Jose Raphael

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This pop-up solar station looks like Optimus Prime, goes anywhere, and has wifi

If there’s anything your average irony-loving, trucker-cap-wearing hipster can’t get enough of these days, it’s pop-up shops. Mobile couture …

Renewable Energy Saves Fortune 500 Companies Over $1 Billion

<b>Published on</b> June 30th, 2014 | <i>by Jake Richardson</i><p>16<p>June 30th, 2014 by <b>Jake Richardson</b><p>Renewable energy is dismissed by some as being only for ‘greenies’ …

Solar Module Spot Prices Hit Historic Lows in Q2 2014

According to July's PV Pulse, released this week, quarterly global module spot prices hit 63 cents per watt, an all-time low. GTM Research cites …

10 things you should know about investment in renewable energy

In a recent online chat, an expert panel tackled the huge topic of how to grow investment in renewables as part of a transition to a low carbon economy. Here are 10 key lessons from the discussion:<p>1. Solar and wind are cheaper than you think!<p>Despite an investor assumption that renewables are …

Moving renewable energy into integrated systems, connected homes

There’s more to renewable energy than just a smart grid, and it’s going to have to integrate with many different systems and connected devices if it …

Solar industry provides far more jobs in Australia than coal

Despite Australia’s history as a coal-fired economy, the nation’s solar industry employs a “far larger” amount of people than its fossil-fuelled …

High-efficiency spray-on solar power tech can turn any surface into a cheap solar cell

By on August 2, 2014 at 9:02 am<p>Solar panels suffer from two fundamental problems that have continued to persists even after decades of research: …

A 131-Year First: POWER Mag Plant Of The Year For Ivanpah Solar

<b>Published on</b> August 5th, 2014 | <i>by Tina Casey</i><p>11<p>A 131-Year First: POWER Mag Plant Of The Year For Ivanpah Solar<p>August 5th, 2014 by <b>Tina Casey</b><p>For the …

SolarCity Is Eyeing a New Solar Energy Market

SolarCity is testing solar loans, but that could have negative implications for investors.<p>A major strategy shift may be in the works for <b>SolarCity</b> …

SunPower Foresees Commercial Energy Storage In 2015

<b>Published on</b> August 6th, 2014 | <i>by Guest Contributor</i><p>1<p>SunPower Foresees Commercial Energy Storage In 2015<p>August 6th, 2014 by <b>Guest …

How magnetism might keep solar panels clean (and efficient)

Solar power is clean and renewable, but out of the box it’s not terribly efficient, at best turning about 25 percent of sunlight into electricity. …

Chargeable Waterproof Batteries Can Bring Solar Power Anywhere

The newest batteries, including two that were just released by the solar company Goal Zero, are designed to work anywhere; if you need to charge your …