackle Singapore's lack of space for solar panels. It said its new panel can …

Better Buy: Canadian Solar Inc. vs. First Solar

As two of the largest solar manufacturers in the world, you may think <b>Canadian Solar</b> (NASDAQ: CSIQ) and <b>First Solar</b> (NASDAQ: FSLR) are very similar companies. But that's not the case: They have very different technologies and risk profiles for investors.<p>Despite the fact that both companies will ride …

Electrek green energy brief: EPA forced to halt research, America supports green energy, price of electricity going up up up and more!

EPA told to halt research grants – Yesterday, I provided you with data from a respected source – the US Energy Information Agency. The information was the amount of CO2 released when we make a single kWh from natural gas or coal, or burn a gallon of gasoline. That research and the online tools used …

Will Rooftop Solar Really Add to Utility Costs?

Study shows significant PV generation can be integrated in the grid with little or no additional cost to utilities and their customers Photo: Lester …

All electric trains in the Netherlands now run on wind energy

The Netherlands has been harnessing the power of the wind to drain bodies of water, saw timber and to produce oil for centuries. Now, the country is also using it to run all its electric trains. The Dutch railways network (NS) started using wind energy generated by the turbines owned by electric …

Tesla explains how much Supercharging will cost new buyers

If you've still yet to buy your dream Model X or S, we're afraid you only have a couple of days to get one with free lifetime access to Tesla's Supercharger stations. That perk ends on January 15th and will be replaced by a more limited offering. After the 15th, you'll get 400 kWh of free …

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Death to the dashboard: AR windscreens in cars could make driving safer and easier

This modified Renault Twizy could lead to the end of cars having dashboards littered with screens showing drivers their speed, car status and other …

Tesla removes Autopilot speed limit after users whine on Twitter

Tesla has rolled out a software update for its cars that removes a speed limit on Autopilot mode. Since a previous update, which was unveiled shortly …